Half the fun of having a sale with your Mom and Friends is all the swapping that goes on during and after… the insider deals if you will on the stuff that the owner “never wants to see again.”
Sorry about these photos – Yikes. My flash got wasted and there is no sun AT ALL today. I didn’t want to keep messing with them… I just wanted to Blog darn it!
One vignette at Shop the Shed.
We had our first brainstorming meeting for next Springs sale this morning.
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I have in my possession a few fantastique pieces from the dealers swaps but I am indecisive as to what to do with them…. the kids have been under the weather and now it’s my turn, so my new finds sit, half decorated, half stuck in limbo… wondering where their proper placement in the Parisienne Farmhouse will be…
The two items I am most excited about are pretty large, and I am struggling with their scale and the smaller size our home. (Our home is not small per se, but you’ll see what mean)…
An old Bread tin. SO COOL! But so huge… I just can’t make it work in the kitchen… so right now it’s touring the house deciding wear to fit in…
It has shelves and everything and being the big baker that I am I would kill to incorporate this into my kitchen but as I played with it in there even my 5 year old son said,
“Mom, that doesn’t look right in here.”
Currently I am trying it on a very french, burled wood hutch and it’s holding my linen napkins… we’ll see…
And old turquoise radio cabinet. Chippy skippy!
You can see my faux fireplace behind it… well, I moved that and put the radio cabinet in it’s place and now, well, I am not in love with it. I love the splash of color but it is definitely not right. It’s off, especially because I really don’t want to move the mirror and plates hanging above…
This is the opposite side of the room… You can see why the splash of color would work in this room (our dining room with sitting area)
And from this corner it looks… Ok…
But this is the view when you walk into the room… yuck. It’s simply not working, I love the colors but just to make it work I had to “steal” the palm and the chair from the parlor and the sun porch. I do love the yardage of orange fringe trim draped across the chair though! Oh, and the pile of my sewing projects on the left is a nice touch too… HA!
I may put the faux fireplace back, move the baby into her own bedroom out of ours finally, put the radio cabinet where the crib is and load it with all the books that I never have room for in my bedroom…
Ah, the baby’s room, that is a whole ‘nother dilema…
Do I go creamy white walls or do I go drama like this nursery that I love (found on Cote de Texas earlier this year)????
I’ve got a whole pile of darling off white, french prints, lampshades and accessories waiting to be used… just can’t decide on the wall color.
I am typically pretty decisive & I don’t function well when I can’t make my mind up. I am hoping that when we are all back to 110% everything falls into place in my imagination, that everything will find a home and the baby will have a charming nursery. Perhaps I should finish the mega jumbo gardening project before the snow flies too… photos coming…
PS – I am thinking of making the entire process of the nursery makeover into a little TV show…. so stay tuned for PFTV debuting later in November!!!!
First you say you do
And then you don’t
And then you say you will,
and then you won’t….