The great living room rejuvenation of 2023 is coming along. Mind you, it’s a small rejuvenation because it doesn’t address all the things it really needs, such as refinishing floors, repairing plaster walls, getting rid of painted wallpaper and those damn ceiling tiles. No, this is a mini rejuvenation but it’s making me happy as we putter along.
I loved the Log Cabin hooked rug I had over the fireplace but it’s been there for years and years and I decided it would be nice over the dresser in our bedroom. Leo offered us the use of his small collection (remember, if you’ve got three–it’s a collection) of train engine number plates.
Below is a shot of the engine that the plate at the top came from.
I liked the idea of having signs with text on one wall, and then numbers over the fireplace. We think the metal antique toy train looks all plumped up and proud beneath them. Of course the poor little guy is slightly bent because Hattie had this explosion of energy last year in which she jumped on top of the jukebox and raced across the mantel (hence the slightly crooked lamp on the left as well).
I’m a teensy bit worried about Hattie. I just get this feeling that she’s not feeling the best, but she likes this spot on the couch.
Thanks to Trinity and Delsie for the flowers.