Before I begin this post, I want to thank the 50 or so of you who so kindly and generously gave so much amazing information on London. Wendy and I are both so grateful and now I am craving a trip there myself. Needless to say several already told me they are bookmarking this post as I already have. You are the best! Fodors has nothing on you!
Though I am petrified of heights, had to share this cool view from 2nd floor down to basement
Teddy adjusting to his new digs, took a few days!! Thanks to many of you who asked about how he was doing!
Finally he is happy.......
I love the sun that streams through in the late morning
Feeling right at home....and that window is perfect because he can see right through!
Remember the hardware for island? Well here it is completed, love it
Family room is a room we are enjoying immensely!
Got the antique mirror and panel applied above opening (hard to see the ant. mirror in this pic)
2 chairs flanking doors in my room
My favorite chest, this picture shows the color better for those who asked.....
Beautiful desk and chair from France
Floors all done
More boxes arriving......WARNING for anyone not into china,silver,etc...this might be incredibly boring to those of you not obsessed with this stuff :)
Loved getting reacquainted with all my goodies and collectibles!
Love these glasses, but upset that I so far haven't found them all!
My beautiful antique Limoges
Love this service too!
And of course always had a weakness for beautfiful silver pieces......
And my pair of crystal dolphin bowls
My silver ice bucket from my wedding!
One of my favorite gallery trays (yes thats Dayquil on the tray) forgot to take it off, was about to take it for the cold I have been fighting:)
Love the detailing on this exquisite soup ladle, I bought at an antiques store in Vermont
Love this beautiful little covered dome dish for things like asparagus or veges
Isn't this cherub dish beautiful?
Love and missed my Dolphin crystal bowls
Love this silver angel compote dish, its quite old
The Limoges to my left were the very first set of Limoges that I bought!
My good luck "charm", my wedding cake topper from 26 years ago! Its goes wherever we go!
Love my coffee and tea pots in silver
Remember these little beauties that I found at the antique store?
This is a beautiful service from Nippon
Lots of polishing in the future!
And at the end of another long day of unpacking, a dear friend brought over these scrumptious cupcakes from a favorite bakery and the most beautiful housewarming gift, this stunning William Yeoward domed cake plate!! Love it......
Clearly it has many new "family members" to get acquainted with and plenty of company:)
Love it!! Will be cherished for many years to come......
We are using the family room a lot, its such a comfortable and cozy room
I am sorry for including so many pictures of the china, crystal, etc...clearly you can see I love that stuff! For anyone like me, hopefully you enjoyed it and sorry for boring anyone else. Its just so exciting for me to see these things after being in hiding for 4 years!! Much more to come soon I promise! Enjoy your day....