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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

After Photos Of Our Newly Painted Living Room



I thought that I would just show you a few shots of my living room 
after all my hard work of painting.  
I chose to paint some walls a light sage green 
and the others a color called antique leather. 
It was a pale yellow before . . .
I liked the yellow, but it was time for a change :)



See Butchy on the back of the sofa, that is his favorite day-time spot.
If you look close you'll even see one of his toys on the floor.
It is rare to see only one toy out.
I put them away, and he drags them back out, LOL



A little Autumn decor.
The candle holder is welded from old tractor parts.
It was made by a girl friend of mine. 



My china hutch.
The bottom is a chest that has been in my husband's family for generations.
The top was a gift from an old friend.
She found it in Portland, Oregon, 
it was once part of a kitchen cupboard.



Some of my tea cups.



More of my tea cups.
I do love collecting them . . . you just never know when 
a rabbit and a mad hatter may knock on your door for tea, right?
My motto is always be prepared . . . 
I learned that in the Girl Scouts.



One of my paintings and three of my clocks.
That is another thing I collect.




A comfy place to rest. 




Butchy, my partner in crime.



I'm trying to teach myself to play . . .
wish me luck.
If nothing else it is great exercise for my injured hand
(use it or loose it they say . . . so I'm always using it, in every-way possible).

Have a lovely day :)
I hope that I did not bore you with my photos.

Well, this is our little cozy corner of the world.
Our home & we love it :) 
 
Connie 
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52 comments:

  1. Hi Connie..
    How nice it will be to have a beautiful change... just in time for all the holidays.
    I love how paint changes the whole feel of a room.

    Love your paintings, your collections, and your sweet pup.

    Hope that the rest fo your week is great.

    K.

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    1. Hi Kerin, thank you for all the sweet comments. It is very nice to have everything nice and fresh for the holidays. It will make entertaining more fun :)
      Have a wonderful day,
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  2. Dear Connie. Your living room looks so cosy and a lovely place to relax. I love the painting and my heart was in my mouth when I saw all your cups. Not only because there are so many pretty ones but I was worried about them toppling over and crashing to the floor! Thanks for sharing these pictures with us. It's nice to see where our blogging friends live.
    Patricia x

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    1. Hi Patricia . . . be it ever so humble, there is no place like home :)
      Thanks for stopping by . . . I wish that I could take some of those cups out and serve you and all my other blogging sisters tea. I know it would be a pleasant afternoon :)

      Have a marvelous day,
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  3. Enjoyed the peek into your world. Your painting are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you. I was visiting your blog today andI love those hand-painted tennis shoes. I don't think that you could walk in them, but instead you would have to skip or dance down the street. So pretty :)
      Thanks for visiting,
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  4. Hi Coonie, it looks great! and I especially love your cups i collect them too,and also have a chest similar that Bobs Grandpa bought it from Canada as a young man.I love looking at other peoples places I think I must be a sticky beak.it looks like a lovely place to sit and have a cuppa.

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    1. Hi Carole, I confess, that I love seeing other blogger's homes, too. It is fun to see where someone else lives, especially after you have a connected friendship going on.
      Have a great day,
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  5. Thank you Connie, for a tour of your living room.
    I love your sage green.. my grandaughter has it in her room. Its nice to add a bit of colour here and there.
    I am in love the your pianist painting above your piano.. its fabulous. Also like the horse kissing the Indian.
    Your antique "hutch" is beautiful with all those lovely cups.. will have to pop in for a cup of tea.!
    Is your little "Butchy" a bichon frise! I have one too.. I have 4 dogs..they are such good company.
    Like Patricia wrote.. Its nice to see where our blogging friends live.
    nothing like home Connie.
    happy wednesday
    val..
    You now have a new president again.. the best man won.

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    1. Hi Val, thank you for the lovely visit and for the compliments on my paintings.
      I do wish that you could pop in for tea . . . it would be delightful :)
      Have a great day,
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  6. I love the new colour of your room, it looks so cosy and inviting. You tea cup collection is wonderful and a lovely way to display them. I also like the way your painting above the piano, looking at must encourage you to play!
    Butchy looks so cute, our lounge also often has dog and cat toys lying around.
    Sarah

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    1. Hi Sarah, yes, Butchy has a lot of toys, it is a rare thing to only see one out. He's a playful little fellow and oh so much company :)
      have a lovely day,
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  7. Lovely paint color selections, you did a beautiful job.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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    1. Hi Queenie, and right back at you . . you have a great day, too:)
      Thanks for visiting,
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  8. Oh Butchy is so cute!.....All you hard work and my first comment is on the dog LOL! Love the green walls, mine are green too, I hear it is a neutral color and goes with everything and it does. What a great collection of cups and saucers just awaiting a tea party!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, thanks for stopping by . . . I was going to comment on your darling kitchen the other day . . . then clicked the publish button before I typed it in. I love your kitchen . . . so charming . . . the soft color chose is so becoming. It is so much fun, seeing where my blogging friends live.
      Your blogging sis, Connie :)

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  9. I love the new wall color. Your tea cup collection is so pretty. Let's play move around your furniture. The huge chest would be fabulous as your coffee table. I love the fall decor you have on it. Then move the brown sofa next to your other sofas. If you can I'd love to see your gorgeous China cabinet where the brown sofa is now. Add the side chair next to it. I love your paintings. Your dog is adorable. I'm always decorating ♡

    xo,
    Dee

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    1. Hi Dee, I have had my furniture moved around in so many different ways. I'm always changing things up, and we have lived here almost 30 years. If you will notice the coffee table has a glass top and inside is a display of family heirlooms. Most of which came out of the big trunk. Mostly things that belonged to my husband's grandma, and his dad. We have old hat pins, coins, jewelry, shoe button hooks, depression tokens, pocket knifes, even a very old Coke-a-Cola purse mirror. It is our mini family museum, LOL. I like your ideas, that might be my next rearrangement.
      Thanks for visiting, I really enjoy your company :)
      Your blogging sis, Connie

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  10. Your living room looks beautiful!

