Sunday, September 16, 2012

I think I am in Love....

...with my new curio cabinet! This curio is not new...I found it at a furniture resale shop. It was custom made using cherry wood and the price was right! I have to admit that I didn't realize that it would be so heavy. But with help from my husband, we got it inside. He also volunteered to attach it to the wall so there would be no question of it falling over. I really like how is has changed that end of the room. As you can see, I have started decorating for HaLLoWeeN~ but haven't taken any tubs out of the attic yet. I see that I need to do something with the cord off the mantle~still fussing! Last year, I had one HaLLoWeeN lamp. Last month, the store I bought it from had a I ended up with two more! Who can resist a great sale and I had to have three...isn't that a rule in decorating?!

I brought out the Pottery Barn framed boxes I display some of my R. John Wright mice in and they finally have a place where they can be seen and admired.

The other side of the fireplace has the small shelf unit I bought years ago at the Ann Arbor Street Fair (in 1992~I only know this because it is signed and dated on the back). This was a big splurge for me back then but I have loved it.

Finally, a closer picture of the new cabinet. It is the right depth to display my miniatures and Wee Forest Folk~great lighting. My chair is across from the cabinet so I can sit and smile at the things I cherish!

Now I need to find a place for the old curio which used to be to the left of the fireplace. I am sure it will look get in one of the bedrooms upstairs. I have some great ideas bouncing around in my head~such fun! Enjoy your own creative energy!