Please Step Inside. . .

I did a post featuring my living room shortly after we completed it.  I am reposting about it because a couple of blog friends are hosting parties about rooms.

Shasta at  In the Old Road has the theme What's your favorite room?

Donna at Funky Junk Interiors party is Picture Perfect Room

I don’t know how picture perfect the room is, but I am loving it and it is now my NEW favorite room!

I’ve hung a cluster of lilacs on the French Doors to welcome you.


Let’s step inside my newly remodeled living room.


One of my favorite architectural finds, a piece from the front of a piano; hangs above the entry.


Ever since we moved into our new home, 2 1/2 yrs. ago my living room has been red, green, and black.  Now it has a touch of pink and robins egg blue.  I loved my furniture, which I have had for quite some time, but the room was lacking in charm.

After a couple months of hard work for hubby and I the room now has the feel I have been wanting.


Hubby put bead board on the wall and ceiling and added this shelf for me to display some of my vintage dishes.

This pic shows the ceiling a bit better.


I painted the walls a pale yellow and the bead board white.


My sofa fabric is a collection of florals, small and large and ticking. I’ve added burlap pillows that I made.  There is a large yellow sisal rug placed in front of the sofa.  It helps soften the wood floor.


The shelf we hung to support the heavy mirror is made from a vintage door that hubby cut in half.  It’s attached to three vintage corbels.




The mirror reflects my old pillar in the entry.


Lilacs fresh from the garden.  We don’t have any blooming here yet, but these came from our old home which our youngest son, Dalan bought.


I think one of the reasons why this is my favorite room is because it holds so many vintage items that are dear to me.


Like my collection of old red glassware.

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An old chippy table saved by my friend, Peggy when Roberts Crafts closed their doors.  The estate sale doily has a hand crochet edging, love it!

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A wicker chair given to me years ago for Mothers Day by my hubby.  It use to be natural with green trim.

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I love all of the dishes on my shelf, but this one is special.  It once belonged to my Aunt Viola.

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The floral bowl I bought in Nauvoo.

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I hope you enjoyed the tour.



I am sharing with:

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The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday


allisamazing said...

I can see why it is your favorite room. It looks like the perfect place to relax and visit over a cup of tea :)

Nann said...

Hi Jann...Well I am SO excited to come over and see your darling room. I love what you have done!!! And I just finished looking at your red poppy post. I adore those plates and actually almost bought a couple while visiting one of our daughters in Arizona. Now I wish I had. All your cute things including the yummy candy jars and details in your kitchen are just charming. Love it all. I can see that you and I need to go shopping together. We would have a blast!! Talk to you when I get back.


Vicki/Jake said...

Cozy way to end my day:) How cool that you live just where you want to...Maybe someday I'll come see it all for real. You're amazing!

Linda said...

You are simply so clever! I love the room, and would feel quite comfortable sitting down and having a cuppa with you! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the plate rail! Great for display! The chippy mantel is fun too.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love all the great pieces you have created. Esp the shelfs for all your beautiful treasures.

NanaDiana said...

Jann, Your room is just gorgeous! I love it You did a great job in there and it feels comfy and homey as well s pretty. I love that little cup that belonged to your Aunt. xo Diana

Dennise said...

What a home! It is really homie. Wish my home is like that.

Lounges perth

Charade said...

I love the cracked and crazed door repurposed into a shelf.

Diane Writes said...

You have a lovely home Jann! I actually admire the use of white base paint in any home and later accentuated by colorful furniture and pieces.

Cristina Garay said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful room! I love the way you repurposed the vintage door into a displaying shelf!

Katherines Corner said...

Warm, charming and absolutely cozy. I see why it is your favorite spot. xo

fromgentogen said...

Jann...Your shelf is wonderful against the bead board...
The perfect way to display your collection...
Blessings, Becky

★Carol★ said...

I love seeing shots of your home, Jann! You've got so many charming, out of the ordinary goodies in there that give it so much character!

Kris said...

Very pretty! Love that red wicker chair!!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely! Have a great week :)
Greetings from Australia♥

Salmagundi said...

What a fun room -- I always love a room decorated with memories. Sally

Stephanie said...

I love your doors. They are real works of art - so beautifully chipped and aged.