I've started out with a pretty picture, but I really wanted to show you how things are all at sixes and sevens (as our dear British friends might say) around here.
Painting is underway in the sitting room. It's really our living room in a more literal way than a lot of you live in your main front room, so I'm calling it what it is. In winter it's even more of a snuggery.
For more than a decade the wall color has been Ralph Lauren Khaki, which we used to love, and which you can still see on the adobe brick here. Even the window wells were a dark stain like the overhead beams, and they have been given a white wash too.
Almost everything is coming out. And very little is going back in.
To sooth myself a little I'm taking photos of a few spontaneous vignettes. (A nicer way of saying things are a big mess!) But when you throw all your things up in the air like this, you get a chance to see them in a new light for a fresh new start.
A few things from my recent travels are hanging about too, like this French baby gown that is still finding its place.
This rack has just been stacked out the way, but I can see what a great display board it would make that way!
My little wicker planter is taking on more of an unintentional seasonal turn lately.
Things often just get stowed here to get them out of the way, but it all seems to work out!.
I'm sure the big cage is enjoying its temporary airing.
My corner laundry vignette is still hanging.
Baskets have been stacked to make more room.
I temporarily hung a short sheer curtain panel from a vintage pair I found while travelling just to have a good look at them next to my regular lace. I love the little tucks and ruffles. (They were seventy-five percent off of their original price of two dollars!)
A couple of handkerchief linen aprons came home with me too. Now freshly laundered, light as air, and very old.
Hanging them together makes them soft and billowy here. The one underneath is even plainer, without either the pocket or the pintucks for detail.
I turned over a bit of pretty silverware I had tucked away just like this a while ago too. It doesn't even need a polish!
'Tis the season for transferware. But when isn't?
I'll be spending the weekend setting things right. How about you? So much going on this time of year. Our State Fair starts next week. Have fun, whatever you're up to!
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