Since packing up the Christmas decor I've been bringing out my light and neutral decor pieces. In the Dining Room that meant changing out the table runner and doing something a little different on the table.
My faux Paperwhites in the Pottery Barn Urn have made their way around the house this last few months. They were on the coffee table and also in the Entry. It's a look I'm fond of, and since I haven't had the real bulbs to plant, this is almost as nice...and no stinky smell.
The urn needed something "weighty" with it on the Dining Table so I added in my two heavy French Alter Candlesticks that I usually have downstairs on the hearth of the fireplace. They're really heavy and I can only carry one at a time. They must be some sort of concrete and I have to think hard about moving them before I trudge up the stairs with them.
This Table Runner was a wonderful Give Away win from Sherry at No Minimalist Here several years ago. I just checked the designer's Etsy Shop Antiques Lifestyle, and Laurie doesn't have any items listed. I have it layered on top of a piece of grain sack linen that I purchased from Antique Farmhouse several years ago. Anyway, I use it every year, sometimes multiple times as it perfectly fills the bill for a custom French table look. Thank you again, Sherry, it's one of my favorites!
Sorry it's a little wrinkled despite a good ironing;
that's just the nature of Burlap.
I've shared this oil painting before, as it was in our previous home in the Living Room. It was an anniversary gift from my Hubbs and he knows me well. Anything with a sheep or lamb will make me happy.
I really love the ruffle at the ends of the Tablerunner,
I think it's a nice touch with the chairslips.
Today I'm changing out the Kitchen Sitting Room settee and baker's rack.
I was still using the Red Tartan Plaid, but it's time for something a bit different.
Now I'll be ready for some Valentine inspiration.
We have an ice storm headed our direction and we're all praying it won't be severe. It was 10 years ago that we had a major catastrophic ice event here in the area. We were all out of power for over a week and it took down many beautiful old trees, power lines, and damaged homes, property, and streets. I still have nightmares of transformers blowing up and covering the sky with an otherworldly green glow. eeeeck. Hope you all in the path of this will take care and be safe.
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