Hello Dear Readers!
Things here at the Berry Patch house are coming along.
I am still surrounded by boxes to unpack . . . and items waiting in the wings
to find a new home . . . or be banished to the “STORE ME ROOM”.
Even though some of this is not a fun task,
I must say I am having fun trying to figure out furniture arrangements
and where I want to hang artwork and pretties.
Today, I shall present the first room reveal at Berry Patch, a.k.a. the rental house.
The Dining Room.
Recognize the above piece of furniture?
Probably not as it was tucked in a hallway that led to the master bedroom suite
in our previous home.
This curio cabinet was a piece that I purchased a very long time ago from Ethan Allen.
I saved and saved so that I can purchase that curio to house my budding collection of
Norman Rockwell figurines. Figurines that meant something to our family,
first haircut, our wedding, first baby step, boys playing sports and more.
Now those figurines are packed away hoping my son will want them, but most likely not.
My former dining room only had one wall to place furniture against . . . that room had
a large bay window and french doors on the other wall . . . all bringing beautiful light into the room.
So I searched “my furniture stash” for a piece to place in the Berry Patch dining room that
would compliment the rest of the dining room furniture.
The curio cabinet fit the bill.
I plan to do something totally different with the curio in the new house.
Sconces that were in the stairwell before, now flank the curio.
Plants/plant stands that were in the master bathroom now stand below each sconce.
Instead of Norman Rockwell figurines, the curio happily displays some Ironstone tureens.
A far cry from figurines of what I call, Everyday Life.
The Berry Patch House is contemporary in style as you can see in the light fixtures.
Since this is our temporary home, I shall not let it bother me. Well, somewhat.
It’s funny how some items in a previous home that fit well in “their space” fit nicely
in another home, in another setting . . . and having a totally different purpose.
Here is another item that shuffled from the previous Guest Room bathroom
and now in the Berry Patch dining room.
A pretty floral painting that I snagged at an estate sale years ago.
Now, do you remember this:
An Italian gold and crystal sconce that I scored at a Virginia antique shop . . .
actually scored a pair of them and the mini mirrors that I acquired for the huge sum of one dollar
with my friend Martha . . . at her wholesale frame warehouse she frequented.
These sconces and mirrors were previously in the master bedroom flanking the bay window.
You can see a “sneakie peekie” of something in the Great room in the reflection of the mirror.
So on to more familiar pieces.
The Dining Room hutch, the French Market basket (that has a story) and all the pretties
in the hutch are pretty much the same . . . hanging out with the hutch.
I have to apologize for some of the quality of the photos,
as there is not an abundance of natural light in this room.
Even though you can see rays of sunlight on the floor, the porch roof blocks
a lot of light going to the dining room and there are lots of trees on this property of a few acres.
Going forward, I may be using my lighting umbrellas more often, but hmmmm where did I put them?
I will be presenting each room as I complete them and plan to give you some sneak peeks
in the meantime . . .and if I get brave . . . I will even show you our storage areas too!
The image below was taken as I stood on the sofa! …. I think it would have been better
to take a horizontal image of the space . . . next time!
I wish you all a most beautiful day and I thank you for visiting and coming along with me
on my journey as we build our “right-sized” home.
There is still time to enter the BOOK GIVEAWAY, “Beautiful” by Mark D. Sikes.
Now, off to wade through the room I call “the staging room” of home decor that I placed in bins
that I thought I would use at Berry Patch. I think I will be doing more packing and storing!