Tom and I have been using a TV tray- yes, a TV tray- to hold our Tivo, our DVD player, and our Wii.
We put a tablecloth on it just to make it a tiny bit less obvious, but the fact that it was too small, and we needed something more proportional, was obvious. I took pictures of it, but they have suddenly just disappeared off of my camera. I have no idea where they went.
So I looked all the way back to Fall 2009. And I found a picture of when we first got our television mounted and had shoved all that stuff on a tv tray. Before the tablecloth tried to hide the tray and the wires.
I think it’s pretty evident why this wasn’t working.
So when we saw this at the antique market, we quickly fell in love with it.
This pretty piece is from Tianjin, China, circa 1870. It was the right height and size for what we were looking for in our living room, and it looked like it had enough character to add interest to that area of the room.
So we bought it. It was several hundred dollars less than we would have paid to a place like Pottery Barn for something new. (I use the example of PB because I love that store, not to pick on it.)
Here it is in our house:
It has some of our favorite books on it- the Bible, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and Lord of The Rings. It also has the camera that was my grandfather’s and the camera that used to belong to my father-in-law. They are two of my most prized possessions, so I thought they should be on display.
Our living room has changed a bit from when we first moved in. Thank goodness.
First moved in:
Next stop…curtains? New lighting fixtures? Hmm…