Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New Tiered Stand

I've been looking for a small tiered stand for some time. 
I really like the PB three tiered one, but it was too big.
I needed a small one to use on my hutch, or under the cabinet, and I finally found this one online at Sur La Table
I'll probably use it as a coffee and tea station...but, first I wanted to play with it for a while.

Here it is on the kitchen table.

I dragged out faux greenery, several size votives and a whole lotta seashells.

I have candles on both tiers, but I'd probably use LED votives if I ever used the stand for a centerpiece...or just use the votives on the top section.

A mix of things...shells, faux sedum and green balls. I can't decide if the green balls are supposed to be moss or boxwood.

Between the green ball and the shell, you can see where I filled the bottom of the trays with crushed shell pieces. 

After I finished taking pics, I discovered I had a huge mess! 
The Autumn fern fronds, that I set on the table, started releasing their spores, and they were all over the table and runner.
I didn't notice they were shedding when I moved them from the entry table, and it was a mess, too. 
I've cut the fronds before to use in the house, but this is the first time they've done this. I don't think I'll cut any more for indoor use.

I'll leave the stand here for now...minus the runner, which I had to wash.
We actually had sun all day today.  Yay!
Hope y'all are having a good week.

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Unknown said...

Oh, I like your stand! Wasn't the sunshine just wonderful today? I mowed grass, washed my car, all to celebrate the sunshine!! Have a great week!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love it with all of the shells and greenery, this is so pretty. Great vignette. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Glad you found one to work. I think these are so handy for a number of uses. Love the greenery and sea shells.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Perfect size and so pretty, Babs! I noticed that my ferns are covered with those things, too...outside, fortunately! Wonderful sun...mowed the lawn! :-) Now...more rain tomorrow? Ugh! Thanks for linking up!...hugs...Debbie

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

That's a cute stand. I love how you decorated it!
I had to vacuum up my delphiniums the other day. They let go all over my table- what a mess!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I look at the tiered stands too. You "played" with it so well. It's so cute.

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Love your stand...I've always liked PB's one too but it won't fit underneath my cabinets in the kitchen...Love yours!

Suzy said...

Very, very pretty, Babs! I love those tiered stands, but never seem to be able to make them look right. You did a great job of styling yours. I love the greenery mixed with shells.

Suzan said...

Pretty and can be changed out according to time of year and holiday!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

What a fresh look for summer. I love the mixture of naturals and the greenery and how it plays against the tones of the shells of the sea.
You rocked this one Babs!!!


Alycia Nichols said...

What a buzz kill that shedding must have been!!! I've had that happen to me before. I don't know why it chooses certain times to do that. Weird!

Love the tiered stand! You can use it for tons of things in the future!!!!

Unknown said...

Very nice. Your use of greenery, candles, and sea shells is very striking. You will be able to use the tiered stand year around and change the theme often. Thanks for sharing.

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Judy Biggerstaff said...

I have seen the shedding too. Your tiered stand is just lovely, love how you used the shells.

Kelly said...

I love that little tiered server. You've styled it so cute for your table. I bet you'll find a lot of uses for it in the future.

Pat said...

Adorable tiered stand, dear friend!!!
Lovely varying hues of green blended with the shells, simply stunning!
Even though it's Summer and the temperatures are warmer, I still enjoy candles burning in the house!
I can visualize many, many uses for this adapatable accessory piece!!!

Ang Paris said...

I'm stopping by from the Create It link party. Your tables scape is so pretty - bummer about the ferns though! That stand is so cool!
Happy Thursday!
- Ang
Juggling Act Mama

The Style Sisters said...

love the tiered stand and all the goodies you put in it. So pretty! Come link up to my party on my blog right now and share this post with us! http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/07/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up_17.html

Jaybird said...

Your stand is great and I like how you decorated it!!
I love to use those ferns for spare greenery, but I have never had your experience. Thank you for the warning!!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Beautiful! You have styled it perfectly, I love the seashells against the green. The stand is lovely!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Babs, I can see that you are going to have a whole lot of fun with your new tiered stand. So fun for the holidays! You created a wonderful summery scene in it. I have brought ferns in and never had that problem. Maybe it's the time of year. I have only brought them in the Spring. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Style Sisters said...

Babs I highlighted this post on my blog tonight!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Babs- you have really created an amazing centerpiece- it's so summery and AWESOME!!

Thanks so much for your visit, too and sweet comments.

The Tablescaper said...

I think this may be my fav. I love the mix of the greens and the shells together. So pretty.

- The Tablescaper