Mmmkay. Living room is ready to go. So I quick got pics before anyone messed it up again. It's a rare thing to photograph a room in this house with no people in it. You can see the dog wasn't playin'. Like go ahead lady but I live here and I'm sitting right where I am.
The main part of the house is set up much like a midwestern American four square. There is a central entry, hall and staircase with a set of rooms on either side. This room has no divider making a long rectangle. Since the furniture all coordinated we opted to put the dining set in here instead of the separate dining which is now the schoolroom. (ie where all the white bookcases had to live since there were no radiators in there)
The small table was salvaged from an architects office locally and was used to store blueprints. Atop are a vintage suitcase and picnic sets. On top of the center are apothecary jars from Germany.
The leather couches are consignment store finds from a half dozen years ago. The leather is getting worn but they have held up remarkably well. The crazy quilt was in my home growing up. British flag canvas? Two bucks ish at a local garage sale thankyouverymuch. Under it is a golden oak cake stand. It folds flat. I saw several at an antique sale last fall. Then found one closer to home at a thrift shop.
The dining set was from a closeout sale a dozen years ago. I dont necessarily love the mission style but it will likely last forEVAH. It's solid wood and heavy. And it houses my possible excessive collection(s) of transferware. Some people collect shoes. I have like three pairs. China is another story... As in, that basket in the bottom of the entertainment center may have more plates inside. On top of this china cabinet are green glass wine bottles from Germany. And a rooster. Just because.
The antique china cabinet is from here. Turns out we need to have it appraised and certified free of wood worm in order to ship it back. Project for tomorrow. Hopefully that will go better than having the car test free from all British soil went today. Sigh. Inspection re-do scheduled.
Green Art Deco vase is from a local charity shop (junk shop). Gnomes from Germany as is the big stoneware crock with the twigs standing inside. Mission style table and British crystal fixture. Good thing no one is paying me to set this up lol.
We do alot of living in this space. It is sort of like Donny and Marie - a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. Ok not really. A little bit formal though but not quite there in either direction. No idea where that will end up as furniture gets divided up to adult children in coming years. But it's an adventure for me to reinvent at each home.