The side tables are halves of wine barrels simply turned upside down. Find them at a local hardware store, they make the perfect rustic end table. Lantern from Pottery Barn, square planter from Crate + Barrel.
During read-aloud, have student select a button from a jar then ask a question that corresponds to the color button chosen. Questions can be answered individually, in buddies, or in journal. Button cards correspond to Bloom's taxonomy.