Tuesday, September 4, 2012

'Bones' in the Living Room

Yesterday I revealed that I *recently* celebrated a milestone birthday.  If you missed this reveal, you can read about it here.  Oh please don't bother with wishing me a happy belated birthday.  This celebration was last week and it's hardly over.  I'm not kidding.  My husband and I have big plans for a combined celebration in November and, believe me, you'll hear more about that soon.  But for now, I want to share another great gift that I received
These days, the gifts that I request the most are always home-related.  Of course, I love the hand made artwork from my kids and I really do frame them for my house.  But in addition to those treasures, I can't get enough decor accessories.  I have been longing for this large bone clad serving tray from High Street Market.   It's hard to tell here, but it's inlaid with bone tile and it has brass handles.

And what do ya know?  I received it for my birthday from my parents!  I absolutely love it for it's fine details!  It's a true statement piece and I will have it foreverI put it on my ottoman in my living room.  I found these antlers this summer while antiquing in Kennebunk.  I love them on this tray but think they get a little washed away so I plan to paint them in gold leaf...on a rainy day...so they POP
While we're in the living room, I thought I'd show you a few other additions...I added these antlers to the wall too.  I got into the Adirondack camp-themed decor this summer and though I'd love to completely decorate a room in campy style like this, for now, I've found subtle ways to introduce the style into my home

I've also added a flash of color to the mantle with a little height to the mantle with the flowers and the candlesticks.   

A little snippet from a recent party at my house where I used the same flowers in the kitchen

Thank you to my mama and Dewey (my dad) for that kick ass bone tray for my birthday!  I will cherish it forever!  It will be such a staple in my house and i LOVE it!!! 

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Lil' Momma said...

Glad you love the tray. You deserve it! Wait until I tell Uncle Robert that he was way ahead of his time with his love of antlers!!!

StagerLinda said...

Love your new tray. It looks perfect on that gorgeous leather ottoman. Your antler's are very sculptural and add extra interest. Your fireplace mantel is perfect!

Kim said...

The tray is fabulous!! I am into the antler thing ... but haven't brought any home ... they may be arriving this fall!! I love the horse on your mantel ... I am looking for something similar in pairs for my mantel. It is an odd height and needs something fun!! xo

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

@PHYLLIS- I hadn't thought about using the antlers for xmas time! thanks for the idea! love it!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Love all your styling, especially the mantel! Oh, and belated Happy Birthday!!!


Barbara Matson said...

Lovely styling. But those antlers wouldn't stand a chance on my coffee table, my dog would chew them. I have lost many a seashell or driftwood.....

Jessie said...

I love your antler and your new tray! They are so gorgeous! Happy Birthday, Heather!

Thanks for your lovely comments earlier.

p/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win a high quality smokeless candle if you like!



Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

I've got serious tray envy! :) It's absolutely gorgeous! I also loved your beautiful fireplace - looks like a perfect place to curl up with a glass of wine and a good book!