|White milk glass, a white tray, |
white candles, and some glass globes
from a fan light all came out of the closet.
Since so many of my draperies, side tables, greenery, artwork and assorted décor tchotchkes are on loan at our for-sale condo, my living room at home has been looking sparse for the past month.
Over the weekend I decided to remedy that, and at the same time, give the living room a summery vibe.
My simple approach was to make a sweep of the house, hunting down anything white. The only white in my living room, besides the trimwork, has been two lamp shades, a painted and distressed tall table, and the painted brick fireplace.
Here’s some of what I scrounged to add to the mix and fill in the gaps:
- Gauzy white curtains from the back of my sewing closet to cover the two windows
- A collection of milk glass pieces I keep meaning to sell on eBay
- A large white plastic serving bowl that from a distance looks like porcelain
- A white urn I tell myself I am going to convert to a lamp someday
- Three white flower pots from my garden shed
- An off-white tray from up high in the kitchen cabinets
- One chunky white vase that went immediately onto the mantle
- A white china duck that belonged to my mother
- An eight-inch round whitewashed basket
- A white linen tablecloth and white seat cushions for the dining room table that’s visible from the living room
- Two frosted white globes from a ceiling fan/light we removed years ago
- A stack of white and off-white books from my bookshelves
- Mr. Lucky’s Panama hat
Everything looks nice and fresh.
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