Yesterday while in the midst of creating new idees for "Botanical Blooms" I completely switched gears and began adding some changement to the home living quarters. Having your shop within your home sure does come in handy when you want to redecorate the part of the home you live in.
I even dug into the "furnace room", the small room which houses the furnace along with all of my essentials and most of my not so pretty tubs of manufacturing supplies that I really don't want the real world to see. You see all the soap and cremes and tinctures and oils just kind of appear from nowhere! At least if you were not aware of the small space we call the "furnace room" it would be quite easy to convince you of this. What's that phrase? "Out of sight, out of mind." Kind of like that!
All joking aside, I pulled some items from the shop and brought them upstairs to the dining room.
There's one item I plucked from the hanging rafters of the FR that I'm most pleased as pudding with.
I used to have this vintage picture hanging in the living room some time ago. It's a photo of my great grandmother her family and my second cousins great grandmother. The frame alone is stunning, but the old photo of my family is priceless. I often think as I gaze upon it, if these people didn't exist, then I would not be here! That puts an entirely new perspective on old family shots.
This is a picture of my new fireplace mantle. Decked out with natural items some of which were found in my own back yard, white pine cones. Other things that mean something to me, the white pitcher I purchased over 20 years ago when I was designing my first home. The clay vessel that belonged to my mom, the antique scale, re-purposed to hold a candle, the valance that once hung in my shop downtown.
I believe that when you decorate your home you should utilize items you love. No one else needs to know they hold sentimental value, just you, unless you wish to tell them!
Can you see the two windows on each side of the fireplace? I have put in a request to my dear carpenter husband to build enclosed book cabinets below the windows. A useful new addition I believe that will house my book collection, books scattered here and there, everywhere, and I'm wanting to have them in one place.
One of my pet peeves in living room design, televisions in view. Don't like them revealed, need to be covered up. I'm still working on that one. Using what I have though!
Remember change is good!
Enjoy caring and sharing winter days.
Two hugs are better than one