I wanted to let you all know that my house is being featured this week at No Minimalist Here. Sherry mentions that we have lived here for less than a year, which is true. For those of you new to my blog or coming over from No Minimalist Here, I thought I'd share a link to photos of the house as we found it HERE, and since I haven't shown you this room yet I thought I'd post a few photos of the portion I can show right now. The portion I can get to that is! =) This room has been taken over by Ethan temporarily, as he and Michael moved back in with us for a few months. I won't show you more than this because it's consumed with his clothes and belongings piled in every corner and the couch he has made into his bed...until April 4th when he and Michael move back out!
This armoire/bookcase is a piece of furniture I have come to like more and more over the past couple of years. This is one of my few Craigs List finds. It's a true antique from France and I think it's the heaviest piece we own. I like big pieces of furniture, much to my husband's and sons dismay! Most of you don't know this, but not only have we moved this past year, we have moved 7 times in the last 10 years!!! And, that includes one out of state move and moving my entire business / dish inventory each time which equates to a move in and of itself. We have moved ourselves each time so we are quite proficient but I can also say we are quite tired of doing so. I'm ready to have my own home and stay put! Someday I'll write more about some of those past experiences.
I think that the hinges on the doors are fairly unique and whether that's the case or not, it is one of the things I love about this piece of furniture. They are on the outside and run the entire length of the doors.
This room adjoins the dining room so I continued on with the brown transferware in here. I have a collection of brown transfer printed pitchers from the Aesthetic Movement (all but the one on the far left) displayed across the top of the case.
To either side of the bookcase/armoire I have some half moon shaped French tables. They are dressed with family photos and some of my favorite lamps with brown velvet burn out shades. I love the paisley design!
I hope you all will go over to Sherry's and see the rest of the home tour! Thank you Sherry for choosing to share my home on your gorgeous blog!
I'll see you tomorrow with a St. Patrick's Day tablescape.
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