27 January 2015

Variations






We wanted to show you this piece.
This weekend, my daughter and I with my spouse 
moved this painted vintage piece into her room, so she would have a place to display the quilts she collects, and the heirloom handkerchiefs from my Russian great grandmother, and more grown up collectibles. (The piece was found in this condition.)






It's actually a light weight piece of mirrors and glass, and he managed to place it despite her tree.
(Those are now doorstop houses that my daughter made from left over wood with each side a different scene for example a garden.  Originally they were toys that she made for Pet Shops. Each side has a different scene: candy shops, garden, ice cream shops, toy store etcetera.)







I love her idea!







This is the full size canopy bed she moved into.
We turned it sideways, because she envisioned it as a daybed.
It is simple to make. She leaves the pillows on the back and arranges the textured linens and throws this way and that.  Her dressing area remained the same except for moving the side table.








And in case you saw the bed last week before she decided we needed to move something, this is not a mirror image. Afterwards we realized the corner cabinet had to be on the other side,
and it was the easiest piece that my spouse has ever moved since it is a triangle.
If you take a close look she has the wicker baskets from her former bed that hold paperbacks under this bed.







Her bedside table find from last year went over here with wire baskets to organize.







The color on the wall is Sherwin Williams Sea Salt? I know he told her that she had wait two years the last time... but he painted it again for her.


We still have to move the chandelier to the other side.
And the bucket stays here this time, because it goes so well with the colors.















Yesterday, I went to the Russian deli to pick up some cheese and they had a chocolate birthday cake with Mozart's name decorated with a stave of music! His birthday is January 27, 1756. That's today.  The cake was so delightful, but my daughter doesn't eat chocolate, so today we will have to make something and tea to celebrate. And since today is Mozart's birthday here is Mitsuko Uchida
playing sonata K333's second movement.  In my opinion, the second movement is one of Mozart's most beautiful pieces. Here's Horowitz version of the third movement.  He is quite old here, but it is so delightful even with a couple of errors, because of the colors.
My daughter plays all three movements of this sonata, and this is one of my favorite Mozart sonatas.
Also today in our area, there is a Mozart marathon on the classical station.
When she studied in Italy last summer we went to Salzburg, Austria to visit Mozart's birthplace.
We live in a tiny house, in one of those old neighborhoods that are being fixed-up, and fortunately we love old things, so we can save for music study.


Here's Mozart's birthplace.
and his house is on the left street of this street... probably where I stood to take the photo.






We also saw sights from the Sound of Music too.

I believe classical music and musicals should be taught to the young,
otherwise the next generation will not know it.
It is not easy to appreciate. Sometimes we have to listen to a piece several times before we feel it.
Have a wonderful day.


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105 comments:

  1. What a beautiful display case. Your daughter has wonderful taste, and if I were you, I wouldn't let her move away from home. LOL I love the door stops. How creative! Our daughter traveled to Salzburg last summer to get to a recital by Jose Carreras. It looks like a beautiful place to visit! Thank you for sharing this post with us.

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    1. Thank you, Judy. We spent most of our five weeks in Italy, but when we went to Salzburg they were getting ready for the big festival. So I guess we were probably there around the same time! Jose Carreras how lucky to hear him. Thank you for your sweet visit. Hugs.

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  2. Such a beautiful cabinet...and the quilts look precious in it. You have many beautiful items in your home - what a blessing. :) Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment. Over the years, I've tried to collect only what I enjoy, so its been easy to move things around, because it seems I'm consistent in my taste. Thank you for visiting. Hugs.

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  3. What a feminine cabinet with the lovely carving and scroll work! Your daughter--who sounds fascinating--certainly appreciates beautiful vintage quilts. I liked being able to see more of her pretty room. And yes, to exposing young children to classical music!

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    1. Thank you, Dewena, for your sweet visit. She does. She loves old things. Hugs.

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  4. Lovely - and love to see Frida Kahlo in the corner!!!! Salzburg - funny - it's so close to me.
    All my best
    Elisabeth

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    1. Hi, Elisabeth. She has always liked Frida, even when she was little. She is a common symbol in the southwest. We were so close! For three of the five weeks we stayed in the Dolomite area, and the rest of time we went to Salzburg. Venice, Florence, Piza, Rome. It was beautiful. Someday my daughter wants to go to Salzburg again. It was the only time we went with a tour, and she much preferred the traveling we did with her father when he arrived, because she likes to take her time to see things at her own pace. Hugs.

