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Monday, August 31, 2009

No pain no gain!

My resolution for the Fall and upcoming Holiday season is:No pain,meaning working on getting pain free! Living with less pain in my life.

No Gain,Meaning trying very hard NOT to gain weight during the fall season and holidays coming up!
How's that for a different meaning for no pain no gain!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Empire Bureau from Craigslist!

I found this bureau on Craigslist last week. I put it in our apartment instead of storage so that I could view it everyday and 'bond' with it! It is 42" tall and a good size for just about any use! We put our TV on top of it and fillied the drawers!
This bureau was made around the same era (mid 1800's) as the table I posted here earlier and I can't wait to be able to use both of them in our next house!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

French Restoration Period... or Empire style

I have been calling the style I love Empire, which is the origin of the style that got refined into the French Restoration period in New York, USA. It is much more streamlined and has a definite mix of English and French. I love the simplicity of the lines and the bulkiness of the pieces. It is like the masculine held up by the feminine, much like the human pairing in a marriage.

I am researching and looking for pieces to start my next decorating project, our next house! I would like to develop the plan with some pieces to suggest this style and support it with surrounding modern interior. Depends on the house we pick, that will dictate how I go about achieving my ultimate interiors that lets me live with this style I have loved for years.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Craigslist find!

My Craigslist find! Even though I am in an apartment (temporarily) until we can move and buy our next house, I still could not resist this mahogany table! I do already have an oak one that I got a couple of years ago, but will put that on Craigslist to sell and replace with this one. This new one will be refinished when we are settled and tung oil will take care of the finish. This table is larger and came with a leaf, so I can seat more people and will serve as a dining room table (the other Oak one was only used as a breakfast table because it was smaller). I can't wait to work on it and make it suit our home!


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