Monday, October 27, 2014

Bits -n- Pieces

Hi there!   Can you believe it is the last week of October?  I didn't mean to disappear, but oh well, you know how life can get.   October has been very good to us (me).   It kicked off with a quick visit back east to visit my girlfriends in Boston (solo - sans kids).  It was exactly what this mama needed.  I am a better mama these days as a result!! :)

Lately, I am trying to figure out how best to balance all school/home demands with decorating/blogging our home.  With only two mornings a week without kids, it can get challenging.  I have become more reliant on IG with quick posts here and there.  Sorry, for the repeat of pictures.

This is a recent picture of the antique gate leg table I inherited from my in-laws.  If you like antiques, I highly recommend the gate leg table - such a versatile piece.  With the folding sides, you will surely find a place for it in your home.  And, I love the eucalyptus I purchased from Trader Joe's.

I finally found an affordable vintage cherry chest for our entry.  I can't believe my luck with this purchase.  While driving a different way the other day, I passed a furniture consignment store and saw a 'sale' sign posted in the window.  I stopped in and saw this beauty!!  I think you would die if I told you how much I paid for her. It was meant to be.  I am not sure if I'll be keeping her in our entry, but I like her there now.

I am SO happy with these two pieces of furniture - good bones and lines.  It makes me so happy that they are in our home.


  1. Beautiful cherry chest and a great find. I also have a gate leg table that I inherited from my in-laws and just love it! Have a wonderful week.

  2. Oh, the cherry chest is such a beautiful piece! There's something very special about the look of its grain, like a very subtle pattern. Love it!

  3. Glad you got that off your chest....I mean I love your cherry chest and love to know the sweet price too. I bet I would die. A local furniture shoppe keeper told me -"you can practically give away brown furniture" now. I had to laugh. Life as a Mom and a designer are all about balance and knowing what one likes. Keep finding things that keep you happy and your home too! xo

  4. Ahhhhh! Love the chest! Have been looking for the perfect piece for my entry as well and this is exactly what I have in mind. Beautiful!

    Christy Melloan

  5. I have long coveted the gate leg table. They're hard to find!