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  5. The bedroom is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for the tour! I am visiting from the Roses of Inspiration party :)

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    1. Thank you, for your sweet comment and visit. Jes. Hugs.

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  6. Such a gorgeous bedroom... My sister would love it as it is so her style! Visiting from Roses of Inspiration today! Hugs, Kelly

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    1. Thank you, Kelly-Anne, for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. Hugs. Su

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  7. What a great bedroom and I love the butterfly bed!

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    1. Thank you, Martina, for your sweet visit and comment. Hugs.

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  9. Oh, the cabinet is gorgeous.
    Hugs from here

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    1. Thank you, Bente. I can't believe people get rid of things like these. It's something that was found second-hand. Hugs.

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  10. The cabinet has lovely deep shelves to display those quilts and collectibles and plenty of glass to see everything clearly. It's fun to be able to see the rest of the room in the mirror at the back. Our only grand daughter is planning new bedroom decorations after having just moved to a new house. We still talk about when her mother decorated her new bedroom to her taste. Your daughter is having wonderful opportunities to travel and study classical music in Europe.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I love that she thought to use it that way, and I'm so happy it was big enough. It's so much fun for girls to decorate their room. It seems my daughter wants to rearrange once a year, but this time she really went grown up and says she knows her style now.

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  11. Su,
    Your daughters bedroom is so beautiful. I love her bed and the cabinet looks wonderful.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. She loves it and feels it really reflects her, because she picked out her big bed, the side table, and the cabinet. Hugs.

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  12. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Happy Birthday Mozart! I played these myself as a child on piano.

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    1. Thank you, Lee for your sweet visit. That is so wonderful. Do you still play? Happy birthday to Mozart! Have a wonderful week.

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  13. What a beautiful bedroom! Love that piece you moved in there. There are so many things today that the young people aren't taught tp appreciate, that will be lost in the future. So sad on what they will be missing out on.

    Judy

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    1. Thank you, Judy. I started to make a list, and then decided I better not! But that's so true. Hugs to you.

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  14. Your daughters room is beautiful and the cabinet looks wonderful in her room. Yes, it is sad that most of the children are missing out on some wonderful things in life. They don't like the music, dishes or furniture - so who do we leave out treasures with, so sad. They will know nothing of their parents, parents.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Mary

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    1. Thank you, Mary, that's true, and it is sad. Books too! Thank you for visiting me. Hugs.

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  15. Hello,
    I agree with you 100% about educating our children. There is a lot of noise out in the world, and a lot of it is junk in my opinion. My boys love classical music and musicals. We are so excited for March, we are attending Sleeping Beauty featuring the Minnesota Ballet. :-))
    We also wished Mozart a happy birthday. :-))
    Thank you for this great post, I loved the photos. And your thoughts.
    Carla

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    1. Thank you, Carla, for visiting and your sweet comment. How wonderful!!! Minnesota has lots of wonderful art programs, and we are lucky here too.

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  16. What a gorgeous piece! I love the whole room, it works so beautifully.

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  17. Your daughter has such an elegant bedroom, one any lady would love to have.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. She is really happy with it because it is starting to show her more grownup side.

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  18. Do you take in boarders...haha... I could move into that bedroom tomorrow.
    Everything is so lovely....I love the classics. A lovely post.

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    1. Thank you, Wanda, for your sweet visit. She loves it. Hugs.

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  19. Su,
    Chocolate cake? From that cool bakery, I would of been there in a heartbeat. I am happy you showed the rest of your daughters delightful room. Loving her new piece and the display inside. You must be so proud that your daughter plays Mozart sonata's, so moving. Happy Birthday Mozart, heading to put some of his CD's on.
    XX,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera. She is wonderful. She loves the arts and writing. I hope you had some chocolate cake. Hugs. Su

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  20. That was such a lovely post. I am also a fan of Mozart and agree classical music should be thought to the next generation, it would be tragic if it were lost. Your daughters bedroom is beautiful by the way.

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    1. Thank you, Sweet Auburn. I agree; it would be a tragedy.

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  21. What a beautiful room, love the new piece for her quilts! I also love Mozart too, I trying to hear your music playing but I think I'm out of range! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. I thought that was such a clever idea of hers. Hugs.

