Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blame It On The Rug

Our den is decorated in blues and reds. Now it is the only room in the house with blue, and I probably would not have chose blue but for the rug. You see my mother in law gave us this beautiful rug in blue with touches of red so there you go. My den color scheme. I say my house is decorated in early mother in law. She is a compulsive decorator.

Very well used sofas that have seen better days but are still very comfy. The afghans were made by my mom and are special to me.

The little basket purse with the drum and flags was found at a nearby antique store on clearance. It is lined with the sweetest fabric.


We love stars around here.



A wooden cheese box I had to have. Bought off ebay.

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21 comments:

Kris said...

Nice. Many years ago, I used to buy a lot of home decor at the Chino Auction. I said my house was decorated in Early American Chino Auction!!! My Mom is a compulsive redecorator too, and I have been the more than happy recipient of her cast offs.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL I wish I had a compulsively decorating MIL, but she has decorated with family antiques, and I was lucky enough to inherit three pieces when she downsized :D

Meowlissa said...

So beautiful :) I LOVE the box but you always show us fabulous things I love. I'm hoping to find a big ole star for the front of our house this year :)

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow, what a DELIGHTFUL Blog Sweetie!!! I'm originally from So. Cal myself... Miss it too. I was born and raised there ... I sooo love the image you share of your kitchen nook.. How warm and inspiring your blog and You are !!!
Yeah~~Its Rednesday!!!
May you wake each day with God's blessing,
sleep each night with His keeping,
and always walk in His tender care.
Prayers and Hugs~~~Dena

Cindy at Some Really Neat Stuff said...

I decided to follow your blog when I saw the bright colors you have in your blog banner. I love bright colors too.

Fiona said...

I love how you say "I say my house is decorated in early mother in law" LOL and I love your starry quilt ...

Cindy said...

Your room looks so cozy. Love all the stars!

Donnie said...

That looks like a wonderful place to just chill.

very merry vintage style said...

"Early Mother in Law..." made me giggle! A very cozy space you have & that antique wooden box is a treasure! Thanks for linking up to the party!
Mary

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Red Sweetie...
I love this share. Early Mother In Law Hu? Well I remember a few of those in the past. Cute description.

Your living room is so pretty and I love the angel on the shelf. She really struck my fancy. Your cheese box, I wanted to reach out and touch. How pretty is that. You lucky ducky. A true ebay find. Love it.

I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower. Thank you for sharing this evening. I so enjoyed my visit. I hope you will pop by and let me share by Red celebration with you as well, and I would be so honored if you decided to follow me as well. I love sharing our day to day lives as we move along the way, and our creations and ideas as well.

Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

Genie said...

Your house is adorable...I know you love it. It is so cozy and homey. Happy Rednesday.

craftyles said...

cozy and the colors are wonderful.

Kerin said...

Hi there!
Love your decorating! Using what we love is what makes our houses become homes :)
Heck... and free is great!
Hope you have a great week this week!!

Mimi Sue said...

Your family room looks warm and cozy! So nice to have a mil that shares her overstock! That toile sofa is wonderful. Mimi

Andi's English Attic said...

Now I was going to say you have the exact same sofas and chairs as me, but as you live in California and I'm in the UK that doesn't seem very likely does it? I've also teamed mine with red.

Saw your comment over at Cozy Little House about putting hair from the hair brush out for the birds. We used to do that back home with the dog's fur (Old English Sheepdog - more like wool), but I'd never thought about human hair, and my daughter has loooooong hair. Thanks for the tip.

Have a lovely week. xx

Donna said...

It's a great room! Love that wooden cheese box. I'm not much of a blue person, but somehow it ended up on our back porch!

Hugs,
Donna

LV said...

Thanks for letting us tour your home. It does not matter how old or who decorated a room, if you like it that is all that matters. I enjoyed visiting today.

Mandie said...

Some people are pulled to different colors for Lord only knows why and blue is that color for me. I love your couch! It looks comfy and pretty. I love the Americana you have. The quilt is my favorite. Have a great Wednesday!

AshTreeCottage said...

Your sofa looks really cozy. Love the touches of red you have added!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Melody said...

Love the star spangled decor!

SueLovesCherries said...

Oh, that furniture does look comfy! I like the way you decorate!

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