Well, it's officially over, at least at my house. I took down the tree today along with all the inside decorations and some of the ones on the porch. I hate to see it go, but it's time. I took some last photos last night and this morning, just so I could look back and remember how it was.
This last photo shows my new joy: a big ol' sideboard--or buffet, if you prefer to call it that. I am so in love with this thing! I have space for linens and silver, serving dishes and wineglasses, and a lovely big top for display. When our former oak table and chairs went home with one of our sons, the kitchen opened up and I have so much space now--enough space to add this piece.
After taking down the tree I started rearranging in the kitchen, and I am almost done, at least with this part.
And inside the drawers, look at all this space! I guess most people already have space for these kinds of things but in our small house with few closets, space for non-essentials is a luxury (although to me, pretty things are a necessity!). I'd like to get some kind or organizers for the side cupboards so the glass isn't so piled up, but it's still better than the way I had it stored before.
Still more to do but it's been fun getting this piece integrated into my kitchen!
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