Monday, January 13, 2014

Some Peeks At My Living Room

Hey y'all! I hope everybody had a great weekend. It was rainy in my world, perfect football watching weather and that's exactly what I did! I also did a few little things around the house since both the Hub and the Bub were gone all weekend, but mostly I just relaxed. I was hanging out in the living room Saturday night and thought to myself how I really like what I've got going on in there right now, so I thought I'd take a few pics and give you a glimpse. Enjoy!

This is my favorite wall in the living room. That huge window weighs about 100lbs, but I LOVE the blue glass. It's from a 19th century factory and the chippy finish on it is just splendid. It's a great focal and conversation piece. My proudest purchase for only $80!

I got this cute little lampshade at Tar-jay with a gift card I've had for a few months. I've been holding on to it, waiting for just the perfect thing to buy. I love the blue colors - it looks great with my window and the birds fit in quite nicely too!

This is my beloved orange chair that I got at the Salvation Army store for $40. It was practically brand new and it brought a much needed pop of color to my living room. It's my second proudest purchase! And my collection of antique mirrors looks great on the wall behind it.

Daisy thinks it's the most comfortable seat in the house! Not the best picture, but I had to take it from afar so as not to wake her precious self.

I got this gorgeous afghan at Goodwill the other day for $4.00. I love the colors - browns, oranges, blues. It's hanging on the ladder with my quilts for now.

I got this cabinet at a yard sale for $30 last summer. It was in pretty bad shape, but I cleaned it up and changed the knobs and it looks fine now. I was going to paint it, but I kinda like it dark, so for now it's staying as-is. On top are some beautiful dried hydrangeas that I got back in the fall and the deer antlers are from my Papaw's barn. That's my Dad during his tour of duty in Germany in 1956. He was 22 years old and so handsome despite those big ears! Thank goodness I didn't inherit those!!

And last, but not least is the TV area. The TV cabinet used to be in the Bub's room and is very industrial looking. I kinda like it in here with all of the more traditional furnishings - it makes me feel like a hipster. Besides making me seem all trendy and stuff, it's also quite functional. It holds our printer, DVD's, some candles, a box of instruction manuals, and assorted random remotes. It's been a great storage solution. And, of course, we have a basket of warm throws for when we get sucked into that pesky polar vortex.

I'd give you a close up of the rug, but it's in need of a serious professional cleaning thanks to our swamp of a backyard and the dogs' feet. If I were home all day every day with these dogs, I think I'd go crazy...letting them in and out and in and out, cleaning nasty feets, and keeping those two clowns entertained on rainy days! Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed this little glimpse into my living room. A cozy space makes all the difference during these long winter months. What have you done to "cozify" your living room this year?

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  1. Oh so pretty and so inviting. Love that ladder with all the quilts, fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    1. Thanks Marty! That wonderful ladder came from my Papaw's barn. I spent countless hours going up and down that ladder as a kid, both working and playing. That's also where I would sit and talk to Papaw while he worked on the tractor or shoed horses. It means so much to me and I love having it in my living room where I can see it every day!

  2. Hello. Just found your blog. Love your living room. What style you have! Everything looks wonderful. Love that you used recycled bargains to get such a great look! What an eye you have!

    Not really Anonymous...just don't have a blog.


    1. Wow Meri, thank you! I'm so glad you found my blog too and I hope you come back often!

  3. Marie,
    I adore your wall of mirrors, dear one!!! Great display!!!
    I have a vintage window resting above our Entertainment Center.
    It came from the boyhood Farmhouse of my husband.
    Visiting from Common Ground!

    1. Thank you so much, Pat! I just love using vintage things to decorate my house, especially when they have personal meaning like the window you have. I visit your blog all the time and I love it. Thanks for visiting mine!