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  22. Your daughter's room is beautiful, elegant with so many dainty touches. I agree with you about Mozart and the classics in general. So many schools are cutting their art and music programs, I am not sure what is still taught in school. We listen to it all here, I want my kids to be exposed and hopefully appreciate.

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    1. I agree with you, Kim, exposure is everything. I know. Hugs.

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  23. Lovely piece to store all her precious treasures in

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    1. Thank you, Connie, for your visit and sweet comment. Hugs.

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  24. Hello Su,

    Oh I would love to have that room too. What a gorgeous piece and room. Everything in that space is so pretty and romantic. It has such a serene and tranquil beauty. How fortunate that you were able to visit Mozart's home. I am sure it was a very special trip. How magnificent and exquisite. I also noticed the Frida Kahlo painting in the cabinet. She is one of my favorite painters. I have a few of her pieces too..

    Janet

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    1. Thank you, Janet, for your sweet visit. My daughter has liked Frida since she was really little. It was really neat to visit Mozart's birthplace and see buildings from the Sound of Music. Hugs.

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  25. That little cabinet is so lovely! Your daughter will cherish it!

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    1. Thank you, Rose, for your sweet visit. She will. Hugs.

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  26. This cabinet is just gorgeous and the quilts are fabulous.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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    1. Thank you, Alessandra, for your cheerful spirit. I always happy to see that you stopped by. Hugs. Su

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  27. Oh Su, you are so inspiring with your touches of beauty around your home. Your daughters room is simply lovely and seems to have taken after you. I love the cabinet and the quilts are delightful :)

    Thank you so much for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie, and the feeling goes both ways. Hugs! Have a wonderful day.

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  28. The glass cabinet is gorgeous. I'm listening to the second movement as I type.

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    1. Thank you, Magali. I loved her idea to put the quilts in it. It's a gorgeous movement. Mitsuko is well respected for her Mozart interpretations. And Horowitz is like no other... hugs. Have a beautiful day.

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  29. Su, you don't simply share loveliness but you impart valuable lessons as well. I have so much respect for your priorities. Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you, Dana, for your sincerity and your sweet visit. Have a beautiful day.

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  30. What a beautiful room, and now even more so, with the addition of this charming glass cabinet, filled with your daughter's favourite things. So true, what you have observed about the state of classical music. Having taken piano lessons as a child, I find that my appreciation for this musical genre has allowed me to widen my horizons with respect to so many other art forms, ways of thinking, and attitudes.

    xoxo
    Poppy

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    1. That is so true, Poppy. She also loves fine art, ballet, opera, singing... Just so many interests and reverence started with the music. Thank you for your thoughts and visit.

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  31. What an amazing piece! I also love her dreamy bed.

    Have a beautiful day!

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  32. I am enchanted with your daughter's room Su! It is magical! I love the show cabinet filled with treasures - it is a gorgeous piece - a heirloom!

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    1. Thank you, so much. Magical sounds right! xoox

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  33. Her bed is very beautiful as is the cabinet. It's wonderful that she has an interest in collecting old quilts.

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    1. Thank you, Jenny, I agree. I like her interest in quilts: it is all her own. xo

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  34. I don't know the age of your daughter but she has very sophisticated taste! The room is really quite lovely. I like the new cabinet that you brought in- that's a really nice way to display things. I agree about teaching your children when they're young about some of these classics- it's the best time to get their interest and we are responsible to pass on all of this important education!

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  35. Your featured white piece is amazing...love the soft colors filling the inside!

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    1. Thank you so much. I think she had a great idea to put her quilts in it. xoox

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  36. Your daughter has wonderful taste--her room is lovely! That display cabinet is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Carrie. She does, and is very sophisticated for her age. Hugs.

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  37. What makes this piece of furniture so lovely are the displayed quilts. Awesome!

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    1. Thank you, Quilter. I agree that my daughter's idea was artful. It softens the entire piece and they look so treasured. She loves quilts and she looks for them in vintage shops. It's hard to believe that people just don't want them. Hugs.

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  38. Love that beautiful piece you moved into your daughters room! Her bed is gorgeous as well. How fun that she collects quilts at her young age. I myself need to listen to more classical music. It has become a lost art for alot of kids these days.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you, Jann. She likes to visit the vintage shops on the weekends, and that's how she started collecting them.

