Thursday, January 5, 2012

Love'n the Living room

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and a fun New Years!  Now that I've gotten all the Christmas decorations put away I took a step back and looked to see what I wanted to do with the blank slate.  I thought something a little sunny to ward off the winter blues would be nice.

Every time I look at it, it makes me smile.  


The basket is where we keep all of the dog toys.  But, I took them out for the shoot because when I looked through the camera that's where my eye was drawn to.

The lanterns stayed where they were for Christmas.

My husband and daughter put their feet on the coffee table, therefore I try to keep it pretty simple, so I just put a couple fleu-de-lis and a little greenery on it.

This chair is almost like new and we got it the same time we got the couch and love seat.  It's that way because, no one ever sets in it because you can't see the television.

At 66% off I couldn't resist these tuscan inspired jars when I was at Hobby Lobby the other day.

Keeping with the design rule of "three's", I put this on the bottom shelf.  The colors all compliment each other.

 I didn't take a full view picture of the entry table but, this is a close-up view. I made the tassel last year. I made several with Cardinals, but this is the only one I have left.

Well, that's it for today.  I hope to have some pictures of the kitchen soon. I found some stone I like for the backsplash. I saw it on a commercial for an electric company of all places. You can see it here Milestone Electric. I thought it kind of ironic that their name has "stone" in it. I went to my friend that owns a flooring company and he tracked it down for me.  Now, I need to get started painting the cabinets and texturing the wall so when they get their part done I'll be ready for the big reveal.


Linking up to:
Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Three Mango Seeds
Chic on a Shoestring
At The Picket Fence
French Country Cottage
Homemaker on a Dime
Its So Very Cheri
Savvy Southern Style
A Bowl Full of Lemons
The Blackberry Vine
Type A Decorating
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Handy Man, Crafty Woman
Ivy & Elephants
52 Mantels


  1. Happy New Year, Theresa! LOVE your mantel!! You have been busy!! Isn't it nice to reclaim the house from Christmas? I love the holidays; but, I was glad to see everything come down! Hope 2012 is your best year yet!

  2. Hi there! Your mantle looks so pretty. I love how you have staggered the candlesticks for varying heights, great touch. I also love the splash of yellow, it makes me feel like spring is right around the corner. Fabulous job! Keep your ideas coming. xoxo Liz

  3. It looks so good! I love how fresh and bright it looks...I can tell that the space is on the darkish side and I think for Spring the sunny colors are perfect!


  4. Aahh yes.... Greenery and a happy fresh yellow color! Such a change to raise your spirits, Theresa. I'm on a kick to get rid of all my browns and opt for lighter colors! Thank goodness we have a furniture store! LOL It could get real costly, otherwise. hugs, Sue

  5. Oh My GOSH! I am in love with your home! I'm sharing this post via my FB page here in a bit. I'd love for you to continue to link up rooms to give us a home tour!

    Thanks so much for linking up. I'm following you now.


  6. I also noticed I'm on your sidebar. THANKS! I'm adding you to mine now. Take care & have a blessed week!


  7. Everything looks wonderful, warm and cozy. Love your decorating skills...I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well at

  8. Your mantel makes me smile too! It looks great!

  9. We all need for sunny yellow in our lives. Thanks for sharing

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  11. I love how warm and inviting the decor is! You did a fantastic job.

  12. Who doesn't love a cozy cabin? You've done a wonderful job of fluffing yours up with beautiful touches. I'm a happy new follower.
    Happy New Year!

  13. I love your mantel. It is very pretty. I love yellow.
    I just followed your blog. I like the variety.
    Sherry's Bees Nest

  14. Your living room is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it at Potpourri Friday!

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