A recent purchase has been the catalyst in bringing a new chest into the foyer.
I switched out the smaller chest that had previously been there, for one that is a little bit larger, allowing me to display my new french girl!
A couple of weeks ago we made a trip down South to the Gulf Coast area and while we were there we did a little bit of antiquing.
I found several things for the shop, and of course, one special piece for me….a gorgeous plaster frenchy girl statue.
She has such a fabulous look and I had to bring her home with me. She holds a rose in her left hand and a “love letter” in her other hand, hidden behind her back.
She is signed on the bottom of the base “L. Dubini”, so she may actually be Italian and not French. I’ve done some research on her, but it hasn’t resulted in any information.
I wanted to place her on the chest in the foyer, but the chest that I had there was a little too small, so I brought in a chest that I’ve had for years, and it’s one that I’ve always loved.
This chest has traveled cross country with me several times, and it’s one of my favorite pieces, purchased many years ago.
It’s painted in all my favorite colors, in a beautiful seascape design, and the best part….the feet!
The top was just the right size to display my new girl, as well as a couple of other things like a lamp and some flowers.
I have the perfect place in the study to use the smaller chest, once the renovation is finished, which hopefully won’t be long.
While I’ve been finishing up the study renovation, hubby has started stripping down the formal living room and prepping it for renovation.
This is what the living room looked like when we bought the house.
We have removed the old pink shag carpet, the forty year old drapes, and the old electric baseboard heating units.
It has great mouldings on the walls, a curved window on the front, and a beautiful fireplace.
It’s in desperate need of an update!
We’ll start with the old popcorn ceiling and work our way down. Everything is going to get painted, new drapes, and hardwood floors installed.
Hopefully, the finished study will be revealed soon (I am loving the way it’s turning out!), and the formal living room not far behind it!
On another, much sadder note…….many of you have been telling me that you have been missing my blog posts, and I wanted to let you all know why I haven’t been around as much.
In early February, my sister was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
We are devastated and our hearts are breaking.
I am trying to spend as much time with her as I can, as we all learn to navigate her final days.
I haven’t felt much like blogging about things that seem pretty insignificant in comparison, but I’m trying to keep up with what I can, and I know that all of you understand.
Please keep my sister (her name is Vicki) and our family in your prayers as we walk this journey.
Time is precious. Today…this moment…is a gift. Cherish each one.
We should never wait to tell those important people in our lives “I love you”, “Thank you”, and “I’m sorry”.
I’m very grateful for all of you.