Thursday, January 5, 2012
Before we see my diningroom I just want to share these two pictures. I forgot to put them on yesterdays post. They are hanging in my kitchen on a little wall between the mudroom and pantry doors. Another great Homesense find, I just adore these pups. They make me smile everytime I see them. The funniest thing was after I bought them, and they were very reasonable, I found the artist on ebay! He does a lot of vintage looking dog prints. Now off to the diningroom.
Here we are before the make over. This is last years Christmas photo.
Basically, I switched the cupboard and the trunk. Seems simple but it meant completely emptying that big cupboard. I did a thorough clean out, very purging. I think it makes a bit difference, it opens up the space and now I can see the cupboard much better.
As you know, I have a lot of books. I have already filled the big bookshelves my husband built for me, so I am always looking for different spots to put books without just piling them in a corner. I have made a nice little nook in the diningroom. The trunk is perfect for my large coffee table books. I am going to hang photos on the wall when I get them all framed. I am utilizing spaces now. Instead of just using a surface to display something why not make it useful for books or dishes or a nice coffee bar.
Just before I go, we are off to visit our son ( he bought a 55" 3-D television for Christmas, my little grandbaby will think she is sitting in there with the Backyardigans) I want to show one last thing. I only have one piece of Majolica and I love it. These gorgeous swans were made to display cheese at country fairs in England. Isn't that amazing, the wonderful things they use to do for the simplest items.... Oh for the good old days.