Salutations! So … what happens when you buy a largish piano and you have not a single empty spot in the house for it to land? The furniture gets a little rearranging! The buffet was the largest piece of furniture standing between me and my son’s eternal musical happiness — so I moved it into the kitchen.
Talk about one super-sized, spontaneous furniture purchase — a baby grand! We have been toying around with the idea of a piano for a couple of years now. The bottom line is I didn’t want to give up some of my favorite furniture pieces. They weren’t fancy or expensive pieces, I just couldn’t bare to part with them. But, I did. And I am so glad I did. My son has been filling our house with the most beautiful music, […]
The holiday is over, everyone is back to work and back to school. The late breakfasts, long lazy days, and champagne suppers have all come to an end. I’m only joking about the champagne suppers! It usually takes us a couple of days to get into the groove of being altogether 24/7 under one roof. But once we get into the jive of things I think we could go on like that for quite a while. Usually about the time […]
Time for a little switch-a-roo! With all of the painting, repainting, and rearranging going on there is never a dull moment around here. A friend of mine recently admitted that she has never seen my living room the same color twice. Every time I think of this it makes me laugh! I’m happy to say the mocha latte shade in the living and dining room is feeling right, it’s here to stay. And man, am I glad. I don’t think […]
Well, sometimes no matter how hard you look for comfortable, reasonably priced vintage chairs, you end up having to buy brand spankin new ones instead. We have been needing new dining chairs since we moved into our cottage. Our new dining room is smaller than the one we had before and the old wicker chairs just didn’t quite fit. In order to make everything feel like it fit, we would keep two in the corners of the room and pull […]
Don’t laugh! The armoire that I painted gray a couple weeks ago is now showing off a soft shade of sage green. What can I say? It happens! It takes me forever to make up my mind and I often drag decisions out for as long as I absolutely can. After months with no sofa, I picked out our family room sofa under a threat from my hubby “either pick out a sofa in 15 minutes or I’ll pick one […]
Happy Friday! Alot has been going down at cottage fix the past couple of weeks, some good, some bad. Miss Myrtle sprung a leak in our unfinished basement and water sprayed and spewed everywhere, and of course it was bright and early Monday morning, bad. The basement got pretty wet before I happened to hear the water gushing out, ugg! On the bright side, it was fixed in a jiffy. I finished all of my fall planting and flower potting — the little […]
I have been chipping away at the living room bit by bit, happily dreaming of what my next move might be. I love weathered wood and velvet pillows and soft lighting and oh I wonder what I might find? And I’m on a budget, of course. When bam! It’s a good old-fashioned government shutdown, complete with bickering and insults from both parties. I would love to tell you my thoughts on this, but this is a decorating post after all. […]