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Monday, October 10, 2011

Pieces of Home




The painting and clean-up are now complete! Just in time for this morning's delivery of our new lounge suite, which I am sitting on right now. I'm hesitant to return all five bookshelves, I love the open space of the mostly empty living rooms. Maybe I'll make some cushions in similar colours to this quilt (which I made last year), unless I can find something appropriate ready-made.




Clean fresh paint, a long overdue addition to our living areas. The lovely old cornices look new again. Our house was built in the late 1940's, we bought it in 2000, the first home we have owned.




Looking equally at home as our new lounge is an old family side-table. My father-in-love drew on it as a young child, he is now 83. Old and new, all can be beautiful.

Sharing at The Creative Exchange.

26 comments:

Jill said...

Looks beautiful! Love the quilt you made. The side table is a real treasure.

Nayana said...

wow..yay..for room coming in together.side table is gorgeous...family antiques are wonderful and Lady..I love ur quilts..very beautiful. I bet cushions will come out gorgeous...

Nick said...

Looks very open and I love the ceiling corneas. All looks FAB! Bet your well pleased!!

s.c said...

I like the corner you took the last two shots. Nice post

My Beautiful World said...

The lounge looks soft and cosy the quilt is divine love the colours. I know what you mean about space, once I take everything out of a room I only ever want to put half back, funny that! Enjoy decorating my friend.

Always Wendy

missing moments said...

It all looks lovely! Really like the cornices.

MarieHarmony said...

Looks good! Love the mix of old and new, memories have their place in our present.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous room, have fun with all your decisions to decorate!

Linda Makiej said...

Fantastic work for the Creative Exchange!!
I ADORE that table!

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

Looks so nice. I really love those cornices :)

Wenche said...

Looks very nice :0)

geanina said...

looks great! you did good job :)). kiss

Anika said...

Wow, what a treasure. Beautiful quilt and house...that molding is incredible!
Is it a Craftsman? I love those houses from the 40s, so pretty.

Miles said...

You have a great eye for detail, beautiful photos.

Filip Demuinck said...

Cornices are always nice and give an additional touch to your house. Maintenance is important. Looks good.

Greetings,
Filip

Judy said...

It looks beautiful and I love the beautiful side table, how neat to have your father-in-loves "art" work on it :)

Deanne said...

it looks lovely and fresh!

lisa said...

Everything looks wonderful, and I love the trim on the ceiling!

Thank you so much for sharing this at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Cary said...

A lovely glimpse into a beautiful room. I had noticed your beautiful ceiling on a picture a few days ago. Your quilt looks so pretty, too, against the grey sofa. Ahhh... now time for you to relax! :) At least for a few moments!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Wonderful piece !

Nadege, said...

You have done a beautiful job of the cornices.
Love the quilt and the old side table. The wooden floor also looks fabulous.

Linda R. said...

Such a beautiful color. I just love it when a room is freshly painted..

Hugs, Linda

Sylvia K said...

Everything looks beautiful! I'm so glad to have "bumped" into you in the blogging world! Look forward to visiting! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

thefisherlady said...

love how fresh and clean the paint job is! Like the do over God does in our hearts ... Blessings to you all, the wonderfully old dad as well

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Gasp! I love that table! And the history of it must make you cherish it even more. The fresh paint and cornices look amazing. Great job!

Seeing Each Day said...

Woohoo!!!! And we thought this day would never come...I have to say I've found it quite exhausting living vicariously through the mess and sanding and plaster and the blessed drop sheets while you all were doing the work.

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