It’s so hard to find ‘the one’. You are always on the look-out, hoping that one day you will finally meet that perfect match for you.
And then the day comes when you enter a room and you see it. You just know that you’ve found that special ‘someone’. The one you’ve been waiting for all along. You were so tempted before to say yes to the others, but you were never quite able to pull the trigger. Some of them seemed like ‘the one’ but you always hesitated.
And now you know why. You were just waiting for THIS one.
Recently, my in-laws purchased a home in a retirement community and not only did it fit all of their needs, it also came with several pieces of furniture left behind by the previous owner. And as we took the tour one evening, planning and strategizing with them over their new spaces, my heart skipped a beat when I looked across one of the rooms and saw this beauty.
You see, for awhile now I’ve wanted to change things up a bit in my dining room. I’ve had a matching set for over 15 years and I was ready to part ways with our big china cabinet. But, I just could never find the right thing to replace it.
That was until my mother-in-law said that if I wanted this vintage Drexel dresser I was welcome to it!
Come to mama.
I cannot even tell you how thrilled I was to pull out these lamps which I’ve been storing in the attic.
And I wasted no time decorating it for Easter.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we really do have a relationship with our homes.
We get to know them. Their nuances and quirks.
And just like any relationship, we bring our past with us.
Like this teacup which belonged to my great-grandmother. The stamp on the bottom says that it is from Occupied Japan.
Relationships change and grow and we need to leave room for that to happen because when we do we are so often surprised by how much better they end up being than before!
And while we are on the subject of change, I am now on a mission to figure out what to put above this new love in my life.
There are mirrors on the other wall already so I’m thinking I need some kind of cool architectural piece or a really beautiful painting. (The framed prints above the chairs are going away)
What do you think I should put there? And while I’m asking for opinions, do you think I should keep the original hardware on this dresser turned buffet table or go for something new?
I’d love to hear from you!
And P.S., those lamps I dug out of my attic to put on top of my new buffet?
I put Cree Light Bulbs in them! 😉
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