My father is from Holland, so after moving to the US we would travel back quite often. We would visit family, beautiful shops, and restaurants while we were there. One thing I took notice of even as a young child was the attention to detail. The detail was evident in the simple everyday events. If you bought a good from a shop, even as small as a postcard, it would be wrapped beautifully in its paper and string. My parents’ coffee in a cafe would be served in a coffee cup where a rounded paper sat on top of the saucer to catch any spills. A small sweet treat would be served as well, taking its place on the saucer next to the coffee. It was always an experience that evoked a sense of timelessness. Maybe it was the history, maybe it was my youth, or maybe it was the materials and architecture that was used to make these spaces.
There is Beauty in Simplicity
One material that I found in many of the places we visited was marble. The timeless and classic feeling marble evoked spoke to you just by being. It created a sense of elegance in an atmosphere that I truly cherished and still do.
I love to find different ways to incorporate marble into my home and this was one that I wanted to share with you. Remember it is about mixing pieces together. Whether it’s from a chain store, Goodwill, or your grandmother you mix to create an authentic space. I hope you find the project inspiring and simple to achieve in your own home.
A Kitchen Trivet
1. Small felt pads
2. Marble Subway tile
*These tiles came in a set of 7 or 8 for around $9.00 at a home improvement store
Method…short and sweet!
Turn the tile over and place a felt piece in each corner. This will help prevent it from leaving any marks on the surface you are placing it on.
Another thought is to place a few side by side and place tea lights or pillar candles on them. Line them down the center of your table for a simple and classic display.