Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Curio, Cut Glass Perfume Bottle 3 or more and the Server

I am late for 3 or more Tuesday but posting anyway. I had painted this curio a few weeks back prior to my move, and I finally got to hang it up and put my things in it. It's on the wall in the bedroom between my bed and the window, and I'm planning to put a chair under it with a nice reading lamp. It's holding a few of my treasures. On top is a picture that hung in my room as a child, and a set of figurines that my brother won at a carnival game when we were teenagers.

I have several miniature tea sets that I had collected or given to me over the years, a little ceramic bear having tea that I got from my mom, and a collection of cut glass perfume bottles. I have quite a few perfume bottles that mom started me collecting, and these are some of the prettiest ones.

I love my new curtains reflecting in the glass from the curio.

Below is the server that I had painted last week, it has found a purpose not only for storage but as a breakfast bar, holding my cereal canisters, fiber bars, etc., where they can be picked up on the run out the door in the morning. Though I have a LOT of "stuff", this looks so bare to me without my pictures hung! I really need to take some time off work and paint so I can finish "moving in". But this is the week we are moving to a new office at work, so I am too busy with that to take time off. Hopefully soon!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a nice mid-week, everyone!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Met Monday - Server Before and After

Once again, I am participating in Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by Susan at

I bought a few things from Craigslist recently to help with my kitchen storage issues. There was a large hutch, small server and a big mirror all for one price - $80. Daughter Manda and I made 3 trips to get it all home in my little Honda, Zippy, 2 of the trips with the hatch up and furniture hanging out. The server is a perfect fit for a little spot in the dining area, one more inch and it would be too big! My dad dropped by the other night, and he helped me carry it upstairs from the garage. I painted it this weekend and it turned out pretty well.

I'm going to let the paint rest for a day before I start piling stuff on top, but I couldn't wait to fill the inside and get 2 of the last 4 boxes out of my sunroom. Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Before and during...

Here is the "before" and "during" of my dining room area. I piled my stuff in, but I have not painted or hung pictures. I'm not painting the main floor til last because it's going to be a lot of work, so do I hang my stuff up now, or wait?

I am planning to work on a little furniture project this weekend. Not sure it will be done for Met Monday, but I'll try. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I'm Back!

Wow, moving is sure a lot of hard work. I learned a very important lesson - don't throw your camera cord in some random box! I have been unable to find it all this time, I just located it this morning before work. I guess that is ok because I've been too busy unpacking to take many photos. So much has happened in the last 2 weeks! I bought a few new pieces of furniture:

I got this made for me, believe it or not, in just 3 days by a great little local furniture place. The center cabinet is a computer armoire with 3 slide outs and multiple shelves. I love being able to hide my computer mess! The bookshelves hold all my mish-mash of junk collected over many years, and this is now my home office corner of the living room.

The new photo in my header is my pie safe, now placed in the corner of the dining room. I'll be taking more photos soon, and catching up on all your blogs. Have a nice weekend!
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