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Monday, September 16, 2013

Home tour part 6- living room

This plaque hangs in the living room and is one of my favorite poems. Mine is painted on glass and was bought on EBay. Years ago, my mom made a big cross stitched sampler with this poem for her sister, my Aunt Bernice.  I keep looking for a cross stitched one for my own but have not found one yet

My husband built this little shelf and it holds some of my Longaberger baskets. I would like to put doilies under them, but any doilies in reach of my grands get grabbed and wadded up by them. The grands don't bother everything but they sure go for doilies. 

The living room - looking in from the front of the house. This room was redone before Christmas when we bought the new couches and chairs and that giant TV that my husband picked out and our son hung over the fireplace for us.
The couches have recliners on each end. We wanted this room to be comfortable for us and our guests.
I did not realize I liked golds and dark reds and greens so much until this room came together and most of the accessory pieces were things we already had.

Looking into the living room from the back of the house.
The green vase was a gift from brother and was handmade in Oklahoma from Oklahoma clay. I did not get flowers put in it right away so on my brothers next visit here, he filled it with it with silk roses. And spent an hour or more arranging them.
I got this old treadle sewing machine from my parents. It works but I prefer to sew with electricity :) I do like all the details on it and drawers are great storage for little things.
I sewed the curtains in the living room and in the kitchen-breakfast room all from the same fabric- roses on a gold background. I got the whole bolt of fabric for $19.95 at the antique mall in our town. It was a very good deal! 

Below- the toile pillows and table cloth are from a yard sale on the fancier side of town. The pillows are even filled with down. 
The faux Tiffany lamp is from a clearance sale at Lowes.

Yes, there is a loveseat in front of the gas fireplace.  We don't use the gas fireplace and would only use it if the electricity was off and we needed neat.
We do need lots of seating all our children and grandchildren are here.  So,  we have a comfy loveseat in front of the fireplace.  

That's our living room- thanks for dropping by. 


Joyful said...

You have many things in your living room that I like. We share the same love of colours.

That poem is so nice and I love the colours in the print

Toile de Jouy fabric cushions are nice. I love toile fabrics of all kinds but but have yet to actually use it in my decor. I tend to like too many different things and it doesn't all "go together" :-(

I like antiques too like your old treadle sewing machine. I wish we still had the one mom had when I was growing up. You see a lot of them in Kenya. Tailors sit on the sidewalks sewing whatever they are commissioned to make. They sit in rows doing their work. I enjoy watching them.

happeningswithLana said...

Love all the seating in the front room! Very pretty colors. Good deal on the bolt of material.

American Dreamer said...

Your living room looks so comfortable that Iwant to sit and have a cup of tea with you.

Betsy Brock said...

It's very warm and inviting! I love that color combination, too and our living room was those same colors for years and years!

Debby said...

What a great room, love all the seating that you have!! What is it about men and TV's, they can never get a big enough one! Ha

Cindy said...

Your beautiful living room must be very large to hold all of your furniture. Your little basket bookcase looks very old. I had one like that in my bedroom when I was young.
I had to smile when you said that your grands would take the doilies and wad them up. My youngest granddaughter would take my doilies and put them on her head, she was always putting anything like that on her head. It wasn't uncommon to see her at one and two years of age walking around with a doily or scarf that she had found on her little head.

Anonymous said...

I grew up singing "Said the Robin to the Sparrow" in Sunday School

Aggie said...

Your living room is lovely, I like that it is plenty of seating.

Melanie said...

We don't have enough seating in our living room, but it's very small so barely holds a couch and a chair or two. I like how the TV is above the fireplace, but doesn't it hurt your neck to look up that high to watch TV?

Rhonda said...

That is really interesting. Good thing I am not Kenyan, I don't like being watched when I am sewing. :)

Rhonda said...

That would be fun, Precious.

Rhonda said...

Melanie, I don't watch much tv except news, a few British shows and PBS on Saturday morning. No, it doesn't hurt my neck, it is more like being in a theatre I guess.

Mother B said...

Love the old sewing machine! I use mine for a dressing table. Your love seat looks really good under the mantle!

❤️ Rhonda ❤️