So....I decided the best thing to shoot at 10:00 p.m. was the Fiestaware. I have been collecting some settings over the last few years but I've never had them out of the box. I was worried about the kids breaking them. Okay, I might break one too. I also didn't have anywhere to keep them. So they've been stuck in boxes in the basement for a long time. Now they have a place of their own. And maybe I'll actually use them.
Mickey bought me this curio cabinet for our first anniversary. It's also been stuck in the basement for years. I was happy to dust it off and store some colorful china in it.
For those of you interested in our house, this is the dining room. It's one of four places with wall paper and only one of two rooms with color. (The people that lived here before must have been adventurous.) Now the wallpaper here isn't too bad, it's something I would have picked about...oh, 15 years ago, but I'll be ready to take it down soon. I'm thinking of painting the room purple, probably two shades since there's a chair rail. But before I can decide on the right shade(s) I have to pick colors for the enormous room that's made up of the family room, breakfast, and kitchen. I want the colors to work together. The things I like about the dining room are it's not right off the living room (it's a room all by itself), it has a beautiful hard wood floor, and the ceiling has a little tray detail that we love but never would have thought to ask for. I also like that it's one of two rooms with pretty much nothing in it. I have a table from my parents that I'm planning to refinish but is now stored in the basement. That's going to be a BIG project so maybe I'll just put the table up and put a nice tablecloth on it. We'll see. I'm sure I'll post about whatever I decide to do.
P.S. For any occasion you would buy me a present I would like to add on to my Fiestaware collection.