we are still making changes around the house, tweaking and re-arranging, painting, hanging things on the walls, etc.
i am finally displaying some of my hong kong tresures - the flower shaped object is a antique silk hand embroidered baby collar, the rectangular hanging is a machine embroidered mass-produced chinese embroidery, the little red shoes on the cabinet are antique silk hand embroidered baby shoes, all found in hong kong.
we have been wanting a large plant to put behind the sofa, but didn't want to spend for a big plant. i found this at aldi for $8.99. i LOVE aldi. i am their fan on facebook. i love them that much. the framed print is an antique japanese wood block print of a kimono pattern from the mid 1800s.
another $8.99 plant from aldi. and a stack of my online photo books/scrapbooks on our antique chinese chair. i LOVE online scrapbooking.
gracie with our "new" antique piano. we got it for a steal, and love it. lexi has since polished it up and is looks even better. it took 8 grown men to get it itnot the house, and i was afraid they were going to injure themselves. it is that heavy.
another $8.99 plant, a wedding kimono (thank you gloria!) that needs to be steamed, hong kong cabinet, antique water pitcher & basin (gift from brock), and my favorite antique quilt.
mia & gracie's room:
i purchased this vinyl lettering in white before i had decided to paint the walls yellow, and hoped it would still show up. it didn't, even if you knew it was there. so i tried coloring it with a pink crayola marker, and love the water color-like results.
we downsized mia's bed (which had been the original plan) and moved her double mattress to the new guest bed that brock built. it is just her size now, and leaves more play space in the room. the cute head board was left behind by a renter who never paid any rent. one good thing came from that experience....