Springtime at home: Flowers and a new-old buffet

Succulents and Irises
Succulents and irises.

I have a summer of home improvement planned. I want to paint my bedroom, kitchen, and upstairs bathroom. I want to shop for more vintage furniture at Midway Antique Mall in Sacramento. I want to fix up my back yard.

If I’m lucky, I’ll complete one of these tasks. Yes, I’m that kind of person. However, I am proud to report that my mother and I successfully cleared and planted a flowerbed along my back patio. Baby. Steps.

Those are succulents from my aunt and purple irises from my parents’ yard. Fleurs de lys!


I was also lucky enough to find a beautiful midcentury buffet for my dining room! We got it at New and Again consignments in Lodi for less than $100! It’s the perfect size for the space and the right finish to match my late 1930s-1940s dining set. Best of all, it fits ALL OF MY Franciscan Ware Apple dishes. It has a Huntington Chair Corp. manufacturer’s plate and a McCorren & Sons – a local Stockton furniture store – shop label.

Huntington Chair Corp. Buffet
Huntington Chair Corp. buffet.
Maker Plate
Huntington Chair Corp. maker plate.
McCorren & Sons Label
McCorren & Sons shop label.

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