Before I share the armoire shelf , I wanted to show you how I solved my black hole....the TV. I hung a baby crib quilt on a tension rod to cover the TV that easily drops down when we want to watch our favorite programs.
Working for the Railroad was the only job my dad ever had....he was a conductor for over 40 years. So, I have lots of old railroad stuff that he collected over the years. Here are two of the figurines that were in his collection.
Silver Avon train , a small gold and rhinestone train, and an old pocket watch that belong to him.
A black Avon cologne train and his Railroad belt buckle.
It was so much fun looking thru all the Railroad memorabilia to use in my travel decor theme. I have it all displayed in the vintage china cabinet that belonged to my Grandmother. H has all his 40 years of trucking displayed there as well.
This book caught my eye and as I looked thru it I was reminded how years ago people depended on the train to do their traveling.
I have several of the old dishes that the Railroad used to use in the dining car.
This set is called California Poppy.
Sleeping cars were introduced in the 1800's ......fast forward to 2017, have you ever tried to sleep on a airplane....almost impossible!
This is how the British third class car looked like....of course, first class was very elegant. These third class seats look so comfy compared to the coach seats on the airlines we have now don't they!
The next section of the travel theme in the family room that I want to share is the sofa area, so I'll be back soon with that post!