Loving My New Side Table

I have been on the hunt for a new side table for the couch in our bedroom. After playing with various side tables on a mood board, I knew that I wanted something with brass or gold to add a warm tone. I found a side table on Target’s website that seemed to fit the bill. I absolutely love it and the price was definitely right. It adds a high-end look and it didn’t break the bank. Sadly, because it was on sale, when I went to add the link, I discovered it is no longer available. However, Target seems to be knocking it out of the park lately with their Threshold Collection and other beautiful options keep flowing! Here is our new side table:

side table

The table is not actual brass, but certainly has the appearance of it.

side table

Even up close, it’s quite lovely.

side table side table

Here is a look at our previous side table:

master bedroom

I personally loved it. My husband tolerated it. Aaaah, the joys of being married to a fellow creative….

master bedroom

Of course, I should be thanking him, because it gave me the opportunity to talk him into getting the look of brass in our bedroom! And, I love the new table in our space more than the last.

side table

side table

sofa / throw / sheepskin rug / fuschia pillow / Nate Berkus pillow (no longer available)


Creatures Great and Small

There are several birds and woodland creatures that inhabit our home. They are made of various metals, or wood, or clay. My husband has been kind enough not to complain about the fact that they somehow continue to multiply, slowly but surely.

cat sleeping_world market chair

cat sleeping_world market chair

We also have the live variety outdoors that visit


or lie around

squirrel lying flat

And there’s always the live variety lying around inside

cat sleeping_West Elm curtains

and getting fur on everything.

I can’t get enough of them–real and fake. Friends and family know this about me. I have been known to toss food to birds in parking lots and at restaurants. My husband has accepted it. I can’t help it. I brake for squirrels and will gladly feed them at my back door

squirrel at back door

or at my window

squirrel at window

taken at previous home

This past Christmas a family member kindly gifted each of us in the family with money. It was just the right amount for me to bring home a few more creatures during Anthropologie’s home sale.

West Elm squirrel_Anthropologie measuring cups

Squirrel, welcome the gaggle.

I can’t begin to tell you the joy it brings me that creatures in a multitude of mediums and forms have flooded the design world. I hope the trend never goes away!