Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ga Ga for Galvanized



I just can't get enough of galvanized accessories! We carry these galvanized pedestals at LetteredCottageHome.com and I just had to get myself a set to use here at the Lettered Cottage.

They come in three different sizes...







...and we also carry three different sized glass cloches that you can use on top of them to really dress them up. (The glass cloche in the photo above is not one of the ones we carry)

I couldn't wait to get done shooting these photos so that I could gobble up some of the chocolate-covered strawberries Sarah made...



(Diet? What diet? Chocolate is fat free, right?)



When I'm not using them to display delicious pastries, they look just as great on the kitchen counter filled with artificial (or real) fruit and veggies.
(I can also see a pile of pretty soaps, seashells or coral, candles and maybe a bird nest on them in a bathroom as well!)

When it gets a little closer to Halloween, I'm really going to have fun with them. Among other things, I'd like to use some small white pumpkins or gourds on them, and who knows, maybe I'll even incorporate a little hay into our tablescape. I'm kinda crazy like that. :-) Mr. LC never knows what I'm going to be dragging through the door next!

In other news, I was confined to my office yesterday, while Kevin worked on the house with a couple of fine young gentlemen out in the Living and Dining rooms. You're not going to believe your eyes when you see what they did! As soon as the job is finished, I'll share all the before and afters. It's amazing what 3 grown men can accomplish in just 8 hours. At one point, I ventured out to offer them some of those chocolate-covered strawberries and proceeded to trip (backwards) over an old board and landed squarely on my bottom. That's when I noticed the sharp, old nail connecting the bottom of my foot to the board. Oh yeah, it went in about a half an inch. All the way through my flip flop and up into my foot. So needless to say, I'm limping around today, and anticipating a giant bruise on my backside. These things are bound to happen when you buy a fixer upper I guess.
Blood, check. Sweat, check. Tears, check.

Layla :-)

50 comments:

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Yikes! That's scary. My foot hurts just thinking about it.

Can't wait to see the before and afters!

Tiffany said...

You're too cute, Layla!

Ruth P. said...

Rusty nail?! You better be current on your tetanus shots!!
Be careful!
I do enjoy your blog, here from NJ

KK said...

Hope your Tetanus is up to date! Can't wait for the reveal.

Anonymous said...

Have you had a tetanus shot recently? You might need one!

geri said...

Layla.
Immediately after I get hurt I usually say words that even surprise me and then look for something to hit (sometimes my poor hubby).
Then I say why this house...and get my self right back on the decorating bull again.
I heard chocolate strawberries will help your foot heal faster.hehe
Be safe. Geri.

The Bloom Girls said...

Seriously, you need to make sure you've have a tetanus shot within the last five years!!!
As a young girl growing up on a farm I had two memorable encounters with rusty nails.....hurts like the dickens!

christy said...

Ouch! Sounds like something I would do. :) I have torn a tendon doing yardwork, broken a toe feeding the dogs & fallen through an attic, twice.

Like most others said, please make sure you have your tetanus.

Tori said...

Be sure you tetnau shots are up to date. You could get very sick!!

jmberrygirl said...

Know what you mean. We're getting our sweat equity into the homeplace this week, too!

Morning T said...

I hope you're OK Layla! Your table is gorgeous and I'll check out your cloche's as I've been searching for one large enough to cover my ironstone dairy slab. Can't wait to see what the guys accomplished at your place yesterday.

Kiki said...

Oh no! When you are feeling up to it I think you might need a pedi to make it all better! Love the galvanized stands!

Beachbrights said...

Tetanus Shot...Check!

XOXO

Love the Decor! said...

Love the galvanized look!! The cloches have always been my favorite. They make even ordinary food look like it's a party. (your food isn't ordinary it looks delish) Hope your foot is ok and I agree a tetanus shot is in order :))

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Gosh, Layla, I hope your tootsie is okay. Must hurt like heck!!

I'm always so inspired by your design skills. Your table-scape looks beautiful, and I love your ideas for the galvanized trio.

Sara said...

Layla -

The accessories are beautiful! I LOVE the look of your table, and I want to eat those chocolate covered strawberries right now!

Cant wait to see your Halloween designs and what went on in the house?

Heal that foot quickly!

Sara

Candace said...

Awww, that made me do that half-sigh, half-chuckle, "Bless her heart" thing we Southern Girls do. Hope the foot and bum get less sore soon! Love the galvanized too, I hope they all come with those chocolate covered strawberries!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous table setting. And yummy looking.

I like the galvanized look, something to think about!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Did you see the pics of the beach house where the designer used smallish galvanized buckets to make lampshades for the utility area? I'm thinking it was BH&G or maybe Coastal Living???

Anyway, imagine it's a rather easy DIY project, and very, very clever!

Living With Lindsay said...

Oh, no! Like everyone else, I hope your shots are up to date!

Looking forward to seeing what the guys were working on.

Snap said...

Hope you got a tetanus shot!

Teresa said...

