We have had lots of company with little ones so the accessories around here tend to get shuffled around when they play with them, which I love that they do but after awhile it comes time to put my own arrangements back into play which means rearranging things a bit.
We have had this old table for years but it is still one of our favorites with its ruffled edge around the top, fret work and the gracefully curved legs. A lot of you are painting your old furniture and I love the look but with all the boy's we have around here and all the flowers and chintz fabrics the patina of the old wood pieces seems to bring the sweetness down a few notches just enough to keep it looking family friendly. Even though the English Country look is out of style right now it works for us.
The builders carpet that was here when we moved in is not holding up to all the wear and tear around here. Old oriental rugs work well to hide any spills or stains that creep into any active house hold and we have several in storage in the basement from previous houses that are waiting to be put back into the rotation when we resurface the living room and great room with nice dark hardwood floors.
Oh, for those of you who have not met RuthAnn yet you might want to stop by her blog Warm Pie Happy Home. The pie picture that I posted for Father's Day was made from her recipe and it was so good. RuthAnn is a Southern Belle Wanna Be just like me except that she now actually lives closer to the south than we probably ever will. She doesn't post often but when she does her posts are loaded with humor, the most amazing kitchen and grace filled inspiration. Stop by and tell her I sent you. She probably thinks I have been stalking her because I've spent so much time enjoying all her yummie stories.