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Monday, November 7, 2011

Moorish style? and Fall mantel {Newbie party started}

Moorish style? and also sharing my simple Fall mantel.  So the story goes something like this.
When I brought my new coffee table home,
 Mike exclaimed the style to be Moorish. 
Me, the decorator, creative one, said 
"What is that"?
duh, we have splashes of it here and there, so I should know.
I just always refer to everything as eclectic.
Let me show you Moorish style first.

Ok, so before you fall over when I am about to tell you how much I paid for this, please keep in mind, we did NOT need a new coffee table.

Ok, you get the drift of Moorish style now.
No doubt we have some of these elements in our home.
I just loved my new  coffee table and for $35.00, it was coming home with me.

There was one slight problem though.  The top was shiny, although distressed and a tad chippy, it was still shiny.  Shiny and boys do not mix.  So what was I to do?
I know...

I will take a heavy grip sandpaper and rough it up.
Rough it up real good, and then throw three coats of satin poly on it.
So, that is what I did......

Now, no worries.

I may as well show you the mantel while I am at it...
Notice the cute burlap pumpkin bag? That was sent to the boys from my dear blogging friend Pat,
so very thoughtful. They can certainly filler up with all the candy they got this year! I have been raiding their reese cups!
YUM, my favorite.

Just a touch of Fall, pumpkins, acorns, and my wood pallet sign.
Note, I moved the clock over, NOTE, Mike not happy!

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Blogger Icy BC said...

Whoa...that's a fantastic coffee table and for the price, it's a steal. I'm love the table too!

November 6, 2011 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Plush Possum Studio said...

Great price for such a cool table!
It is exotic, but I'm guessing the Far East, possibly China or Korea.....

November 6, 2011 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Mike is right. It is "moorish", but then don't ask me I've been lost with Claire and Jamie Frasier all afternoon, deep in the OUTLANDER series of Scotland. But, it is perfect and I do adore that rug below. You didn't think I saw that...Oh, yeah, I did and I'm digging it bad. Have fun with the newbies this week. I'll be back to check them all out.

November 6, 2011 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

I think the table is perfect for your space! I love the rug too. I need a rug in my living area...just haven't really looked for one yet. I was waiting for cooler weather but I believe it's here.

Your mantle looks great ~ and the picture of the room looks so warm and cozy.


November 6, 2011 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

I think the table is perfect for your space! I love the rug too. I need a rug in my living area...just haven't really looked for one yet. I was waiting for cooler weather but I believe it's here.

Your mantle looks great ~ and the picture of the room looks so warm and cozy.


November 6, 2011 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Decorating the Ville said...

Wow Debbie - Love the coffee table!! What a score for $35! And I love the pumpkins on the mantle on the brass candlestick! So simple but amazingly cute! Thanks for hosting!

November 6, 2011 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

I forgot to say that I hope the boys don't say bad words about me when they start clearing the leaves! :-) I'm sorry I didn't get the other things in the mail ~ so much going on around here.


November 6, 2011 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Kerin said...

Everything in your home looks inviting and ready to celebrate the season.

Love the table; looks great!

November 6, 2011 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Unbelievable how the table brings out all the scrolling in your other pieces. Perfect fit, Debbie.

November 6, 2011 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Cottage and Broome said...

Love the new table and for $35.00 perfect! The giant burlap pumpkin is great too. Thank you for your kind comments about my front porch. Thanks for hosting again this week. Laura Cottage and Broome

November 6, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

Hey, at least the clock didn't move so far over it landed on the floor. Actually, I love that clock!!! I like the new coffee table and yes, I always thought you had a Moorish decor style going on there. You have some red lights/lamps they are very Moorish.

November 6, 2011 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Debbie, what a fantastic coffee table! Girl, that was a great buy! Love your fall mantel, just looks lovely. Your home is beautiful too!

Hope you are having a great Sunday!


November 6, 2011 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Maria Elena said...

Beautiful coffee table! And what a bargain! Very pretty.
It is perfect for your living room.

November 6, 2011 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Debbie, I love that coffee table!! What a great find for $35! Your mantel looks awesome; and your home looks so festive!! Thanks for hosting again...glad to link up!

November 6, 2011 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute table and perfect in your home. What a deal.

