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



Martha said...

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

Hootin Anni said...

Well the colors for it all too.


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.
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


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

~ ~ 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."