In our previous homes I had a Victorian decorating theme in my formal living room. My couches were ivory and mauve, the picture frames and mirrors were ornate, flowers were everywhere, and I had marble-top Louis XV tables. (Yes, it was elegant and, yes, I know you would love to see pictures!)
Our current home has a more "earthy" feel to it and is definitely kid-friendly. I no longer have a formal living room, and I sold all of my Victorian furniture when we moved. Yes, quite a sad situation. I did, however, manage to hang on to a few decorative items. Most are tucked away in the attic, but I was able to display a few things without losing the woodsy feel of our current home.
One of my favorites is the picture below titled "The Greatest Moments in a Girl's Life." It now resides on the wall in my entry. It was a gift from my mother-in-law when Mr. C and I bought our first home (actually a condo) right after we got married. I plan on keeping it forever!
The captions below each vignette are impossible to see on good 'ole blogger, but they read as follows:
"The First Evening in their Own Home"
"Their New Love"