Wednesday Wandering – Tabletop Art

For our Wednesday Walkabout as we made our was back to South Dakota last year we revisited some old favorite places, many of them coffee shops. I find coffee shops fascinating with their artsy feel and soft jazz, and … well coffee. River Rock Roasting Company in Laverkin, Utah was a frequent haunt of ours during the years we wintered in Southwestern Utah. On our last visit, we made note of the new furnishings, table tops done in eclectic designs.


Here a square table top decorated with pennies. The pennies are glued to the surface and then resin is poured to cover. There’s, obviously a lot more to the process but you can look that up if you’re interested. I just loved the local “epoxy artist” work. It give such dimension and depth to the table.

Can you get to the center of the maze?

Here is a maze replica. I apologize for the blurry shot but as you can tell, the lighting was intensely bright. In the upper right corner you can see a bit of the next table which was done in keys.

Hotter’n a pepper sprout

My personal favorite was this smokin’ hot number, which we ultimately decided to sit at. The table top itself is a piece of old plywood that has been reclaimed and refurbished, topped with chili peppers and epoxy resin.

the result of too many “scratch and sniffs?”

And finally, because after all it is a coffee shop. A tiny section of the “coffee” table. Those are coffee beans. Again, the shot itself is lacking but this table was badly scratched and marred and this section was the best I could salvage.

This post brought to you by Marsha’s PPAC #54 do go take a look at some of the Fascinating/Gorgeous offerings this week! And inspired by my deep-seated, nearly pathological need for COFFEE. Yeah, I’m really tired of being tired. ;-p

Til next time ~May your coffee be strong ~JP

6 thoughts on “Wednesday Wandering – Tabletop Art

      1. I remember those kinds of things in the 70s. Resin was a big thing. Now we don’t see many It’s fun to see them again. I wonder what happened to all those kinds of tables and other art. You don’t see them in antique stores either.


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