Friday, July 31, 2009

At The Lake (Sunroom)

The Sun room is where we really live at the lake. It started out as a screened porch with a cement floor and served as a place to gather to visit and eat for many years. About ten years ago we sheet rocked the walls, put in windows, and tiled the floor with ceramic tile.

I painted the walls a light lemon yellow and painted all the trim white.
On one wall I have a dark pine china cabinet. It is one of the first pieces we bought for our first house. It used to have glass in the doors of the upper part but I tried to move it by myself one time and now it no longer has glass. Oops! Beside it is an unfinished corner cabinet that houses the TV. I have never decided what color it is suppose to be so it is still a work in progress.

On the TV cabinet a colorful rooster crows next to a wreath made of barbwire entwined with sunflowers.

A vintage cake and pie keeper sit on top of the pine china cabinet along with a copper tankard filled with flowers.

My husband built shelves above all the windows so I could display my collection of hens and roosters.

I draped vintage napkins with red roses and some yellow flowers which I think are forsythia on the shelves to soften all the white.

My husband built this nook to house my cherished bread box. It has a history. While we were traveling in the RV I spotted it in an antique store. I didn't buy it because we were trying to travel light. I thought about it for the next 50 miles and then asked him to turn around and go back for it. As you can see he did.

At one end of the room is a kind of sitting room with a red love seat. Next to it sits a vintage kitchen table with old green paint with just a hint of red peeking from underneath. It is in found condition and it was a perfect find.

On the green table I have placed a lamp made from an old oil can, another rooster, and an old silver tray I use to hold candles.

On the other side of the love seat is an old singer treadle sewing machine, a cedar chest painted ivory and a side chair which I plan to recover.

The treadle machine displays an old Tonka farm wagon loaded with baskets of cherries which are actually a light string. I elevated it on a stack of books to give it more presence.

Always in need of storage I bought this red cabinet as an unfinished piece when I bought the TV cabinet. This is why the TV cabinet is unpainted. I have a red painted piece, a green painted piece, and an ivory chest in the room. So I don't know if I should paint the TV cabinet another color or red like the cabinet. Any suggestions?

The top of the red cabinet is home to a chicken sugar and creamer that was given to me by my SIL as a keepsake from her mother when she passed away. Things are just more special when they have belonged to someone you cared about don't you think?
So come sit awhile withe me and we will have a cup of coffee or tea. Which would you like?


Tammy said...

I'll have a cuppa tea ~smiles~

A nice little getaway!

Enjoy your day!!

Eileen said...

What a happy room! And it looks so comfortable and relaxing and inviting! I love it!
I vote to paint the TV cabinet red, it's a beautiful color that goes well with the yellow walls, and that corner looks like it would do very well with a pop of color too!

Great job!
All the best,

blushing rose said...

G'morn, Stella ~ Go read my post today, I did it for you. TTFN ~Marydon

Jean Tuthill said...

I'll have a cup of coffee, thanks. I think you should paint the TV stand red to go with the other cabinet. It would balance the room and tie it all together. I have a red dry sink and I love it.

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling thank you so much for visiting my cottage and for the sweet comment you left behind, much appreciated. You have a lovely blog, and darling, I will return on my off day to read more of your interesting posts and I have to say I love the green side table. I just had to joined your blog. Please visit me often; I will love to have tea with you.

Duchess xx

Anne said...

What a lovely room to gather with friends and family. Thanks so much for visiting me over on Peek-A-Boo Street. You have such a lovley blog. I'm now following your blog. I hope you'll follow mine as well. I also added you to my blog list. =)

donna said...

Love the vintage cake/pie keeper. I actually remember them being used when I was a kid. Guess that makes me vintage, too. What a welcoming place you have at the lake.


Your roosters are just wonerful. I have one in my kitchen at our lake condo at Lake of the Ozarks. What lake do you on?

Have a great day.


~Country Lady~ said...

Stella, what a delight it was for you to stop by my blog. It seems we have a bit in common! I loved looking at your sunroom at the lake and reading about your lake cabin. I too have a haven at the lake where I spend most weekends throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall. I will stop by often and enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for inviting me to stop by. It was a real pleasure to look at your pics and read your thoughts.

Good to be a Queen said...

Love all your vintage pieces...And your music is beautiful...

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Stella, your rooster pictures are just lovely. If you want to use these for the Rooster will need to repost them on Friday, August 28th. I know all the girls would love to see these! Thanks so much for joining!!

Hugs, Barb

Brenda Leyland said...

Your lake house looks like a wonderful place to hang out in. Very cozy and comfy looking.