Aug 31, 2013

In my dining room!



Clearly my dining room serves for more reasons then a room for eating. Oh, truth is, we rarely eat here since we do have an eat-in kitchen. But I do find it inspiring and its my playground. I come in here to putter and change things around. 




My collection of white battenburg lace tablecloths and napkins and other finds, was hidden in drawers but I thought I need to gather it and display it. 




Back in the day, I imported lace table linens from Belgium. Most of it sold but I kept few pieces. Other's accumulated from yard sales or thrift stores.




I have also been working on projects for the next issue of Creating Vintage Charm.




I come in this room for other reasons too... I propped up my card table that happens to have a black top, works just as well as a chalk board... I had an impromptu brain storming session and  needed to put it out on writing somewhere and somehow the card table crossed my path... and there I was... sorting out my thoughts... Putting order to the chaos in my head. 




This coming week I will be working in my studio. A small house right next door, that I will be sharing with a quilter. We will be painting and doing some cosmetic work on the house. Then I can move my office/studio next door and clear another room in my house. I have worked out of my home for the last 7 years and I do look forward to (even if it is just next door) feel like I am going to work. I will be setting up my Creating Vintage Charm office there and I am excited.


Not much to show now but a very dirty and bad choice of paint colored rooms... I look forward to the transformation. 

I hope to be sharing more about the studio and move soon but until then...

enjoy this long holiday weekend!!

Con Amore
Sonia Crouse


11 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

the linens make a lovely vignette!

pballard said...

Love your space. Love the window and what you did with it.

Lady Pamela said...

A chalkboard card table! What in ingenious idea. I love it.
*Smiles*

Anne said...

Beautiful linens! I cannot wait to see your studio transformation.I know with your special touch it will look lovely!
xx
Anne

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I can't wait to see your studio--what fun!

amy of four corners design said...

wow - how great that you will have a new studio space - can't wait to see it transformed...

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Love those linens. I'm so jealous of your studio! Good luck fixing it up!

Shani Thomas said...

A lovely room and I'm sure the new studio will be wonderful as well!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Loving the window treatments in your dining room Sonia!
Looking forward to seeing your new studio, have fun with it!

debi said...

Sonia, I love your sweet dining room. I could live there!
Can't wait to see your new studio. How could it be anything but wonderful in that charming little cottage?

Simply Lokal said...

Sweet dining rooms. I love that you have the linens out and about to see! - Revis