The guest room has been going through a transformation for a while.
Shopping and planning . . . planning and shopping.
I get an idea, then I change my mind.
However, I knew exactly what I wanted to do, in decorating the hutch.
It was just a matter of finding the right items. . . and I did.
Cue the HomeGoods Happy Song!
I was on the hunt for blue and white pieces to place in the NQV (Not Quite Vintage) hutch
that I painted. . . .as the background was white and needed bolder colors that would stand out.
I previously purchased the Drexel Heritage Blue and White ceramic lamp at HomeGoods.
I went to a couple of import type stores looking for blue and white ceramic pieces.
You would have thought that those were the places to go; however, I did not find anything.
So across the street I went . . . ran into HomeGoods and I heard the angels sing.
Cue the choir. They had a collection of Ralph Lauren ceramic kitchen items in blue and white.
This piece is actually a canister. Looking good behind the metal grate door front.
The plates are by Johnson Brothers . . . also from HomeGoods.
I also found this cutie of a covered dish by Johnson Brothers, and yes, at HomeGoods.
I guess I now officially have a blue and white ceramic theme going on in the room.
Who couldn’t resist getting this great pitcher in the same Ralph Lauren pattern
and the coordinating plate. I love this plate; however, I could only find one out of the three
HomeGoods stores that I went to that day.
Really love the colors and hope to find more eventually.
Brought the vintage book of Japan to the table to add some added color and texture.
I then remembered that I have a tea set that I purchased in Japan when I traveled there many years
ago with my mom and brother. Added a little bit of sentiment to the table.
Even though I am in the process of making over this room, some of the new things that I placed in
the room has since been alleviated . . . tossed to the curb when I find something better when
shopping the house.
I had forgotten about these postcards that I purchased at a post office in Japan. These postcards are
so colorful and I loved the artwork. They were commemorative cards depicting a celebration.
It was a great souvenir, let alone an inexpensive one! This was hanging in a powder room in a former
house and the mat and frame coordinated with the wallpaper.
Now, about 17 years later, it is the perfect colors and theme for this room.
There is still more to do in this room before I call it complete, but then again, no room is completely
done. I still have more do to on this hutch . . . new hardware, more painting and distressing.
I just met with my friend Linda to have her do some trim work on the drapes and to recover a chair
seat and the list goes on.
Sometimes I wish I had a magic wand and I could wave it around the room and everything would be done,
but I would have missed the process, the thrill of the hunt, the fun of decorating . . .
I would have missed the dance!
Have a wonderful day everyone!