Sunday, February 16, 2014

~~~Living Room in Winter~~~

Since we are pretty snowbound and I have cabin fever BAD, it gets me to putzing around the house, moving things, rearranging and adding some new stuff too! Today Joe and I hung some baskets in the breakfast room, installed wire shelving on the pantry doors and several other projects that I will share too. So, please come back! Right now I thought I would share the living room. I love this room but know it will be so much prettier when we get some PAINT on the walls! I am so NOT a white wall person. But things are happening slowly due to also having the OTHER house to maintain etc. However, that should be over soon; settlement is rescheduled for this coming Fri. the 21. FINGERS CROSSED!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, on to the living room. After all the glitz and sparkle of the holidays it is nice to have a restful space to relax.
 The mantle and hearth are done simply but with all the things I love.
 The elephants were my in-laws and I am SO happy to have them now.
 All are carved wood. All one piece!!!!
 I added these candle holders for some nighttime ambiance:)
 These bamboo vases were purchased at the place where I used to work. When they came in, one of the girls in receiving called me, knowing my love for anything Asain so she held 2 for me.
 I added the faux greens.
 I have collected baskets forever and wishI still had all of them. Many were giveaway, sadly.
 This little lady is made out of a stone like material.

 I just got this basket last week for a GREAT price! It is deep and well made and only.....
 $9.99!!! It FLEW into my cart:)
 In the morning the sun warms this space. I love to sit on the sofa and read.
 The screen my FIL brought back from Japan. LOVE!!!!
 The elephants on each end of the sofa are from Vietnam and proably my favorite things.
 I decided to do a grouping of some of my blue and white jars in this space. The big jar looked a little lonely all alone:)
 My curio is filled with blue and white pieces and Hummels.

 Behind the screen are one of my hibiscus plants (this one we grew from a piece of the other one!!!)
 I stacked 2 plant stands and added this plant and a heavy metal bird and a boxwood ball on the bottom one.
 The credenza is in the hallway coming in the house and what you see first, approaching the living room.
 After Christmas I finally restyled the inside, much better!
 The crane picture is old and I still like it but have plans for a NEW PIECE!!!!

 The pillows on the sofa change very often, for seasons, holidays or just moods:)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your visits and comments make my day!
XO, Pinky
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Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
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  1. I have always loved the elephants! Don't get rid of the cranes; I love them!

  2. Hi Pinky! Your living room is so gorgeous! Love your mantel and how your decorated it. You have such beautiful things. Your blue and whites are gorgeous.
    Be a sweetie,

  3. Beautiful! You have so much space and the sofa looks so relaxing.


  4. Everything looks so beautiful! I love the bamboo vases on your mantle and absolutely adore those candle holders!!

  5. You have a beautiful home and you decorated it so well, Pinky.......Christine

  6. You really are a fan of Asian things! I love your elephants. I move things around often; put some away and bring them out later. I love the black pillow with ferns, etc. on it. Sure wish I had one like that.

  7. Everything always looks so beautiful. Love your decor. Hugs, Marty

  8. Oh the elephants! My dad used to have an elephant end table and I can remember riding that thing as if I were on a jungle safari. Thank you for a great memory.

  9. You have so many pretty accessories. I love all of your Asian items. The blue and white ginger jars add a nice pop of color in your room.

  10. Beautiful room and fireplace Pinky. The mantel looks great, each piece is placed perfectly and has a special place.

  11. Pinky,
    Your manatle is after~Christmas GORGEOUS, dear friend!!! The elephants with your bamboo vases are stunning!!!
    I adore all of your Blue & White! Thanks for sharing your Winter Living Room!
    I'll have my fingers CROSSED on the 21st!!!

  12. Oh your LR looks gorgeous. Truly a zen feeling. Love your fireplace too Pinky!

  13. Very pretty my friend, Are you elephants facing a window? It is good luck to have them face the window even more good luck if their trunks are up. You have a wonderful collection . xo

  14. So pretty and I love the stone on the fireplace!

  15. Pinky, I love your living's so full of light and and feels so welcoming! And your beautiful plants are soooo happy! Sending love my friend xo

  16. So very pretty, Pinky! I adore the carved elephants -- such craftsmanship.

  17. Very pretty! This weather is crazy! It's going to be 80 here today.

  18. Pinky, Those elephants are a work of art! Love the sunlight streaming in on all your decor!

  19. Updating the living room might be necessary, especially during winter season. Good read.


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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