Pinterest Challenge

Looking to Spring ~ A Sofa Table Vignette

Welcome to another monthly Pinterest Challenge, my friends! As always, a big thank-you to Cindy of County Road 407 for bringing us all together. This month we have a bunch of bright and cheery sofa table inspirations for you featuring springtime vignettes! After the crazy-cold 100-year-snowstorm we just had here in Texas (and across much of the USA), I am ready for spring!!! How about you??

Let’s hop on over and see what everyone is creating…

A big welcome to everyone who is just coming over from Rachel of The Ponds Farmhouse; I am happy to have you here!! I LOVED all three of Rachel’s ideas for her console table… Really pretty ideas! Well, if you like what you see on my blog, please consider following along. πŸ™‚ To all of my friends old and new, I am glad you are here, safe and well. and able to visit!

Here is our inspiration photograph

Sincerely, Marie Home

Our inspiration piece comes to us from Amanda Marie from Sincerely, Marie Home. She is a young designer whose contemporary farmhouse style is warm and inviting! I like her mix of neutrals, small green checks, brick fireplace and warm painted woods with traditional English style furniture ~ beautiful!

What strikes me about the inspiration’s sofa table

On the sofa table itself are three tidy stacks of coffee table books

A natural woven basket full of white flowers and greenery ~ this arrangement is set inside a low white bowl with two sweet brass quail adding to the feeling of nature brought indoors.

a wicker candle holder on its own white plate, a small glass mister and a small statuette

What inspires me in the rest of the room

the bleached dropcloth slipcover on the sofa

the use of greens, creams and whites in the room with a garden or botanical theme to the room

a checked wing chair across from the sofa and next to the fireplace

a beautiful antique white fireplace surround with matching hurricane lamps flanking the built-in mirror on the mantel

more books and greenery up on the mantel echoing the sofa table vignette

two botanical prints up on the wall behind the wing chair

In my sofa table rendition

I brought in a couple of stacks of interior design books in whites to freshen up my sofa table’s look and to bring in more white to my room. Our living room is naturally pretty dark with these tan walls so I like to add a lot of white to my decor.

I sewed my sofa and settee’s bleached dropcloth slipcovers a number of years ago and they add in that bleached linen look from the original.

Where the inspiration piece had a grouping of four items on the sofa table’s right side ~ two book stacks offset with a small statue and the wicker candleholder in opposing corners, I went with a grouping of three.

My maiden statue, one stack of books, and a tall bubble glass candleholder on a vintage creamware saucer create my look.

Here I was testing out which basket I wanted to use for this challenge. I added a piece of pink granite rock brought back from Crazy Horse monument, South Dakota, to the bottom of thiswicker basket; it balances the weight all of the floral stems. I added in a balled up piece of chicken wire about 12″ x 18″ with the ends tucked under and inward after the picture was taken.

A large centerpiece of faux greenery and flowers set inside an old wicker basket, plus a second stack of books and another glass candleholder make up the left side of the sofa table arrangement.

The painted tray and the fluted creamware saucer serve as bases for both the floral arrangement and the soy candle.

A matter of scale

I didn’t have a small statue or I would have used it here. I know the scale of the statue competes with the size of the floral arrangement, but when looked at from different directions ~ the statue is sometimes the centerpiece, and from the opposite viewing direction, the florals in their woven basket stands out.

Later on I added a small wood cut underneath the floral basket giving that arrangement a little more height. I think the flowers and the statue make a good combination together!

Adding a small pewter sugar bowl topped with a moss ball takes the place of the vintage plant mister.

The florals, moss ball and later a small sheep bring nature inside to my sofa table vignette. The greenery is repeated up on our mantel with more moss balls and some pear tree branches I am forcing.

Two hurricane candlesticks mimic those in the inspiration piece and the brass candleholder pieces copy the brass elements from the original.

My mantel almost always has a framed mirror above it and the mantel is decorated for spring. I’ll share more of that another day. πŸ™‚

Completing the scene

The wing chair with its deep green and blue plaid placed next to the fireplace and draped with a vintage white linen runner over the back, combined with this vintage print in its green chalk-painted frame copies the inspiration’s look.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you will stop by all of my friends who are on today’s tour. Next up is Niky from The House on Silverado and I know you will like her sofa table styling! Check out that cute end table’s French style… (I think it needs to come over here, lol!) Niky always creates such pretty vignettes… Swoonworthy!!!

