Jeff has been on a fishing trip for the past few days, so he gave me a chance to get out of the house today and do a bit of kid-free milling around. It was so nice to have some unhurried time to myself. I’ll share what I was shopping for in another post. In this post, I’ll share some of the details from my kitchen table photo shoot.
As I was photographing the new kitchen table, I swayed the camera over a little to get the butler’s pantry, sneak peek of the dining room, and the newly upholstered checked chair all in a shot together. Some of you have mentioned here and on Instagram that you’re not sure how our first floor is laid out. In this shot, the kitchen is to the left and that doorway visible in the far left of the frame is to the laundry room. The living room is to the right and rear.
But, let’s talk about the checked chairs for a minute.
I realized that when I shared the makeover of these chairs, I didn’t show the pretty feature on the back!
What an oversight! I used a piece of an antique grain sack to add a little surprise when the chair is seen from behind. The chairs are each tucked in a corner of the kitchen eating area, so the backs aren’t seen very often, but we do pull them out for extra seating when we have small group at our house. No one else may notice, but it’s a detail I’ll appreciate.
And, speaking of details, here’s one of a place setting from the table photo shoot…
I’m often asked about patterns and sources for my dishes, but I have mostly collected individual pieces that are in the same style and color family, but they are all different makers and patterns.
And I clipped some blooms from my Annabelle hydrangeas. I have been able to make quite a few dried bouquets and still have plenty of blooms on the bushes. I can’t wait to see how they do next year.
And, if you are very observant, you may have seen the wooden dough bowl full of fresh corn on the counter…
We do a kid/date night swap with some of our friends and they brought us fresh corn and eggs from their farm for watching their kids last week. I’ve heard about Minnesota corn in August and it is pretty amazing. I’ve made a couple of cobb salads so far and the sweet corn completely makes it.
The last detail is Sebastian… he’s almost always laying on the floor, just outside of my shots (and sometimes in them, too)…