Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fall love

So all you gals that joined the Fall love party over at the Inspired Room got me out of the doldrums of Atlanta heat and motivated me to go to the basement and lug up the "tote" of fall decor. For a little while with Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra playing and my sweet girl helping me fill containers with pine cones I forgot that it's not really fall here in Atlanta. I forgot that is, until I went outside with her to pick up some colorful leaves. We walked around until I was hot and came back inside where I could pretend for a little while longer.

When we moved into our house 9 years ago the living room was a boring gray that had no personality. I lived with it for awhile until I convinced my FIL and husband to put bead board up. I wanted the bead board about 2 feet from the ceiling but hubs thought I was outta my mind! I finally convinced them both to do it halfway up the wall and put trim on top. I have absolutely LOVED the bead board and think it was some of the best money I've ever spent.

I decorated the living room then and have pretty much left it alone since. It really is time to update the decor...for instance the hydrangea pictures on the walls and the fake hydrangeas really need to go.

The green rocker which was my hubs Grandmother's has a split now in the vinyl (yes, I said vinyl) so it needs to be recovered and overall it is a little more country than I would like it to be. However, that being said, there are so many rooms in my house that need my attention and I find this room comforting so it will stay like it is for awhile longer.

I love our bookcase and as you can see, we USE it! All of sweet girl's books, puzzles, etc are on the lower shelves and she puts them away herself (can you tell?).

This wicker desk my MIL found for me at a yard sale years ago and the lamp she bought me for my birthday one year.

Now for some fall love... Sweet Girl and I enjoyed
pulling out "pumpkin stuff" this morning. I have to admit it is nice to finally have a little buddy that is old enough to enjoy this yearly tradition with me! We danced to the music and she "helped" me. It was such a special time for me!

That's all for now. Hopefully we will get a little more fall love going on around here in the next couple of weeks and will be able to share more.



Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Victoria, I think your room is just beautiful. Very cozy & shabby chic & all your found treasures make it that way. I haven't "done" fall at my house yet, but I'm going to do a little something this month.

Teresa said...

I also think you room turned out so lovely- Like all you little fall touches.
Happy Fall

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hi Victoria! I am so glad you are participating in Fall Nesting Week! I love the beadboard, it is one of my favorite things. Thanks for being a part and sharing your nesting with the rest of us!

Happy Fall!



Darlene said...

I LOVE your living room area....very CUTE!! All of your Fall displays are fabulous...LOVE them!!

scarbrough said...

You've inspired me!!! Come help me decorate! Beautiful!

Christina said...

Hey Girl,

Where did you get that cornucopia? I don't think I've seen it before.

Love all of it!

Your sis and partner in crime!

Christina said...

Is Scarborough our sweet friend Pamela? :) Hey girl!! Glad to see you here.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Victoria, I adore your room ~ it is very warm & soothing. I especially love that crackled mirror (mirrors are my passion) & that wonderful shabby dresser/chest with the lamp on it!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Reynie said...

I love all your fall touches! So nice. I'm with you though--the heat in ATL makes it hard to get in the mood. I brought some of my stuff out but just can't get into it yet. Maybe in a few weeks.

And I love the chair! i think old things have wonderful stories to them and make great treasures!

Sarah Kate said...

Great pictures. I broke out my wide angle lense the other day too. I have always loved your living room. The fall decor looks great! It makes me want a caramel apple.

Rue said...

Hi Victoria :)

I think the room is really cute and cozy. I love love love the beadboard :)

Happy Fall,

Rue said...

Oh my! I hope you didn't think that was my Fall contribution! That is the post below. Thank you though for your sweet comment :)


jill said...

It's so nice when working room by room to have one that makes you so happy. It's even nicer to have someone share the decorating joy with you!