Friday, March 25, 2011

Sneak Peek Friday - Come into my living room

If you came over to my house for a chat, you would most probably end up sitting here, in our living room, with a cup of coffee or tea.  It is still a work in progress, and I haven't gotten candles to replace the pillars that we melted by having the floor candlesticks too close to the fireplace this winter! (The floor candlestick is that long thing to the right of the fireplace - there is a twin on the left side).  I am thinking about changing out the beaded mica shade for a black shade on that little lamp on the mantle.  The round coffee table has a black leather top when the tablecloth is removed, and I like the idea of a few black accents.

Well, you can also see the pale blue 1980's carpet...I can't wait to change this out for wood floors!  Scheduled for sometime in the next two years...but other than those little cosmetic changes (which never keeps me from entertaining!) the room is great! (Did I mention we bought this Victorian style home in 2004?  It was built in 1985 - the carpet is the final stronghold of that decade!)  Tons of 8 1/2 foot windows that face east, 10 foot high ceilings, an antique fireplace, and ornate crown molding really create a sense of character.  Immediately behind the burgundy chair is a circular room - consisting of 3 4-foot wide walls with windows and 2 4-foot wide solid walls...currently with no furniture, but you can see the view out the windows here as well as the lace curtains that I have framing each view...the light is great in this area, and I am on the lookout for the perfect writing desk or secretary to put there. Of course, the round room is where the Christmas Tree is placed each year!  So whatever I do put in that round room will have to able to slide into another space during November and December!

 
The living room is the "Chick Room"...where my girlfriends and I talk, where counseling takes place, where the dear daughter and I have tea parties...friends have said there is a feeling of peace and groundedness here...a friend gave me the metal angel wing that sits on the mantel, and you might recognize the art block - made by Jennifer at Studio JRU and that I won through an {in}-courage give away  (think happy dances)!   These are the photos that I have included in my "about" page, but I wanted to share them with you, too!  Oh, and the things on my art table this week are more "Affirmation Blocks" and a piece I was designing for a friend...her word for the year is "Prophecy"...she told me the colors she liked, and I think I really like how it turned out!  Enough that I went to bed last night thinking of other pieces I could make with the same technique...
                      
Linking up with other creatives at Studio JRU's Sneak Peek Friday



16 comments:

AMKreations said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a beautiful living room...so warm and inviting! I can imagine a fire being so cozy!

Love the piece for your friend and how you create such beautiful pieces! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Beth Stone said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is a lovely room. I love the blocks too - what a neat idea to feature a "word for the year" in that way.... Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your room is so lovely. I'm with you on the wood floors -- I am hoping to get some upstairs sometime in the next...decade?

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love Victorian style homes! It looks so beautiful and you are right- it has a lot of character!

Jodene Shaw said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cindy, what a nice tour of your home! Love the piece by Jennifer! And, oh my, the Prophecy piece is breathtaking. I love the colors!

Diana said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How beautiful to buy a house with 8'high windows and 10' ceilings. I'm working on a new custom home and couldn't believe that the architect designed 8' ceilings everywhere. Aurggh! He didn't get it.

Love your word pieces. Keep it up! Thanks for sharing. xoxox

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a beautiful room Cindy! I would love to have a fireplace. So warm and cozy! That angel wing is amazing. I was so happy you won that block! Love the technique of your work here... what did you use for it? Gorgeous!

sonyamacdesigns said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

your room descriptions are so on point ... I can just see the empty room ... WOW and the new ART piece is most awesome and a beautiful reminder of HIM.

Jennifer said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a cozy room! Looks like you could sit for hours there, enjoying the view, the fire, and company :) I really like the piece you did for your friend. All the texture and layers-just makes me want to touch it. Beautiful job!

Valerie Weller said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So nice to have a peek at your home-I love your style! Your home shows another side of your creativity. And the "new" word block is fabulous! Don't you love when you create something for someone and it brings you down a new creative path? :D Have fun!

Jennifer said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a cozy room! Looks like you could sit for hours there, enjoying the view, the fire, and company :) I really like the piece you did for your friend. All the texture and layers-just makes me want to touch it. Beautiful job!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a beautiful room Cindy! I would love to have a fireplace. So warm and cozy! That angel wing is amazing. I was so happy you won that block! Love the technique of your work here... what did you use for it? Gorgeous!

Jodene Shaw said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cindy, what a nice tour of your home! Love the piece by Jennifer! And, oh my, the Prophecy piece is breathtaking. I love the colors!

Beth Stone said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is a lovely room. I love the blocks too - what a neat idea to feature a "word for the year" in that way.... Thanks for sharing!

AMKreations said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a beautiful living room...so warm and inviting! I can imagine a fire being so cozy!

Love the piece for your friend and how you create such beautiful pieces! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love Victorian style homes! It looks so beautiful and you are right- it has a lot of character!