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As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I decided to rearrange a few bits in my living room.  Specifically, the ‘hole’ where the fireplace should (and eventually will) be.   

I really need to find a word for that space… the constant use of the word ‘hole’ may result in certain “unsavouries” visiting my site.  After being found recently when someone typed the phrase ‘man funks hourses’ (sic) (under which this post appears as #4 ranking on the Google Search), I am starting to worry about things like that.  Ahem.

Quickly moving on.

So after receiving in two lovely lidded ceramic pots from Really Linda Barker (half price in the January sales! Get in!), I decided to place one on the dining room mantle (shown here) and one in my living room.

This is what it looked like before Christmas:

And this is what it looks like now.

Bearing in mind, I really hate this space and have tried to figure out what to do with it since we moved in, I’m resigning myself to just working with what I’ve got.  I don’t want to spend money on any pieces to go in there because I want to save the cash for installing a proper fireplace.  But there is so many other priorities at the moment that the fireplace is unfortunately a purchase for quite a way into the future.

And so I deal.

Once again, I have tried to get away from making everything perfectly symmetrical and I like the introduction of the greige-y brown in the space.  I think this vignette is more successful than the mantle.

I also utilised a few more of those glass bottles I talked about here.

Am I any closer to making a silk purse from a sow’s ear or should I just give up on trying to do something attractive with this space? What do you think?


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