Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Happy Happenstances

Don't you just love it when your home design just falls into place without much thought? Over the past several weeks I've been lucky enough to pick up a small library of home decor books at the thrift store, one or two at a time. (A girl needs all the inspiration she can find for two to three dollars a book, right?) I enjoy looking through my books and magazines in the comfort of my sun-filled living room, and so I'll often have a stack lying around.
A month or so ago I found this big beautiful metal basket for three dollars at the thrift store. I brought it home and just dropped it off onto the door/coffee table. It looked so beautiful there that that became it's home. One day, in an effort to tidy up, I threw my stack of books into the basket and plopped the one that I had been reading onto the stack. When I walked back into the room, I saw my happy happenstance. The books looked beautiful in the basket, especially with the open one on top. It was as if I had purposely displayed a photo gallery right on top of my table. In these dreary days of the remnants of winter, it's nice to see beautiful photos of spring displayed in such a random sort of way. It's just a little something that makes me smile.
Then there was another happenstance. A few weeks ago I was looking through my paint decks. I had them spread out on the door table when something caught my eye. I have had several of you ask me the paint color of my vibrant green table and up until that moment I have had to reply that I didn't know, because it was a mistint that I'd purchased from the home improvement store.
But there, staring back at me was the answer inquiring minds wanted to know! In my free little Fall '08 paint deck from PB was the color of my table. It's BM jalepeno pepper. . .well, because my table has an added layer of glaze, I suppose the correct answer is actually "aged jalepeno pepper."

Hooray for happy happenstances!

14 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..I wish I could shop with you...how fun...you find the best things!
Today, I linked to you...wink!
sandy toe

Kimm at Reinvented said...

LOVE the books, what a cool "happenstance."
Never thought I'd say this but I like jalapeno pepper too!

Leigh said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that coffeee table.
Join me for thrifty thrusday tomorrow, if you can. That door, or that basket would make a great TT post.

Darlene said...

I LOVE those kind of books and ALWAYS pick them up when I find them.

Sheila said...

Great color! I love thrift shopping. The basket you found is beautiful and the branches are great for the coming spring!

Jen r. said...

What great finds!Love the basket! Jen

tardevil said...

Maybe I should be looking through the books. Hmmmm....

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

I had forgotten about your green door table and I couldn't figure out why you had mounted that metal bowl onto a door. I kept thinking, "wow, that's got to get in the way!" Too funny!

Joanna said...

The door table is stunning!

Cottagecheap said...

Love it! I love that basket, it is the coolest.

If you get a moment check out my 'happy' find at Goodwill and of course Dollar tree.

Chari said...

Hello Joy...

Hehe...I just love when that happens!!! Some of my best designs, vignettes, etc. have come about just the same way as yours did!!! Love that black decorative iron basket...it's fabulous against the pretty green of your door table!!! You have such a beautiful home!!!

Hope that you're having a wonderful Wednesday!
Chari

jenjen said...

What great finds. And I am in love with your table!

Jen

Tillybud said...

What a great way to view the world - a series of happy happenstances. I love it! Your table and basket look stunning.

Sarah said...

Wow, how cool. I love your table! Where did you find that piece? It is wonderful!

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