The good thing about being in this business of antique selling for many a year now is that I have "stuff", and lots of it! I wish that we had a basement or decent attic for storage, but that's not the case. Still I have lots to use to style my home with on a whim or to change it up for the seasons. The thing is that although I am inspired by many of the beautiful vignettes I see out there in bloglandia, I don't want my own home to look like a store. I work with so much "stuff" on a daily basis that I need my home to be a refuge of calm these days....and I've taken to storing the extra "stuff" away. It may look like this today...but tomorrow, who knows? I've still got plenty of pink, a ton of turquoise and a plethora of pretties to use!
Here is the living room as it looks today with French inspiration and pared down a bit. Still need a rug and trying to decide if I want to use the huge faded vintage one that was in our bedroom at one time or perhaps just a natural wool sisal. What do you think?
|I adore old metal work pieces! The gates came out of an old home here and my sweet hubby brought them home for me. The coffee table is a marriage of an old painted iron garden table base and another cast off....piece of Carrera marble.....|
|Not sure if I'll leave that painting up or do something else. Any ideas? The painting is an antique French rug study.....|
|Mantel vignettes are always temporary around our home, changing on a weekly basis.....|
|Old tattered to perfection books, antique beaded domes from France, alabaster compote and beaded fruit under cloche....|
|More old books, one of my many antique door stops and an ironstone bowl with old wedding flowers & rosaries...|
|Tattered antique trophy with fresh white hydrangeas|
|Love the juxtaposition of soft pieces against hard, tattered with fancy (where the name of my business Shabbyfufu comes from!).....|
|Tufted white antique French sofa love.....|
|Ever changing array of pillows around here.....|
|Stack till you drop.....broody antique rose paintings, old white painted frames, ghost mirror....|
|Tufted love again. Our older daughter says that she has dibs on this piece if I ever decide to let it go......|
|Love my pair of old French club chairs. Squishy and large, a great place to sit and read a favorite book.....|
|Light fills this room for the morning, making it the perfect spot for photo shoots.....|
That's it for today......Off to relax for a long weekend at the beach before hitting it up big time to post all of the new items that I've been working on for the website next week!
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