Saturday, February 7, 2009
Crafty Idea and a Potential Foyer Piece
You ladies are always making me think. Nicole over at nicolestreasurechest.blogspot.com (by the way, if anyone can help me with the link thing, I'd appreciate it!) framed a beautiful monogram on toile scrapbook paper. Now I am thinking I will have to play around with ways to mat my instant ancestors on pretty paper for a display in the new house. Can't wait to play with this idea!
Something else that I was thinking of last night before I fell asleep was Rechelle's (from walnuthavencottage.blogspot.com) idea to use a child's dresser in my foyer. I was thinking it would be great to find an oak one because I love blue transferware with oak furniture, it just seems to "go". Now, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but since I was in bed and all, and this little piece of furniture was 2 inches from my head, I was able to formulate an idea....
So today I took a picture (flash, sorry but the light is poor in my bedroom). This is a very small oak washstand that is part of my bedroom set. I don't actively use it for bedroom storage, it has picture albums and boxes beneath it anyway, so maybe I could repurpose it into the foyer in the new house? With maybe a nice pitcher and bowl on it and the plates hung up around it on the wall? I have a nice matching oak chair with a cane seat that I could set beside it. What do you think?
Here is a close up of the plates. I thought they were pretty and would complement the Blue Willow patterned set I already have for a nice display.
Thank you so much for the ideas, Nicole and Rechelle!