November 6, 2011 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I could just live in that one room! I love the colors and the beautiful rug in there! Love this party, too! ♥

November 6, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Great table & I especially love how you distressed it. Great price too.

November 6, 2011 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

you got a great deal on that table and now you've made it worry free..
wooohooo well done.

November 6, 2011 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

It looks right at home, love it and the price. Your fall touches are so pretty!

November 6, 2011 at 7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd have taken that unique looking table home and done the same thing you did... Just love the legs on it, like no other coffee table I have seen. Great find!

November 6, 2011 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

Hi Debbie, your Morrish table is very distinctive and I like that it nearly has feet. olive

November 6, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

Whatever the style of the table...I LOVE what you did to it!! It's wonderful! Love your newly redone mantel, too!


November 6, 2011 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Great looking table. I love how you sanded the top!!!


November 6, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Thank you so much for leaving such a kind comment on my blog and for inviting me over! Lovely party and post on Moorish style.

November 6, 2011 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

Don't laugh, but I couldn't find the burlap bag. I kept looking on the mantel. When I finally saw it, I was like DUH! How did I ever miss that huge thing? hehehe

November 6, 2011 at 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had never realized that was Moorish style. Love that coffee table.
Karen G

November 6, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I never knew what Moorish style was until now. You really do have some of that in your house! I think that coffee table looks wonderful in your family room. The style fits your room perfectly. I like how you distressed it too. You keep me laughing about how much your husband gets peeved when you move his clock! Ha!

November 6, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

Love the coffee table!

November 6, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Shannon Fox said...

That table fits in so well. It really compliments the rug, the feel & the vibe of the room ;) Nice score! He He. You moved the clock. That made me LOL! But then, I am rotten ;)

November 6, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I have never heard of Moorish in my life. I like the amount of distressing on the top along with the decorative corners. Great score for $35.

November 6, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your new coffee table looks fabulous. I like it so much better all distressed. Beautiful. Your mantel is wonderful too. Such a lovely room and so inviting. Hugs, Marty

November 6, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger ღ Jans Life According To Milo ღ said...

Great job on the table, you always do such an awesome job with crafts. Love the look! : )..

November 6, 2011 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

The table is fabulous! I am starting to think that with all of your creativity you are going to need an antiques booth really soon to put all of your creations in


November 6, 2011 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

OMG! I can't BELIEVE you moved the clock! And that you lived to blog about it! I love the mantle AND your Moorish table. I think it is great in that room..and perfect with boys! xo Diana

November 6, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

YOU MOVED THE CLOCK!!!! And you are alive to tell the tale!! Ha!!! I am in love with the legs and curves on your new coffee table. Gorgeous!!! Your mantle is lovely and I adore those wood sign. You should be selling those bad boys! You can do so much with them!

November 6, 2011 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Michele Smith said...

Wow! That is one cool table! It looks really great. LOVE that burlap pumpkin bag, I was eye balling it. LOL
Reeses cups, my favorite too. I actually bought a bag we need more candy in this house!! (but we were all out of reeses)

November 6, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Kelli @ The Loss Cause said...

Thanks for hosting!

November 6, 2011 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Debbie! I love your coffee table all distressed and pretty- what a great find! :)

November 6, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Anita Diaz said...

You have to know I LOVE the table!! I love that style so much and it looks great on your rug, which I have always loved. I love that the table is black too with the decorative edging.

November 6, 2011 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Gorgeous table and love those legs!!! Very unique piece!! I love your living room!!

November 6, 2011 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Elle and Lou said...

Thanks Debbie for hosting- it is such a fabulous idea!

November 6, 2011 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Piper said...

I am suuuchhh a NEWBIE that I didnt realize I was posting my picture... (was thinking it was a profile type pix, please remove Mercy Saved Me and I will try again tomorrow. Hopefully I will learn from this mistake!! lol!! Enjoy the laugh. I don't mind!

November 6, 2011 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Debbie, I love the new coffee table and the extra distressing you did. The burlap pumpkin bag is adorable.

November 6, 2011 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice job on the coffee table Debbie. Love the Thanksgiving mantel.

November 6, 2011 at 11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your coffee table looks awesome!! I did notice the pumpkin burlap sack and was going to ask about that:D I love it!

