Thursday, December 29, 2011

How much do I love thee?

Let me count the ways..............


Now that Christmas is over and the house is back in order, I am having a  love affair with my new pine chest.


I now have a place to put a lamp in the foyer and light a candle too. 



I love her even more with the soft glow of candlelight at night.


She's the first thing I see when I enter my home and the last thing I see before heading upstairs to bed at night.


In fact, we're still getting acquainted.  I haven't yet decided what to fill the drawers with yet. I am just waiting for a storage need to come along and I'll be set.  In the meantime, I'm enjoying her new look and so thankful I brought her home! 

However, I hope she doesn't get too jealous, because now she has some stiff competition in the kitchen.  I'll be showing that to you soon.

Have you had a love affair with anything in your home lately?

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~ 

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25 comments:

Pondside said...

I love that chest too. The word 'patina' was made for it!
I have a pine chest in my front hall, and I use it for storing table linens.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful dresser! Love the extra storage from these little dressers.

Sherry said...

Kelly, thanks for the tour, I'm happy to see everything is back to normal for you; I won't be able to do anything until Saturday. HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You are so funny. What is in your kitchen, hmmmm? Yes, I am having a love affair with my new thing delivered today. Shhhh.

Cozy Little House said...

What a cute and cozy little spot you've created, Kelly! I wish I had more storage. She's a beauty!
Brenda

Olive Cooper said...

It has great patina and having a lamp there is functional too. I love my new mirror on our stone fireplace.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Hmm, besides my husband {wink}! Seriously, no wonder you love her. I recognized the beauty the first time you showed her to us (and was a wee bit envious.) I'm sure you will come up with storage uses, but in a hallway we always need more scarf/mitten etc storage. Or how about new candles or out of season linens. I do have a really old sideboard that we use as a tv stand that I was thinking of painting. But lately (and after seeing yours) I am leaning towards trying to strip it to natural wood and see what it looks like. New hardware of course.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love pine too. You have a great piece. I can see why you're swooning.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, I'd be admiring that thing everytime I passed by too, Kelly!! It is a jewel!! blessings ~ Tanna

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Gosh that looks great in there! I can see why you love it!! It is perfect and having a lamp in the hallway is so nice, isn't it? Of course I don't have any room for such amenities myself, but in the past I think a table with a lamp and pretty accessories does wonders for an entrance space.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love your pine chest and it does look great in candle light.

I haven't bought anything in a long, long time!
Penny

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh Kelly your new chest looks beautiful in her new home, the night shots are gorgeous!! I have a piece in my garage that I am in love with but haven't started working on yet:) Soon very soon!! Happy New Year! Martina

sweet violets said...

That is a very nice pine chest, and great accessories!!! Do you find yourself walking by many times each day just to take a peek at it??? I am having that same love affair with the console I bought for my hallway....makes me smile every time I walk by....hugs...cleo

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Oh How I love thee too Kelly! Love the candle light pictures too. You are going to have some fun with that piece all year long. I am sure you will find some great things to store in it as well...that is the best part, MORE storage. Happy New year!

Kim said...

Don't you just love that feeling? I think your piece is beautiful and deserves a name. Especially since the two of you are so close! LOL!
xoxo,
Kim

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, I have a similar pine chest and I love it too! Yours is wonderful and looks so pretty in the foyer. Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Sherry

linda said...

Yes, yes, I can feel the love ... Can't wait to see what the kitchen brings ...

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Kelly, thanks for visiting my blog and mentioning my small trees. I have loved them. I'm loving your pine chest in your foyer, too. You have a lovely foyer/entry! Wishing you a Happy New Year!
Helen

Becca said...

What a pretty chest ... you found the perfect spot for it, too!

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! Yep, I'd be in love too with your gorgeous chest! That doesn't sound right, does it? :) Well, you've got her dressed up so pretty and now you've got me wanting to know what's in the kitchen!
Happy New Year and here's to another year of blogging in 2012!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

linda said...

How in the world did I miss that Kim is your sister? Just love her blog and participate in her link party as often as I can!

Babs said...

That chest is perfect and I love the large hurricane, and vignette. I've been looking for pine pieces for a couple of years, and as you know, there aren't many out there. Thanks for sharing, and I'll just keep drooling over yours. :)
Hugs and Happy New Year!!
Babs

Holly said...

I'm going to have a love affair with your pine chest too.... Great space for it. My foyer is too skinny...hmmm. Well, I love it anyway!
Holly @ down to earth style

rachel@Acts of Life said...

So pretty Kelly...the perfect spot for it too. I love your floors...they make me jealous! lol

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)