Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Which two things are not like the others?

Which two things are not like the others?

Does anyone remember the song?
Which two things are not like the other..

I think that it was from Sesame Street or The Electric Company
(I may be revealing my age here ;-)

Image from COUNTRY HOME May 2004
The answer is...

Image from COUNTRY HOME May 2004

None of them.
Close up of  fireplace above.

All of them go together.

Image from Country Living October 2008
And rather splendidly at that.

Wishing you a splendid evening.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Smoke Signals

Dear friends and fellow bloggers-

I would like your opinion.

Which of the two fireplace surrounds and mantels 

would you choose


Your living room looked like this?

and your fireplace looked like this?

I guess that I should show you some other details 
in my living room-to give you the whole idea..

Three bird prints that hang in the entryway 
(please don't notice how crooked they are ;-)

I have used a lot of the golds and yellows
and the blues and the greens.

I would like to incorporate some of the gray tones.

Above is a close up (for color purposes)

This is the wallpaper that hangs in the dining room 
which is open and very visible from the living room.

The fabric and trim on the draperies.

The drapery panel fabric against the window seat fabric
(I love the "bee" fabric)

You can also see the wall color here.

Other items in the room include the pillows above...

This vignette...

Black Hutch with fabric back...

Above is the fabric that I used for the back of the black hutch.

More elements like this terrarium which sits on
the shelves next to the fireplace.

Close up of some other items on bookshelves...

and other details.

I love the warmth of the first fireplace surround 
and the
combination of the stone mantel
with the metal screen.


I love the gray element in the second fireplace surround
along with the detail in the mantel.

Now that I see them together..
they really look very similar 

Tell me please...
what do you think?

Wishing you warmth and elegant details 
wherever you are.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Pecking Order

Love, love, love 
these chicken wire cloches
sans chickens ;-)  

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Look for my virtual yard sale coming soon.
Featuring lots of great vintage Ralph Lauren and Laura Ashley (when it was still a British company)
and oh so much more.