I think you did an excellent job! Doniene.
Nice job. I like that you placed the items on the well grained wood surface. It adds another layer of interest without detracting from the items themselves. On another note, I guess I have never seen a dog whistle before. If I had seen this hanging around someone's neck out of context, I would never have known what it was.
I think you have achieved well. So many textures and shades :-) Just trying to place where you took the photo - in the area where the coats hang?
Many textures and shades. On which table is it taken. I have an old oak table too. It is from 1900. Will take a picture of it coming days. And I can't imagine how those whistles work.
lovely picture...loads of texture and interest...Hugz