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Monday, September 29, 2008

Found ~ good stuff &
A few changes around the house

I hope you had a great weekend!! Ours was really productive. Don't you love it when you have those days where everyone's in the mood to get something accomplished so you work together to get it done?

Our living room was needing a total overhaul, rearranging the furniture, dusting (ugghhh) and editing . . . which as you can see from the after photos below, I don't do very well! I just love cool old stuff and love to have it all around our home. I'll be sharing more photos as things get hung on the walls, too. I don't care for the matchy look, we like a more "collected" look ~ The mantle still isn't finished, I've just been playing around with the arrangement ~




Saturday I stopped by Books-A-Million and found this book to start me on my way with Photoshop Elements 7 ~ it's a bit more simple than the other books I looked through, maybe it will help me get started off on the right foot!



Saturday also included a trip to The Plum Tree! I found this amazing old book (I love it Deborah!). What is it about these books and their covers falling off, I just love them!!




Plus I picked up the new Romantic Homes at The Plum Tree and found Romantic Country at Books-A-Million ~ I love them both!


I have to show you this beautiful fairy tale book that Cindy GAVE me because she knew I would love the illustrations and I DO!! It really is wonderful, thank you so much Cindy ~




And lastly, I found this adorable, happy baby photo at The Plum Tree too ~ I'm thinking she needs fairy wings, don't you? Feel free to take her to use in your artwork ~



Can you believe it's almost October??? My goodness the time is flying by, but I do love fall and our leaves here in Georgia are just beginning to show signs of turning. The temperatures are supposed to really be cooling off this week too!


I hope you have a wonderful week and great Monday!!
xxoo, Dawn

32 comments:

Dorthe said...

Hallo dear friend, what a lovely living room you have, I like the way you mingle things, its like that here too-a mix of many different things that just looks good and comfy together.Your frame with the flowers are so beautifull.
Its funny i just wondered how you lived, and wups -pictures from you.
Ill take some and put on too.
Have a wonderfull monday too whwn getting up.
Hugs from Dorthe

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

love your living room, it's so nice to have a little play and overhaul, I love the way it has all come together beautifully, easy on the eye...

Sarah

lmerie said...

Lovely living room - need a new canvas? I have one -hehe

I love old books and enjoy seeing the ones you posted.

Good Day!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Such a nice living room. I'm so glad to see that you are not a minimalist! Yup, that makes me immensely happy for some strange reason.

You're collecting so many treasures as gifts that it's amazing. Mighty generous souls live in Blogdom!

madrekarin said...

Dawn- Your living room looks lovely! Although, it looked just as nice before but I know how it is when you get the bug to change. :)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Dawn... I especially like your clock displays... I have to not spend so much time today on my computer... I have a friend coming for a visit and ideas tomorrow and want to make the house a warm place to be... Have a great day...

Shelley said...

Hi Dawn,those are some wonderful finds. Your home is beautiful....

Have a blessed week!


Blessings, Shelley

Sherry said...

I LOVE your house...I'm moving in!!! See you soon!!! ♥

kathy said...

Dawn , lovely -- getting ready for cooler weather and you are really
"NESTING " -very lovely -Kathy - GA

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Oh my goodness...if any baby ever needed fairy wings....it is that baby....how precious! Love your rearranged living room....

pat@backporchmusings said...

Dawn, your living room is beautiful. I love all the special things, you've collected.

Creations from my heart said...

Thanks for stopping by to hear me brag a bit about my weekend. Looks like you had a great weekend. I love the print over your fireplace. You got some wonderful things this weekdend. Can't wait to see the baby with the fairy wings! Blessings....Sherry

TattingChic said...

What a lovely living room. All your goodies are so lovely. That baby pic is adorable!

Lorrie said...

Your living room looks so cozy and comfy - like you really do live there. It really reflects your personality.

Lorrie

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a lovely room! I especially love the mantel area with the window & botanical prints, and the old clock faces!! So pretty :).

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

What great finds! I didn't get to go searching this weekend. I am telling myself that there just wasn't anything I missed. Makes me feel better!

Myrna said...

Dawn--Thank you for posting pics of your living room--it's beautiful! I love all the displays--it's so warm and inviting!! Looking forward to more pics!!
Have a wonderful day!

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi, Dawn!

I've always wanted to see what your house looks like, so thanks for the great photos of your livingroom. You are such a great decorator!

How are ya'll doing with gas where you live? I've seen the news show long gas lines in Atlanta.

Hope you are well,
Elizabeth

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Wow, love your living room and I LOVE your new blogging banner too!!

Blessings,

Sher

janie said...

Hi,Dawn, because you inspire me, I nominated you for the "I love your blog" award. I got mine from Karen at squarepegpeople.typepad.com. You can pick yours up at my blog - www.sacredartimages.blogspot.com on this page-
http://sacredartimages.blogspot.com/2008/09/award-i-love-your-blog.html

Miss Sandy said...

Dawn,
I have that fairy tale book too! I grew up reading it and passed it on to my daughter. I love the stories in that book, although, a few are a bit much for children's tales.

Your family room looks great! I am in mourning for my mantle. I let hubby have his big old flat screen TV and guess where her hung it? Oh well, at least I got to choose the new tile around the fireplace below. From the mantle up is his and from the mantle down is mine. Such is sweet art of compromise in marriage!

Cynthia Brunetti said...

Oh, I love your blog sooo much. I look forward to reading it everyday. I am on pins and needles waiting to get the beautiful new somerset magazine, I am haunting the book stores. "grin" I just about cried when I read your post. That fairy tale book was mine as a child. I loved it. It was my favorite. I have thought of it often through the years and wondered where it got to. Maybe you have it now. LOL Just where it belongs, I know it will get the love it needs.
Thanks for the wonderful memories.
Cynthia

Diane said...

Dawn, I love the neutrals in your living room. They're very soothing.

Diane

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Your living room looks lovely! I love all the old clocks and clock faces and the items on your mantel are wonderful too! The book you found is neat!

kim said...

What a beautiful living room you have...so warm and inviting.

The fairy tale book has wonderful art work...what a lovely gift!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~ I love your living room ~ it is so comfy and inviting looking ~
You have to add wings to the baby pic ~ that would be just precious !!
xoxo,
Lori

Sweet Repose said...

Must've been sumthin in the air Sunday, since we both did the living room thing...and what is this thing you speak of...I think you called it dusting???

Gotta tell ya, that little girl looks just like me in my baby pictures and I bet she is my age too from the look of the background, 1949...betcha.

sharon

Me said...

oh, I could SO live in your home!! Love your living area!! Thank you, dear friend, for your kind words and prayers. We mothers feel keenly for our babes, don't we :)

Utah Grammie said...

Your living room looks just like I expected it to look- perfect! The books are great -what is it about children's book illustrations that make us smile so? Thanks my friend!
Colleen

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Looking very cozy and inviting Dawn!
Lisa & Alfie

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

Beautiful book cover!

Alice W. said...

Your living room is gorgeous...and I feel like when I am reading your posts it is me talking...we are so alike! I have started rearranging (and dusting!) my living room and dining room...and have attempted pairing down...but I love all my old things ;)

Great old books too! I haven't gotten my copy of Romantic Homes yet...its always late for me :( but hopefully it will come soon...it looks beautiful from the cover!

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