A Collaborative Effort

I may be the only one in this family with the official title of “Interior Designer” but ML loves to get in on the action.  Maybe it’s because he majored in Architecture for a semester or tends to have a little big of OCD come out every once in a while.  Who knows!  What I do know is that a few months ago he suggested we rearrange the china cabinet.

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You can get a feel for where the china cabinet hangs out in our dining room in the picture below.

Why did he want to rearrange it?  Well he thought the orange carnival glass blended in too much with the color of the wood and really wanted to use some of our Crossroads pottery (see where we used it here).  The blues and greens in it would really stand out against the deep colors of the wood.  I liked his suggestion but just never got around to making the changes… remember I told you I was a procrastinator.

Finally, last week when I pulled the carnival glass out to decorate the dining table for Fall I took advantage of the opportunity and started rearranging.

As much as I would love to tell you this is the arrangement I came up with… it’s not.  ML jumped in to help out to.  I guess it was more of a collaborative effort.  Yeah, we are dorks like that.  Spending our free time rearranging our china cabinet.  It’s what true love is made of!

It makes me so happy to see the goblets in all their glory displayed in the china cabinet.  They really do pop!  And I have to admit everything looks a little bit more orderly with the goblets and glasses both arranged in rows now.  Plus, since we use these from time to time it’s nice to have them so easily accessible.

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We left our actual china on display on the middle row.  It just wouldn’t be a china cabinet without some china on display!   I did de-clutter the row a little but decided to keep the monogramed “S” and butterfly from our wedding cake on display.

We really aren’t through with the top row yet but this is what we have so far.

The crystal bowl is temporary.  While brainstorming for the kitchen renovation (no we haven’t forgotten about it), ML mentioned that he would like to incorporate a wine rack.  Well, incase you can’t remember our kitchen is small.  Small even in wall space.  So we don’t actually have room for a wine rack.  Before starting on this little china cabinet update I grabbed a wine bottle from the fridge and checked to see if it would fit.  It does!  So, eventually we would like to find a small wine bottle holder to place on the top row.   Which would work out great with the goblets being stored here as well.  Two points for functionality!

So, there you have it.  A quick little update to our china cabinet.

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What quick updates have you done lately?  Do you and your spouse like to work on projects together or is it best if you just handle it?  Or have you been like me and have been putting off an easy project for months now?

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3 thoughts on “A Collaborative Effort

    1. Krystle Post author

      Thanks! It’s fun to see the designer come out in our husbands sometimes. I’m just thankful he likes making changes here and there around the house.

  1. Barbara

    I love those goblets! I try to do things myself because my husband loses his patience and never sees a need to update anything that’s not actually broken!
    I wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up at the CHQ Blog Hop! See you again on Tuesday!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net


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