Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Sometimes after I've got a nook of the house looking how I like it, it stays for a while, but then I seem to thrive on change, I move things around and try another way to display them. Here is a little area next to our dining area, where we sometimes gather around the piano to sing while we take turns to muck around on the piano. The piano (in French polished wood finish) was a gift for hubby when he left home to go to University in the city, so that's why we've got it now. It is probably the reason why I haven't painted all the other wood coloured furniture (e.g. the buffet, the hutch on the other side of the room, the tables and chairs etc.) in this room white, apart from the fact that they will be rather huge projects. This area of the house is not as soft and pastel as the lounge room, I guess I just feel that because I don't live on my own, I can't make the whole house look too much like a girly abode, even though in many aspects my feminine style still spills out here and there, lol. This first photo was taken at Christmas time, that's why the hanging string between the lamps and the gold baubles on the buffet.This change I made is quite "fundamental", the whole feel changed. I pulled out the old floral arrangement in that cherub stand thingy, painted it white and draped it with a self-made gum leaf wreath. Normally I'd go for ivy or something like that cascading down, but the gum-leaves stayed this time as they look fine. The good thing with the gum leaves is that they won't look dead or fake even if they are dried. I painted the lamp bases, changed the shades, moved some other white things from other parts of the house there, and voila!, a different style compared to the old. I'm still working on it, I haven't been able to tackle the three white blank canvases on the wall yet, but in time I will. I've had the change for quite a while now, but haven't been able to post about it until now. Of course I've got many photos of roses to post, but I thought I'd give you a break from roses, how's that for a change?


Alison Gibbs said...

It is amazing the difference the white accesories make to the look.
Love it.

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

We NEVER need a break from your roses! But your room looks so lovely and am so glad you shared it!

Ivory Spring said...

I like the new look on your cherub pedestal! Change is very good, sometimes... :) Good job!

Ivory Spring said...

Regarding the plate: I was surprised it arrived in one piece. It was packed with just one layer of bubble wrap and placed in a regular cushioned envelope (not even a hard box), and came ALL the way from Holland without any mishap. I just received some cups and saucers that actually broken being packed well in hard boxes.... go figure!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Rosy

Thanks for visiting! What a gorgeous blog you have - all those roses in your garden. Fabulous.

Hope to see you again soon.


Anonymous said...

I can never get tired of your roses. Please don't give us a break from roses.
I feel the same way like you do on house decorations. I've seen someone's blog in Taiwan, she decorated the whole house with laces and flowers and pink stuff, including their bathroom and bedroom, I feel sorry for her husband,but who knows? Maybe her husband loves it...
Simply Roses

CIELO said...

Lovely.... as every corner of your sweet home...

....... and by the way, The House in the Roses is having a garden party and would love to see you participate... come see and show us your beautiful roses once again!

Hugs, and a blessed weekend to you


Niesz Vintage Home said...

Tired of roses?...Never!
But I love seeing photos of your lovely home, too.

I really like the white against the dark walls. And the pink room in the last post is absolutely gorgeous!
Your roses have beautiful rooms to adorn.

Kimberly :)