I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Living Room~Before and After

Hello everyone,
Happy September. Some pretty flowers and our Living Room reveal. Back in November 2014 We purchased new living room furniture. In May of 2015 we had our living room painted, bought new carpeting and new sheers for our windows. The old sheers were 25 years old. We still have the same drapes, because they are in perfect condition.
This is our new sofa. I just love the color and fabric. 
This is our old sofa and chairs.  I took this photo last fall. Go Here to see the story of our furniture purchase.
This is one end table with our advent candle chime, which I have always had in our living room on an end table year round for over fifty years. The candy dish was my mom's and she always had candy for visitors to enjoy. The old world globe was in our home when I was a child. It has all the old countries of Europe, before they were consolidated by larger more powerful countries.  It  is so interesting to see how the world has changed in the past 75 years.
The sofa looks like leather, but it's not. I wanted a sofa with nail trim. A cloche filled with decorative pieces of wood and natural straw balls.
 I love my Wicker Demijohn...
A little basket on our coffee table with my vintage L.E. Smith amber candy dish with a straw ball and a little ceramic duck.
Nothing expresses the month of the September better than Sunflowers. 
What is my style? Comfortable and cozy. I decorate with what I love. I love 
wildlife. The vintage duck decoys belonged to my dad. When I was young my dad would go duck hunting every winter and put the duck decoys in the river to attract other ducks. My dad was amazing. He would bring home a limit of ducks every time.
Some pillow  love.
While my granddaughter and I were shopping at K Mart for school supplies
 I spotted this pillow
A mosaic to Pin

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a great week.
Linking to:
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Thing 
No Minimalist Here for Show Your Style Thursday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes 
The Tray of Bliss for Five Star Frugal
Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday 
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday


  1. That is a lovely and inviting couch. I really llike your warm and cozy living room. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  2. A very nice change in your living room. I like the darker, earth tones.

  3. ahhh, I love your new furniture and room...I know how proud you are because we just got a new sofa and we want to paint but have really high ceiling in this newer home and need to save a bit for a professional painter. In the meantime, I just embrace the Tuscan Gold of the walls for now.
    Happy Pinks...

  4. Your living room looks so pretty and I love your leather couch. TFS and coming over from A Tray of Bliss blog party.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie @ Julie's Lifestyle

  5. Your living room looks great. I love that sofa.

  6. Betty I agree. I don't have a 'style' as such. I just fill my home with things that make my heart sing. I love your new sofa. We have Chesterfields in classic burgundy, and they're 12 years old and still look new. They were expensive but we'll never need another lounge, and hopefully they'll be family heirlooms. As a bonus, they're surprisingly comfortable. Your little sunflower vignette is gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss. Love, Mimi xxx

  7. Beautiful Fall touches and I love your new sofa...It does look like leather but I bet its a lot more warm and less maintenance then leather. No conditioning it to keep it maintained.

    Beautiful living room!

  8. Redecorating is always lots of fun. It looks like you enjoyed yours. Stopping by from Mosaic Monday

  9. The new couch looks comfortable as is your style for decorating. A cute pillow you picked up too!
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Betty.

  10. found you over @ Lavender Cottage...love your makeover! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  11. I know you are enjoying your happy memory making. I appreciate your comments and I love hearing where you are too. Thank you my friend xo

  12. I love that new couch!! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  13. Comfortable and cozy for sure!
    I love all of the personal treasures you've displayed;
    like the old childhood globe and your Dad's decoys.
    I popped over from Before and After Wednesday.

  14. Your living room update is really pretty. I love the personal touches and the family things- that is what makes your home special and yours.

  15. Your living room looks wonderful :)

  16. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Round-Up from the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/10/the-round-up-from-before-after-wednesday.html Hope to see you again at the Before & After party. Have a great evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. Hi Betty! Oh, I love your changes. The new sofa is gorgeous and it sure does look like leather. Love your sweet yellowy pillow too. That globe is a treasure. My hubby keeps saying he'd love to find one. The nice ones like yours are not easy to find these days. Love all the little treasures from your family. Your room looks so inviting and cozy! Yay for you! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Nice blog and great photos. I especially like the photo of all the tea cups. Your living room looks lovely I'm glad you have been able to do it up exactly as you like it. It looks nicer then before. I love all the little vintage touches like the lamp shade; very retro.

    Peter @ Colourlock

  19. Great Tip. Thanks for sharing. We are actually starting a crazy big project here in a few weeks and will take all the advice we can get. Let us know at Thanks again.

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