The grapes are a bit of an obsession of mine, they are vintage lucite/acrylic from the 60's and '70's, I think, often with a fabulous bit of driftwood attached as the stem. I have them scattered throughout our home, probably enough to start a small plastic vineyard. ;0) I've gotten all of mine from the great land of eBay.
The coffee table, which I actually love and was going to relocate to another part of the house had I won, is the Scando Family Table from modern seed. It is wonderfully kid safe, no sharp corners, has a great scooped end for my piles of magazines and books, and appeals to grown-ups with it's sexy curves and low profile. It has served us well as table, performance stage, and overall indestructible surface for three rather destructive young boys.
The vintage black painted table and matching stools have a long family history and are rather well traveled for a set of table and chairs. They belonged to my uncle when he was a child and emigrated with my family from the Ukraine some 30+ years ago. The set is actually a chess table with a little drawer in front holding the chess pieces. The surface is hand painted with golden leaves and perfectly delectable clusters of strawberries. A true heirloom.
One of my absolute favorite features of this room is the barn door. Luckily, I had a very patient contractor who built this from scratch from my very crude drawing. Good thing I can manage to sketch a few straight lines. The door is functional and slides along the track to close off the room during one of our many movie nights. I especially love the handle which Mark, the contractor, brought us one day from a loft renovation he was working on. It was grungy and rusted and I instantly fell in love. The Mister gave it a quick spray of sealer and on it went, the perfect adornment to the barn door in the suburbs!
The lovely antique cabinet on the left is from the now defunct Silk Trading Company location in Atlanta. Oddly enough, although the beautiful curtains were super pricey, their case goods were unique and affordable. This one happens to house hundreds of video games and movies which on a normal day would be scattered all over the floor. But for you dear friends, I picked up. The t.v. stand, a more modern cousin of the armoire, is from West Elm.
The couch happens to be one of my favorite finds. I don't know the provenance, but we snagged it at the annual ADAC garage sale. That's the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center for long. Normally a place whose doors are not open to the likes of little ol' not-to-the-trade-accessible me. But once yearly they open their doors, actually the parking garage, to the public and let me tell you, this sale is not to be missed.
So there you have it, no new coffee table for me, but I still love this room. Hope you enjoyed the tour. If you get a chance, stop by Velvet and Linen and check out some of the seriously pretty rooms still in the running. I'm sure they would appreciate your vote!
And speaking of giveaways, I've got a little something up my sleeve as well. Be sure to check back on Monday after Thanksgiving for Head Over Heels first giveaway. I'm so excited to gift one of you lovelies a lovely prize from a terrific sponsor!