Lead balloons

AO did not hesitate to tell me that my last post didn’t go over so well. So, I’ll move back to some *exciting* happenings on the homefront. This past weekend, my mom and Molly and I went shopping at local treasures Iconi and Rubin’s. I was looking for a new chandelier for our dining room – see previous west elm debacle – but spotted a beautiful side table in the most perfect aqua blue at Iconi. I had been looking for a side table for some time to replace this number from the old Comfort Shoppe:


While I still think it’s a very pretty table, I am moving away from natural wood tones in the house, in favor of white furniture or furniture with color. So, when I spotted the blue side table, I thought I had found my soul mate. My mom sweetly offered to buy it for me. I declined, insisting that I could buy it myself. My mom won. She does that too often. Now we have this:


It’s not a great shot, but I swear it looks really nice. The IKEA couches in a pseudo-sectional may not be ideal, but they work for now. The pillows normally look less weird, but I wasn’t really styling the shot. Please, folks, go easy on me.

Now, for that chandelier…


5 Responses to “Lead balloons”

  1. 2 satcla December 8, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I love the table and the last post! I just had so much to say on the matter I didn’t know where to begin.

    The table is just lovely! I saw a chandelier at a restaurant yesterday that I adore. I’d try to find it but husband feels it isn’t worth even attempting to replace the ugly 80’s one our sining room is sporting now.

  2. 3 Mary Lloyd December 8, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I love it

  3. 4 Sara December 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Cute stuff!

    Can I ask about the Golden Globes? Um, I have never heard of any of those movies.

  4. 5 kateandgracie December 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Ha! Yes – I saw some post about it and I thought, “That must be old news; it can’t be award season yet!”

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