Did I say "unique"? That's probably a good word for it. My idea of home decor is to paint every room whatever color I randomly pick out at the paint store and throw whatever furniture people happen to give me for free into various corners of each room. It works.
We do have one piece of furniture, however, that Angel and I put a lot of our personalities into, and I thought I'd share that with you today. Introducing, our china cabinet:
This china cabinet belongs to my mom, but we're putting it to good use for the time being. She bought it at an auction when I was little, and from my youth, I remember it being filled with her collection of china teacups and crystal dishes that only came out on special occasions. Now, it's chock-full of random stuff that Angel and I consider important enough to display in our home. Some of the contents will be highlighted below.
First, we have the magic disappearing chocolate bar that Angel fell in love with at a candy store. Standing behind it are a pair of dolls from Korea. I know some people don't like dolls, so I'll warn you now, there are many more coming.
We honeymooned at Mammoth Cave National Park. If you know the area, you'll remember that the park is surrounded by stores selling cool rocks. We brought home these two as mementos of our trip. The amethyst is Angel's, mine is the colorful one, but I don't know what it's called. Any geologists who can identify it for me?
A coffee pot, the bottle of rum Angel gave me on our 2nd Christmas together (I don't drink), and a doll from England.
The heart-shaped box is from Israel, the blue china doll from Germany. The vase was an engagement present and the pewter plate is Angel's. He loves anything made of pewter. My little Bavarian doll in the background was a gift from one of my sisters for Christmas some years ago.
I love this tea set that I received at one of my bridal showers. And yes, there's a rock with a fossilized shell on the tray.
Yes, I had an American Girl doll, too. Did any of you have one? Someday I'm going to save a lot of Christmas present money by giving her and all of her clothes to my daughters.
Knowing me, you should have known it was going to be random. And international. But I suppose now you've learned a few more things: I like dolls and rocks. And Angel likes chocolate, pewter, and unopened bottles of rum. Who would have thought?