Patty over at Colors Dekor has declared August to be Table Top Month - I was a little late to join the link party, but I still wanted to play along. :) Please visit Patty's blog to see lovely tabletop arrangements on her post from Aug. 2; and for all the other lovely pictures and posts that she shares with us!
My favorite tabletop arrangement from my home is this one, from my living room:
The table itself is a sort of mishmash of parts: a glass table top that I had leftover from a small (and broken) 3-legged round table; a wicker patio table base I found for $5 at a garage sale, which I took home, cleaned, and spray-painted black; and a silver etched tray from Ikea.
The plant on it doesn't actually belong to me, lol. A friend brought it to me last Fall to "fix up" - the plant was in need of some new soil and a little bit of TLC; after it grew in nicely my friend decided to leave it in my care where she could visit it from time to time. It's become a running joke between us - every time she comes over, I ask her if she's ever going to take her plant home, and she replies, "Maybe next month." :o)
My favorite item on the table - maybe my favorite item in the whole room - is the little incense burner, which is a ceramic African Violet planter filled with sand that someone brought to me from the beach, and a silver-and-garnet necklace that I wrapped around the top.
Though not a "table top", this arrangement on my fireplace mantel is a favorite of mine, too, for the colors, and for the way the light reflected in the mirror catches the glass and silver and makes them sparkle.
(Can you tell I'm a bit of a plant nut? Between these two pictures, there are seven visible in this post - I have something like forty-five in all, at the moment!)