2.15.2010

Making Do with Making Merry

A few weeks ago, when I posted about my renegade son pulling the plant over on himself, some of you asked to see more of the space in question. Here is the site of destruction (post-dirt-all-over-the-floor):

It's just a little space between our eat-in kitchen and the family room. But when we were deciding where to put things, I liked the idea of having a wine rack here, to define the space as one for eating, drinking and being merry!

Sometimes when we have large parties, I put a little table under the wine rack and set up the beverage station there. It keeps people out of the kitchen and spreads the party out a bit. I dream of the day that I could have a butler's pantry or some space that's a little more designed for entertaining. In the meantime...it's not perfect, but this works!

How are you "making do" with the spaces in your house?


10 comments:

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Love that space and I have heard you say you love the fabric in your drapes. Well I do too. I had some like it about 8 years ago and it has since disappeard. Can you share where you got yours and the name and maker of it if you don't mind?

tammy

Momma to Bug n' Bear said...

Very creative way to use "unused" space. You inspired me to write my own post! Check it out:

http://mommatobug.blogspot.com/

Maybe you have some advice for me.

-Desiree

All Things Cherish said...

Love it! Glad you shared it with us.

Anonymous said...

Rather cool blog you've got here. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything connected to this matter. I definitely want to read more soon.

Sincerely yours

SugarberrySensations said...

Carrie, you are amazing and so talented!!! =)

What a beautiful space!!!!

Thank You for sharing with us all!

♥Lori

Life with Kaishon said...

You have the best attitude. Love that! : )

Catherine said...

I was wondering the same thing about the drapes, they are lovely.

Lisa & Gerald said...

Just beautiful...Love your ways....and great idea's too...

Brandi said...

I used to have those curtains (got them at Tuesday Morning about 4 years ago), but then we moved and I didn't have any windows that they worked on. Now, I'm redecorating (again!), and I sure would love to have them back!! UGH! Where did you get yours?

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Hi, I found yor from Buzzings of a Queen Bee blog. That is a great way to use space. I especially like how you put a table there for the beverage station at parties.