Enjoy the tour, friends,

Barb πŸ™‚

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38 thoughts on “Looking to Spring ~ A Sofa Table Vignette”

  1. I think it’s lovely, Barb. And I really do like your statue. I don’t think it competes with the plant as much as you think, though I can see why you might choose a slightly smaller one — but I think it’s lovely as is!

    1. Thank you, Jeanie! This maiden is my favorite of all of the statues, though I love the Girls who live outdoors. πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed my rendition. <3

      Warm hugs,
      Barb πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Laura! She is my favorite of The Girls… I do wish I had yours, Amber’s and others’ gift for really decorating. A work in progress for me. πŸ˜‰

      Enjoy the nice weather we are having (go figure! what a diff. a week makes!),
      Barb πŸ™‚

  2. Barb, this is so pretty! The bust is perfect for this vignette , as well as the greenery! Love it!

    I’d love it if you want to share your spring table at my link party–Sundays on Silverado–which is open now. 🌷

    Happy Spring,
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

    1. That’d be awesome! Thank you, Niky!! I enjoy these challenges and yes, they do push me to be “more contemporary,” which I am so NOT. πŸ˜‰

      Happy to be on this month’s PC tour with you,
      Barb πŸ™‚

  3. What a fun vignette. You did such a great job of adding some of the same elements as the inspo pic. Love the flowers and your bust, both are so pretty.

    1. Thank you, Lora! As always, another fun challenge. <3 I am really enjoying the sofa table over here and not under our television in the family room area.

      Heading your way,
      Barb πŸ™‚

  4. This is so beautiful Barb. All the elements you used are just perfect. I especially love the bust and greenery. Well done!

    1. Julie!!! You KNEW one of the Girls had to come out to play! πŸ˜‰ I did pick up a few florals but everything was at least 40% off, so this challenge was pretty reasonable on the purse.

      Really fun hop and now I’m back recreating my mantel again since the pear blossoms bloomed!

      Springtime hugs to you,
      Barb πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Barb

    Hope you are great! Sorry to hear about the snow storm ! That’s is just crazy!!glad the weather is getting better!


  6. I’m wondering if you’ve ever forced pear branches before. We have a pear orchard, and, while the branches LOOK gorgeous, it’s my experience that pear blossoms stink! (However, I don’t like the fragrance of some paperwhites either, which many people swoon over–so, to each his own!) Just wanted to give you a heads up!

  7. Everything looks perfect. We are doing Ancient Greek in our hybrid schooling with the kids. So I’m all about statues right now, Lol. Yours is gorgeous.

    1. Oh my goodness, how fun, Brooke!!! I blew it in high school when my English teacher was teaching us Greek and Roman history; I just wasn’t interested as I should have been. Funny because now I am fascinated by the culture, philosophy and how women had a place in society unlike so many other societies of their times! Thank heaven for YouTube where we can watch so many wonderful shows and The History Channel!!! On my bucket list to visit the Greek isles and Italy…

      Hope spring is springing your way and that your kids are enjoying learning some Ancient Greek!
      Barb πŸ™‚

  8. Barb, I loved that you shared your thought process for designing the table vignettes. It’s nice to follow along. The statute is one piece I’ve never had. Should look for one. The flowers definitely speak to the coming of spring. Happy Spring.

    1. Thank you, Carol,
      I am very much still learning… πŸ˜‰ I liked this challenge for giving me an excuse to move the sofa table over into the living room and swap a few furniture pieces around.

      Enjoy our coming springtime,
      Barb πŸ™‚

  9. I abSoooooLutely love the way you interpreted the inspiration image Barb. It’s so warm and inviting and then there’s that gorgeous sunlight streaming in to complete the picture. Perfection <3

    1. Thank you, Michelle! Especially here in winter, I have to wait ALL DAY for the light to come around, but spring is coming and the early morning light is coming back. πŸ˜‰ I’m glad you enjoyed this spring sofa table vignette.

      Barb πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Amber! I do like decorating with our fair Maiden when I get the chance. She’s my muse, for sure!!

      Hope spring is beginning up your way soon (and I am glad you have your power back and are warm again!),
      Barb πŸ™‚

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