Sunday, July 15, 2012

At home~ my living room and garden pics

Its been forever since I focused on this room with a camera lens~
it is my favorite room to hang out in~and I often find myself 
in here on the sofa with a book or magazine. I guess everyone has their own favorite room~and this one is mine. I still love my chandy that I made from an old brass misfit from Etsy and then when Betsy Duggan, a dear reader of my blog, sent me the blue drops, it just went to 10 on the scale for me.
My sister Susan sent me some more hooked rugs from Missouri.
I am in love with the faded colors and artistry of the old hooked 
rugs. Always have been, and seemingly always will love them.
She sent me the grey green rectangular one breaching the doorway between dining room and living room~I have a faded pink oval under the coffee table. 
So here you can see my vintage mirror ~it is going to stay!
I love it! Don't tell me to move the slip covered bench (Betsy Speert)
as I know its not perfect here, but for now it stays too.
It used to be in the dining room, but I dragged home my Tiffany blue
Annie Sloan painted chairs and now there is a chair party in the 
dining room!!  Those pics are for some other day~
The view to the front door~still loving the wicker chair 
with the big mod rose floral print~and I love that pale 
blue mora clock as much as ever.  If I do get to buy a real 
antique, this is the spot it will take over...
The view from the door looking back to the fireplace~
Oh yeah, and here is my ever growing collection of real old
clock faces! Most are metal, but the biggest one is made from wood.
They are sitting on my piano at the music holder right now...
notice that very cool teapot turned into a lamp!
It has a pale pink crocheted lampshade!! It is
heavenly when it is turned on at night.
Here is my slip covered chair in the corner~with a tipped over 
rose ruffle pillow~oh well! All the artwork I have been
buying is mostly found on Etsy and I have never been disappointed
in any of the pieces when they arrive in the mailbox.
One of the teeny weenies in an urn~
I do love real plants, but most cannot survive in my house!
 My outdoor planting efforts are more rewarded!~
 A very small garden is all we have, but it is enough, 
especially lately with the shop.
 A hot summer day~Dillon is lazing in the lawn while I snap away....
As Tobey stands guard at the front doorway~July 4 flags still in place!
Things get changed out more slowly around here now...
 And on my coffee table is a little thing I picked up this summer
for hubby at the Swedish antiques shop~
Thats Swedish for I love you!
I couldn't resist.
Next week I will show you the entire insides of 
Annikas Attic....and as often happens when I meet
new people like Laurie, the owner of the Swedish shop,
I start blabbing about the joys of Chalk Paint™ and how 
wonderful it is for older pieces especially...
and guess what?
I got an email today from Laurie showing me a mirror she 
painted with Chalk Paint and dark wax!!
She says she loves it~
And I would say she is a natural!!
Nice job Laurie!


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