November 6, 2011 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Those are the coolest legs on that baby, and hey love your header with the family picture, very cool. brought mom home tonight from's a good day

November 7, 2011 at 12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your "moorish" coffee table is wonderful, Debbie. I like your mantel too!

November 7, 2011 at 5:07 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Cool table and love your mantel...great find and price! Have a wonderful Monday!

November 7, 2011 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger miss flibbertigibbet said...

Love the table! it fits your style perfectly and the easy distressing job was all it needed!

November 7, 2011 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love the shape of your new coffee table! Gorgeous piece! I hear you about keeping up shiny with boys in the house. It looks great roughed up! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this newbie party each week. I love meeting new bloggers.

November 7, 2011 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love your new coffee table...And your fireplace screen is awesome!

November 7, 2011 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

I love your coffee table. I'm such a sucker for unique items. Thanks so much for hosting =)

November 7, 2011 at 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your coffee table! You did just the right amount of "roughing it up"! Your Fall mantel is awesome too! I love it all!

November 7, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Wow! I LOVE your coffee table. What great details! And your mantle is gorgeous!!!!

This will be my last time linking up. I've graduated from your Newbie Party. :( Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful party for bloggers just starting out. I have met so many great ladies and have been beyond inspired over these last 6 months. Thank you for being such a fabulous host!!

November 7, 2011 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

What a fabulous table! So unique. Love it!

November 7, 2011 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Sharon, aka Bootersmom03 said...

Love the coffee table! Thanks for hosting!

November 7, 2011 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

That table is a fun find, toots~ I especially like the little embellishments in the corners! Good idea to rough up the finish. My smooth tabletops NEVER stay smooth and unblemished. I may have to paint my dark tables in the sunroom. They are looking a little bad! ASCP to the rescue, I guess.

November 7, 2011 at 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful home you have! I like your idea of distressing your coffee table. I have a family of three son's all grown up and moved away now. I had thick pieces of glass cut for all of my tables and end tables. It's the only way I could get through those teenage years :>)

November 7, 2011 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Claudia Fabiana said...


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November 7, 2011 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Hey, I love the moorish coffee table. Love the distressed top. They price was not the least bit boorish. Hugs, Ginger

November 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Val said...

Sometimes we must buy things we don't need to make us happy...I do this all the time. Great find!!!

November 7, 2011 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Farah said...

Its beautiful Debb and yes its quite resembled with Moorish style ... the groves and pattern under the table is in Moorish Style... it looks very beautiful ...
Happy if you come to see me at
with love from

November 7, 2011 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Robin Lynn said...

Hello Debbie - thanks for visiting my place and also for the invitation for today's newbie party - I did it! You are so sweet. I love your home on the web - your place is gorgeous and homey-cozy all in one. Thanks for your excellent posts and the fun way you share yourself. I am learning a lot from you! blessings - from Robin over at

November 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great table Debbie and it looks beautiful in your home! Your mantel looks so pretty, I love the vine you have draped across the front. Martina

November 7, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

what a neat piece! that hardware on the corners are great details. the one time i went to an auction, there were 2 really small plant stand-like tables that i liked, that had the moorish design. i was all set to bid on them, but they started off at 100 bucks. not a minute before a rocking chair sold for 5 bucks. what the heck, lol!

November 7, 2011 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Your table and mantle are to die for! Everything looks so cozy. Thanks for the linky party.

November 7, 2011 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Stacey Stuwe said...

Thanks for Hosting!! Great coffee table, for that price it would have come home with me too!!

November 7, 2011 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Donna@anangloinquébec said...

love, love, love that table! Great style and good eye!

November 7, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger bj said...

that is an AMAZING coffee table. I just love it, Debbiedoo....

November 7, 2011 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger The Paupers Castle said...

Love the coffee table! Fantastic price!

November 8, 2011 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Kahli said...

Oh my goodness look at that table! What a great deal. I love what you did with it!

November 8, 2011 at 12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great table and beautiful home! As a brand new blogger, I just wanted to say thank you for hosting the Newbie party and for all the great blogging tutorials. They've been very helpful. Feeling the Newbie love!

November 8, 2011 at 2:18 PM  

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