Well it has been a busy week
so far and it is only Tuesday!
Right about now a Caribbean Vacation
Especially with these temps!
Thanks for all of your kind comments
about the changes to the house.
We have already had one showing
and we have two more booked!
Cross your fingers for us!
Many of you asked me why
we have decided to sell our home.
We have lived here twelve years
and we love this house,
but it is only the Mr. and me with
Miss Beaux away at college.
It is a wonderful family home
that is great for kids and entertaining
but now we only use about three rooms
on the main floor.
Time to let it go to a new family
that can enjoy all of this wonderful space!
When the photographer came over last week
to take pictures, I asked him to take the photo
at this angle. Why?
Because I still haven't finished my cabinet!
You won't tell anyone will you?
Besides the unfinished cabinet,
I did make a few other small
changes in the Living Room.
I restyled the built in bookcases
and the mantel over the fireplace.
I had been collecting blue and white pieces
at Estate Sales and was so happy
to use them in this room.
My goal was to create a balanced
and uniform look to the bookcases
without crowding them too much.
A few Blue Willow plates
were mixed in with white ceramic birds
that my mother made for my Nana
many, many years ago.
(there used to be three but some toe headed child broke one)
I found these books at an Estate Sale also.
I need to collect more...
I just got lucky when I found two
of these jars with silver lids
and the little footed bowls that are on the mantel.
I love the symmetry of the mantel.
I picked up the boxwood
topiary pieces at Stein Mart.
They add just the right touch.
More books on the other side to balance it out.
I stole some of these from Miss Beaux.
Whenever we go Estate Sale-ing
I always find her in the book section
leafing through old books.
She loves reading as much as her Nana does!
The little squirrels are a nod to fall.
I had better start thinking
Christmas pretty soon!
More blue and white on the cocktail table.
Fresh pears make a great centerpiece,
inexpensive and they last a long time.
Besides, you can eat them
when you are ready to switch them out!
Thanks for stopping by
and thank you again
for all of your well wishes on the sale of the house.
Keep your fingers crossed for us!
Until Next Time,
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