In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Harper went to the doctor on Monday and her blood test came down by half so she was able to go off the light bed and is now back in her bassinet. She had a very rough night and the next day was hard for her mommy but she is doing better now. Her brother is so high energy that it is sometimes difficult to balance a newborn and him also trying to recover from a C-section. Her help for this week has been a bit unreliable and she didn't call us or we would have gladly helped out. We will be giving her a break on Friday and picking up that ball of energy for a few hours in the afternoon so she can get some rest.
Meanwhile Grandpa and I have been back to furniture shopping. We are way behind on furnishing all the rooms. I had hoped to be done by now but I am a little to picky I guess. I like to take my time and really think about a purchase and decide if it will work long term. I don't want to be to theme oriented. I think this will work in one of the last spaces in the living room. It is a desk and has a good amount of storage and the chair good be used as extra seating over by the TV cabinet and pulled up when using the desk. I like the way all the clutter would be hidden.

This is still in the thinking process. I need extra storage and I thought maybe in the hallway near the kitchen. (extra pantry) I also found one that might work better and is similar to the desk but forgot to take a picture. I like the rugged, worn look of this piece.

This was the lamp I was planning on using but have had trouble finding a pair. I could order from a magazine I have but am a bit leary of shipping.

This is an alternative and Grandpa likes this one. We have a few copper accents so it would be a good choice and it is less expensive. The pine cone one is maybe a little too much North Woods for me. This is a very popular style here in the mid-west

It has a hammered look to the base and a little bit of green patina so that is the only thing holding up the decision , would it all blend together? We have gone from a garden cottage to more of a rustic cottage look when we moved.

I really like this rug the colors would work well in the bedroom.

I was thinking this chair might work in the corner of the bedroom. I really like the fabric.

But grandpa found this one and when I sat in it I was sold

The colors are taupe(khaki) , Caramel, bits of red and black. It does not show well here.

After I purchase the bed the chair will be next.
It is so comfortable

Here is the bed
I do not like the other pieces and will not be getting any of those

I had looked everywhere for a bed like this and could only find something close
This is the one for me and grandpa likes it to. It is simple but should go with the red entertainment cabinet we put in there when we found the other one for the living room that would fit a bigger TV for grandpa.

I do like the bench but there will not be room enough at the end of the bed and between the TV cabinet. You have to walk that way to the closet and that is a high traffic area. The other bed I purchased will go into the guest room. My sister is coming for a visit and am thinking of making the guest room ready for her, otherwise it will be airbeds. This bed won't be here in time for her visit but I don't mind the airbeds. We are so excited for her visit. Her husband is coming to and we are excited about him also:):) My family is mostly in Washington and so far we have had only one visit from my nephew and his family on their way to California ( he is a Marine)
~~~Thank you for visiting today~~~

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