I'm getting more of a happy balance in my rooms this year. The war I wage between light and dark influences is coming to a peaceful ceasefire these days. The door you see here was painted white awhile back, for instance, and makes all the difference for enhancing other wood elements that I really love.
But I'm actually showing off a few new things that I found this season that are tucked away in corners about the place as well. Don't you just love an old harvest basket? I found this one a few weeks ago. It came with this luscious cherry patina. It's full of pinecones from our recent forage in the woods.
There's always this part of me inside that lives in an old English storybook and wants harvest baskets full of potatoes and onions stacked about, and goods hanging from the rafters. So homey.
I have this thing for containers obviously. Old crates, bins, boxes, and such. You never know when you will need one, and so they they get tucked into corners and under tables.
The grandgirls gathered a few acorns when they were here too.
I recently uncovered this gorgeous Wallace silverplate (Sonata 1947) and polished the spoons up. I think I'm going to have to trade something else out in order to keep them!
I like storage that looks good in plain sight.
I had some kind of a lapse and almost didn't buy this chippy zinc coal bucket last week. WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!
Another stack of stand-bys. . . . The big wash tub on bottom is a new acquisition from late summer. Very old. Very heavy. The rest has been hanging around awhile.
I have a bit to chose from for my holiday displays of greens, gifts, trees, and vignettes. In the meantime, everything's ready to contain whatever gets brought in for making ready!
Today I'm working on ideas for paper cones. . . .
I hope you're off to the start of a wonderful November!
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