I shared a short while back that my Mom (The Sewing Queen) was moving. Now that the actual move is over, we are ready to begin the fun part of making her new place a jewel box of a home, and we needed a starting point.
She really loved the look and feel of her home back in Nevada, and so we are going for a similar, cheerful cottage look, but we were struggling a bit with what colors to use. She was sure she wanted some pastel greens, but beyond that, we were unsure. That is, until I happened upon a fabulous set of china at a yard sale.
I had previously found two place settings of the same china several months ago, and was planning on selling it in my booth at Camas Antiques. So charming and sweet, I was going to do a clever place setting display when I had more things to coordinate with the dishes, but hadn't gathered the right pieces as yet. A couple of Saturdays ago I scored the additional six place settings, and I was thrilled.
I was still planning on selling the set, and finally, this past weekend, the little lightbulb in my head flickered and I realized we had the inspiration pieces we needed to get the ball rolling full speed ahead on the colorway for my Mom's new home.
I hopped on the computer and started searching out area rugs. Her furniture is all neutral, which made it easy for us to get creative. When I landed on Overstock.com's rug section, I found just what we were looking for! My photo doesn't portray the rug color quite right, and we will know for certain once the rug arrives, but I think we have a great match with the rug and the charming china!
I love it when a thrifted find makes all the difference in planning, don't you?