I cannot believe we have been in our new home one year. We are still settling in. There are still cartons and tubs to unpack. We are still taking our time.
Through the past year, with each passing season, we saw our home change and evolve. If you know me you will know it will continue to change and evolve. Maybe not as often as in the past, but there will be nips and tucks here and there as long as we are able to do this and that.
We continue to experiment with lighting for the great room and accessorizing the table next to the half wall. The above photo shows the arrangement, as it appeared just after we moved the furniture from storage.
Here is the table after the Pottery Barn lattice was installed, last Summer. It was pleasing enough but I was not quite happy with the lamp.
I tried these lamps over Winter. They are just simply too heavy. They tend to block and clutter the view of the lattice. We removed the lamps over this past weekend. I like the blue and white as is, it will stay.
We need a lamp in that corner of the great room. We switch a lamp on when passing through from the master bedroom, on our way for coffee, each morning. I looked in our little basement boutique for other table lamps. I tried online and at Home Goods and could not find lamps that fit the bill. Finally, I decided no lamps for the table was the solution. That was when I began looking around for a floor lamp. This lamp would sit between the sofa and chair, across from the table. Once again, I had no luck finding what I needed.
I remembered the monkey lamp. That is what we call the floor lamp, purchased for our condo at the lake around 10 or 12 years ago. For some reason I have never let go of the lamp. Even though I half heartedly asked the daughters and granddaughters if they might be interested in starting musical lamps with the monkey lamp, no one was interested. That is a good thing, because when J brought the lamp upstairs and set it between the sofa and chair it fit the room perfectly.
The table top, today, with the statue children and a blue and white bowl filled with Pothos. I like it.
Last Friday was my first Home Goods visit since early December. Can you believe that?
While looking for lamps I found a pair of Cynthia Rowley pillows for the sofa. The colors should work well with the elusive chairs. Perhaps this is the week for delivery.
Sunday March 20, 2016, first day of Spring, we experienced a typical Missouri, late March, snowfall. Molly enjoyed quickly because by Monday morning you would never know there was a snowfall.