I am also going to join Sue at http://suelovescherries.blogspot.com/ for For Today is Rednesday. My first time joining this linky party. Please be sure and let Sue and the other party goers that you came by. My house is full of red since it is one of my favorite colors. So glad I found a red party!
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I have decided to start in my entry and then show you my great room.....So come on in and I will gladly show you around.
Boy, the sun sure is bright this morning. Oh, just ignore Bailey and Rusty (the cat who is in the bright light) that are playing at the bottom of the stairs.
Now to the right is the dining room. This room is shown in more detail if you click on my archives to the right.
To the left is our living room which I call a sitting room. If I had lots of books it would be a library.
This is one of my favorite rooms and I will show you more of it at another time.
The sun was streaming in this morning finally after all the cloudy days we have had.
These Black Forest antique antlers hang next to the front door and were bought on ebay. I just recently started collecting these since I started seeing them in many decor books and magazines.
This picture hangs on the wall over the bottom stairs.
Look up and you see the catwalk to the guest rooms and bonus room.
Now let's go on into the great room and quit standing around in the foyer.
Oh, before I forget, look to your left and you will see a large oil painting.
This is a bench with pillows ( I love pillows) and a large country French basket.
I found this pillow with French writing on it at a flea market. This pillow is very heavy.
The other pillows are from the Pottery Barn Outlet store.
O.k. and now we are entering the great room. Oh, you asked what my floors are? They are Brazilian Santos Mahogony and we had them installed around five years ago or so just on the bottom floor. I wish I had before pictures to show you. We had the same carpet that is on the stairs throughout this floor except the kitchen had white linoleum, yes that is right, white linoleum. I will tell you that story another time.
The wicker piece under the sofa table is an antique hamper from Provence that I found at a store in Florida.
This is where we can sit and watch television and curl up by the fire.
I love my brick red chenille sofa. It is so comfy. We bought it on sale from Beverly Hall furniture along with the red chair and Mr. Savvy's leather recliner. He just had to have it.
Here is the fireplace. Mr. Savvy designed and built the mantel and installed the marble surround all by himself. He is a very good carpenter and handyman. Not his day time job though. Didn't he do a good job?? He also hung all the windows and doors and did all the trim in the house when we built our house.
I bought this mirror at a local decor shop and then added the collection on the mantel.
Yes, this is Mr. Savvy's chair.
I painted and glazed this table many years ago. The seagrass rug is from Overstock.com
Pillows are from Pottery Barn (bird print one) and Ballard's.
This is the t.v. side. The door goes to the master bedroom. Show you that another time.
I really want to paint the built ins to tone down the white, but not sure what color. I may just glaze them or I thought about painting them a green with the chocolate glaze over them or maybe a tan color???
Just a few close ups.
I just recently started collecting these Staffordshire pieces.
Monogrammed pillow from Ballard's
This is the view from Mr. Savvy's chair.
I almost forgot to show you this painting. This is by the bench with the pillows. My mother found this at a garage sale many many years ago. It is and oil painting with no signature. Everyone loves this painting. My son wants it if we ever give it up. I think it will stay her for a while. We call him the gypsy man.
Now we are back in the foyer. I hope the tour wasn't too long. I do hope you will come back and visit often. I love when you come by.
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