Saturday, February 16, 2013

Take your feet off that table, young lady!




My mom always used
to scold us if we tried to put our
feet up on the coffee tables 
in our house.
Same at yours?



So I  felt kind of guilty
when I decided 
to put these riding boots
 as accessories
on my living room 
coffee table one day.




But then I found this neat
 round iron and marble tray
on sale at Pottery Barn
so technically, the boots
are not 
really
on the table, right?!



Have you ever put anything
on display that isn't
an accessory
by 
traditional means?


Sorry, Mom!   :)



35 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I think they look great Alison! Beautiful shots!!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I like them...such a pretty room!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

they fit perfectly.. lovely room

michele said...

ya mean like my sheep's jaw? or bobcat teeth? nooooooooo! never!

:)

your boots are pretty enough to put in acrylic boxes and be hung on the wall!

smiles.

michele

Susan said...

The Boots look like they belong on the table. After all you have a horse in the background. It all goes so well together. Your room looks gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

:) I'll bet even your mother would approve!

Rebecca said...

:) I'll bet even your mother would approve!

Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

They're fabulous! I haven't had anything pretty on my coffee table in a long time now, but you may have just inspired me to get a little crazy with it. :)

The enchanted home said...

Now those, I could make an exception for...so beautiful. As is your entire home, every time I get a glimpse, it reminds me of how beautiful your home is Alison!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your boots, they look perfect. Hugs, Marty

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a great display! Your right, they are not on the table, but the tray!

Designs By Pinky said...

I think they are perfect there and I bet your Mom would agree!!! I love all of your accessories. Stay warm:) XO, pinky

NanaDiana said...

I love that room, Alison! (it is one L in your name, isn't it?;>) Those boots and stays in them look wonderful...very appropriate for your home. Shhhh....we won't breathe a word about the boots on the table- xo Diana

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

What a fun way to use them! And yes, my Mom used to say the same thing. :)
Your room looks beautiful!

Have a great day.
Pam

Babs said...

Your boots on the coffee table are
boot-iful. :) I'd love to have them on my coffee table. The loving cup and preserved boxwood with them, really make a great vignette. Hugs and stay warm,
Babs

Ron said...

I love the vignette, Alison. Your photos are always great.xo

Miss Char said...

Love this look, thinking outside the box often brings us the best look. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

They look perfect as a table top vignette in this room. Love the look of this room with the large urns filled with palms, the sitting area in the bay window, the horse vignette on the table, ...... what's not to love about this space? Alison, you have beautiful style!

5th and State said...

clever you!!!

love the effect, and the entire room by the way. i brought back a pair of ladies maxwell riding boots. first thing tomorrow i will them (in the shop) on a coffee table. thanks for the inspiration alison
debra

dgmills said...

What a gorgeous vignette. I love your equestrian style. Do you mind sharing where you got your boot inserts. I have a pair of riding boots on the hall tree in our foyer, but they won't stand up nicely.

blog said...

Wow can I relate to it all! As a rider myself,I have left many a trail of dirt in the house. What a cute idea!

Linda in AZ * said...

*** SHAME on you, dearest Alison!!!! Yessireebob, THOSE beauties belong on M*Y table!!!

22222 FAB for WORDS!!!

Hugs,
Likna in AZ
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Linda in AZ * said...

P.S. Those BOOT TREES have caused me to "START A SEARCH" for THEM!!! They're SOOOOOO LHOT"!!! ***

The Refeathered Roost said...

I love this! It brings a touch of whimsy but still looks exquisite in this beautiful room.
melinda

Suzie Q said...

Love the vignette! Where did you find the boots and the inserts? Are there specific names for the bot inserts?

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Alison, I just love this vignette! You are so creative...this is so perfect for your home!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Alison, I love the boots and trophy. Your vignette is beautiful.
xx, Sherry

Rose L said...

Those cute boots could walk all around the room forming a variety of vignettes. Near the front door with a cane and/or riding crop. Near a window with flowers jutting from them. Or maybe with candles! Displayed next to a rocking horse...so many ideas.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful...perfect in the room...it adds such an element of surprise in that gorgeous traditional room...love the boot forms and that topiary ball in the trophy!! Perfect compliment!...

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

Well done. :)
I love your style, effortless but so......finished!!! Jealous.
xo
Terri

Karen said...

Alison,
I need to be re-thinking my accessories. This looks great. Good job...your mom will love it!
Karen

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Dear D,

I found the boots with the inserts at a local antique shop. I just tried to find the company who made them, but it appears they are no longer in business. The name of the company was Faulkner & Sons of London.

There are some boots with there inserts coming up for auction soon. Check out this link for more information:

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/13303655_pair-of-riding-boot-treesstretchers

Hope that helps!
A

Raquel said...

This is a fantastic idea, I use heels sometimes as decor/decorations & cowboy boots. YOur blog is fantastic, I just discovered it via Rebecca Ray's blog roll.

dgmills said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to response and give me this information.

SavannahGranny said...

Alison, these look awesome. I have come to think of you every time I see something equestrian. I currently have a set of shoe stretchers on my coffee table in the den.
My most memorial chide from my mom was "That's not ladylike". I like to think it worked.
Blessings, Ginger