It all started with this sign that my friend Gina, at
The Shabby Creek Cottage, gave me last July when I answered her
She'd had it hanging above her settee in her sitting room, but she'd changed her decor,
and the sign was just waiting for me in the corner of her living room.
Thank you, Gina!
It only took me 7 months to finish the dining room where it is now.
Here is our dining room right after I finished painting it red.
I love red.
But, these rooms have been red for 8 years.
I also love ironstone, silver, and cloches.
But, I needed to simplify.
So, I did.
These next two pictures were taken at Thanksgiving last year,
and are the last pictures I have of the room before re-painting a few weeks ago.
And, here it is today.
(I always take too many pictures. I hope you don't get bored.)
I still love red, so I kept the Syracuse China (Roxbury pattern).
A gift from my friend, Ann.
Do you see a tad bit of red at the top right of the picture below?
Well, our Music Room is still red, and still has the red check curtains.
This room is next on the agenda.
There are four of these vintage botanical prints here.
One for each Month's birthday represented in our family.
June, July, September, and October.
I sewed this runner from burlap and cotton gauze.
I still like cloches.
And birds, nests, and eggs.
Hurry up, Spring.
I found this gazebo in someone's trash pile.
No joke. I've no shame in unearthing things from a curb's pile.
It was attached to a pole which I removed.
On the way back from our Christmas trip to Pennsylvania in December,
we HAD TO stop at Ikea in Charlotte, NC on the way back south
to our home here in Greenville, SC.
We bought four panels of white linen curtains.
98" long. The style is "Ritva".
The throw I found at Ross!
Thank you, Marcia, for my Gift from the Sea book.
The previous color?
Lady Bug by Sherwin Williams
The new color?
Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore
We are enjoying our fresh, bright space.
My hilarious hubby said we need to place a sign in each room with the verb
explaining the main use of each room.
EAT for the dining room.
REST for the bed rooms.
PARK for the garage.
SURF for the office (above the desk).
MOP for the kitchen.
And so on.
So, whether you eat or whether you drink,
or whatever you do,
do it all
to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
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