Thursday, December 28, 2017

Life Goes On

I went to bed before 9 last night with the intention of watching the latest episodes of "A Place to Call Home"  (Acorn TV).  Maybe 15 minutes into it, I was falling asleep, so I turned off the tv and allowed my tired body to rest.  Now I'm awake at 2 AM, so I thought I'd do a blog post and show you how my house looks after the Christmas decor has been put away, well all but a few things that I made slight changes to for the winter season.  I find I'm settling easily and getting accustomed to being on my own.  I've always been able to find things to do, and this time is no different.  I keep myself busy and anytime friends or family want to go somewhere, I go along with them.  Anyway, back to the changes in the house.

This is the breakfast nook, and I added the yellow GW placemats to bring out the yellow in the tablecloth.  

A GW rooster sits under a cloche as the centerpiece.

To have more room in the breakfast nook, I swapped this table from the master to here.  It can serve as a buffet.  It also has a GW rooster under a cloche to carry the theme.

The corner cabinet holds a GW pitcher sporting a fancy rooster, as well.

My Mother's pie safe features farm animals on top, and above, on the wall.  I think all these pieces are goodwill finds except the chicken which I found years ago at a consignment shop.

I moved the bombe table into the breakfast room for storage.  The small jelly cupboard that was here belonged to my estranged husband's mother so I sent it with him.  This works great here.  The "Blessed" sign is a stick on from the Dollar Tree.  They remove easily and do not damage the wall.  Everything on top of the table is from GW except the rooster.

The hall tree has a mixture of items.  I found this small tureen at GW and decided to sit it here.  The farm scene picture came from there as well.  The tulips bring the hope of Spring.

On the bottom shelf, the snow men still remind us it's Winter.

I removed the red from the urn above and added cotton, a white ribbon, and a snow flake.  This will work well on the hearth all winter.

Winter Fireplace

Corner of the living room

This runner came from Big Lots.

I moved the tea cart to the window and have lots more room with it here.

A winter garland was left on top of the china cabinet.

I have used blue or turquoise in all my rooms, and will share the guest room with you soon.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!!

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