Thursday, January 13, 2011

Corner of Our Family Room

As I mentioned in my previous post, I redecorated our family room. I've been so attracted to all the 'Winter Whites' that I've seen in Blogland that I was inspired to do play out white, cream, sepia, and silver.
So on this table I made a vignette of an old vintage typewriter, cloche display, and crystal light that I moved from the dining room. It's rare that I buy anything anymore..I just 'shop' from my house..moving things from one room to another. I like how it gives a fresh look to an old item. The pictures are of Steve's parents (it says 'lovers' on the back, written by his mom..don't you LOVE that?) :-)  Also a pic of our youngest son, Caleb in a 'tin-type' photo, and my mom on her wedding day.

That wall display I've had as is for awhile now. I just love how it looks and  still don't want to change it. I made the altered platter, and the pictures are adopted ancestors (meaning I bought 'em at thrift store!)
I am linking up with the lovely Debra over at Common Ground for her Vintage Inspiration Friday.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


  1. Myrna,
    such a beautifull corner,
    I love the decoration under the cloche ,too and the idea with the old writing maschine, is wonderfull.

  2. Hi there, I am joining Debra's party today too and hopped over from there... what a beautiful little vignette!... everything looks so pretty... and such precious memories that go with each treasure... I too have been "shopping" at my own home lately, and surprised by some of my "finds" I had forgotten about... can you tell me anything about your little vase under your cloche? I bought an identical one at a local thrift shop... and found something incredibly strange down inside of it? Would love to know anything you can tell me??? xoxo Julie Marie

  3. PS I just read your profile... I love things with a story too, and I really love what you wrote about if it doesn't have a story you will make one up!... me too!... xoxo Julie Marie (I even name the people in the old photos I buy!)

  4. Oh I love it. It is gorgeous. The chandy is stunning and of course I LOVE the cloche. How fun to use the typewriter also. Gorgeous vignette. Hugs, Marty

  5. What a beautiful little vignette, the way you put things is quite inspirational!

  6. Myrna, your tabletop vignette is stunning!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  7. Hi Myrna!! So glad you're joining in today, the vignette with the typewriter and old photos is just wonderful. I'm like you, I don't buy alot, just go dig in the garage!te he.

  8. Hi Myrna,
    How peaceful and pretty your corner is! Its so personal and pleasing to the eye..Your home is so comforting like a big hug..
    I love your crochet slippers :) lots...
    Have a sweet and restful day, I hope you feel better.
    big hugs, Elizabeth

  9. Oh, it all looks so cozy, all of your rooms always make me want to walk into them. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us and thanks, too, for your very sweet comment at my blog a couple days ago. I appreciate you! Blessings, Debra

  10. You have a beautiful blog! I am following you now.