I was hoping for something small, something metallic, and hopefully something utilitarian since everything else on the mantel looks really soft and natural.
I didn't find my new item in a store like I'd been thinking I would...instead, I found it on my coffee table.
This worked out perfect anyway because since I have been planning on turning our coffee table into an upholstered ottoman, I'm having to rethink the setup in that wooden bowl. Those clear vases with the apples aren't sturdy enough to stay there once the bowl isn't sitting on a perfectly flat surface, so since those needed to be switched out anyway, it was the perfect opportunity to give this little cup a new home.
I could have just dumped the apples out of the vases and into the wooden bowl, but I really like the way they look stacked vertically inside the glass. So I did some tweaking to the shelves in the dining room and added them over there.
I have to admit that this bottom shelf bugs me just a teensy bit since that zebra box is a smidge wider than the stack of magazines under it. But that box is just a "filler item" anyways until I eventually replace it with something nicer, and I really can't expect perfection from a shoe box that I filled with paper "grass".
I have to say here how much I LOVE that all the colors on these shelves are the same (black, whites, greens...) except for that one surprise pop of blue. I realize it's hard to get the full affect with my crappy iPhone pictures though...someday I'll have a nice camera.
Anyways, back to my switch ups...
The spray painted zebra has been moved to the cabinet next to the fireplace.
For now the wooden bowl on the coffee table is standing empty in all it's egg-shelled glory.
But I'm making plans...