At Christmas, I fixed up the buffet in my dining area with some candles, a lamp and some Christmasy things. After removing the seasonal items, I left the candles and lamp, and added some old crockery that has been in the family for eons.
I found some cool bird salt and pepper shakers at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago, and they were on sale for about $3.00, so I grabbed them and added to the mix.
I didn't buy them with that intention, but they really went with the cream/gold/silver color scheme. When I had it all together, I dismissed it as mundane and went on my merry way. However.... just the other day I looked at the arrangement with fresh eyes, and realized that it actually resembled something a designer might set up on HGTV.
I have to say that I LOVE it. And the framed W in the back made it perfect. Now, if I could just figure out how to do the rest of my house.....