|The view from the kitchen|
Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! Last weekend was the 3 week anniversary of being in my new apartment. I'm still trying to get everything to fit but it's slowly coming together. I have all the extra stuff that I can't find room for piled in a corner in my bedroom.
There isn't enough room in my dining room for my china cabinet so I have it in the corner of my living room. The bad thing is, my air conditioner is directly behind that so I'm not sure how well that's going to work in the summer. I'll deal with that when the time comes!
|The view from the dining room|
The very top thing on my to-do list is to repaint my coffee table! It's just shabby at this point...there is nothing chic about it! It's the first piece of furniture I ever painted. I think my daughter was 6 or 7 and now she's 21 so it's time to repaint!
As you can see in the top photo, my kitchen is very open to the living room and I'm loving that! The whole place is very open actually. There aren't any hallways, the bedrooms are directly off of the living room...it's very cozy. Even the patio is very open...it's right on the walkway to the pool, the gym, the tennis courts, the basketball court and the leasing office so there is a constant stream of people walking by. That is taking some getting used to. I'm a person that loves the blinds open but I sort of feel like I'm living in a terrarium with people walking by and looking in. I guess there a pluses and minuses with every place!
I have a funny story about these flowers. My daughter told me last week that the farmer's market in downtown Campbell had beautiful bouquets of gardenias for sale and everyone was walking around with them and they smelled so good. She works in downtown Campbell and had to go in early on Sunday morning so she said she was going to buy some gardenias this week. She came home with these. Ummm...those aren't gardenias! They are double paperwhites and although I love paperwhites they don't smell nearly as good as gardenias. They are beautiful but I find the scent of paperwhites
a little very overwhelming. They are gorgeous though and I love that she brought me a bouquet! I guess my eyes override my sense of smell because I'm loving them even though I think they stink! I honestly think the double ones smell double strong! It's just too bad they don't smell like gardenias!
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