Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Decided to turn a dresser into a buffet and some other miscellaneous things.

I haven't been able to post any pictures for quite some time, so I hope I don't overwhelmed y'all! I hope you like what I did with the antique dresser in the breakfast eating area. John and I feel like that area is finished just right now! There will also be a little detour to the laundry room walls! Just love that saying in there! Everyone always chuckles when they see it! Then to the guest bedroom to share a few pics in there! Finally we end up in the courtyard. Just a few snapshots of what's happening out there! Hope you enjoy!

I felt the breakfast eating area needed some finishing touches. So I remembered we had an antique dresser with a harp mirror on it in the garage. I told John to take the harp and mirror off (this was just screwed to the dresser top). I told him I wanted to make a buffet out of it. He couldn't quite picture it (he should know by now to just trust me). This is how it came out! I love it and so does he!!

All of this China was John's Great Grandmothers. His Mom had it and when she passed away it was willed to him. It is a beautiful set. Shown here on the right is a hot chocolate set, in the middle is the sugar bowl and creamer and on the left is a covered vegetable dish. They are absolutely beautiful pieces of Limoge! We have plates, tea cups, saucers, 3 platters, salt dishes, berry dish and cereal dishes. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful set!

All of these silver spoons and forks were John and mine. His Mom had saved these for him too. I have to find his silver baby napkin ring too that his Aunt had given him. It is here some where!

Guess whose silver Gerber Baby spoon this was? Did you guess right-it was mine! My Mom saved this for me. It is one of my treasured possessions!

I brought this banana tree over from the other house. It is sure loving it here! It has doubled in size. I found out they sell planters with heaters in them for wintering over your banana trees. I think I will have to check into this!

This antique dresser is one of my favorites. There is a door that you open up and ladies used to store their bonnets in there! John bought this dresser for me one Valentine's Day when we lived in NJ.

Here are my little "friends" waiting for me to pluck them off the bookshelf and read them! I have only read 4 of the books on these shelves. Almost all of them are from Paperbackswap.com!

I just love these red poppies with the blue agate stone, the books by Dorothea Benton Frank and the stick lamp. These are all on the night stand in the guest room.

I love this painting-so Secret Gardenesque! I have always been fascinated by that story and when I saw this I knew I just had to have it. I put this little lovely in the guest room over the antique dresser.

This is my favorite sign that I have hung up in my laundry room. Do you think John gets the message that I don't like socks left inside out before I wash them-tee hee hee!

This is a collection of my garden/bird type prints and my little picket fence shelf. I hung them on the long wall in the laundry room. I just love to look at them while I'm folding clothes.

The New Guinea Impatient Plant I bought about 2 weeks ago really loves it here!

I love these purple/blue Wave petunias that I have in a basket on the fence in the courtyard! They just make you happy looking at them!

This is the last of the pansies in the courtyard. I am really surprised they haven't perished in this heat. They usually don't like heat at all!


Anonymous said...

Lovely plants and things! Now, your new home feels like home, now.

Henry said...

Beautiful Dressers and Nightstands are available at Spacify. You must have a look...They are stylish and durable.

Vickie said...

Looks like everyone and everything is feeling happy and settling in.

Catherine Holman said...

Beautiful photos and love your decorating. I'm sure you are starting to feel at home now!

Mary said...

How fun it must be to make this place your own! Enjoy :)

Kay said...

Thank you, Sherri. I just love looking at all your beautiful things.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I like the dresser there and the china is lovely. Really nice old fashioned print of the little girl reaching for the door knocker.

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!