Today’s post is pretty eclectic with some additions to our living room: succulent plants, an antique grate and a vintage rocking horse. Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about turning an antique sideboard into a TV stand. My husband was able to hang the TV above the sideboard and it is looking much better.I am planning to install one of these sconces on each side of our television. I removed the quilt pumpkins from our sideboard and I put a succulent plant in an ironstone soup tureen and another one in an ironstone chamber pot. I love the combination of white ironstone and greenery. I also put small rocks on the bottom of each ironstone piece for drainage. The first succulent plant is called ‘String of Pearls’ (Senecio Rowleyanus). It is native to Southwest Africa and it is a succulent vine. I can’t wait to see those pearly strings cascade down the ironstone soup tureen in a few months.The other plant is a ‘Sedum’ succulent. I like the dark green color and it looks darling in the ironstone chamber pot. Some people don’t like to decorate with chamber pots because of their original use but I can tell you that they make wonderful planters.Next to our sideboard hangs an antique metal grate with my last name on it.I found the grate over a year ago in an antique shop in the beautiful region of Gaspésie, Québec. You can read about how I got bruised by my name here.
Under the grate sits Edouard, our vintage rocking horse.I found him on Craigslist and my husband and son drove to Maine and brought him back home to Vermont. Crazy? For sure. Worth it? Most definitely. I painted parts of the grate and the vintage horse with Miss Mustard Seed ‘French Enamel’
On the other side of the sideboard is a corner hutch I found on Craigslist for $60.00. I am planning to paint it with Miss Mustard Seed ‘Farmhouse White’ as soon as my broken foot heals (two more weeks to go:)We had a little bit of snow in the past two weeks and I am excited to start our holiday decorating. I hope you will join me in the next few weeks as I will be sharing some holiday DIY projects, décor ideas and recipes.
In other news, my husband surprised my son and I with the cutest kitten. My son named him Orange. He is currently sleeping on my right shoulder as I type this post. I will leave you with a few pictures of the latest addition to our family. Greetings from Kingsbury Brook Farm!
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