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  11. The light green is very pretty. And what a beautiful collection of teacups you have! I especially like the piano wall - how there's a colorful painting in the middle, and then the black and white photos surrounding it.

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    1. Hi Melanie, thank you . . . I am happy that you like that wall. I just took some old frames and used mats and music sheets to surround my black and white photos. They are actually photos that I found on line and printed. Simple and cheap way to create a music inspired wall :)
      Thanks for stopping by . . . I appreciate the feed back.
      Have a great day.
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  12. Connie your coffee table sounds so wonderful! Don't change a thing :) I'd love to have one with special memories that I could see each day. I Love Yours!!!
    xo,
    Dee

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    1. Hi Dee, it is fun to look through the stuff on display and our relatives enjoy it, too. You should see their curiosity perk up, when they start asking questions about the items and who they belonged to.

      Cheerio, for now :)
      Your blogging sis, Connie :)

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  13. You have so many beautiful treasures in there and the new wall colour looks fantastic. I agree that we need colour change once in a while. New hair, new paint... what's next? Good luck with the keyboards. I know you can do it.

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    1. Hi Melanie . . . it is great to see you. Thanks for stopping by and for the encouraging words.
      Your blogging sis, Connie :)

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  14. Connie Votre salon est super!!!! J adorevotre anteriere!!

    Bonne semaine!!
    xxx Maria xxx

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  15. Great pictures, Connie. I like that color sage. Choosing colors is so important, because it can uplift your spirits or bring you down. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Denise, I think that this color, for me, is calming.
      I also think that it is a great way to start the holidays :)
      Thank you for stopping by . . . I do hope that you are getting relaxed and inspired to start writing again.
      The thing about having writers block . . . is that it too, will pass.

      Have a wonderful day,
      Your blogging sis, Connie :)

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    1. Hi Susi, and thank you so much:)

      Have a wonderful day,
      Connie

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  17. Such a lovely, homely room and all the more personal because you have your wonderful art around you, Connie. I love your cups too! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Jackie . . . I love seeing your photo pop up in my comments . . . you are such a sweetheart.

      Thanks for the lovely visit.
      Your blogging sis, Connie :)

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  18. There's something marvelous about freshly painted walls...and a new color. Your light sage is a favorite of mine and my dining room walls are the same color.

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    1. Hi Sara . . . well, they say that great minds think alike:)
      I guess we both have excellent taste.

      Have a great day,
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  19. Love the green!! The tea cups remind me of my great grand mother. she had an amazing collection too!

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    1. Hi there . . . thanks for stopping in.
      Tea cups and grandmas kind of go together, don't they:)
      I am enjoying the new green, too.

      Have a day filled with sunshine and love,
      Your blogging sister (maybe grandma) Connie :)

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  20. I love the china hutch and all of your beautiful teacups! So glad you found us, Connie! ~Natalie from Tasha Tudor and Family blog, Rookery Ramblings

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    1. Hello Natalie, and thank you for visiting. I wish that I could take a couple of my tea cups down off the shelf and ask you to sit awhile and enjoy your company. Live is good and having friends . . . even friends far away by miles is a comfort and a pleasure. I hope that your day is filled with an abundance of cheerful joy.
      Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

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  21. You have a lovely home, and I am tea cup jealous...I have a couple of my grandma's tea cups and I just love them.

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    1. Hi Terri . . . Tea is much better served in a pretty cup, of course with a cup cake on the side:)
      Have a fun day,
      Your blogging sis, Connie

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  22. Your new wall colours are lovely, very relaxing.
    When I saw all your clocks I was thinking that you'll always know the time, but I see they're not all the same time! I'm guessing that the two on 1:20 are correct, or is that just coincidence?

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    1. You are absolutely correct! The other one stopped working, but I love it anyway :)

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  23. I have that very same color of paint in my living room and kitchen. I adore it! I think I'm needing to fresh mine up a smidge as your home looks fabulous... and mine is starting to look shabby-- and not in a good way lol
    big hugs,
    Cheryl

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    1. Changing things up is always a bright idea and paint is the cheapest way to go.
      Have fun:)
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  24. Hi Connie. :) I see lots of things I like in your living room. That paint color is great, love the way you put the china hutch and chest together, your art work is fabulous! Love the piano with your artwork and photos above it. Reminds me of Ray Charles or some old blues player. ;)

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    1. Hi Stacey . . . I am happy that you like my home. I am a huge blues fan. The two photos that you may be referring to are BB King and Louie Armstrong. Although, I am a big fan of Ray Charles, too.

      Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by.
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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