August 7, 2016

Join me in the Parlor Today

It has been a while since we have visited in the parlor. 
In fact...I have not fluffed the parlor all summer. 

The other day I cleaned off the tables and fluffed the pillows to freshen up the room that serves as my quiet space. 
Guys don't hang out in "my" room! 
They could...but they prefer the masculine great room for tv watching. 😊 


A few days ago I created a sunflower bouquet and put it in a large ginger jar. It was sitting in the dining room until I decided to make a new coffee table vignette. 


My sweet old coffee table was our  first "nice" piece of furniture we bought back in the mid seventies. (Ethan Allen cherry, if you remember those days.)  

I could have a new coffee table. In fact I have looked at them. But I have a sentimental attachment to this old colonial piece. 

You know how it is with stuff that has been with you forever. It held our advent candles at the Georgian. It was the center of Christmas Eve in our living room. Lots of life has been lived around this old table. It has nicks and scrapes...but that is fine. 


I just keep putting new tablescapes on my coffee table to freshen things up a bit. This time I brought in my sunflower arrangement, and then built around it. 





I included the jar's lid as part of the tablescape. It is large and has pretty designs on it. 

I began with the jar on the left side of the table, but had to move it because it blocked the light. You need light for photography! 


The sun was in and out during the photo shoot...so some pics are brighter than others. That makes the flowers extra happy.


With the flower arrangement on the right I used three items for the left side of the table. Three is the magic number when creating a group.


I am using my gold pillows on the sofa still. I just like the happy color. 


And with the sunflowers in the room...this will be my happy space as well as my quiet place. 


I am not ready to go for my fall decorating just yet. My bold sunflowers will bridge the gap between summer and fall for me. 


You all know how much I love blue and white...and I know that many of you all share my love of chinoiserie.  



The view from the entry hall... lets you step back for a look.


My color scheme in the parlor right now is gold on gold on gold. ha! 



One of the pups is keeping an eye on the new coffee table vignette. They pop up here and there around the house! :-)

I want to thank you for stopping by to visit me in the parlor today. It is a small room but packed with personality...and lots of furniture from the big house. ha!


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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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