Calico Cat Sleeping on Sideboard
We have this antique sideboard in our dining room. It was cluttered with food props and trays for my food photos. It was a mess. So, I cleaned it off one day, or at leas my idea of cleaned it off. I still left the jars filled with old silverware, coasters, candle holders, a basket of napkins and my collection of vintage salt and pepper shakers. Yes, that’s my idea of cleaned off.
I added a fall table runner, and if you remember my story of Cats on Placemats, I rolled up our everyday placemats and laid them there.
Someone, has decided that she loves the cleaned off sideboard. Please excuse my blue flannel shirt in the mirror.
Ahh…that’s better. I got down low so you can’t see me in the mirror any more. After removing the placemats, I noticed that I forgot to mention my husband’s grandmothers red dotted bowl. Oh, and I disturbed Coco. If you are wondering why her lower fur looks blue, there is a blue leaf embroidered on the table runner and the color is bouncing up on her white fur. She really isn’t becoming a Smurf.
She really finds the whole thing so exhausting. She wishes I would just put the camera away and let her get back to her sleeping. She thinks the colors of the oak complement her own fur so nicely.
Do you see a little bit of the print framed above the sideboard? When my husband and I were first married and still living in St. Louis, we used to visit antique stores and thrift stores all the time. I fell in love the print of a woman playing the piano, it is by Antoni Ditlef and called Allegro. The owner, a gruffy old man, wanted way too much for it. So, sadly we left.
Some time later, my husband went back and the old man wasn’t there, it was a young guy. He sold the print to my husband for a fraction of what the old guy was asking!
For my artsy photo, I used Topaz Labs: