On Saturday morning when I walked through my familyroom this is what greeted me....the spring sunshine peeking through my blinds. What a lovely sight! Australia is having some bizarre things going on, weather wise at the moment. We have had very little rain and our crops and stock feed are really suffering and the eastern states are having floods - how does this happen??? In the perfect world we would all be getting just the right amount but most of us know this is not a perfect world.
So what does a girl do when the sun is shining brightly after a cold winter- spring clean of course!! I am sharing with you some photos of my familyroom and a couple of table displays I put together.
Some sweet smelling potpourri is always lovely to have close by..
Next we have our main couch - I really wanted a white one but I had to be a bit sensible (sometimes it happens lol) so I decided on dark green leather and I dress it up with pinks and creams. I made these cushion covers a couple of years ago and purchased the rose print when I was recovering from major surgery on my shoulder and needed a pick-me-up!! Nothing like a bit of retail therapy!!
The right hand side of the couch is where Mr FH sits - he has the lovely books there to lift up the light so he can read the paper not to browse through for inspiration!!!!
This table is an old tea trolley which I restored and it is perfect for holding china and also a pile of magazine which seem to take over my house.
I love this pretty tea set against the dark wood - it makes it look more fragile I think.
Moving further along we come to my antique sewing machine which you have seen before here. This is one of my favourite peices.
I have this gorgeous painting above the sewing machine - DNo 2 gave it to me a couple of years ago for my birthday. I had it framed and it was on the wall in my bedroom for ages but I decided to bring it into this room.
Moving right along past the single chair we have the book case which I have shown you before here.
I have skipped past my tv cabinet which I have shown you the top of here. Next to that I have this cute magazine holder (well, ok, newspapers!) that I have piled high.
Just past that I have my big fire which I takes up the whole corner - winters get a bit cold around here!!
Finally, I have this cute book case. It is only about 12'' deep so it is perfect for the little spot between the fire and the door into the office. I bought it for $40 from our school in a silent auction a while ago. I love being able to display favourite books up the top. The selection of teddies came from DNo 1 when she was travelling around Europe when I had a more country decorating style but I have left them there for my grandies to play with.
Isn't this display shelf just great!!! I have learnt though that I do need to change the books around fairly often as they tend to go out of shape (something I hate!!).
Well, I hope you have enjoyed your little tour of my favourite room.
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