My Home {Christmas 2010}

This was taken months back,

but I wanted to show you

the benches at the table

which are mid-century

oak coffee tables I snagged curbside,

we cut down into benches

and then casually covered with

an antique French linen sheet

embroidered with my monogram.

I was too lazy at the time to sew slipcovers.

Maybe next year, Miss Mustard Seed.

The dining furniture and entry table

were ugly, less than $99 each at an outlet,

and received 3,000 coats

of a linen white paint.

Antique French prayer chairs

sit under modern quote panels

created by me.

(both are Oscar Wilde quotes)


My office with a pop of red.

The best feature in the room.

OH, YES I swing.



This dropleaf table was our very first

antique purchase and was used as our

kitchen table in the 80s and early 90s.

The old croquet box was found in

a magnificent cellar in our very first

home in the Chicago area.

Since that house was torn down,

it’s about all that remains!

Where we live.

More old wood boxes:

One that once held explosives

(love how it says ‘dangerous’ all over it)

inside a bigger one from 1949

that once held wine then later

my eldest son’s prized possessions.

Thanks for peeking!

I love hearing from you.

Hope you’ll follow so I can follow you back.

all images mine

Peace to you right where you are.



  1. December 16, 2010 / 7:22 pm


    I'm in LOVE with your place!!! LOVE! Honestly! Wow!!! I feel on thing as I see your pictures: Peace! Your place is so peaceful, so bright, beautiful! I love it all! When are you inviting me over??? lol

    Seriously, Michelle… I admire your style.


    And yes, screw menopause! lol


    Luciane at

  2. December 17, 2010 / 1:05 am

    *blushing* You're too sweet, L. Yes. Peace and tranquility. The world can be crazy so home for us needs to feel calm. Come over! Bonus points if you get excited about good cheese! 🙂

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