I love the galvanized stuff too. Missed a huge galvanized platter the other day at an auction, could have kicked myself, but did not, but the same platter is kind of like a dog dish I got either at Wal-Mart or Tractor Supply, so going to get 1 of these, going to put extra apples in it. Maybe post about it with some other projects I am hoping to finish. I love your blog and read it daily.

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

the galvanized stands are cute. great ideas!

Tanya said...

Oooh. So sorry that you hurt yourself. But I'm sure it was great to have some help. Love the galvanized pieces. I'm going to go out and get some chocolate now!

Jennifer said...

Hope your foot is ok! The tablescape is beautiful. Could you share where you got the tablecloth or is it just fabric?
Enjoy your blog - your house is beautiful and an inspiration :)

Melissa Stover said...

loving your new blog design.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Sorry to hear about your foot...ouch! You know we will all be waiting with a passion to see what you and Mr. LC have been up to. I almost cant bear it...ha! Those strawberries look so good and sweet too. Now I think I need some oh those gaga's for my house! Miss ya! Susie...ps.. feeling a road trip coming on?

Jamie said...

I did that too a few months ago while renovating a room--drove to the hospital in a freak SC snowstorm to get a tetanus shot. They did xrays to make sure parts of the shoe sole didn't get pushed up into my foot as well. Apparently that's a bigger concern than tetanus. Ended up with antibiotics, an immobile arm from the shot, and nerve damage in my foot that took 6 weeks to heal. Take care of yours, seriously!

Sarah Ann said...

I can't wait to see the pictures! I absolutely love your house!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Did anyone tell you to get a tetanus shot?? If not, think about it. :) Don't want you getting something from that. I've stepped on nails before too, not fun.

Oh, and I see the new mirror! Love, love it, it's perfect.

The Consummate Hostess said...

These are so great! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh gosh, you poor thing! Is your tetanus shot up to date? (sorry, the nurse in me had to ask!)
Can't wait to see what the guys did!

marty39 said...

The galvanized pedistals are just gorgeous. I would love to see the cloches you carry too and don't forget the "Fall Cloche Party" on Sept. 11th. This would make a fabulous entry into that event. Sorry to hear about your foot and your fall. I hope you are better soon. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

Sorry to hear about your foot, those nails can be nasty.
Im off to check out those cute stands!
Sue

blushing rose said...

Wouldn't have thought of the galvanized presentation .. but it is really lovely the way you use them.

When did yo have your last tetanus shot, Layla? That is important.

Love you & the strawberries ... & what time are you serving? You forgot to say.

TTFN ~Marydon

Cheri said...

Sorry about your Boo Boo. Can't wait to see what Mr. LC and friends have done, you guys always come up with such wonderful ideas.

So, I was just wondering, are you going to still do your version of Design Star on your blog?

Cheryl said...

Oh Layla, I hope you are feeling better and healing. I cringed as
I read that part of the post.
Looking forward to the before and afters. You and Mr. LC rock with DIY projects.

Tracey said...

Yikes, I hope you're foot is okay. I do LOVE all the galvanized pieces!

Denise said...

Hope your foot is better today!

Those strawberries look yummy!

XXDenise

Bonnie said...

So sorry about your foot! Chocolate always helps the pain go away. :)

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Ouch! I hope everything turns out OK and that you heal fully. Ironic, isn't it, that the guys were doing all this work for 8 hours and you're the one injured.

Love the tablescape with the galvanized accessories. Such great ideas for accessorizing them, too. I have a friend who puts fake cakes and pastries on her pedestals; not my style, but she enjoys them.

The Country Nest said...

OK, OK, I won't tell you to make sure you have had a recent tetanus shot as I am sure you have gotten that message. Loved your table and can't wait for the reveal. I was really wondering how Fleamarket was doing? Does Mr. LC like him?
Hugs,
Donna

The Green Pea said...

Rusty nail, oh no! not in your foot. I love the chocolate covered strawberries. Ummm sandi

Lori said...

I would like to have your big enamel bowl please! Love old enamel...
Glad the nail did not do more damage as they can be nasty. Happy Wednesday!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Layla; Gosh I hope you are doing ok,, that could be bad if the nail was rusty,,, so be careful... can't wait to see the before and after,,love the photos you are so cute...

Hug;s
Alaura

Pony Girl said...

I love galvanized stuff too! Your pictures and vignettes are always so great, the little touches of red are so fun and so autumn (but can't wait to see what you do for Halloween!
Scary about the nail in your foot, ouch, take care of that and you'll be back on your foot in no time! ;)

Laura said...

Layla - I hope you're okay!

I love galvanized things. I'll have to send pictures of my galvanized items. You would die - my buffet is out of an old house in Pittsburgh and the finish is worn and awesome, with a galvanized top. I also have sap buckets and other things lying around...

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Ouch...hope it doesn't hurt too much and that you are up to date on your tetanus shot...Take care!!

Rebecca said...

Love your galvanized pieces! Hope to order some soon! Have you seen the back of Pottery Barn this month? They have adorable ideas for Fall/ Halloween decor with the galvanized pieces too. :)

Jessica said...

Commenting a little late- glad you got your tetanus shot!
Wanted to tell you that I featured these Galvanized stands on my blog today! :)