“The sun,--the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man--burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray.”
~ Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
My favorite room in the house during the transition between seasons.
It truly is one of the reasons I fell in love with this home!
I customarily find myself a little bewildered this time of year.
Not quite ready to turn my back on Summer, I spend more time in this room, I think, in part, to ease myself into reality.
The cold, hard reality that is a Midwestern Winter! LOL!
Most of the plants outside the sunroom windows are still green. Soon enough, they will grow to cover the view of the neighbor's homes.
This Summer, we replanted 70 arborvitae, 30 annabelle hydrangeas, more Green Mountain boxwood, pear trees, apple trees...
We lost many plants to the cold last Winter.
A place for tea and books...
The shells in the urn help to lessen the sting of colder months ahead...a visual reminder of warmth.
Sunlight flows through every inch of the room.
Craigslist settee and chairs; ebay clock, crown and sconces. The clock was a 3
$30 purchase I pained to resemble a Mora clock, then added a finial and appliqué.
Every item in this room is an inexpensive Craigslist or ebay find except for the large crown. I did find it on ebay but the vendor allowed me to make payments!
Statue stands just outside sunroom. She looks so much like our Gracie!
A pair of corbels from a long gone Victorian mansion act as a plinth when placed back to back.
Altar candlestick collection...perfect for cold nights...
The tallest was formerly a lamp that I dismantled.
I realize we need to paint the trim. Sometimes I wish I were an octopus...but I'd be a procrastinating octopus and I would likely get the same amount done...so I guess I'm okay the way I am. Also, as a human, I have opposable thumbs! Two arms with attached opposable thumbs trumps eight arms with ...hmmm...but they have suction cups. How would that work?
Where was I?
Oh! Yes...the sunroom!
The kitties also love this room. This is where we keep their food dishes!
I'm surprised their are no cats on the furniture in here! This is where they are usually found!
Some cool weather reading...
I am learning to work with the house. It has been through so many transmogrifications!
Thank goodness for Craigslist! I can sell what doesn't work and replace it with something that does!
Say hi to McGillicuddy, everyone!
He is another one who doesn't have opposable thumbs... and is looking for someone to open his cat food.
I guess that's my cue!
Kathryn, at the Dedicated House, Before and After Wednesday!