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 print...be 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!
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!)!!