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Monday, July 12, 2010

Our Living Room

The living room at our yellow house is small but cozy. I thought it was time I shared part of the interior of our vacation house with you. Nearly all the furniture is second hand. Including the rugs and lamps. All of the painting was done by me.

The chaise and chair, covered in Waverly fabric, are from a yard sale  in Pennsylvania. Joe’s brother used to live in Pennsylvania and we brought them all the way back home!  The chaise is wonderful for napping.


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I cannot have enough lamps. Unfortunately, I am out of table surfaces to place them. We are not finished with our little house. we have a large antique buffet that will go in the dining room. It is currently in the hall at the old house. Is is nice to have the luxury of moving furniture between the two houses. The pineapple lamp is from a second hand store  in Georgia.



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Joe’s brother Bob grew these beautiful flowers. Thanks Bob and Sue!


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The fireplace is looking  a tad bare in these photos. I did acquire an item this past weekend that fits perfectly in this space that I will share later.

Yes, I have a Charleston sweet-grass basket filled with baseballs in the background. I like a touch of whimsy. That basket starts a conversation every time we have a new visitor to our house!


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  1. I bought a little sweet grass basket when I was working on a job in Charleston. I fell in love with them!

    Your room is lovely! And that fireplace - wow!


  2. What a lovely room. I see you have a window seat. I would love to have one of those to fix up with loads of pillows in different fabrics. I am also a lamp lover.

  3. I love your stone firplace. I have something similar in my living room, but it has a wood burning (ugly) stove in front of it. Cute table the lamp is on!

  4. hi my dear! I love your stone fireplace too! I love stay near the fire talking with friends... kisses

  5. Hi Olive
    What a beautiful room and so cozy with that fabulous fireplace! So nice to get away...
    Many Blessings

  6. Love that window seat!!


  7. Hi Olive - I love your Living room and that fireplace is amazing. I really like that pineapple lamp too - my sister has one in federal blue just like it.

  8. I love your big stone fireplace, and the window seat is charming. I'm a lamp nut too! The white pineapple lamp is so pretty and unusual.

  9. I adore that fireplace!!! your house is very cozy and comfy and inviting! I am a lamp and clock addict...on top of all the plants! this is my first visit to your blog...but not the last...thanks for visiting mine...or I would not have had the pleasure to have met you! (well sort of! lol)

  10. It's amazing that all of your pieces are second hand...your decor is just beautiful. Love the Waverly fabrics and your fireplace is gorgeous. I could recline on that chaise with a good book and a fire going for hours!! ;-D

    Thanks for stopping by with your sweet comments!


  11. Oh how cozy that room looks! Great job finding all those second hand treasures and putting them together. It must have been so fun!


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