I was going to give you a sneak peek into my 'French antique shop' last week but A needed more time to assemble one of the pieces we got, a cabinet that has doors, drawers and open shelves (bottom-left photo). He is almost finished and the wood also needs to be handled. To the right you see a close-up of the dining table and now we just need chairs. I would like the chairs to have a modern touch because as much as I love antiques and dark furniture I need a balance. Heavy spaces are not for me.
Shortly after we moved I gave you a sneak peek into the sitting area in the living room. In the top photo you see it with the rug we got. I was hoping it would be bigger, that is wider, so the front legs of the furniture pieces could be on it, but it turned out to be too small so we had to rotate it and keep the legs off. The old rug was too big for the room so this one will be better to use temporarily. I love the pattern and the light blue colour has brightened up the space. I'll take photos of the chandeliers once they are up and of the settee when we have found the right place for it. We still haven't decided what to hang on the wall but I'm pretty sure we'll think of something when we get a better feel for the room. By the way, the yellow rose on the table is from our garden. It's wonderful to be able to walk out with scissors and bring in fresh flowers.