My poor husband. His one innocent comment, "Did you see the signs for the interior designer's sale?" sent off a cascade of events, the movement of furniture and the quest for a console table. You see, I had forgotten that an interior designer who lives down the street was retiring to the beach and selling off the contents of her home. Forgetful blogger...Good husband! I made it there just in time before the sale ended and bought this wonderful wine jug.

Seems harmless enough. But, that is where the CASCADING began. Here's the blow-by-blow:

- sofa console table and lamp moved to family room so Wine Jug could anchor it.

- 7 ft bookcase armoire I told my husband wouldn't be moved until we moved - is relocating to the family room. I exclaimed, "How could I have not thought of that before - the ceilings in this room peak at 14 feet - it will be so wonderful here!" Swore I saw the look of a deer caught in headlights reflecting in good husband's eyes. Note to self - be very, very grateful that he married me.

- Contemplation begins - possibly the armoire's color will need to be changed from black to a weathered beach/swedish blue...mmm
- Living room wall that was occupied by bookcase armoire is now blank. Quest for table begins.

Here are tables that are serving as inspiration. I'll be in Norfolk, VA for business next week and I plan to stop in Farmville at Green Front - hoping I might find something in one of their 12 buildings. Or maybe I'll get lucky and the perfect narrow farm table will be left abandoned along the side of a country road! I heard Good husband mutter as he left the room, "It never ends."

HGTV Green House via Elements of Style

House Beautiful, Designer Nancy Price, photography by Eric Piasecki

Nate Berkus via Urban Grace Interiors

Nathan Egan Interiors

Need a longer table than this but I love the finish and of course, the wine jug lamp.