China On Display and A Brush with the Law April 21, 2012 By Mary Ann Pickett 39 Comments Unrelated to the title, but aren’t these cute dish towels and pot holders from Target? I just bought them for my sister for watching our dog, Rocky while we were on vacation. These new, green Portuguese plates are from Home Goods. A bargain! My client, Nancy, has a lovely but empty, antique armoire in her dining room. This was given to her by her father. I’d like to see the inside painted with milk paint or… chalk paint like Kim at Savvy Southern Style does below. You can read about it HERE. AND I gave Nancy the assignment to go to buy pretty white pottery to fill the shelves. I suggested buying things she likes and will use, such as, pitchers and bowls (like these from Home Goods) or White chargers from Vietri would look great against the back of the cabinet. I have some Vietri serving pieces that I love…more about that HERE. With perhaps a cake platter or two. These come in a nice gift box… sweet Mother’s Day gift (with your home-made dessert). I’ll do a before and after post of Nancy’s living and dining rooms eventually. In other news… driving on the way to Mammoth, CA there is a 65 mile per hour limit stretch coming down the Los Angeles mountains into the desert. It’s easy to coast at 80 mph if you are watching it. I wasn’t. Some of you (and you know who you are) have paid your teen-ager to take traffic school on-line for you. I considered it briefly, but rejected it as: A. My dad was a Judge and he is looking down on me from above B. My kids would probably charge too much So, I went with this class with the catchy title. “Madame Leadfoot” has been redeemed. You can find the silver plated Madame/Monsieur napkins rings HERE. More cute things from Home Goods… we thought this combo would make a nice wedding shower gift. Best wishes! Related PostsBeach Cottage Living Room’s Summer LooksMasculine Nautical Bedroom and PrintsTips to Style Your Perfect Bedside TableA Birthday Party in England!