Monday, October 15, 2012

~~~WELCOME to the great room!!!!~~~

 Hi and WELCOME to the great room! I am slowly but surely getting the house together and am so excited to share it all with you. My back had gotten VERY bad so I actually am going to the Dr. tomorrow. Today I couldn't do anything. Anyway, here we are. As you can see the kitchen, morning room and great room is all one big space. LOTS of windows that  LOVE but don't have window treatments yet:) I love my NEW blue and white pillows. I found them at TJMaxx a few months ago. Ralph Lauren, down filled and COMFY!
 I had the elephants on each side of the fireplace but moved them to beside the sofa, like I had them in the old house. We'll see.
 Here is the fireplace. We actually have had one fire.  The picture was in the hallway at the old house but I LOVE it on this fireplace. The elephants were my in-laws, that we inherited. I have wanted them for YEARS!!!!!!
 On the hearth I just placed 2 candle holders with brown glass pumpkins on top.
 The 2 carved lanterns on each side are from India and were also my in-laws. I am a LUCKY girl.Whoops, just realized you can JUST see the vacuum on the left, sorry!
 The curio cabinet is FILLED with blue and white porcelains. The 2 jars were gifts. The one on the left was actually from a sale at the home of the tennis player, Andrea Yager. She lived right behind my in-laws and they went to a sale that she had. They got me 2 jars, still in the crates! She evidently got gifts from other countries when she played there and never even opened these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The larger one on the right was a gift from my son. he had it in his shop, when he had one.
 The door in the background is one of the 2 pantries. I will show you more when we tour the kitchen.
 The screen was also my in-laws. I love that screen and will show you the painted back soon. It looks pretty from the morning room too! I didn't even have the coffee table when I took these so that will have to be another post. Today, in the morning, I did style it with some Fallness:):)

I think the little guy at the back is saying, "wait for me!!".
It is funny how the same pieces look so different in a differnt house! These 2 pictures look so pretty here by the fireplace.They are hammered metal with velvet matting. LOVE.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the great room, as it is right now. I WILL be getting window tratments, just haven't decided what I really want yet. I wll join these fun parties, pleas go visit for lots of inspiration!!!
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StoneGable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits!
Seasonal Sundays-The Tablescaper
Tabletop Tuesday-A Stroll Thru Life
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Thanks so much for your visit. There is much more to come! XO, Pinky


  1. Pinky it looks wonderful! You've managed to incorporate your things nicely! I too love those elephants! Your room divider looks beautiful behind the sofa! There is so much more light in your new home that everything really takes on a new look! You do have a beautiful blue/white collecition!
    Rest up and let that back recover otherwise it will bite you for a long time!

  2. Pinky,
    Nicely decorated already!!! I love using heirlooms in home decor ~ somehow it gives one great comfort seeing items from your love ones! Thanks for sharing yur "new home" with us! Now go put your feet up and lounge on that amazing sofa!!! Take good care of yourself...

  3. Beautiful decorating dear Pinky...SO MUCH FUN!! Wish I was there with you, as I love your style..see..I love, love Oriental items, furniture, screans and china. I too have a silk embroidered screan from my inlaws, that Mil gave me, and she gave me, along with all her Oriental stuff, as I adore it, it gives a home such an elegant touch too. The curio cabinet with all the b & w is gorgeous and of course, the big ginger jars are stunning! I love theliving room too. Keep sharing, you're doing a great job!!

  4. Oh hon..please take care of your back and take a good rest. Hope all goes well with the Dr. too.
    Big hugs,

  5. I love all your blue and white. And all the plants. Lovely space. Thanks for sharing, liz

  6. I sure hope your back feels better soon. You must be having so much fun decorating your new home! It looks great...can't wait to see the rest! :)

  7. I love it! LOVE all of the blue and white and the windows are fabulous! Love all of the elephants, too. So excited you're in your new house! Hope your back feels better. I got a deep tissue massage and that seemed to help a lot even though it hurt like crazy.

  8. Pinky, the elephants are just right. Cannot wait to see what else you have done.

  9. Looking great! Love all that blue and white and your curio cabinet looks fabulous!

  10. Such a lovely fireplace, I hope your back is feeling better. I know you have been doing a ton.

  11. Hi Pinky, first of all, congrats!
    The elephants are adorable. you must be in heaven, getting to decorate all over again. I love the fireplace.
    Get well soon. Hugs, Linda

  12. Well hello there Pinky! I found your blog at Susan & Bentley's Ash Tree Cottage. The name struck me because my maiden name is Pink! But Red is my favorite color and I host a red party every Wednesday called "Rednesday". Stop by some time!

    I love your oriental theme and the ellies are adorable!

  13. All of your blue and white is just fabulous! And all the windows are wonderful. Will you have to cover them up?

  14. Oh how wonderful to be in your new house now!!! I'm going to go back and check out your other post about it too. Your greatroom is so nice. I love the rock fireplace. I also love how much light it gets. So sorry to hear that your back is giving you problems. Hope you will get better soon as I know you have lots of fun decorating to do!

  15. It all looks so nice. I love what you've done.

  16. Wow Pinky it looks terrific! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a beautiful weekend xo

  17. Oh Pinky.... you're home looks so warm and welcoming....
    My brain isn't working very well right now, but I'll be back.....
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog!
    Love you!

  18. Wow Pinky...the room looks fantastic...I just love all of your wonderful touches!! The elephant on the mantel are way too cute!!! Pace yourself...just take care!!

  19. I love the blue & white! I don't own any but I think it's so classic. I'm really enjoying the tour!

  20. I enjoy all your antique accents and authentic chinese art! I can tell you were a floral designer! very chic home.
    xo Nancy

  21. Hi Pinky, I am in love with your blue and white ginger jar!! And all the other blue and white too. Thank you for sharing it with us. Linda


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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