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Rain would not go away so we moved our homecoming dinner plans indoors.
Originally when this design and color scheme were planned it was intended that there be more space between the settings which would have made the table less busy. However, when rain forced us indoors it was necessary to reduce by one the number of long tables that we would use. This meant that the place settings had to be compacted and are closer than intended. The transition was trying but the rain dampened none of the enjoyment for my son and his guests and they had a marvelous time.
The Eastlake Victorian furniture pieces used in this bedroom were moved west by my husband's great grandparents in a covered wagon during the late 1800's. Unfortunately 25 years ago some of the pieces were "refinished" and coated with polyurethane thus destroying the original patina. Piece by piece we are having the furniture restored by the amazingly talented Elaine Brooks (a furniture restoration genius) . Given the period of the furniture we worked with a color scheme that would fit the period... hence the vibrant purple. Since I am not quite a purist when it comes to Victorian style..it can be too fussy for me... I left the walls plain with a warm wheat color.HGTV
This house has 1000 square feet of unsed space in the attic. We put a master bed and bath in the space. I kept the colors a friendly blue, yellow and cream pallet. The half tester over the bed worked with the cape ceiling. Since the chimney came through the attic we used an old cast iron federal period fire place front and made a candle buring fire place off of the chimney wall.HGTV