Here I added a stack of books to give some dimension and height, a tray, and a photo box. (Pardon the shake. Still getting used to my camera settings and how to take pictures...)
Getting closer...I swiped the quilted runner my sister made from our dining room table for some added texture. Hmm. Still looks a little too blocky.
Soak in all that fun quilted goodness. But it still isn't right...
Enter and smaller tray to hold mail, keys, sunglasses, and whatnot (just for you sis!); I also swiped the G from my mantel that my sister gave me years ago, and I removed the basket. Not too bad, huh? What made it difficult is that the table sits along a half wall that overlooks the stair well to our basement. I didn't want anything that stood higher than the ledge.
Who doesn't love a big initial?
and a pretty collection of flowers, books, and a candle?
It's an end result that I'm actually pretty darn happy with. But you should have read the text to my sister as it was in progress.