Monday, November 8, 2010

Mom Decor

I haven't had anything on my coffee table since my oldest daughter became mobile ... 4 years ago.  At that age, she loved to either destroy things or put them in her mouth.  I'm not the type to keep things completely bare like some parents I've visited, but for my own sanity adjustments were necessary.

I left the tray below with a few magazines and noticed that they stayed in pretty decent shape.  I decided to expand my experiment adding some candles, books and one of my hobnail milk glass pieces.

This was a failure.  I returned from work to find one of the tapers in 3 pieces.  I can only imagine how much fun it had been for my 2-year-old to snap, snap than candle to pieces the second dad turned his back. 
I decided on a modification.

The experiment has been in progress for a few days now and so far so good.
Its been so long that I've forgotten what I used to even have on my coffee table. 
In my Giveaway post I mentioned the studio where I belly dance competing for two local awards.  Today is the last day to vote and I would so appreciate it if you could help if you haven't already and don't forget to enter the giveaway while you're at it.  Ends tomorrow!


  1. The coffee table looks great and think keeping everything low is a good idea!

  2. I think it looks great, I loved the first display with the crystal candlesticks but the second photo is pretty as well, I have the same problem, the only thing I've been able to keep on a table within my 2 y/o's reach are mini-pumpkins atop and old silver dish, he can't break either!

  3. I love the fresh look on your coffee table! Lucky that 2 year old are so cute!!!


  4. beautiful, and yep two year olds and tapers don't go well together. ;)

  5. Looks great! We gave up on our coffee table as soon as our daughter was's not even in our living room now.

    Coffee tables are such a neat decorating space.


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