Hello my Sweet Bloggy Friends!
I have been MIA for the past few days...
but with good reasons.
First off, the re-do, spricing up, spring cleaning bug hit!
Yep, I couldn't stand it any longer.
Our family room, the room we LIVE in
desperately needed my attention.
So I made up my mind that it would get
for those of you who are like me,
and LOVE to peek into other bloggers
home and get great decorating ideas.
Now, I know you see loads of pinks and shabby
cottage goodies all over my blog...but I live
in the REAL world with a hubby who needs a
lil' break from all that shabby foofoo stuff.
When we re-did this room about 8 years ago we I
had a vision. Now trying to relate this vision to my hubs,
an engineer, with little imagination was quite a feat!
Think Vintage, Grammy's home with a rosey twist...
that's what I had in mind. I wanted to balance
masculine with a touch of Vintage English Cottage,
lace and florals...but still keep my man happy.
I think I have maintained a good balance. And
made him and me happy.
I have given you various shots of this room. It is quite a large
room but with 3 openings and a large wall of windows and
then put in a fireplace...well to say the least
I have to get creative in furniture placement.
This room now reflects a place for everyone to sit and view,
comfortably our BIG ole Black box TV.
I spruced up the mantle and fireplace area.
The corner by our fireplace. This vintage radio
belonged to hubby's grams/gramps. A treasured
This carmelly colored chair/ottoman is MINE!!!
There's a story behind it..but I'll save it for another time.
You didn't think I'd just let that BIG ole black TV sit in this
room without any froofroo did ya. I let hubs get this
monstrosity with the agreement that I'd get a
surround so I could display my pretties! And
try to balance out that ugly thing!
The next few pix are just of a few vinettes
all around this room.
Oh I so LOVE vinettes!
Okay, in the midst of my re-arranging...it became
VERY apprent I needed to
clean dust my display
case hubs got me for an anniversary several years ago.
It looks so good now, I thought it deserved
It houses many special pieces, like...
my Silver Tea/Coffee Service hubs got me
for our 5th Anniversary! Pretty huh?
If you follow me, you know I have a love of blue and white too...
well here's some of my goodies that my sweet
momma brought with her about 10 years ago in a box
all the way from her home in the Seattle area.
I also love all shapes and sizes of Teapots!
More silver pieces...sorry about these next 2 pixs, having
the mirrored background makes taking pixs very hard!
Can you see that I have been busy cleaning?
Also, I have been able to sit up in my Studio and do a lilttle
crafting and painting...wanna see a few things?
This purple/lavender tray is for sale in my etsy store!
A couple of trays I am working on for a client...2 more 2 go!
I decorated this *M* for a sweet friend!
Then I am making ooooooodles of roses....
did I say, ooooodles?
And...lastly, hubbys puter crashed and died last week...
so guess what?
I have to share my laptop with him!
My time on here is limited...and sharing is no fun!
Thanks for stopping by,
hope you enjoy visiting me and seeing where
I live and veg!