It's been awhile since I took you on a tour of this big old house of mine. Well technically my house is neither big nor old, but hey in blogland you can pretend whatever you want right?! ;-)
I thought I would show it to you while it is still relatively clean. Two big dogs (see Misty Belle in the left of the photo), do their best to mess it up regularly! We are having guests on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Monday, and then the following weekend, so I'm trying to keep up with the little stuff so that it stays nice and tidy.
I also thought it was a good time to take a few photos for memory's sake...my memory that is. You see, the dining room will soon be undergoing a change, and the living room too for that matter. The china cabinet, that once belonged to my grandparents, will soon be replaced with a lovely new one that is more than twice as large. Yay, since I need every ounce of storage I can muster in this house.
And the rug will also be replaced, yipee!
I haven't yet decided if all of the dining room set will go bye bye, or if I will chose to keep a few of the pieces for sentimental reasons. The buffet would actually work well in our bedroom, so I'll have to give it some thought.
If I decide to get rid of the table in the dining room, it will be replaced with this one, the farm table my dad made me. So there will be a piece of family history in the dining room no matter what.
By moving the current kitchen table into the dining room, I would actually gain a lot more room in my family room. And since this area also serves as our office until we add on, that extra space would be nice. I might even throw a dance party to celebrate...ok, just kidding! Well I might dance, but one person dancing does not a party make!
See how much space it takes up?! But here's the rub, we love sitting here and looking out over the water while we eat...so what's a girl to do?! Maybe a smaller table...yeah that might work. Maybe even something round.
Now, for you Christmas purists in the crowd, please ignore the man behind the curtain. That's code talk for please ignore the fact that I have a fake tree, and that the base is nek'ed. No really, it's exposed, looking sad and revealing my secret that I have a fake tree. I know, I know, it's sacrilegious, but it is what it is. I swore on everything holy that I would never do a fake tree, and then when my dad asked me if I wanted his because it was too big, I said why the heck not! We've had it for about 6 years now, and my parents probably had it for 4 or so before that so we may be back to the real deal next year, but this year it's all about the realistic fake tree around here!
Ok, where was I before I felt the need to unburden myself about the fake tree? Ahh yes, I was in the kitchen where I feel the need to explain that my *$&% backsplash is still not in! I did email a friend/contractor who should be able to handle my bad boy tiles which have scared everyone within a 100 mile radius off, so we'll see. 2012 may just be the year of real trees and finished kitchens...exciting eh?!
I hope your imperfect home (it is imperfect right?), and imperfect life (just says it's imperfect to make me feel better!) have a very good day!