Sunday, September 20, 2015

Loving the Look....

  

I have a very large old pine chest, kinda like the one in the photograph, which has always been
in my kitchen.
my kitchen currently won't hold a piece this large, and I've been lamenting the loss (back to storage)
of this well-loved old piece...I know I've had it 30 years at least.

& in an unbusy moment, which are few & far between for me, I was looking at
beautiful images on TUMBLR, reposting the ones I especially liked, when I came across this awesome image.

a captivating TUMBLR blog called
"French Country Home"
...
no, it's not Sharon Santoni's tumblr,
but it's as wonderful as her's would be.

anyway, now I know I can use this chest in the main living area of my apartment in the highrise,
the room has loads of wall, which would become bookshelves I thought.
nope, now I know what to do.
& this makes me so happy !!

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
I've hired guys to come help me move boxes & furniture
& about $100,000 worth of fashion jewelry, jewelry findings & handbags,
to set up the old 4-Poster bed in my guest room, hang my artworks
& generally finish getting me settled.

one of my girlfriends and I are thinking of going to Ireland sometime soon,
and the holidays are coming, so this damn apartment needs to be finished...like right now !!


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12 comments:

  1. I adore that large pine chest! Going to Ireland, eh? S2 and I have plans to go next year. I love Ireland and was able to meet/stay with a blogger friend who lives in Belfast...lovely! Have a great time planning and going, Marsha. It'll be wonderful!
    As to the move...my heart is with you...seasons of life mean change, not always welcome but usually necessary.
    You are loved.

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  2. That sounds like an excellent use for a lovely piece of furniture.
    Where in Ireland, or is that not yet settled?

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  3. YES!! Never give up a beloved piece! It will work beautifully somewhere!
    So great! Brilliant!!!

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  4. Love it - it sounds perfect!!! That is great news!!!

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  5. Finding a new use for a loved piece is welcome news. I think we often hang on to things, just because....Auntie Gert gave it to us for a wedding gift and we've never really liked it etc. But parting with a piece that we really love is a definite no-no. Glad you could find a place for it! It'll make you see it in a new light!
    You'll have fun planning the trip to Ireland!
    Cheers,
    Deborah - Melbourne, Australia

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  6. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je ne doute pas un instant que vous devez être heureuse d'avoir dans votre appartement une si belle pièce.

    Gros bisous ♡

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  7. One of the greatest joys of "house and home" is finding a new place and new use for a treasured piece. I am so glad you found a place for yours...and how much fun it will be to arrange the books and/or accessories! Moving is a right of passage, always an adventure, though sometimes difficult and challenging. I am so looking forward to your posting pictures of your lovely new residence. Linda Klinger

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  8. That pine chest is beautiful!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

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  9. I would HATE to see you TOSS THIS!!!!!
    WE will NEED A PHOTO when it is FINISHED!
    XO

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  10. Marsha,

    How wonderful o find new places and uses for your treasured items! I am sore that it is going to be fabulous!

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  11. You definitely NEED to use such a beautiful piece!! How fun to plan for Ireland! I am supposed to be going on October 9th but it is looking more and more that I will have to cancel because of my arm. I am so sad! Have a wonderful week, Marsha! xoxo

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  12. You come up with the most beautiful settings. They always make me happy. And the clothes! Too bad I'm mostly a country girl who's feet are comfortable in tennis shoes. Then there are the dogs with their dirty paws and noses. Thanks for the fantasy.
    Judy

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