Friday, May 7, 2010

When is a bed a table???

When it's used in a tablescape of course!! Yesterday I worked at my sister's gift-coffee shop for the day. If you can call making displays with her gorgeous giftware work...I just have sooo much fun. This time I took a very old iron bed I had found in a shed at our other farm and used that as part of a display (my Mum thinks I'm mad I'm sure LOL). Mind you my sister's eyebrows raised to the heavens when I lugged it in - you'd think they would be used to me by now!!



I have actually had this bed in my garden for sometime - I love to have pretty cushions on it but it is really hard to keep them looking nice with the sun, dust and rain ruining them. I had to use clear cellophane under the cushions as I didn't want them to get dirty even though I had scrubbed the bed clean as they are for sale.



This cute little tray was made from a type of wood and had six pretty little red and white tiles on it - so sweet. We had a big range of winter scarves arrive yesterday - gorgeous jewel colours - you can just see one on the tray in pretty gold and red tonings.



I love the one on the left but that had sold before I finished work - actually I sold eight of them yesterday!



This cute little iron table I used as a coffee table comes with two little chairs - I might have to buy this for my new little granddaughter!!  Isn't that just the most fabulous cover for a recipe book - I can still remember shoes like those pretty red ones.

Have a Happy Mother's Day

Suzy

8 comments:

Martha said...

How clever -- great displays! would like to see more of the bed!

Hootin' Anni said...

Well done...love the colors for it all too.


My Show n Tell is "A VERY 'FAMOUS' PERSON AUTOGRAPHED HIS BOOK FOR ME"

Do come see who it is, won't you? Happy Friday.

Gattina said...

I think it was a great idea ! it looks all very nice !

Heidi said...

Lovely, how fun to play in the store and decorate to your heart's content! What a very cute little table and yes my girls and I all wore shoes like that. Although I would have adored red ones - mine were white.
Have a great weekend.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home
PS Stop by for a visit sometime!

Atticmag said...

Nice little table and great that you are enjoying it. We understand. Jane F

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hello, I love how you used your bed for a tablescape, everything looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Hugz,
Kim

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Suzy~ ~I wish you lived closer too for our gettogethers. Displaying all those beautiful wares at the shop must be such fun.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a cool piece! This is such a creative use for an old bed. I'm glad you're mad. :) Don't let people sway you to be "normal."