Here is a shot of the dining room dressed for the holiday tablescape shoot. I just had to build the design around this huge silver tray and meat dome I recently acquired!
A close-up of a place setting using red and white transferware from my collection, as well as vintage silver baby cups and tiny hand-blown glass ornaments.
Here is another shot of the table. I love this little vintage cup with the key!
Another close-up of the table.
This is a Lucite console I placed in the dining room because it takes up so little visual space. Here I placed a few transferware berry dishes on a distressed gray pedestal, along with my 1950's vintage coffee urn and (yes another!) darling little dome. A tiny vintage coffee creamer looks sweet in this vignette I think. The large crystal drink decanter gets a lot of use during family get-togethers year round.
I had the headboard recovered in a pale tiger-stripe fabric I had languishing in storage and added a french stool and needlepoint pillow at the foot of the bed. Silk curtains were also fabricated out of more fabric from my "going-to-use-this-someday" inventory. The walls have been this color for a few years and I would really like to change them, but I guess I'll hold off a little longer.
I paired this sweet little French ladie's desk with a modern leather and nailhead stool that I think has a sort of Morrocan flavor. An original antique etching hangs above it. I didn't want anything too big there that would take away from the desk.
I also had this bedspread made out of some really inexpensive linen and I like the way it looks with the headboard.
I updated the living room a little bit with some large Bliss Studio pillows on the sofa and a tall mirrored tea table.
I brought this gilt Louis chair down from its previous home upstairs to brighten the room up a bit and added a grain sack rug under the tea table.
Here is a tighter shot of the chair. I have the matching sofa, also, which will have to continue living upstairs!
The little antique secretary is a piece that we bought years ago when we were first married.
The other side of the living room which includes a tall skirted console, sepia-tone landscape prints, and family photos.
I'm not big on a lot of accessories in my kitchen because I really cook and I need the counter space, so I leave out my food processor and stand mixer all the time. I did add a recent find of a sweet little flow-blue platter.
This burled wood trough planter is pretty as well as useful. I like to place little ferns, herbs, fruits, and vegetables in it.
There is nothing prettier in the kitchen, in my opinion, than real fruit displayed in a pretty container.
These little white linen slipcovers are great on the counter stools! Just throw them in the washer and hang to dry!
I hope I still have a few readers out there! If so, thanks for coming back and reading!