Now that the floor is painted we can move into the living room, which is basically what I've been waiting for for forever. I like painting and renovations and dealing with the bones of a space, but I LOVE moving into a space, like, so much so that I am kind of embarrassed to tell you how much I love it. Let's just say there is some twitching and squealing and other private moments that may or may not involve dancing to loud George Michael with exaggerated hand movements.
Anyway, I've been buying and storing all kinds of things I've been finding in local thrift stores since we bought the A-Frame in June, packing them away in boxes and forgetting about them. This weekend was the first time that I broke some of it out and got to styling a piece of furniture a la Emily Henderson that I recently found at The South Amherst Trading Post. Zane was there painting the second coat on the floor, so there was no dancing or squealing. Outwardly at least.
Oh! I forgot to warn you about my current cat figurine obsession. Sorry about that.
The rabbit print I found at a Goodwill for $2.00 and wouldn't have looked at it twice if it weren't for my Facebook group Useful/Beautiful. I liked it precisely because I wouldn't have looked at it twice, it's pastel, it would be expected in a nursery but maybe not in a living room, it was made in the 80's, and has a white frame; all things that challenge me to expand what I find beautiful. The cat figurine happened to echo the color scheme and voila: awesomeness.
The decanter was given to me for my last birthday by my friend Andy, who also curates Useful/Beautiful with me. He and I share a love of cocktails and bars and he is well aware that I keep all of our booze in decanters. I love how, well, lovely it is. The glasses were in the A-Frame when we bought it. The tray is one of many I have collected over the years. Have I told you that everything should be on a tray? Everything should be on a tray.
Oh gosh, I just love this elephant. My friend Sharon got three of them for me, all in sweet vintagey colors, and I couldn't wait to try one out somewhere! The books I had found a couple weeks ago at an antique store that I wouldn't normally go into. They specialize in antique antiques and I rarely get excited about that stuff anymore, but the spines on these books were too amazing to pass up. The rolls of twine were my grandmother's, and the metal tray they're on I found for $5 somewhere in Deerfield, MA.
I had to take it all apart when I was done taking pictures so Zane could finish the floor, and I doubt the piece will actually end up there, but boy oh boy did I have fun putting stuff on stuff.