Monday, February 21, 2011

Attic Find and Spring Linens

What better way to spend the long weekend than enjoying ballet, movies & bowling with your kids?  We had a great time, and I also got to squeeze in some sprucing up in our main rooms.  The living room desk got a fresh (old) mirror on it.  I remembered (eureka!) that the mirror from my husband's bureau was in our attic.  We have a vintage pair of bureaus, and he doesn't want to use the mirror (despite how handsome he is).  Here it is in its' new setting...

I love the way the candles and statue of Madonna & Child are reflected.  The roses were a grocery store purchase today.  A bit bright for my usual light pink taste, but choices are slim this time of year.


The dining room is getting freshened up for spring as well.  Our home does not have a lot of closets, so linen storage is a challenge.  I figured these light tablecloths deserved to be seen and admired.  Just piling them on my white thrift store table really brightened up this corner.  Topping them are my paper roses from Angela Harris and a lavender sachet bag I tied together.



The spring sprucing of the dining room cupboard is a work in progress.  To be continued...

I'm joining in at Kathleen's White Wednesday to continually be amazed with what I see there from you bloggers!

Oh, and congratulations to all you talented bloggers featured in the fabulous new Flea Market Style magazine!  I am poring over my copy, full of inspiration!

14 comments:

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Sounds like you had a Fab. long weekend! There wasn't much you didn't do! I love all that you 'spruced' up but especially the vignette with your linens on your white table and the paper roses. It makes my heart 'sing'!!!!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

The wood tone of the mirror looks great against the painted desk! Your linens look beautiful on display, as well.

Don't we blog with some talented women? Thanks for sharing the Flea Market Style link!

High Street Cottage said...

Pretty Pretty Pretty!

maria said...

Back after a brief departure from reading your exquisite blog..I'm caught up now. The mirror you paired with the white desk really pops with contrast--gorgeous. I'm actually jealous you have an attic to pulls things out of:)Are those linens heirlooms? They look hand embroidered. Your touches are divine and as always I look forward to what you show us next! xo

Donna said...

What amazing photos, Susan! I think that you are the one that belongs in a magazine! I am in love with your Madonna and Child, as well as those gorgeous silver candle holders! Thank you so much for your kind and uplifting words, that means more to me than I can say!!

Deanne said...

the linens are gorgeous!

Ozma of Odds said...

...it looks like a cottage scene straight out of the "shabby chic" pages!!
So lovely!!
xo, Rosemary

Sandi said...

Such pretty photos today and those candlesticks look like some I have. Great minds huh? lol
Blessings~

KATHY said...

Your photos look so beautiful! I love all your gorgeous linens.

Kathy

Ellen said...

Your spaces are so beautiful. Love how you stacked the gorgeous linens like that, great idea!

xoxo,
Ellen

Amanda said...

All of your photos are so lovely! The bureau mirror is perfect for the little white desk! And I have to agree with you about the linens...they are much too pretty to be tucked away in a drawer! Happy White Wednesday!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda - One Girl in Pink

Heaven's Walk - said...

Ohhhh....such sweet, clean, whiteness, Sandi! Beautiful photos!!! Happy WW!

xoxo laurie

buyffxivgil said...

Nice idea to put a lovely mirror on top of the table. My just like you I am busy preparing for the Spring too. I wish it would come sooner.

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Susan! Such pretty photos of your home today! Let's hope this next batch of stormy weather will bring us a hint of spring after!!

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