Since I moved into my new "modernist nest," I haven't been able to pull off a full reveal yet, since I'm waiting for all the landscaping to be finished before I call someone out to take photographs with a proper lens. (The place is tiny, I tell you, and there's no way I could do it justice with my camera.)
Luckily, getting a few close-up shots didn't prove to be quite as challenging. The things I've photographed for this post will probably be visible only on the periphery of the reveal photos anyway (and some not at all). I think they deserve more love than that, so this link-up gives them their due.
First, let me show you my pared-down collection of china. Before I moved to my new digs, I had a large collection of Russel Wright Iroquois Casual china in avocado yellow and ripe apricot, as well as a few pieces of Russel Wright American Modern in chartreuse and granite gray. I also had several pieces of Ben Seibel Harvest Time by Iroquois. More than 50 pieces of avocado yellow and chartreuse have been packed away and listed on Craigslist. I'm using the ripe apricot Iroquois Casual for my everyday dishes, and I'm displaying serving pieces of Harvest Time, Iroquois Casual and American Modern atop the cabinets in my kitchen, since there's no room in my downsized life for my Drexel Profile china cabinet...a small price to pay for the new apartment's efficiency, ease of maintenance and proximity to my grandsons!
|Greater love hath no woman than to bare her kitchen cabinets to her blog friends.|
(In case you were wondering, I kept the carafe and the 4-quart lidded casserole!)
|And, of course, the samovar and large pitcher made the cut.|
Because my new apartment is so small, I had to get creative with the use of space. I opted to have no traditional closets, either in my bedroom or in my bathroom. (My laundry room doubles as a walk-in clothes closet, with a 11' rod and chest of drawers opposite the washer and dryer.) In the bathroom, an IKEA Expedit stores the usual necessities in Knipsa baskets and also holds towels and part of my collection of vintage birds, with a few other vintage pieces thrown in for good measure.
|New Expedit, vintage accessories|
|Vintage glass bird (Dino Martens, perhaps?)|
|Kingfisher, by Tapio Wirkkala|
|Vintage hand-carved primitive bird|
|Vintage candleholders and wooden egg|