February 18, 2016
You know...people just don't "visit" like they used to.
I wish I could invite you over to visit one evening. We could listen to music and just catch up on what is going on...or just laugh till we are silly.(You know, they say that belly laughs are good for your health!)
If you were to come by some evening this is what my house would look like... relaxing. I think that "home" should be a person's comfort zone. And when you invite someone into your home, you are inviting them into your "comfort zone*." (*physically / emotionally.)
We could sit in the "mama cave" and chat. Grownups can bring a beverage and snack into the mama cave. :-) Be prepared to be "carded" if you look too young.
Or we could go into the great room, which is a larger space. It is a very relaxed room where we have a leather sofa & chair. Yes...this is a masculine sort of room. But I like it too for a cozy, comfortable space.
This is what our great room looks like in the evenings. It is a nice tv watching room. It's hard to get day photography in this room which is why you do not see this room very often.
We also have a couple of side chairs in a large pattern heavy brocade fabric. I chose something that could visually hold its weight against the leather on the other side of the room. The previous fabric was chosen for a vacation house and did not work in this room at all.
Hubby's historical prints are in this room because it has the most wall space. In the Georgian he had his own southern style men's room/study. (Think grasscloth on the walls, shelves of books, and a large mahagony desk.) He would be on call at night and needed a space where he could sign papers, etc. I guess that was his man cave...before man caves came into style.
I showed you these chairs back in August when we were preparing for my parents' anniversary party.
The huntboard that goes with my dining room furniture is in the great room because it does not fit in my petite dining room. (I refused to sell it.) It works nicely as a display area.
Here is the dining room in the evening, with lamplight. I like to have lights on in our front rooms at night. The parlor is on the front of the house with the dining room.
You know that colonial floorplan with the living and dining rooms across the hall from each other, that's what we have. The great room and kitchen are more open concept, as they call it today.
This is a corner of the dining room...with the new lamp. I took this picture before I took off the tags and lamp shade cellophane. (Real life!)
I will make a pie or cobbler for us to nibble on while we talk about decorating, life, and maybe plan a girls' trip to Nashville, Louisville, or Lexington.
I would invite you over on a Sunday evening...but we have to wait until Downton Abbey is over. I cannot miss a single episode! Be thinking about it. If you all want to come at the same time...we may have to rethink our location! Remember, we downsized.
Thanks for visiting a few minutes.
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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.
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