8 parties! Wow! Am I a party goer or what? LOL! There are so many fun memes and I do not want to miss any of them so why not join all, huh? You should go visit them too. The links are at the bottom of this post.
This is our breakfast nook in the kitchen. We hardly ever use it. We mostly use the round table because it is in front of the TV and we can watch while we eat.
These 2 pictures are old, they were from previous tablescapes. I forgot to take a recent "before" picture so I am posting these again to show how that area used to be. It has an oval mirror with painted gold leaves.
My daughter and SIL met us in Destin for the 4th of July weekend. I still have stuff in FLorida that I left in our house there after we moved. I asked my daughter to get them including this mirror which was still on the wall. My friend is renting the house right now. I wanted to take the opportunity of both them and us driving so we can move big and fragile items from one vehicle to another. I bought the Mexican mirror from St. Augustine a few years ago. I love the blue and white ceramic tiles on it.
I really wanted to use it, thought it might look ok in this nook with the blue valance on the windows, so I took out the oval mirror and replaced it with this one. But somehow, it just did not look right. I think the silver on the mirror and the bronze on the cabinet clashed too much.
I decided to put it in our guest room for kids and move the console and mirror that are there to here. John was in the hospital so I had to do all the moving by myself. When I get an idea in my mind, I cannot wait to get it done. I am sure some of you can relate to that.
First, I emptied both cabinets, to make them lighter and easier to move and also to avoid getting anything damaged. After all, the room I was going to be interchanging furniture with is at the very far end of the house.
I got the cabinet moved and the mirror hung. Do you like the set here?
I just got this flow blue coffee set last Saturday. I won it on Ebay for $9.95. I paid $9 for shipping. For that price, I did not expect it to be this pretty. But even the tray is very pretty. I love the shape and the handles on both sides and the whole set looks new. In fact, it is one of the prettiest set I have seen and I have seen a lot.
In the midst of moving stuff around, I was opening packages too. I received 3 packages in the mail, all of them stuff I won on Ebay while bidding when we were in Destin.
Isn't this a pretty tray? I love the handles and the ruffly edges.
The set also included this porcelain box but unfortunately, the cover arrived broken. But I am just thankful that the coffee pot, tray, sugar and creamer came in perfect condition because I think even with the box broken, it's still worth the money I paid for the whole set.
I really like this console and mirror here. It's longer but not as wide as the other one so it makes more room for the one sitting on the chair.
And it matches the dining table and chairs so well.
I placed a silverware box on top of the console. I got this idea from Shelia of Note Songs. Thanks, Shelia! It gave me another storage for one of my flatware storage. I had a hard time finding room for this because it is a big set, 92 pieces service for 12, and the box is long too.
Marty, do you see the cloche on top of the flatware box? It will be attending your party soon.
The chicken wire rooster will be attending Barbara's Rooster party as well.
That's where the console and mirror came from? It used to be in our guest room for kids.
I moved the one from the kitchen in here. I think it looks better because it fits the smaller wall better.
and because the mirror matches the room, it draws away from the fact that it does not match the cabinet. If I can paint and change the silver to metallic bronze, it will look better I think, but I am afraid to ruin it because I really like the mirror. Any ideas? Iam trying to force it to belong to this house. It was fine in our Florida home but it does not fit too well here.
If anyone of you remember, this used to be my grandkids' mermaid room so some mermaids can still be spotted although most of them have been put away in closets.
I would really be very interested in what you all think so please feel free to comment. Constructive criticisms are much welcomed.
In case you are wondering where the oval mirror went, it is now in the wet bar. This bar is very small so the mirror looks good there, it makes the room look bigger. It even matches the black counter top.
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