Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October's cottage living room...

It was a beautiful day in New England today as the sun made a triumphant return after the weekend's first mini snowfall... October has visited the living room in the form of "lamp bandit" in the window, "Ratty" in the birdcage, and a cottage pumpkin on the c0ffee table.

(click any photos to enlarge)

While Spotty lounged on the sofa, I 'tweaked' a bit more...


I decided that the big vase of roses on top of the pie safe was just too much in between the lamps. I love the vintage mirror that we attached to the top of the pie safe, and the roses blocked too much of it...


There... I think this is better. It's less cluttered and shows off more of the mirror, which in turn opens up the room...


The vase of roses has been replaced by a small green music box that plays Evergreen... ("Love, soft as an easy chair"... I love the lyrics to that song!).


One of my shabby stuffed pumpkins from Ronda's Tempting Textiles sits in the tray on the trunk...


...atop a small sampling of the many Halloween and/or spooky books I read to the girls when they were little (are they really both in their twenties now??? Talk about spooky!)


Wishing you all happy October memories-in-the-making!!!
Donna

7 comments:

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The Curious Cat said...

I'm loving the seasonal banner! Also, the second book you've got there on the coffee table - ah memories! I remember that one from when I was a kid! xxx

Lacy said...

I love books and some of my very fav ones are Halloween books!

Claudia said...

It all looks so cozy! Sometime we'll have to find a way to visit each other and have a cup of coffee or tea!

I used to sing "Evergreen" at many weddings! It was very popular. It is beautiful, isn't it?

xo
Claudia

Shelia said...

Morning, Donna! Oh, how pretty! Your living room is just beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rosemary said...

Hi Donna,
Thanks for the visit.
I love these books! I'm sure your girls have great memories of mom reading to them.
How nice.
Have a wonderful day!
Rosemary

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Donna, how pretty everything is! I LOVE the little books you used to read to your children! Bisous... Julie Marie