Got the secretary in place now and I love it. The reason I wanted this piece is because I'm making our decor classic and comfortable. You can't go wrong with heirloom pieces that can be switched around your home as your needs change. I like the antique pieces because they have the look and feel of an established, cozy home - the kind that conveys serenity (now!) and peacefulness. This vignette, I know, will change over time as interesting decor items come my way, but for now it represents "me", especially my love for elephants. Shown is a mother-of-pearl inlaid, wooden box to hold a stash of envelopes and the antique light that hubby will rewire for me. Clicking on the pic brings it up full-size, but please ignore the spots that are needing a paint daub. I'll get to that later tonight.
White Wine Mushroom Pasta - This flavorful mushroom pasta sauce is infused with white wine and finished with homemade creamy roasted garlic ricotta!
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