Whenever you move from house to house,
you can always count on that some of your existing furnishings may not fit well
or not at all, in the new spaces.
Also, pieces of furniture placed in rooms of your former home,
may wind up in a totally different area or room and take on a new appearance and purpose.
This is the case with a bookcase which has always been in bathrooms of former homes.
But this bookcase has landed in the breakfast room at the Berry Patch House.
Today you will see the Breakfast Room doubling as an office and a Winner!!
Scroll down below to see if you are the winner of the book “Beautiful” by Mark D. Sikes.
The bookcase is by Drexel Heritage. I used to frequent a great consignment shop
when I lived in Florida (but not as good as Almost Home!).
I was looking for a display piece for a bathroom in a former home and came across
this Drexel Heritage bookcase …. it was a good piece, but needed some love,
as it had some scratches and little blips here and there.
The bathroom walls had beautiful wallpaper of birds and baskets of flowers.
I worked with an artist back in the day of my re-design and room staging days.
She painted the bookcase and added the designs from the wallpaper on to the doors.
I cannot tell you how wonderful the bookcase looked in that bathroom against the wallpaper.
Now, that bookcase is doubling as a place for blue and white pretties and my office!
The baskets on the shelves contain all that I need that you would find
on a desk top surface or drawers . . . stapler, tape dispenser, note pads, post-its,
address books, pens, markers, scissors and more!
Everything I need tucked away in those baskets.
These vintage bird plates were also in the bathroom at my previous home.
I should have named that house, so I could always refer to it by name.
I already have a name for my next house. Once we break ground, I shall tell you what it is.
On the floor on the left hand side of the bookcase is a tall narrow basket.
That is my temporary “file basket” that also contains my “wall calendar”.
Yes, I still love to see the month planned out on a large calendar, having lots of room to write.
The blue and white urn with the faux spiral topiary was the perfect thing
for the space next to the bookcase.
I turned the breakfast room area in our former home into a sunroom.
I missed having flowers on a breakfast table; however,
there were always plenty of flowers in the sunroom.
So as we have meals at this table of ours in this breakfast room . . .
we think of how we saved and saved to get this table when we were first married.
Our very first Ethan Allen purchase. It was a very exciting day waaaay back when . . .
when that small table and chairs were delivered.
Now many, many, many years later, I sit at this table with my loves,
having a meal or creating a blog post or planning our new home.
And we wonder . . . where have the years gone?
It seemed like yesterday. that this girl turned cartwheels across the floor
when my little table was delivered and my son finally graduating from the high chair
to the booster seat ….. sitting at the table in a chair with us.
Now my sweetie will sit at this table where her dad used to sit as a young boy and man.
Treasured memories and more treasured memories to be made.
Have a most beautiful day dear readers!
AND while on the subject of Beautiful . . .
The winner of the book Beautiful, by Mark D. Sikes is KARENANN !!! Congrats!!!
I encourage you all to come back Wednesday for another fabulous new book review and giveaway!!!