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  39. Oh Su, your daughter's room is soooo dreamy...fit for a princess. I love it! And the vintage piece is right at home there.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  40. Such pretty photographs and pieces. One of my dreams is to take the Sound of Music tour! :o) My husband went to Vienna last year so we considered it... but with three growing boys, schedules and airfare, we couldn't quite pull it off! ~julie

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    1. Thank you, so much Julie. The airfare is and was the biggest expense! Females don't eat so much.We road the trains, and we stayed in mom and pop places that we arranged months in advance.

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  41. Her room is a feast for the eyes! Love the dreamy vintage piece.
    Gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you, Patti, for your sweet visit. She loves vintage shops! And she is really happy with her room. Hugs.

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  42. That is a beautiful piece! The furniture AND The music!! Love your daughter's room, so sweet! Blessings to you, Cindy xoxo

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  43. How very beautiful! A bedroom fit for a princess - so serene and classical, just like the music she loves! I am sure this is a lovely environment for her creative mind. The cabinet is perfect to display those pretty keepsake quilts and hankies. I agree with exposure to great classical works for children - art and music inspire the soul! Hugs xo Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs.

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  44. Your daughter appears to be very talented in many ways . I suspect she has inherited this from her parents, as you seem very talented too. I love the bedroom design, beauty & function combined.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy, for your sweet visit. She loves the creative arts.

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  45. Such meaningful gifts you are giving to your daughter. Tangible and lasting lessons and rich, cultural experiences which are shaping her soul and spirit. Her lovely room is pure icing on the the cake.
    Thank you for visiting me today, warms my heart.
    xx-Jemma

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    1. Thank you, Jemma, and like wise. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox

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  46. What a beautiful bedroom! That cabinet is gorgeous and it's a perfect place to store all those lovely quilts.

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    1. Thank you, Betsy. I loved her idea. Have a wonderful weekend. xo

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  47. I´m so in love with the bedroom,it´s gorgeous.I think the cabinet fit´s right in <3
    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Thank you, Caroline. We can't go wrong when we select what speaks to us. Hugs. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  48. First off Su, do you know you are my favorite decorating blogger? Nothing pretentious, gaudy, over the top...just class ALL over. Beautiful everything.
    Second, lovely pics of your travels overseas. Ooh...I didn't know you also went to Austria. I'd love to visit some day. Horowitz is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Beautiful link. Thank you for that! xo Jen

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    1. Jen, that is so touching and encouraging... you made me smile and tear... That was part of her festival, afterwards we took the trains and stayed in mom and pop places. Did you ever watch Rick Steves? My spouse is a big fan of him, and bought his books so he could plan the time we were on our own. Thank you. Love, Su

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  49. what a beautiful cabinet. Your daughter has excellent decorating skills and taste......i am listening toi classic music while i catch up on blogs. Our kids grew up listening to classical musica because I like it and or oldest was taking guitar lessons when his teacher said you need to listen to the masters to learn about music tempo and timing......we did listen to other music as well but it was always in the back ground.

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    1. Thank you, Catie. Keeping on the music in the background is something we do often. A few years ago, while my niece was in high school, we had the music on. She had always gone to regular school, so they didn't play music during work time. After a week or two, she told my daughter that she didn't mind if she changed it, because she thought it was elevator music. She was such a cutie. :)

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  50. Any idea what color that corner cabinet was painted? Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. The corner cabinet is an eleven year old Ethan Allen piece in its original Robin's Egg Blue. However, I've painted a lot of my acquired pieces and vintage pieces in this home to make them work using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I think if you mixed Duck Egg Blue with French Linen you could create a similar color. When finished use a little dark wax, but only on the natural areas where distress occurs, otherwise clear wax. I hope this helps.

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  51. Hello! You are right, its wonderful place with a lot of charm. You have to visit also Wienne (Austria), you will love it. If you are interesting about Lyon (France) I am here for you, I love such places as well. Hugs. Monika

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    1. Thank you for the sweet visit and suggestions, Monika. I hope we can someday. We don't have our summer plans yet. It depends on what program she goes to. Have a beautiful week. xoox

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  52. What a nice room and I see in one photo that the kitty approves of the changes :)

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    1. Thank you, Deb. Isn't that funny!? She likes to pop into the photos.

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  53. What a nice room and I see in one photo that the kitty approves of the changes :)

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  54. Your daughter's room is so lovely and the cabinet is a beautiful addition to her room. Your photos of your trip are wonderful!

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su