Living Room Tour...In Pictures

Five and a half foot wreath I painted on the ceiling.

Looking in from the foyer to the west. This room has 10 foot ceilings.

New entertainment center all decked out.

Desk rescued from neighbors trash. On desk is a clay model of our home.

The ceiling used to have a ceiling fan. I tied a string on to it and drew a circle to paint the leaves of the wreath. It is not a perfect circle because what wreath is? Then we installed a medallion and an antique chandelier.

Hubby framed an antique ceiling tin. Ice skates decorate the area for winter.

My collection of ironstone pitchers dressed with the snowflakes I made.

Tassels that I made. I will blog that another time.

Decorated for winter. Under the mantle is 5 foot high, so this is a very large fireplace.

Looking in from the dining room to the east.

Huge crown molding existed by builder. I painted the green 6 inch border on the ceiling to show up the crown better. Another corbel in our collection.

We took out the carpet and installed new walnut hardwood flooring.

We collect antique corbels. You will see them all over our home.

A pillow I made.

This wall is how it is usually decorated when ice skates are not in use for decor.

Both windows have window seats. I made the cushions. They are the same on both sides but I have one flipped over to show contrast. I made some of the pillows too.

Garage sale columns were sanded and stripped by me and hubby made the bases to stand on. Garden angel on top of each one.
Base of drapes I made.

I made the drapes and cut the wooden rods down since the windows have pull down shades and we didn't need the drapes to move.
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I hope that you enjoyed the tour...Terry
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  1. Thanks for a great tour, Terry. Your living room is gorgeous. The window seat could be in a magazine. Will you be posting a tutorial on the tassels because I would love to learn how to make them!

    Ricki Jill

  2. wow, that is so pretty! I love the window seat, too!

  3. Hi Terry! Your living room is so lovely and you are so talented in many many ways! Loved the tour.
    Be a sweetie and Happy New Year,
    shelia :)

  4. Your home is breathtaking, as are your gardens. I appreciate all the little touches like those darling skates. And your draperies!! Sumptuous comes to mind :-)

    Nice to meet you and Happy New Year!

  5. Great tour Terry. You've been working very hard on the house -- you're inspiring me to get my sewing machine out and finish my projects. Please stop by and see our latest kitchen. Jane

  6. What a beautiful home ! Warm, elegant AND inviting !

    thanks for sharing,

  7. You are talented! Window seats, drapes are lovely! Corbels, fireplace, pitchers are beautiuful.

  8. Lovely home...You inspired me to try to make a tuffet (gave you credit in the post), but I am not sure how you got your fabric so taught...I might have done mine backwards - or upside down...would love your input...

  9. Beautiful crown molding! Lovely all.

  10. I just discovered your blog and I'm so glad I did! I will be back! Thanks for your kind words on my blog.

  11. Wow! You are quite the seamstress. I love the seat cushions and pillows. Your living room looks awesome. Tks for the tour!

  12. Wow Terry! So many wonderful photographs. I love your window seat fabric!

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

  13. That rug is to die for!!! Everything looks wonderful!

  14. Absolutely stunning! I LOVE the wreath on the ceiling and lucky you with 10 foot ceilings!! And those skates are just too cute!
    Beautiful room , jam packed with great ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing!!


  15. Very pretty home -- LOVE your windowseats!

  16. I did enjoy the tour! I too love the windowseats. And the corbels!!! I need some, I want some, got to have some. Too bad I haven't found any I can afford. Someday! Thanks for stopping by my blog & for leaving me a comment.

  17. Very pretty! I love the way you decorate! Thank you for sharing....Blessings!

  18. Terry, I don't know how I missed you. Thanks for the tour of your living room. It is beautiful. Such a great way to start the new year. I am new to blogging and haven't done a tour of anything. I am remiss. I am your newest follower. Please visit me and you may enjoy following me as well.Ginger

  19. Beautiful room and I love the wreath on the ceiling. You are so talented. thanks for sharing!

  20. You have a beautiful home. I love the wreath on the ceiling!+

  21. Hi Terry...

    Thank you so much for the tour of your gorgeous living room! What a spacious room and I love your 10ft. ceilings! You really have some beautiful furniture pieces...including that pretty desk. Can't believe your neighbors were throwing it away! I would have been doing the happy dance if I had found that pretty piece in the trash! Hehe! My friend, you fireplace is gorgeous and I love how you decorated the mantel for winter! I have done the exact same thing on the shelf over my dining room window...lined up with pretty white pitchers! I never tire of them! I also really like your pretty pillars and the garden angels that are perched on top...beautiful! Ohhh...and last but not least...love, love, LOVE your new walnut hardwood floors and that beautiful area rug! GORGEOUS!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  22. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

    Sue @ Beach Bungalow

  23. Beautiful room and great new hardwood floors.

  24. What a lovely space. Those ice skates really caught my eye! The tassels are adorable too!

  25. So many beautiful things in that room! I love the flooring and the window seats.

  26. Gorgeous! I love the mantle decoration and the ceiling is so inspired!! What a beautiful, welcoming room~ thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  27. Beautiful room! I love the ice skates on the wall and how your TV disappears in that black entertainment center!

  28. Thank you for the tour and thank you for linking to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party.

    How do you like your hardwood floors? I've been thinking about pulling up our carpet and replacing it will hardwood too.

  29. I love it all, so lovely! I'm in love with your area rug and it is what I've been patiently looking for. Do you remember where you purchased it?



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