Monday, March 25, 2013

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... Easter?


The calendar says it's Spring but the weather hasn't caught up. We woke up to a seven inch blanket of snow this morning. It has been a very, very long winter here in Indiana.


We've not accomplished a great deal of work on the house for various reasons.  Instead we have focused our energy on just trying to get settled. It takes a while to get a feel for a place. How it lives. Or more importantly, how you live within it. With old houses there tends to be more than one possible use for any given room. So, while repainting the family room I decided to do some major rearranging. 


 The formal dining room is now where the family room was. It makes more sense here.


It is nice to be able to use all the table leaves and really spread out while entertaining.


I left a sitting area around the fireplace. Mainly because that furniture needed to go somewhere, but it almost seems like I planned it that way. 


Or taking Karen Anne's suggestion...


The former dining room is now the breakfast room. I made a curtain for the front of the shelves to hide all my not-so-pretties. 


I did purchase new chairs for this room, but otherwise everything is stuff left over from our last house. 


I also have a new light fixture coming. I don't do crystals. Especially crystals that clearly don't belong in this style of house.  I mean does this thing say victorian era farmhouse to you? It is going bye bye. If anyone out there thinks this thing is fabulous and has a proper home for it, please leave your address in the comment section and it will be yours in no time flat. 


Because I will be replacing the crystals with this the moment it arrives. 




15 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

I wouldn't know what to do with all that room! So pretty.

Lori Skoog said...

Your house is gorgeous inside and out!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

The sitting area near the fireplace makes total sense and looks cozy and warm!

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

It all looks warm and inviting on this snowy day.
Kim

Lori said...

Your furniture looks like it fits in perfectly with your new house. I like the crystal fixture, but I understand it doesn't fit too well.

Karen Anne said...

I have woodwork envy :-)

I can see those chairs more like facing the fireplace...

A beautiful house.

Christine said...

Hmm...facing the fireplace, eh? This I may try.

Tombstone Livestock said...

I like the new choice of light fixture much better. Also I agree with reversing the furniture to face the fireplace, but like the idea of dual purpose for the room.

Jayne said...

Oh my gosh, the house is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside! I'm right there with Karen Anne--I have woodwork envy too.

Julie-Ann said...

If no one has grabbed it up, I would love the light fixture. It would go perfectly in my guest bedroom!

Your house is beautiful!

Luxury Villa Rentals said...

All of these stuff are looking fantastic.

dynochick (Jan) said...

That fixture matches a larger version that I have for the master bedroom. This one would work perfect for the dressing room.

I would be willing to even pay you for it to help defray the cost of the new light. I'm a real sucker for these wedding cake light fixtures. You can contact me at janhuny at a o l

BTW I've missed your animal photos this winter.

Michelle said...

You have done a beautiful job on the interior, fitting of such a fine house. Oh, how I LOVE those tall doors!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I love your breakfast room..I wish someone would tell me how to rearrange my furniture! Yes, you need a rug! Looking good!! :)

Misty said...

Love the picture of outside of home; nice place! The inside is inviting, also. Sorry you haven't gotten your Spring weather yet but it is around the corner. :) Hope you have a nice w/end.