Well, yes it actually is but I persevere. I really wanted to get my hutch reorganized after having posted about it here. And now with my dishes put nicely on the shelves again, it feels much better to me. I can now see the things I love again like my dishes with scenes from The Alsace.
The Wedgwood dishes are set out per place setting so I can take one out as I want to use it. The tea service is also all together making it easy to use. I had let it get cluttered and now things are back in order. If you remember my kitchen redo, I love having my cupboards looking nice even if you can not see in without opening a door.
The temperatures in Holland are so much warmer than we are used to and none of the promised rain has fallen here to relieve us. On top of that, we have had to keep the downstairs closed as we have this monster of a industrial dehumidifier in our room to dry out the walls after the leak. They all seem dry now and I have turned it out today as the sound and heat is getting to me. Tomorrow the man comes back to measure the walls again and hopefully take the machine with him. Another man from the insurance came by today and hopefully they will approve covering the total costs. We still have our fingers crossed the wood floor will be okay. It is laid in a herringbone pattern and if it does start to crack open at the seams, it will be really bad. Time will tell if it will be okay...
In the meantime, I decided I needed to come up with a no cost solution to tables and lamps to create light with my mirrors. I am ordering two wallpapers and cardboard to make reversible backs inside my hutch and did not want to spend money on a new table. The wallpaper is quite expensive here.
A half hour of moving things around in my living room and I have a lamp at each mirror. I am using my tallest candlestick lamps. The tables were not the same height but a few of my vintage books helped solve that problem.
Some poppies in a vase really added a summer touch to a few of my collection of opera glasses. Excuse the items on the floor. I have my beading supplies there as I am hoping to start on making a charm bracelet very soon.
The other table has only a limited space but a little green plant and Jos' grandfather's old pocket watch fit just right.