My great-grandparents' dining room suite is mine now, and I love every piece of it. Especially the tea cart, which houses my collection of Majesty magazines (given to me by my mother), and the china cabinet, which is used for everything but china.

I love how comfortable the room feels at night when the little light inside the cabinet is turned on, and everything glows softly. Like the favorite fabrics that I can't bear to cut into, and the lonely Colonial figure, purchased at a vintage-and-antique shop, even though his mate was missing.

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The photograph of my beautiful grandmother (btw, my "Beedie's Garden" pattern was designed for her)…

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The little Dutch shoes that my sweet friend Karin recently sent to me…

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Earlier this year, I spotted this adorable couple at my favorite country shop, Weathered and Worn…

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Isn't he wonderful? I love his shoes! He looks like Ben Franklin to me.

And his lovely wife…

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Of course, you-know-who is always into everything, so this doesn't surprise me in the least…

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(I'll miss her when she moves, despite her silent-yet-intrusive self.)

I love my china cabinet. And I'm fairly certain that my great-grandparents, Ola and JC, had no idea that this is how their china cabinet would spend its retirement, some 50 years after they purchased it.

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