I am slowly working my way through the house. Moving things from here to there, hanging things (ahh- commitment!!). This is the "Keeping Room" just off of the kitchen. It is filled with light and white.
I found the two chairs at the flea market over a year ago and just had them recovered in linen (I'm not sure if there's anything left in my house that hasn't been covered in linen)! My mother-in-law, the amazing seamstress, made the two pillows for me from my feedsack collection. I can sew but I hate it so I always try to cash in jobs for my birthday and Christmas.
I imagine these shelves will change from time to time, but for now they are covered over with all of my ironstone. I had them made when we were building the house after the shelves I would see in primitive homes from the early settlements. I still want to add hooks along the bottoms and hang my brass numbered cow tags (but that's for another day I guess).
The boxes are one of my favorite finds. Would you believe they are collapsible?? They are just as I found them, already numbered with wonderful text on the sides too.
I think I shared the old Milliner's Table when I found it last year. It has been patiently waiting for it's spot in here and is still one of my most favorite things.
I have plans for this old US map. I want to make a really simple and really white banner to hang on it with black and white photos of all of our travels as a family. Hoping to find the time soon. It has alot of water damage (too much for my husband to like it, but he did hang it for me nevertheless).
Some of you have asked about paint colors so I thought I would share these as I go. In this room, the kitchen and most of the downstairs in general I used Thunder AF-685 by Benjamin Moore. It is one of their Affinity colors and I just love it. It changes color ever so slightly depending on the light. It is a really wonderful neutral.