As I was writing this post I realized that so much of what we have is old: furniture, linens, porcelains, etc. What can I say we like old stuff- the look, the smell, the texture, the history...ok I'll stop now!
So here's a taste of some of our old stuff. We have a beautiful little display cabinet (1930?) that my mother-in-law gave us. It's in the entry hall but has, for a long time, lacked pizazz. Like my dining room, my entry hall has old-busy tile I expected to replace with wood floors years ago. Now that Tony and I have decided to live (albeit grudgingly) with this tile for a few more years (due to renovation fatigue and $$$) I decided to pretty up this cabinet.
Here is the before:
Looking through the drawers of stashed away goodies, I rediscovered a pretty tea set (1960s) that belonged to my grandmother. Into the cabinet it went- and it looked great! Except that it was still too dark in the cabinet.
I thought of painting the inside of the cabinet but I change my mind so often that I'd find myself painting it again within the year. So I decided to line the back of the cabinet with linen dollies (also old).
And here is the result:
|It's much brighter!|
|I think this shows off the doilies much more than when they're on a shelf or table where it generally gets covered.|
|The tea set is actually a light sage green but appears white(ish) in the image. I'm aware I need a better camera... or maybe I need to learn to take better pictures. We'll just blame the camera for now.|
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Between naps on the porch