May 16, 2017
This is the first time that my dining room table has looked nice in a few weeks.
It has been my dumping ground, crafting place, and test site for centerpieces for the dinner we are hosting for our son and his bride.
It won't be long before wedding bells in June.
I have packed up the hurricanes, pillars, votives, tissue bells, etc. The table decorations are ready to roll. ha!
Next week hubby and I will do a bourbon ball making project to accompany the groom's cake. It is a chocolate and bourbon creation of some sort. I expect it will be delicious.
It became time to straighten up and clean the dining room. As I often do when I dust, I rearrange accessories.
I tried a few arrangements on the dining room table.
I tried my new Hobby Lobby sale canisters and added a floral arrangement. No.
I added a tureen. No.
And then I tried a Chinoiserie planter and thought I could live with this look...for a while.
The floral arrangement went back to the parlor coffee table.
My tilt top table was sitting empty...so I played with a look for it.
This tabletop is unfinished. But it is a start. I have not figured out how to use my new tureen and silver bowl just yet.
I will keep playing until I get something that suits me.
And that is how it is with all of us when we are fluffing our homes. We try this and that...and some things look nice and some things take a little longer. :-)
I need to clean the bowl as well as the candlesticks. And then they will shine.
I have accomplished cleaning the dining room, and part of the parlor today. Feels so good! Small accomplishments are to be celebrated.
Until the next time...
My Kentucky Living
Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.
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