This special issue of Country Home magazine is available right now,
+ you must go get a copy! It’s that good.
Away with less is more decorating + just say no to neutrals-only!
So, as one does after reading a really good home magazine,
I immediately engaged in a really fun re-do, starting with this:
Please. How much do we love that sorter of mine!!??!!
The color’s perfect, + the patina is so wonderful!
I bought it in the early 90’s from a friend + happily used it in my old retail store:
Sadly, there are no photos of said sorter in said store.
Please. I take dozens of pictures every week!?
WHY DIDN’T WE TAKE ANY PHOTOS WAY BACK WHEN??!!
I guess we’ll never know, but back to the sorter.
After I closed the store + moved across the state to be with G.O.,
it’s been languishing inside our garage for years.
Then we moved into our Dutch colonial about a year + a half ago.
I mean, come on.
Was that blank living room calling for it, or what!?
Yes, it was.
So. Speaking of being inspired,
a few weeks ago I spied a photo of this room in Diane Keaton’s house:
Next thing you know, I’m rearranging all my books by color!
I really love how the cubbies display some of my ‘smalls’,
including these cute milk glass chickens from Grandma:
And in honor of Grandpa, who always carried a buckeye in his pocket for good luck:
A commemorative beer glass of the Cardinals ’64 World Championship,
(+ check out that adorable rock baseball made by my grandson!)
Omigosh, how sweet is my girlhood bank?:
A sweet red (Cardinal?) pie bird from my friend:
And this fun pair of Dachshunds:
Our framed map of Illinois is from the 1880’s;
we bought it at a pop-up vintage market in Grand Central Station in NYC:
But wait. There’s more.
My beloved new Country Home magazine
has inspired me to ‘busy up’ the top of my sorter!
My son’s name is Jonathan,
so naturally, I got a bag from Jon’s grocery store in LA + had it framed:
A wonderful handmade basket from a fellow artisan at a show in the 1990’s
+ my heavy glass Pottery Barn vessel filled with old baseballs:
Never fear — there have been other revamps in + around the Dutch colonial:
And in our canned ham:
Stay tuned for updates!