March 11, 2014

Trying To Decide...

I've shown you this armoire before. I used it as a display piece
in my Wisconsin needlework shop so many years ago. Another
time...Another place. It was useful and served its purpose there,
but it doesn't go with any much of our furniture now in Florida.

With the exception of pieces of antique oak furniture that are better
suited to my "too small" studio, it's otherwise an orphan. But, here's the
deal. I just can't bring myself to part with it yet. I've photographed it
multiple times with the idea that I'd sell it, and then set that plan aside.
See? I've taken photos of the outside and inside of it. It's all cleaned
up and standing, pretty-as-you-please on the covered part of our lanai.

So, I started to think about how I could "populate" it for where it's
  situated right now...until I can come to terms with
where, what, how and when I might do something different with it.
So, for now at least, I've placed some of our Nantucket baskets,
seashells and special pottery pieces inside. Then I topped it with
lots of hydrangea blooms to continue that "island theme" (even if
it's Nantucket Island - one of our favorite family places to visit!). 

Do you like what I've done? I'm still working on the rest of the lanai
arrangement, but I think I'm off to a nice start. I'm looking for a new
 seating set, and that might take a while to find. What we have is fine
for now though, and it's really time for me to get back to the studio.

I do get side-tracked sometimes. You, too?

4 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Createology said...

Lovely to enjoy your armoire in a new location. The pieces adorning the shelves is just right for an island theme. Hydrangeas are pure bliss. I believe you will be happy you are keeping this piece of Wisconsin memory.

Carol said...

I love what you've done with it!

Buttons said...

Love, love it! If I had a piece like that, and some sort of porch, I would do that too! Looks great... Like a whole new piece of furniture. :)

Sharon Chapman said...

I love it. I am a basket and shell collector. So this looks marvelous to me. Kisses to Tag!


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