Friday's Favorites

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 Proposal"

"The Trousseau"

"The Wedding"

"The Honeymoon"

"The First Evening in their Own Home"

"Their New Love"

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Friday, August 04, 2006
Friday's Favorites
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 Proposal"

"The Trousseau"

"The Wedding"

"The Honeymoon"

"The First Evening in their Own Home"

"Their New Love"

9 Comments:
Blogger Tammy said...
Oh neat! Is it a Norman Rockwell painting?

Blogger Mrs.B. said...
I really like that picture! It is so wholesome and pretty. (o:

Blogger voni said...
I was wonder the same as Tammy:) Very cool! Feeling a little sad about your losing your victorian funiture but I think that your new house is absolutly beautiful from your pics.

Blogger Copper's Wife said...
I love the picture you posted, and I agree, it's a forever keeper.

Sad as I'm sure it was to sell your lovely victorian things, I want to say "good for you" for realizing that your new home wasn't right for such things and for making your new home a lovely place for your family. I must confess that I did not realize this myself when we moved to our lovely home here in the country several years ago, and I wasted a few years trying to make my old home fit into my new one. Your home is very elegant and pretty!

Blogger Mrs. Honeysuckle said...
These are Harrison Fisher prints...Very nice! I have some of his work on my blog.
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Blogger Susan said...
I saw these same prints in an antique store and fell in love with them! Needless to say, I didn't buy them, because they were very expensive in the antique shop, but maybe I can buy them someday. They're beautiful!

Blogger Incog & Nito said...
Lovely

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Mrs. Linebarger,
I am really enjoying the style of my current home. Mr. C definitely likes it better, so that's all I need!

Mrs. Honeysuckle,
Thanks for the artist info. I will have to visit your blog to see some more of his work.

Blogger Copper's Wife said...
Yep, making a home for your husband is the best priority!!!

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