The house is slowly finding its space again, after acquiring items that we may not have planned for or expected. Some things had sentimental attachments, like this photo of my Charles' grandfather. Though we're not family-photos-on-the-wall type people, I love the history and styling of this piece and decided to embrace it instead of hiding it in a closet. I hung it on a day when Charles was in Concord, and it startled him in a very satisfactory way when he got home.
This china cabinet used to live in the kitchen of the Concord House. I love its wood tones and storage. We've lived with the piece next to the kitchen for the last month, but I'm planning on moving it to a corner closer to our dining table. In the spot where it currently resides, I'm planning to build a little island to further identify the kitchen space and create more work surface. Once I settle on a piece and a counter top, I'll explain the process of creating an island.
I acquired the secretary's desk that Charles' parents purchased on an antiquing jaunt. The jaunt itself was uncharacteristic for them, so he likes to look at the piece and remember the shock when he heard they were taking a rather whimsical journey. I've always wanted a secretary's desk with its hidey holes and writing surface that folds away, and any place that holds more books is a plus.
My last piece was something that I stumbled upon upstairs at my grandma's house, and she graciously gave it to me. I love this chair so much! It's the perfect height for my almost 5'3" stature. Its low profile doesn't take up much visual space in my little office, and it's the most comfortable chair I've ever owned.
So those are some of the furniture pieces we've recently acquired. My sister just gave me a small table that my grandpa built, and I'm using it as part of a creative console behind the couch. That will be shared at a later time. Have a wonderful week. The heat is perfect for a chilled white or rose. A good wine can take a temperature agony to a treat as the condensation beads on the glass and the chilled flavors roll across the tongue.
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