Monday, February 7, 2011

Re-arranging and Repurposing

I love to move things around in the house, or add something, which I call re-purposing. I've wanted to include some pictures around the clock since last year. I've had some little photos that our daughter, Cindy, took hanging up in the loft, but they were seldom seen up there. These pictures came from when Cindy dressed-up, the kids at her day care, in old fashioned clothes, and took pictures of them for the Moms, for Mother's Day gifts from the kids. I absolutely love these photos and now I can see them more often. I also hung the 'pie keeper' that Cindy had given me last year, it was painted by a friend's mother-in-law, and was too nice to use as a pie keeper.

A little closer look at the grouping.

I also moved the love seat around this weekend. I didn't care for it on an angel, the way that it was first placed. It didn't serve well in that position, it was uncomfortable seating when we had company. That is an odd corner in the room, because we can't place anything against the wall, there is a large heat/air vent in the wall that can't be covered up.

So, I moved the love seat, which doesn't leave a lot of 'traffic room' in front of the French doors, it's only the width of the door, but makes for a much better seating arrangement, so I'm pleased with it. Plus I've moved many of my decorating books on the built-in hutch and it's a nice place to sit and look through my books. Those pictures in the bottom, left corner of the photo are the pictures that I no longer have wall space for after we moved the wall unit, I'm trying to come up with a new place to hang them.

A view of the new seating arrangement . Through the French doors you can see the foyer, which has been housing our outdoor hanging plants for the winter. WHAT A MISTAKE THAT WAS, one I won't make next year.

This makes for a much better seating arrangement, and a much cozier space, in our Traditional/English Country living room. I really enjoy taking time out during my day and just sitting in here, taking some 'me time'. It's also the place I head to first thing in the morning with my cup of coffee. I watch the neighbors walking their dogs each day and the antics of the dogs greeting one another.


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful room. I adore the french doors, perfect for your Traditional/English Country living room. I would love to sit there each day and watch the neighbors walk their dogs. What a cozy room. Our house faces the lake, so we don't get humans walking dogs in the front to watch, maybe a few deer, coyotes or possiums. lol I hope you're doing well this winter. I know we're all pretty sick of snow around here... hugs to you darling ~lynne~

Matrix Reimprinting said...

Your home looks lovely!

Fairfield House said...

D -

The photos of your grandchildren in old-fashioned attire are priceless and should be displayed where you can see them and smile everyday! Your living room is exquisite - the colors, patterns, french doors. I don't get a lot of light in my living room. It appears that yours is drenched in sunshine.

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