I am trying hard today to do what my doctor told me to do in order to get well.
I decided that maybe his idea of resting and my idea of resting aren't the same. My idea has been more along the lines of running around town at break neck speed, while I possibly he was thinking I should stay home with my feet up. So for the next few days I am trying it his way.
That doesn't mean I can't write my blog though. I'm in my chair with my feet up and I am enjoying my cozy apartment.
I realized that I haven't shown much of my apartment, and although it is small, I do have things that I can share.
I love my dining area, and today I am going to share one side of it.
This side of the room is anchored by an antique drop leaf table and chairs I bought almost 40 years ago. Originally there were six chairs, but as I have crisscrossed the country so have these pieces.
Four of the chairs were destroyed over the years and the remaining chairs and the table are not in great shape. The chairs are not very sturdy and so to be honest, I never sit here to eat. I will have to decide what I want to do with them at some point.
This wicker piece was a freebie. I wasn't sure I was going to have a place for it, and it may eventually go in my bathroom, but for now I am using it to display some of my antique ironstone china and cloth napkins.
I would like to have a low bookcase under the pictures on that wall, as I really don't have a place for my books and I could also use it to display the china.
I love my blue and white transferware plates. They make a great focal point on that wall.
Since my apartment has an English country cottage vibe I have lots of pictures on the walls. I am definitely not a minimalist. That trend just doesn't see to work for me.
Horse prints seem to be a staple in English country cottage decor and I happen to have some. I bought these two prints when I was first married. Fortunately they have survived all of the moves.
I have very little light in this room so it is really hard to get good photos.
I recently bought this cute print from a friend. I love it.
When I first come out in the morning I love seeing my dining space, and hopefully I can repair those chairs soon so I can actually use it.
Next week I will try to get some photos of the other side of the space. Maybe the sun will put in an appearance before then.
There is more of my small space here.