A Lovely painting by Russian artist Igor Levashov who lives in the Netherlands.
It has been several years since I have rearranged the furniture. Everything fits together like a puzzle here, and my attempts at shifting it all around a different way have not been successful, so the room had remained the same for many years.
I have always wanted to put the dining room in the living room and have put a small dining table in front of the window, with the view of the garden.
When I think of how many meals we have in the same room at the same table, a change is really nice. I am looking forward to our first lunch here.
The ottoman foot-rest you see on the right is a storage box with a lid. Sometimes,particularly when the house is clean, I feel like I am living in a palace in this small house. The furniture arrangement has always been a close fit, and I do not like too much of it, but I need it all for the days when there are visitors.
It will be interesting to dine here when it is raining outside and watch the raindrops in the birdbath.
The tea cozy was made by Roxy from Living From Glory to Glory blog. It is made of the tea themed fabric from Hobby Lobby. I still have not used the piece of this same print, but I have great plans to sew something.
I floated a few blossoms in the old birdbath just for something colorful to view from that dining area.
The morning mist had not lifted, so when I took these pictures there was not much light.
Things are still blooming and our summer is extended. I am still hanging laundry outside.
I do have a pleasant subject coming soon, but now I must go and get a few more things done. I abandoned yesterday's plans so that I could change the furniture around, and as every housekeeper knows, all things are connected and it is not a matter of merely moving furniture. Sweeping, putting unwanted items into the giveaway box, rehanging pictures, and then the big pile that naturally ensues, takes an entire day.