Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Lake ( Living Room)

This room is part of the first addition we built that we sectioned into a living room and a bedroom. We rarely use this room now as we seem to prefer the sun room. It is long and narrow and difficult to arrange furniture in to make a conversation grouping.

This blue chair is where I love to grab a cup of tea and a good book and curl up on winter evenings.

I prefer this room in the winter as there is a wood stove in one corner that we use to heat the house.

On the mantel above the stove I have a collection of cranberry hued ceramic ware.

On the wall across from the couch is an unpainted cabinet that houses the computer. Up until the last year we did not Internet access in this area so it was just to play games on.

On one side of the cabinet a teddy bear cuddles up in a hand appliqued baby quilt perched on a rusty old trunk.

On the other side sits a collection of patriotic Longaberger baskets.

Beside the computer cabinet is a long white shelf that my husband made. It hold some pretties and some of my quilts.

This is the wall you face when you walk into the room.

Beside the couch is a hand painted table that I found in the back of an old barn. It was so black I didn't realize it was green and had flowers until I brought it home and scrubbed it. Imagine my delight as I just bought because I like the shape.

Above the table is a small shelf and a cross stitched picture that my DIL made for me many years ago.

Just inside the door that enters from the sun room are pictures of all 10 of my grandchildren.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my lake house as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you. My purpose was to have pictures of this house as I thought we had sold it. At the last minute everything fell through. We had planned to buy a bigger house with more land so my husband could build a shop. We had already decided on another piece of property with an almost new mobile home and a garage and had an option on it. I know the Lord has a plan for us so I look forward to seeing what comes next.


blushing rose said...

What a comfy resting place ... awww! a wood stove, nothing better. TTFN ~Marydon

Tammy said...

Very comfy looking!

It was so nice to talk to you on the phone and I hope I was of help.

I did put in another comment to the blogger that has the background that you want...she is foreign so I have no idea if she will respond...if not...
here is another that could work.

Let me know what you think!☺

Eileen said...

Great room! All the rooms, really, I've been enjoying this tour so much!
I love the handpainted table, what a treasure! Lucky girl!
Very cozy space, I love it all!
All the best,

Mimi said...

Your lake house is beautiful and filled with things you love so that makes it even more of a special place, how lucky you are to have such a nice place to go to relax!!!! love all the stuff, I also have a few Longaburger baskets, 2 of which are the patriotic ones!!!!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Stella; What a lovely and cozy room. You have decorated it very nicely... I love the green table with flowers,,, what a great treasure.... Have a great weekend.


Racquel said...

Thanks for the tour, looks like a nice spot to cozy up with a book on a cold winter's day. :)

Anne said...

Stella, everything looks so cozy in there. Good luck in selling and finding a new home. I like how you can hang quilts from that mantle your husband made. What a clever idea. Have a nice evening.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

How sweet to let me in and peek at your lovely treasures. You have some absolute
beauties ...especially loved your dropleaf table.

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling,
I am back and have missed you terribly!! I have a post on my blog that explains my lengthy absence but enough of that, I just wanted to stop by personally to thank you for the sweet birthday wish you left Cristina and to let you know that your kindness meant the world to us both. I am now off to read the posts that I have missed and to look around your gorgeous blog.
Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