With people coming over on Saturday for an Easter party, I decided to do a little cleaning and rearranging around the house. Actually, this was all inspired by a few feng shui remedies that needed placing in the entryway. Yes, we believe very much in feng shui. Go ahead and laugh (you’ll be laughing more when you see the entryway)! I’m from California, and that’s the sort of thing we do around here.
A couple of things to note before talented designers across the interweb throw up their hands in disgust.
- I am not a designer
- I don’t consider myself a designer
- I will never acquire the skills to be a designer
- I was more concerned with the accurate placement of the fen shui remedies
There were a few things I needed to place in the west/entryway, so I pulled this antique table from the toy room. It would look better if the table had open legs. With the table gates down, it really does make the piece seem bulkier and heavier than it is. But, at only 12 inches deep, it’s narrower than anything I have found in stores. Also, it serves as extra dining space during the holidays, which is always a plus. In a small, older home, furniture must serve double and triple duty!
I adore my bull horns. They are from the 70s, and my dad bought them in New Mexico during our cross country move from New York. My parents immigrated to the US from Argentina when I was 6 months old. My dad did his residency in New York and his fellowship in California. My mom flew with my (then only) brother and I to California while my dad drove what few possessions they had cross country with my “complicated” grandfather. He says he spotted the horns in New Mexico and immediately thought of Argentina (the country is famous for cattle,) but secretly I think he wanted to tie them around his forehead and impale his father in law in the middle of a desolate stretch desert.
Poor fake topiaries. No love for you from me. I love, love, love our house, but we have two enormous trees flanking our house that make growing plants indoors near impossible without special light bulbs. I just bought a huge tree to place between the picture windows and I am positively ON EDGE waiting to see if it survives.
Total cost for everything: $0.00. I just took things from around the house and shopped in our garage for old accessories. Next on my list is the toy room. It really is an abomination.