So far, I really like how it is coming together. I gave up my beautiful Haverty's media storage- which means I also gave up a t.v. in this room. All in leu of my vintage pieces. I don't miss the t.v. as much as I thought I would. We did put one in the kitchen, which is where we hang out most of the time anyway.
A note about the carpet and paint. I didn't pick any of that. This is a rental, and although we negotiated new carpet, we did not get to select it. The owners did. However, it could be worse and they did do everything in neutral colors, even if I would not have chosen it.
This room is a hodge-podge of things collected over time.
|The view from the front door.|
|The door is opposite the fireplace.|
|View to the right. Leads to the kitchen.|
The mirror and painting on top of the case to the right are thrifted,
the lamp came from a German shop in Amana, Iowa.
|Looking from the hallway into the room. The settee right beside the door was Jay's grandmother's, and has been in the family for 100 years. Needless to say, the kids know the rules about THAT.|
|The photographs above the settee are close-ups of each of my kids,|
taken at the bowling alley. I loved them so much, I framed four of them
and hang them in a straight row.
The rug is from Anthropologie.
|Things in the case:|
Shamrock platters: mother in law
Candy dishes: Memaw
Crystal pieces: Gifts from our vow renewal
Assorted white vases: Thrifted
|Velvet sofa: Value City Furniture (this was in our bedroom in VB)|
Curtains & Rods: Target
Stuff hook: TJ Maxx
|Hutch: Gift from my aunt Sue. (She knew my long-time love of it.)|
Side Table: JC Penny- back in the day
Blanket: Macy's (Black Friday special)
|Chunky Vases: Gift from Heather (Pier One)|
Wire Basket: Thrifted
Stacked Encyclopedia's: My grandparents (copyrighted in the 50's)
|Table: Another score from my in-laws|
Frame: TJ Maxx
Lamps: Gift from Jay- antique store in N.C.
|Throw: Pottery Barn|
Antlers: The real deal- from my man's excursions (don't be hatin', we have lots more in the garage.)
|Mantle clock: My grandfather pulled this from a Goodfellow family farm in PA, it sat on his mantle for years (as long as I can remember), and my Memaw gave it to me. It is a treasured possesion.|
Glass power cap: Also my Papa's
|Glass basket: gift|
Books: "In Search of America" by Peter Jennings, "A History of WWII"
|U.S. Navy History book: Thrifted|
Candle: Anthropologie (these are all over the house, my favorite scent) Capri Blue- Volcano
|China pattern: Ashely Overseas, Eternal Love|
Crystal: Eamon Irish Crystal
|I actually found a few pieces of this pattern at the thrift store about 6 months ago and snapped up all they had to keep as replacements. So I have a few extra's.|
So there ya go. Living room complete.