The first half of my coffee table vignette begins with this vintage wooden basket purchased at the thrift shop for $1.
From the bottom, it appears to have had a pedestal base at one time that is now gone.
First, I painted the wooden basket with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Old White". (Like I often do with thrift shop finds). I distressed it on the edges and also in the middle sections using a wet terry cloth, rubbing until original wood was visible in spots.
Since I used a blue willow creamer and sugar bowl for this dining table centerpiece recently, I pulled out more of my blue and white china for this coffee table vignette.
First, three vintage, metal flower frogs were stacked on a blue and white saucer.
The saucer and flower frogs were added to the front of the painted basket.
A faux ferny plant was added in the rear of the basket.
Part two of the vignette started with this garage sale leaded glass terrarium,
And more blue and white china.
I started with luncheon or salad plates that worked with the bottom tray, but didn't work with the terrarium cover. I used bowls and saucers.
I continued stacking my china until the terrarium was almost full and added a small tea cup to the top.
Then I added a Tim Holtz crafts metal tag to the top finial with the chain from an old key chain.
Here are both sides of my coffee table vignette.
The items in this vignette have been purchased almost exclusively at garage sales or thrift shops, so the whole vignette is very inexpensive. Only the faux plant was purchased new!