Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Open House-The Den/Living Area

Yesterday I shared with you my motivation for getting my home in order (Big Daddy's 40th birthday party). Today I thought I would share with you my living room space. This, as in my entire home is a thrifty work in progress. Much of my decor has either been given to me (inheirited), or bought for pennies at yard sales, consignment sales and thrift store.
This is the corner of my den area.

The mirror was a gift from Tom's grandparents. It was a gift to them a very very long time ago, a 25th wedding anniversary gift. They have since gone well over 50 years of married bliss.
The chair is a barrel back chair, a gift from my cousin Becky. It once belonged to her MIL.
I made the coffee sack ottoman.
The table I shared in an earlier thrifty Thursday (here)  a gift I had made for Big Daddy.

See my latest Thrifty find? I purchased 2 lamps this week at the thrift for $6.88.
The rosearies belonged to Big Daddy's grandmother.

My pottery. Some pieces were given to me by my cousin Becky (that on the lower shelf). Love my pottery!

Here is a look at our big eye sore. Ok it's my eye sore. It's Big Daddy's crowning jewel our home...the tv. But look beyond that and you can see my love for the sea.

Items found on beach walks: shells, driftwood....I'll allow you to look around for yourself at my little finds.

I hope you have enjoyed you time here today.

Join metoday for my Outdoor Wenesday post over at my Picture a Day blog. Check out the finds I got and the beautiful things I got to see on my day spent with my friend High Mae.

And come back on Thursday for Thrifty Thursday, where I will share with you moreon my open house tour.


Justabeachkat said...

Beautiful room!

Hugs sweet friend,

Megan Gunyan said...

What lovely pieces. I like how each has a special memory for you. It all comes together so nice! Beautiful!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Lovely room. You have some very pretty things and you've worked your thrift finds into such lovely vignettes. Hugs, Marty

Jemsmom said...

What a beautiful space you have created! I love the beach and all your beachy things are gorgeous! I also loved your framed saying about Taking Your Breath Away. It is my favorite and the name of my blog! Thanks for sharing!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I loved seeing this room! Beautiful!!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I love what you did in here! Very nicely done. Good luck with the big party!!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Leigh,

It is so great of you to share all these pictures of your home. I love how you have put yourself, and those you love, into your decorating.

Everything is so pretty as well as full of personality. I love all of your beach stuff!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Thanks for a little peek inside your lovely home! I love the little distressed end table….very pretty!

Kendra aka Domestic Princess in Training

nancygrayce said...

I love that room! You've done such a beautiful job.

I don't want to give a party, but I need a little kick to get me started doing house stuff!

Glitter & Bliss said...

Love everything... I hope you are having a wonderful summer!!