Hello everyone, I have two weeks off from working the estate sales because we didn't have any sales scheduled. This first week went by very quickly but it was a very productive week, I got a lot done and I had fun while doing it!
My first project was changing the shelf edging (or whatever you call it) in my antique stepback cupboard. So in order to do that I needed to take ALL of its contents out! That was a project in itself let me tell you.
I had things all over the table and on the floor, but as you can see I got the trim glued on the shelves...
below is what I had on the shelves before. (just ignore the Halloween) Mismatched crochet edged dresser scarves. So I wanted the shelves to match.
so now they do. I had bought a couple of yards of matching crochet edging at one of our sales for this very purpose.
After attaching the edging, the plates, the teacups, the silverplate, it all got moved back in to the cupboard.
Some things got switched around to other shelves, some things got moved to different cabinets and a few things even went in the garage sale box!
In preparation for the Victorian marble top sideboard, that I have not found yet, I moved my Miniature Olde Curiosity Shop room boxes out of the dining room and to the closet.
And put these things there for now. Underneath the cloth is just a school desk that will go as soon as I find a sideboard to put in its place.
Another project was changing things around a bit in the foyer so I would have a place for my new (old) pot. (Ignore the Halloween decor there too, I just wanted you to see the before photo.)
This is the pot, I bought it for $6, as is. It dates to the late 1800's and is hand crafted art pottery, made by the Weller Pottery Company. It is called Louwelsa pottery and is similar to Rookwood Pottery.
Since this pot is smaller then the other one, I used this little marble top stand for some added height.
Which one do you like better there, the bigger pot down lower or the smaller pot up higher? Or the smaller pot on the lower black stand (not pictured)?
A while back I bought this chenille woolwork flower wreath shadow box and finally got it hung up in the master bedroom...
but you know how it is. You buy something and have to move things around to make room for the new thing. So this framed fan got moved over here. The Victorian Winter wrap/cape/cloak is also a recent purchase for $5!
Another project was getting these lace curtains hung in the kids' Zoo inspired bathroom. Everything looks better with lace, right? And the kids actually liked it! Yay!
I also made time to visit some of my elderly friends, drove to the small town where my son attends college to take him out for lunch, and that is when I spied this gorgeous house that totally took my breath away! I love the mansard style roof.
We also celebrated my son's 19th birthday! Wow, where does the time go?!
And, of course, I made time to play with sweet little Lacey!
She loves this stuffed pumpkin and I think she looks so cute with it, being that she is black and all. It reminds me of Halloween.
Well that is it for now but thank you so much for visiting and Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!
I am joining the following parties with this post...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
BERNIDEEN'S TEA TIME with Bernideen
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
FLEA MARKET FRIDAY with Brooke
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy