No more red, yellow or pink in the living room. I got taupe colored walls, cream tile floors and brown and cream furniture. The jar is full of a million mother of pearl buttons. I collect, no, I gorge buttons. I have a collection of mother of pearl items. I used shells in my decor too.
The cream cabinet with the pink dishes is no longer here. I moved it to the kitchen. I found the most amazing french gentlemen armorie in my last travel to San Antonio. I could not bring myself to sell it, so it now resides in the spot where the white one was.
The 8 feet German monster. At least my shrank got contemporary lines. It could be worst. Almost everybody else I know got the black forest style furniture, you know the heavily carved scenes, the hunter and the deer, The coo coo clocks etc. Thank God!
I stash away my pink and roses dishes and went for cream ware, ironstone and cream colored pottery. The biggest expense was a distressed french reproduction cabinet. It replaced the 8 feet German shrank. I tough about painting the German shrank but that would have been too labor intensive for me plus that piece is in mint condition. I took it to the shop and I'm planing on getting storage value out of it. Then again, they sold one not as nice as mine for 1,500 in another shop downtown. We will see, somebody ugly is somebodys pretty. Ah, I got the french cabinet without measuring the height of my ceiling. We got 3 inches left of space. That was a close call and there was no returns on it. I'm loving it, we are spending more time than ever before in the living room. Victorian furniture is pretty but not necesarily comfortable. My new chairs are super comfy. What do you think? Let's see how long the cream phase last. By the way, I don't know if you have noticed but most designers are doing the creams and taupes combinations. Brown furniture is back combined with painted pieces. I loved, but it makes me think that it really takes along time for certain areas to catch up with the trends. I was revisiting my old Victoria Magazines and Icame across a copy from 1994 featuring Carol Bolton's store in Frederiskburg, Texas. She was way ahead everybody else. It looked like Romantic Homes today. Amazing! That is what I need a magic ball so I can know what the next trend is going to be. Ok, I have drag this post long enough. You all have yourself a blessed New Year. Blessings, Marta.