While Dave is painting the outside of the house brandy-new, I turned my attention to the interiors, my bailiwick. I wanted to make the living/dining room more inviting and not so spare and dawg-centric. Essentially it has to look like people live there, comfortably, and it just didn't.
So I decided to move the bookcases out of the bubble tub room and make a library wall. I used a wheeled dolly to load and unload the books and that made it fewer back and forth steps, and while I was at it, I found lots of stuff that had been stuck inbetween books or magazines that could be tossed. The fancy glassware got washed and polished and is now on display, collecting and reflecting light.
The Matchstick Moon quilts are now on display, and they seem to have all the necessary colors to coordinate with the room.
I found this box which was holding a redundant sewing kit, and I thought it would work to corral the four remotes we have. Neat!
We brought the big ol' dining room table in from the garage and set up a coffee/tea bar (it travels from room to room) and for two days in a row we've had our morning coffee together instead of separately which is so nice.
The sofa separates the two functions of the big room and yet allows a flow through view.
It is supposed to get darn cold tomorrow night ( 36 degrees!) and is already raining steadily, a sure sign of approaching autumn, one of the most beautiful times of the year here on the mountain.
Our guests arrive tomorrow, so no doubt we won't be out on the deck in the cold, rainy weather.
On Friday I purchased this gorgeous skein of Madelaine Tosh Pashmina and thought I would dye some of my new merino to match. Mine are the two wound up ones. Close, but since the Pashmina has a twist and my merino is spun as a single, it was never gonna be exact. Love this gorgeous blue.