Focusing on Décor Again

I’ve been having regular get-togethers for the past 5 months which means the house has been in a state of turmoil during that time.

When the living room was set up for a tea party we brought in extra chairs and an extra table.
When the living room was set up for a tea party we brought in extra chairs and an extra table.

Temporary chairs and tables have been moved in and out of the living room and dining room.

The white sofa cover is both casual and sophisticated at the same time.
The white sofa cover is both casual and sophisticated at the same time.

Now I’m ready to take a little break from all that entertaining and to get back to making the house more personal.

A simple mantel of favorite things.
A simple mantel of favorite things.

Some of my favorite things, like these blue Kosta vases, are back on the mantel.

The slip cover is changed for the summer.
The slip cover is changed for the summer.

And the sofa slipcover has been changed from grey to white.

The shelf on the left of the photo is in a new home.
The shelf on the left of the photo is in a new home.

As a side note on her way home from the Book Swap last Saturday one of my friends asked what I was going to do with the bookcase we had moved from the attic to the porch. I asked her if she wanted it (a thirty-year-old Ikea unit) and we loaded it up in her car then and there.

Are you happier to give or get cast-offs?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

7 thoughts on “Focusing on Décor Again”

  1. Right now I’m happier to give cast offs – it’s hard to move things into that category, though. But I think the stars are slowly aligning as I’ve been casting a critical eye around my place.

      1. Been there, done that! It gave me a laugh, though, to know I’m not the only one. And good boxes used to be hard to find!

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