The inspiration started last summer when I gussied up the summer kitchen to be a little garden-esque room. (Although I took everything apart and down for winterization purposes, I'll take pictures of the space soon to give a visual.)
Backup again-- when Andrew and I were newly married, my mother-in-law would give me her home decor castoffs- Christmas decorations she didn't use, books, table linens, etc. One of the books she gave me was The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. It was of little consequence at the time, but last year when I was scavenging through my things looking for anything to put in my outdoor-ish living room I found the book. Edith B. Holden (B. Holden...isn't that a little funny??) put so much love and talent into the paintings. And the journaling is practically sweet music- a collection of nature facts, poems, and thoughts. I started disasembling that darn thing straight away! I pinned pictures and poems across the wall right above the pink sofa that lives out there. The wall and ceiling of the summer kitch are bead board painted a glossy white, so it all looked pretty cunning, I must say.
Forward to yesterday (confusing), I wanted to do something kind of unconventional for the living room. As in not more framed pictures. And then it came to me! So, without further adeu, the living room reveal:
|This adorable slipper chair was an anniversary gift from Andrew's parents. The brown rocker was a hand-me-down from my grandma. I'm hoping to have it recovered someday. The fabric hunt is on!|
|Awfully beholden to you, Edith.|
|Here't the view from the living room looking toward the main entry door. Oh look! There's a baby!|
|My favorite little lamp, happy as usual.|