Friday, January 21, 2011

~~~Let's Begin the Tour!!!~~~

Welcome to our home and living room. This is where you enter the living room from the foyer. I will show you the foyer probably tomorrow. The credenza that you see has some of my favorite pieces on it! Come on in and have a seat!
 The sectional sofa is the best configuration for this room. There are 2 sofa tables behind the sofa and I will show you those pieces in a minute. The carved lamps are from India. My FIL bought them many years ago. As I told you he was a pilot and a SHOPPER and chose some beautiful things!
 Now we have our backs to the credenza looking toward the bar and the oriental screen from Japan. One of my treasured pieces!!!!! My hubby, made our mantle and trimmed it with bamboo molding....I LOOOVE it and how it looks.
 The coffee table and what is on there for now. A tray with various seed balls and feather balls with a pillar candle in the middle. Also a small palm tree.
 This picture has hung over the fireplace (except at Christmas when the wreath hangs there) many years.The 2 bamboo lamps came from Home Goods. The 2 bamboo vases came for the place where I used to work. The elephants are also from India and were my in-laws for many years and I hoped to some day own them. Now I DO!!!!!
 The very large blue and white jar was a gift from my son when he had his shop in New Hope, Pa.
 An arrangement I made several years ago and has moved around the house:)

 A close up of the differnt balls.
 The piece in the center of the hearth is a BOX that looks like a large piece of bamboo. Another Home Goods find!
 I just love these candles and candle holders.
I placed 2 small animal plates to camoflauge the 2 outlets.
 The bamboo vases.

 The hanging on the wall was purchased in New Hope, Pa. MANY years ago in a wonderful shop there. I now wish I had gotten 2!!!
Hubby also trimed the beams with the bamboo molding and we placed a brass oriental letter in the center.
The beautiful screen.
 We put a tree on a stand behind the screen.
 Detail of the screen.

 I found 2 of these tiles years ago and love them too!

A former neighbor got me a piece of silk on Japan and we had it framed.
 This is a wicker cart that I sprayed black and put a little arrangement of greens in it.
 One of a few fishermen I have from Winterthur Museum gift shop.
 Some more of my blue and white pieces. And a "mud man" from Winterthur.
 The bottom of the credenza holds a set of oriental ladies dishes. They were a gift from my Mother years ago.
 2 different warrior guys.

 a close up of one of the dishes.
 These elephants are from Vietnam. Again, my FIL bought them there. He transported supplies (and a few times) troops over to the war. These are a TRUE TREASURE to me and probably the favorite thing I have.
 They sit at each end of the sofa.

 Hard to see but this vase sits on another small elephant. Another Home Goods piece:)
 On the sofa tables are vases with some stick things, a crane topiary, a candle and the carved lamps from India.
 I hope you have enjoyed this little tour! I have loved showing you around. I love sitting in my living room. I LOVE the colors on the walls and it just makes me happy to sit there and read or relax with a glass of wine at the end of the day. I will continue the tour so please come back! Don't forget, you can click on the pictures to enlarge them!!!! Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by!!!! XO, Pinky

15 comments:

  1. Pinky I remember your home well. I love the rustic, exotic elements that you add. It really is beautiful and I can see the love and feel the warmth. Have a great weekend. Debbie

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  2. Pinky ~ I knew it would be beautiful, just like you!
    B.

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  3. Bonnie, THANKS!!! You are so sweet!!! XO, Pinky

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  4. What a beautiful living room Pinky. I love all of your "treasures" and especially the elephants beside the sofa.Looking forward to the next tour! Norma

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  5. I knew I'd have trouble getting out the door once I went in. I'm more intrigued than ever and I can't wait to see the rest of it. Its absolutely gorgeous!! Still working on my computer problems but I miss you all. Tess

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  6. Very pretty pinky..I so remember your fireplace mantle from susan's Met Monday post..Hugs and smiles girl Gloria

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  7. Wow Pinky! So many beautiful things...how luck you were having your father in-law bringing you some of those wonderful treasures! I love oriental too...I saw black lacquered tables in the 1970's that I was in love with but they were above my reach back then! Your home is beautifu! Always looking forward to your posts! Liz

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  8. You have a beautiful home with so many wonderful treasures! I had to look at the pictures multiple times to see what I missed!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Hi Pinky, thank you for the tour of your living room. I think it is so interesting because of all the special pieces you have from around the world! I especially love your elephant tables. I was also scrolling through your last post. Did you know that your byers' choice caroler was made for the Pearl S. Buck house foundation? It is located in the same town as the Byers Choice "factory" and is a fascinating place to visit if you ever have the chance! Have a nice weekend! Linda

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  10. It looks beautiful and I just love the coffee table decor and the box on the hearth. That little box is just wonderful!

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  11. Everything is so pretty Pinky, love your fireplace! Thanks for giving us a peek inside! Have a fabulous weekend!
    XO
    Kristin

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  12. Love IT ALL!!!
    I read the 1st comment and she described it perfectly...
    Rustic & exotic ~
    Just wonderful Pinky
    xo
    Robin

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  13. Love the credenza! Your fireplace is gorgeous too!

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Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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