Hi everyone! I know you think I have disappeared! After the anniversary, my mother was scheduled for back surgery. Although it went very well, I have been trying to help them out as much as possible, so I'm sure you understand why I have not gotten around to you all yet! I am thankful she is next door and I can be available when they need me. She is doing really well, but will still need another 4-5 weeks for recovery.
I do have some changes to show you that I made a few weeks ago. After Christmas, I had kept a lot of red, warm accessories in the living room. Then, I really just needed a change, so I pretty much changed everything out and decided to use my blue and white transferware throughout the room, which I'll show later this week. I also changed out some of the more Spanish accessories for a little bit of "Southern." The inspiration for this was a vintage handkerchief belonging to one of my relatives.
Since the handkerchief is from 1872, I brought in a Mort Kunstler signed print titled, "Blessing of the Sword" from my collection. I thought the colors coordinated so well. I brought in some gold to go with the blue. The paisley runner is one I made for the dining table, but it works nicely here on the piano. The palm tree gives us a little bit of that "Savannah" feel. I've seen that a lot in old southern houses.
This beautiful lace handkerchief was a gift to one of my relatives for her Danville, Va., wedding in 1872...
Here is a hand-written description of it written by the relative who gave it to me...
This is such a treasure to me and I hope it will be to one of my children.
Now let me show you the before. It's definitely a different feel!
I'm enjoying the change, although I don't typically change things a lot. When I do, I end up seeing an earlier photo and going back to that. It's fine for now, though.
I'll be participating in Metamorphosis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch, and Blue Monday at Smiling Sally, so be sure to go by there!
If you gave me your opinion about the three coffee pots I was trying to choose from, you will be very surprised with the outcome! I'll show you as soon as I can:-) There was a very unexpected turn...you will never guess.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I love all your comments and emails, and appreciate each and every one of you who stop by. I hope you find something here that inspires you:-)