Hello Dear Readers!
Today I have a bit of “this and that.”
I have truly been trying to scale down some things around the house,
in that, if I start to pack some things away . . .
maybe that means we are closer
to getting into the house. Wishful thinking.
When I combined three orchids together
(that were originally in their own containers)
into one container, it started that domino effect.
One Thing Leads to Another and a House Update
One morning I went into the sunroom to open the shades I realized that
the orchids were taking up a lot of room on my tea cart as there were three orchids
in three separate ironstone tureens. So I decided that they needed to be combined.
I placed all three of the orchids in a blue and white planter
and placed it on the dining room table.
That led to more “re-styled” surfaces.
Where did the three ironstone tureens go?
I have ironstone on the “borrowed bookcases” from my hubby’s office
on each side of the fireplace. There were no built-ins there.
White items look great against a dark background.
I was going to truly pack the tureens away,
but I remembered how my friend Mary Alice
takes some of her ironstone tureens and stacks them. So I did just that.
Here is the other side of the fireplace with ironstone
and other white ceramic accessories.
Remember this little alcove that leads to the Master Bedroom?
I had at least eight pieces of blue and white on and under the table.
I distributed 5 pieces to other areas to give it a lighter look for summer.
I did add my Pricket Sticks that I acquired from
Amy of Maison Decor to the table
and applied moss covered balls to the top.
Where did some of the blue and white pieces go?
Here on the coffee table:
Yesterday, I took my poor, not so feeling very well, hubby to the Dr.’s office.
(BTW . . he is OK . . a virus buggy thing he picked up)
He should be his usual happy self in a few days.
While he was at the Dr’s office,
I decided to go down the road to Trader Joe’s.
They still had Peonies, so how can I resist?
The cashier said that he will get me a box
to place the flowers and such in. He returned and said,
“I got the perfect one for you!”
And it was! The employees of Trader Joe’s are always happy!
I took the Peonies and the pretty dark pink Calla Lilies and arranged them
in my blue and white vase. It is always filled with flowers.
Now I shall patiently wait for the Peonies to fully bloom.
Now on to the house update:
On our way back from the Dr.’s office,
I drove by the lot and guess what?!!!
They have started framing!
They were at the beginning stages
and I cannot wait to go back and see more progress.
The front porch will be 12 foot wide by 8 foot deep.
Hopefully I will soon see some upright boards resembling walls!
It’s those little things that make me happy! 🙂
Speaking of happy . . . I wish you happy and a most beautiful day!