Buying new dishes made my life crazy - and I haven't even used them yet!
After finishing the dining room, I thought the living room would be a quick job, but it took me 3 days!
I took photos yesterday and thought I was done, but sitting on the sofa last night, I looked around and wasn't satisfied - so it was back to the drawing board this morning.
This table was one of the few arrangements I didn't change today.
The lamp and the painting make it difficult for just any display - I don't want anything too tall in front of the painting and we need a lamp on the table.
All the containers started out on the mantel, but moving them to the cabinet was a vast improvement.
There was a short green cabinet in this nook, but I wanted something taller so I stole the sewing machine base from the guest room.
One of my prized possessions is the vintage sewing notions box from my grandmother - I like how it is showcased on the glass base.
I found the George Washington tin, a relic from my Americana days, hiding in the garage.
The striped box, a Home Goods purchase, is now storing Lulu's toys - who knew a puppy needed so many toys!
The croquet balls in my favorite colors are from my childhood croquet game.
The little green chair was the easiest "tweak" - a metal basket is filled with Trader Joe's mums.
Another 'steal' was the chalkboard caddy from the dining room - it was a pain to move at every meal.
The mantel was the biggest challenge.
I am not ready for a fall mantel so I went with books, but then I had no idea what to put in the center.
I stole the red box from the dining room (so much for that room being finished) and a few bits and pieces from the guest room.
The new dishes I wrote about here caused a chain reaction.
These are just a few of the items that were moved around and still need new homes.
We have company this weekend, so I know what I will be doing tomorrow.
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