Close-Enough Coffee Table

I was so bummed the other day when I found the perfect coffee table style I wanted but it didn’t quite fit the budget. So what’s a gal to do when she can’t get the expensive option? Look for deals at,,, and a general search on will do, too! Search terms: gold, metal, glass, coffee table.

From Becker Furniture World

And I even discovered the name of the coffee table style I originally wanted: St. Tropez Sanremeo Bunching Cocktail Table by Lexington Home Brands (aka Lexington Bunching Cocktail Table).

From CSN Stores

I wanted to get two of these and place them together like the pic above. them on sale at $485.10 for one, in case you’re interested.

Well, here are alternates I found as options. Reasonably priced and still gives me the the gold, metal, glass top look I was looking for.


This is the Steve Silver Emerson Coffee Table (and End Tables) in Bronze (looks gold enough). $260.00


This one is the 3pcs Coffee and End Side Table Set in Bronze Finish by Poundex. $193.70

From The Simple Coffee Table Store

I think this one might be the winner. It’s the Ellipse Rectangular Cocktail Table by Hammary. $200.00


Aboriginal Art

Came across these design treats the other day after discovering one on the wall of ish and chi. I just love the energy and richness of the colors of these pieces as well as the meaning and intent behind their creation. Aboriginal art has blossomed in recognition in recent years thanks for folks like Sabine Haider, owner and director of Central Art (in Australia), and of galleries like Artlandish, who have provided the world with the opportunity to learn about and cherish such beautiful pieces. Here are some that suited my sweet tooth. Click on each to learn more about the pieces and their artists.

Bush Plum Dreaming by Kathleen Ngala

Yam Dreaming by Dolly Mills Petyarre

Painting by Lily Napangardi

More about Lily Napangardi here.

Women's Ceremony by Walangkura Napanangka

Star Dreaming by Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Awelye & Bush Melon by Betty Mbitjana

Womens Dreaming by Debra Young Nakamarra

my design palate.


Such a radiant color and beautiful paisley pattern! Me want this in my home. Hubby, who is 6 foot 2 inches, may have some challenges. But hey, it can just be a settee for me.