09 January 2008

Spring Fever - Almost!

The weather has been so warm the last week or so, but I have been too preoccupied to enjoy it. I have had so many irons in the fire that I hadn't even taken the Christmas tree down yet. We weren't lighting it up anymore - and it was bugging me. How is it that something that gives you so much joy and be SO beautiful only a month ago is now a nuisance and an eyesore??!? Go figure. I had the kids start taking the ornaments off the tree yesterday, and gather things from all over the house that were "Christmas-y". Four HUGE boxes later, we were packed up. This morning I had to double check what they did and dismantle the actual tree. What started as sweeping a corner ended up as a complete clean sweep and rearranging of the living room, which also bled over into the dining room. (I did the kitchen yesterday!) My friends who know me know how much I LOVE to rearrange my furniture - and what a fresh feeling it gives me. I thought I'd share some pictures.
This is my desk - a/k/a the "blogging nook" - hee hee
This isn't much of a BIG change - the television used to be to the R of the fireplace.
We moved Travis' antique radio to the other side of the room - and hopefully he'll put the knobs back on it and make it play again. The french doors behind the couch go into my dining room - the couch is out from the wall about 3 feet.
Since we moved here, the long couch has been in front of this big window. I really like it that there isn't anything blocking the light and air that come in from these windows with the new arrangement. I put the big footstool there - it'll make a nice reading spot, or a place for the cat to lounge, and can easily be moved to be used as a footstool.
This has always been my biggest challenge when it comes to rearranging the living room is this piano! It fits pretty nicely in this corner - isn't in a walkway - and doesn't block anything! Wow.
I took a picture of this to show you - it is an old sewing box that my parents got in Williamsburg, and was in every home that I lived in as a child. My mother got custody of it when my parents divorced - and gave it to me when I got older. When we moved the top got broken somehow and is in need of repair. I decided that a stack of beautiful books might make a nice table top for now. What do you think? Travis got me the little oil lamp that is sitting on top quite a few years ago - in fact we used it for a prop when we did "Scrooge" at the community theater a few years ago.

Thanks for visiting with me in my living room. I am feeling a lot less overwhelmed today and a huge sense of accomplishment is a lot better feeling than spinning your wheels in mud and digging a deeper hole!
What did you do today?



7 comments:

  1. I've been busy all week but I wouldn't take a picture of my house right now. Mainly, I've been busy with homeschool and just trying to catch up. I love your blogging nook. It looks so cozy.

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  2. your home looks SO homey! Love it.

    but next time, no spring fever mentions....remember, it's snowing here!

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  3. What an inviting home. Your couches look so comfy!

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  4. It's fun getting a peek inside other blogger friend's lives. I clicked on every picture to get a closer look. Over your computer desk it looks like your calendar has a photo of one of Yellowstone's Geysers. Either Grand Geyser or Old Faithful? How's that for paying attention?
    Love the antique/cozy home accents you have, especially the radio!
    Connie

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  5. Looks great, nice and cozy!
    We rearranged the living room when we put up the tree and we moved the piano too. No easy task it weighs a ton and we can't just push it because it will scratch the floor.
    Thanks for sharing those pictures :)

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  6. So nice, and airy, and inviting. Good job decorating.

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  7. Greetings from a fellow furniture mover. It's an addiction. I need help. I followed you here from that Emily girl's blog. I really like the feel of your blog! I think it probably reflects your personality-love your header all swirly!

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