Changes in the Hearth Room
We will be on a little road trip, early in March, so I am getting a head start on a few seasonal changes.
As you know, our oldest granddaughter is getting married in March. We are giving the happy couple a few pieces of furniture for their new apartment. They plan to pick up the furniture over the weekend. One of the items is the hearth room sofa.
I woke up, Monday morning, in furniture moving mode. We moved the sofa to one side of the room and I went to work rearranging a few things. While I was working in the room, I put together a couple of Spring vignettes and altered the Winter mantel.
We brought the Windsor rockers into the room. The chairs are now on either side of the fireplace. They were made especially for us at The Windsor Chair Shop in Historic Clarksville Missouri, in 2003. Our legs were measured from back of knee to floor, so the chairs could be fitted correctly.
Our chairs were handmade, using vintage tools and painted black over red, using Milk Paint. Chip carving was also done.
The chairs are signed and dated. J’s name is on his chair and my name is on mine. A small footstool was made at the same time.
A cabinet made of reclaimed wood stands between two windows in the background.
I removed the small log house, deer and a couple of other winter things from the mantel. I left the candlesticks, lanterns and wreaths and added the horse, beneath the John Pils print of Historic St Charles Missouri.
Silk forsythia in a basket,hangs from vintage shutters. The shutters are from on old home in St Louis.
A bee skep sits beneath the vintage table. The wooden rabbit is from HomeGoods.
Springtime basket on door from living room.
Spring green in the living room.