Sunday, January 15, 2012

Fleur de Lis and Animal Print = True Love!!

I'm so sorry I haven't posted since Christmas!!  I got sooooo sick on Christmas Eve, and then everyone had it!!  NOT a happy holiday season!!!  Then, back to work, back to school....everything got CRAZY!  But....Christmas is down, packed away, and we are getting back on track around here.

So, it's back to my other FAVORITE decor that stays in place all year until fall.  I am soooo excited!  How I missed my animal print and fleur de lis things!!  Some of the fleur de lis stuff stays out during the holidays, but if you have checked out my blog, you know that at Christmas, well, it's pretty much ALL Christmas, ALL THE TIME!!!  It really is kind of fun to do that because when you take your stuff back out, it sure all seems new again!!

I have to tell you....I haven't bought anything new.  I made a few new arrangements and rearranged my stuff in a new way.  I love a makeover like that!!

Enough jibber jabber, onto the pictures!!  Oh, and I don't think I have ever shown our family room before, so here goes...

You will see one of the new arrangements I made on the entry table, one on the coffee table, and the other on the fireplace.  They are old.  I just fluffed, added some moss at the base, and added FEATHERS!!  I love, love, love my feathers.  I have them in all of my arrangements now.  I think they add such flair and sophistication!

 A closeup shot of my coffee table arrangement.  I made the wall pockets when we first moved in here.  They also have feathers.  I love them so much, they are one of the few things I haven't changed.  Don't you love, love, love my crystal candle bowl from Kirkland's?  I bought it before Christmas with some Christmas gift card!  Sparkly AND animal still my heart!!  Oh, and I almost forgot...the feather orbs?  Well, I couldn't find any orbs I liked anywhere.  I had these feather balls I used on my bedroom tree year before last.  I had them in my closet.  Pulled those off the stems, and viola, NO COST orbs that were just what  I wanted.  WOOHOO!!
Here's the view from sitting on the couch.  Love my fireplace! I would love to paint it, but my husband says NO!!  I did paint the cabinets while he wasn't looking, but I just haven't had time to tackle the fireplace.  I would really love to have stone rather than brick.  I wonder how difficult that is!!

The mantle is the same old stuff, just rearranged.  I added my columns (from Hobby Lobby a few years ago) and placed my "new" arrangement on one along with my favorite candlesticks (also from Hobby Lobby last year on the 75% clearance sale!). 

 I just love having things at different heights, and book boxes and columns are two of my fave ways to do that!
Ignore that ginormous tv!!  That's a non-negotiable item.  My dad made me the cabinet by hand years ago for my birthday.  I would NEVER part with it!!  It is perfect.  Oh, and the tv, it is perfect, too! There is nothing I love more than a good movie in front of the fire.  I work so hard all day and don't get to spend much time at home. When I do get to sit down at home, I love to have my family around me and curl up together on the couches and just chillax!!! 

Closeup of the tv cabinet.....look at all those fleur de lis' everywhere! LOL!!  See the horse....I had him when I was little!! I just love him!

View of the little formal dining area from the sitting area. I don't have the formal living and dining spaces I had in the other house, but I have to say I like the flow of this house better for our family.  With 8 people living here, there is no formality! LOL!!  Love just having space!

I'll probably be showing the kitchen next time IF I can get it retweaked!!!  Funny how you forget where everything was.  I'm also thinking of taking some of my Mardi Gras stuff and decorating the front porch a little.  Definitely doing a wreath this year!! I thought of doing Valentine's, but I have to take it all down in a month.  I can leave Mardi Gras up until mid-March!!  WOOHOO!!!  I have always wanted to do Mardi Gras, so here goes!!

Have a great week!

Linking up to several partays this week -- Tabletop Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, Type A: Anything Goes, Kristen's Creations Share Your Creations Party, and Open House Party over at No Minimalist Here (definitely a gal I can relate to, LOL!)!!



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  1. I love Christmas, but it is nice when it is all down and everything is changed-like a whole new house-even if it is the same stuff. I have a love affair with feathers too.

  2. Good to see you posting; sounds like you were ready for the New Year to begin too. The fireplace mantel looks devine--love the scrolly metal piece--your whole room looks beautiful!

  3. So sorry that you were sick over fun. I'm glad you're better now though! Your family room looks fabulous! I too am a lover of fleur de lis and animal print. Take care.

  4. Glad to see that you are back. You home looks lovely as usual. I love, love animal print! Where do you find all of it? I have a hard time find much in the way of animal print here in NJ. xoxo Jeanette

  5. Looks great! Glad you are doing better! I can't wait to see your Mardi Gras porch!

  6. Oh my goodness, everything is so pretty. I love all of your vignettes and the touch of nature I see everywhere. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  7. So glad you joined the party! Your living room is beautiful!! Love all of the new arrangements you created...I still haven't put my living room or kitchen back together since I took down all of the Christmas. My tables are empty! Hopefully I'll get it done next week. I"m off to play in Dallas for the weekend! Have a great night! Kristen

  8. Glad to hear you are all feeling better there and things are getting back to normal, and as far as your room goes, all I can say is WOW what a great room and GORGEOUS furniture. I too LOVE animal print, fleur de lis and feathers. You are my kind of decorator. Have a great day!!

  9. I'm in LOVE, your home is so pretty and elegant looking. I am getting lots of ideas from you. Love your furniture. Thanks for sharing! xo ~Liz

  10. I love your beautiful home. I am all about animal prints. I have a TOUCH of animal in almost every room!! Your room looks beautiful. The cabinet your Dad made is gorgeous! XO, Pinky

  11. So sorry you were sick over the holidays, but glad you're on the mend now and back to decorating! It all looks beautiful, Farica! And, love all of your fleur-de-lis!

  12. Love your room! It is so warm and welcoming. I am a warm color girl myself and just really like what you have done. You have a new follower!

  13. Hi Farica, Hi Allyson Pecils, let me start by saying I LOVE YALL'S DECORATING STYLE! How can anyone go wrong with Fluer De Lis and animal print?! Farica, I can't wait to see your Mardi Gras decor...I'm sure it's stunning! Congratulations on the new camera!

    I wanted to let you girls know that Hobby Lobby in my area (Houston/Galveston) has a huge clearance selection, including a lot of pieces I think you both would love. Not that I'm trying to encourage a shopping spree but I think both of you ladies certainly deserve to pick up something for yourselves this weekend, especially after working so hard all week. ;-)
    (My husband tells me I can justify anything having to do with shopping!) Of course, you have to look through the selection. Some things hit or miss, but I think searching is part of the fun! Have a GREAT weekend everyone!

    1. Sorry about your last name Allyson - I'm such a dork!


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