But

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Decorating a Sideboard.

Hello dear friends! I am so glad that you stopped by to visit me in my little corner of the world Down Under! I hope that you are well.

All over blogland at the moment people are decorating their mantels for the holidays and I feel like I'm missing out because we don't have one. So, even though I don't have a mantel I am going to pretend I do a decorate a sideboard instead!

So here is a before shot of the sideboard decorated for Christmas:

Decorating a Sideboard, Natasha in Oz


(I do believe that I was watching a Jamie Oliver Christmas special that night!)

And here is the finished sideboard...Attempt 1!

Decorating a Sideboard, Natasha in Oz


I used a few ideas from my inspiration images (from the previous post) including the use of the drinks tray.

Our drinks are on the antique silver platter that my husband got me last year for my birthday. I love the details around the border and on the handles.

Decorating a Sideboard, Natasha in Oz

Decorating a Sideboard, Natasha in Oz 

 Decorating a Sideboard, Natasha in Oz


Decorating a Sideboard, Natasha in Oz


Decorating a Sideboard, Natasha in Oz
Uh oh, you caught me watching TV again....I was watching the Barefoot Contessa this time!

Decorating a Sideboard, Natasha in Oz

 The centerpiece is a Waterford crystal bowl, a beautiful wedding gift. 

Decorating a Sideboard, Natasha in Oz, Waterford crystal

I really liked the idea of incorporating my sea-shell collection so I have filled a hurricane lantern with sea shells for the sideboard and I put my big bowl of shells on the dining table.

Decorating a Sideboard, Natasha in Oz

Yes, that is a tea towel on that dining chair....that is where my son sits!

Decorating a Sideboard, Natasha in Oz

Here is a view from the other side.

Decorating a Sideboard, Natasha in Oz

I am quite happy with the finished look but knowing me I will probably make some little changes over the next few days.
Decorating a Sideboard, Natasha in Oz
 One last shot of some flowers I picked the other day in a vintage Bohemia crystal vase.

Thank you  for dropping by today. Please say G'Day if you have a minute to spare-I love hearing from my bloggy friends!

Best wishes and have a safe and happy weekend,
Natasha In Oz 
Please join me each weekend for the Say G'day Saturday Linky Party!
You can also visit me at PINTERESTTWITTERGOOGLE+

24 comments:

  1. I think you have done well Natasha. It's sometimes difficult to arrange on a console/sideboard that can be seen from both front and behind. I think your shells are lovely and they give a nice casual air to your room.
    Angex

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow Natasha it is Very nice! You look some photos. So nice to come on your blog for inspiration; you have grear ideas; love that vases with those delicate flowers. Merci.
    Rita

    ReplyDelete
  3. G'morning...your sideboard looks really nice. I am like you...I move my stuff around or add to it all the time. :)
    xo bj

    ReplyDelete
  4. Bravo!! You have created a very pretty mantel scape!! I love your silver tray and your gorgeous Waterford bowl.
    Rhonda

    ReplyDelete
  5. Looks so cute! I llove that little lamp behind the drinks. I bet it makee the light look cool coming through the bottles too!

    I never even heard of these little blog decorating parties - how fun! Totally cute.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have so much on my plate this week but I keep planning on getting over to Beth's party.

    I just wanted to come by and give you a heads up that I have a really fun give-a-way starting Sunday. It will go all month long. Each week there will be several winners. I have lots of fun vendors participating.

    Cheri

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am so glad you joined the party! My party welcomes all decorated flat surfaces so you are right where you should be :). I love what you did. It's warm and welcoming and makes me feel like I should pour myself a cordial! Yum :).

    ReplyDelete
  8. Bonjour Natasha,
    Oh your sideboard looks great. The silver tray is so beautiful, and your seashell collection really adds to the hurricane lamp. Also I really love your new banner.
    The quote at the end really puts things in perspective dosen't it? Iwill now head for the vacuum and without grumbling!
    Bon week-end!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks wonderful, Natasha! ♥♥♥ your silver salver...gorgeous. I am watching Ina, right now!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi there. I think you did a beautiful job with the vignettes. Very pretty. Boy, do I love that piece of furniture! Rosie

    ReplyDelete
  11. You did a wonderful job, Natasha!! I love your silver tray...you could be in the Silver Sunday Party!! (I sound like a party promoter!!). I also love the pretty vase filled with shells and the candle. How clever!

    I am so glad you like Beth's party. I am off to visit more blogs! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  12. looks great great taste for decor love ya

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lovely, lovely! I like the mixture of glass and silver. Can be both elegant and casual. Oh, of course I would like the seashells on the table, too. :) I watch Ina, too. That was fun.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely job. I love the simplicity of it. Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing. I was thinking of linking my sideboard tablescape. You inspire.
    Have a Blessed Weekend,
    Sherry

    ReplyDelete
  15. Looks good! So different once the Christmas decorations are gone :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have a drink trade on top of a Chinese cupboard too. I bought the rosewood cabinet when we lived in China. My tray is a wood black lacquered square and I have crystal bottles with Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, and other "digestifs".
    Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I enjoy reading ur blog-thanks! So relaxing. I guess reading ur blog is 5 minutes for me! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Dear Natasha,
    thank you for visiting my blog and for your congratulations for my daughter Valerie. I looked over your blog, and I love it. The man at the roof made me laugh!!! I'm going to follow your blog,
    hug Antonia

    ReplyDelete
  19. Very pretty! And an original idea for certain - no mantle needed!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am loving this beautiful house of yours! So many treasures, I am loving thes pictures! Well done on the table spruce up!

    ReplyDelete
  21. hi Natasha! You've changed the decoration,it looks nice like this.i like your curtains. Hugs Catherine

    ReplyDelete
  22. oh i love these lovely details from your house, it must be just beautiful! my i come for a cup of tea? :)
    have a very sweet day,
    justyna

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Natasha,
    I'm just coming by to say thanks for your nice comments regarding my blog post! I like your sideboard! I love to see people transition their homes for the seasons. I guess you're in summer right now. I wish we were. We got 7 inches of snow over the weekend, which is unusual for this area, so school closes, businesses close, etc. I'm ready for summer. Love the name of your blog. I can SO relate to that right now!

    ReplyDelete

"There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound." ~Diana Cortes
Thank you for visiting, dear friend.

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...