Friday, October 17, 2008

Festival of Tables 2008 - Part 9

Figurines are often used in conjunction with other elements. These are two tables that use flowers, candles and figurines for a nice theme.

The figurines here are cute, but after the butterfly table I like the little butterfly added here. It's like one flew over from the other table and landed on this one.

There's an interesting contrast in the figurines on this table. It's hard to see until you get up close...

...but notice the "high society" figurines juxtaposed with the middle America figurines. I suspect that most people can see in themselves a range of character. For women, who doesn't like dressing up for a night out on the town and yet can approach others on a more down-to-earth level? I can remember my own mom dressing up for teaching school, going out with Dad or going to church. I can also remember her in old clothes working in the garden or doing construction on the house. I've seen her tear holes in walls and finish doorways and lay insulation in the attic. She would paint and teach us how to paint. She would play the piano with me sitting on her lap. She would build furniture. When she died, she was in the process of learning how to cane chairs and play the violin. She was amazing. That's what this table reminds me of.



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