The Winter Sitting Room 2017

2.13.2017

Before spring gets in full springing mode, which has already begun here, I need to show y'all some more rooms dressed for winter. We have had a very mild winter this year and maybe this is our new norm. I really prefer enjoying all four seasons and I have way too many sweaters for it to stay so mild out. I also got two new coats for Christmas and have worn one of them twice.

Today we're going in the sitting room. This is one of the only rooms that I still decorate with some touches of red. Not a lot, but a few accents since the rug has some red in it.


Welcome to early morning in the sitting room as the sun comes up and casts pretty shadows.

When I shared the winter family room I told y'all I had swapped tables when I made the new furniture arrangement in there. This antique table from my shopping trip to France three years ago is now center stage in this room where it has been before, but like most things has moved around the house.

This table has the bottom shelf to display things on. The ironstone casserole is a recent find when I shopped the cotton mills turned antique malls that I shared here.

This ironstone is covered in the prettiest branches of flowers in a soft gray. When I saw the low price of $18 I snagged it.

A stack of old leather books and some of my blue and white transferware finish out the vignette.



The red plaid pillows that were added for Christmas stayed out with the addition of the tan textured pillows on my chocolate velvet slipcovered couch.

On the end table sits one of my antique wooden boxes and a majolica plate on a sweet little brass plate stand that I picked up months ago at a flea market.





Not much has changed on the vaisselier.....still my favorite antique find.....so far.

I did add my Dundee Marmalade jars.



A tiny framed photo of my dad doing the thing he loved best until the dementia set in.







I kept this preserved boxwood wreath on the boot forms.

Have a seat and stay awhile. Coffee or tea?



Here's to an awesome week!

29 comments:

  1. Love, love the French table! It's the star of your sitting room. The vaisselier is the second star of the room, a beautiful piece - and so many ways to decorate. Thanks for sharing this lovely room.
    Mary

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  2. I love this room!!!....I remember the day you spotted that Vaisselier....I think I heard you gasp from 3 aisles over!....love the touches of red in the room...such a great room to cozy up in on a beautiful winter's day. It has been warm here these past few days, but quickly cooling down..the trees and plants are so confused!

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  3. Beautiful, Kim! I'll have a cup of coffee, please 😊.

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  4. Such a lovely and peaceful room. You display your wonderful finds so well!

    Hot here yesterday in my part of Virginia, today COLD!

    Mary from Virginia

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  5. Here in East TN, milder winters do seem to be our norm, not like the winters I remember as a child. I am good with that. The older I get, the less I like the cold and even more so - snow! LOL A touch of winter is all I need. I even prefer warm weather clothes over cold weather stuff! #bringontheheat #Ilovespring #warmweathergal

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  6. Kim, I love your sitting room...the perfect place for coffee and a book to read. I love the touches of red, gives so much warmth to your space! Happy Monday!

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  7. I love this room with the morning sun and and your pretty pieces! Spring won't be arriving in NJ for awhile. It definitely won't be arriving in Vermont where I am right now. We got stuck here in the blizzard and aren't going home until today! Enjoy your day!
    Shelley

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  8. Kim, you have such a knack for creating beautifully designed rooms that are sure to make anyone feel at home immediately. This one is no exception. I love everything about it, the table, the vaisselier, the red. It has been crazy weather here too, but colder, and raining, which we desperately need. Wishing you a beautiful Valentine's Day. Xo Lidy

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  9. I'll a nice cup of coffee if I may. Such a beautiful room Kim. I feel we could sit and sip and chat all day long....

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  10. Love every nook and cranny of this room, Kim! The pictures on the wall, and your vintage books have so much charm! So, I've been drooling over that chocolate houndstooth chair for some time now, and finally found the fabric! ONLY $61.20 per yard...lol! Maybe I'll do some pillows, or perhaps re-upholster a kids chair...LOVE the chair:D Lucky gal!

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  11. I really love this room, Kim, it has such a classic (and masculine) traditional style. That photo of your dad is priceless, it reminds me of a Hemingway photo!

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  12. Another magazine-worthy space Kim!

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  13. Beautiful styling. So relaxing and welcoming. Nostalgic feel. Soothing blend of colors and tones. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. I'll have coffee. Cream and just a smidge of sugar please. I love what you do. I tend to believe that every room needs just a little bit of red and black.
    Brenda

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  15. Hi Kim, Beautiful as always, I love the room and especially the sofa. The fact that it is slipcovered makes it even better. Do you have a source for slipcovers? I want a sofa cover made and can't find anyone that makes them.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. If you live in metro Atlanta I have a source.

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  16. Sorry, I forget we don't really know each other. I do live in the Cumming area. I would appreciate you sharing your source.

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    1. Donna, then you are in luck. The site is slipcoversonsite.com and he comes to your house and makes the slipcovers there. He is in Dawsonville so not far from you at all. Not sure he will remember me since it's been years, but you can tell him you were referred by me.

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    2. Thank you so much Kim, I will tell him you referred him and if your sofa's slips are years old, that says a lot for his work. They look great.

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  17. I love your sitting room! So warm and inviting!

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  18. Looks warm and inviting Kim! So many pieces to have as favorites.

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  19. I just love this room and it always seems cozy, not just in winter. I would love to just curl up in there in the morning with the sun streaming in with a hot cup of whatever. Can you share how you dry your roses? Do you just leave them in whatever container you have til they dry out? I love them.

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  20. Kim this is a beautiful and cozy room, I love everything about it.

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  21. It really does look like the perfect sitting room, just right for winter and cosy and utterly charming. Love the photo of your Dad fishing. xx

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  22. Kim, your sitting room is so pretty and inviting! I especially like your French table and leather books! The small picture of your dad made me think - I don't see a lot of family pictures on the blogs I read. I want to hang my grown sons' baby/growing up pictures - but where?? Thanks!

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  23. This room always looks very cosy, especially with all the winter touches.

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  24. Kim, as I looked through the pictures, I thought each one could be on the cover of a book or magazine. Such a lovely room with layers, details, and a sense of history.

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