Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Collections and side tables

After impulsively getting rid of a side table in our living room, we lived without one for months. I was sure that, by ditching the piece that I didn't really love, it would magically guide the right one into our lives.
 It didn't work.
Obviously, this was because I already owned just the right thing.
My metal picnic tin collection had been living in the basement since we moved into this house.
I saw them every day when I was working in the basement studio,
but it seemed so sad that they weren't out in the house,
living free and being seen by more eyes every day.
This design solution brought my treasured picnic tins out into the world again,
and provides a fantastic multi-tiered side table. It adds interest to this wall,
and offers platforms for plants, decorative elements (like my folded book art),
 books and morning coffee cups. Two solutions in one-gotta love that!
One little confession? There are still more picnic tins in the basement:)

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  1. Oh, I love it! But, how in the world will you keep up with the dusting? LOL ;)

  2. Be glad they are small. Through the years I have somehow unintentionally 'collected' old trunks. They too are utilized as end tables.
    'hugs from afar'

  3. Wonderful collection! They look so great!

  4. You have a wonderful collection of picnic tins. They make wonderful storage ..something we all need more of!

  5. Exactly Pat...I love collections that hold more collections!