Wow I haven't been here in a while! My husband and I have recently married, bought our first home, moved to a new town, and started new jobs...which unfortunately has left little time for crafting!
Unpacking, painting different rooms, planning for improvements and trying to figure out what we want to do/can afford for new flooring has really been more of a challenge than I expected. Which translates into slow progress in all of those areas. In order to feel like I am slowly but surely accomplishing the things I want to do with my home, I have taken the approach of enjoying small victories.
My most recent is putting up a china hutch/curio cabinet because I felt awful that our lovely wedding china was being kept in boxes where nobody could see it. Now this was a challenge for me because I wanted to display our china in a way that didn't clash with our taste in decor, which is I guess I would describe as "relaxed Asian-eclectic". I thought a very formal, traditional display would look sort of odd. I took my inspiration from a decorating tip I read somewhere that suggested displaying fine china "casually" to mix things up a little.
So without further rambling, this is what I came up with:
I had a lot of fun arranging the pieces, and I like how it turned out, but I would really like to hear what other people have to say. Is it a little funky and unique, or just downright weird? Cute and whimsical or a disgrace to china cabinets? I just don't want to be accidentally breaking some huge unspoken rule about how china should be displayed. Hit me!