Before the favorites tour continues just let me say, I wish I could tell you that "this is my favorite view of my living room"...but I can't because it belongs to Anna Maria Horner. But, if I was as talented as her you can be sure this is what it would look like rather than what I am about to show you. I like my room but I like her's better! If you have never heard of her please visit her blog and her online store. She designs fabulous fabrics. I love the cheery, bright palette that she uses here.
I love natural light and I am lucky to have that in abundance in my living room. With it's tall A-framed ceiling and big windows it is a bright happy room. My favorite chair is positioned so that I can while away many happy hours looking out into the trees and daydreaming the day away.
I keep plenty of reading material on the side table and have a warm blanket to cover up with it I get cold. I love the two pictures hung above the chair. The top one is of Beatrix Potters home and the bottom one was recovered by my ex from a home where he was working years ago. Can you believe someone moved away and left it behind?
Here is my view. This photo was taken at 7 pm tonight. You will have to imagine the blue skies and drifting clouds I will see here tomorrow.
To the side of my chair sits this restored chiffonier. Glass shelves were added to the inside and I use it as a curio. It holds some of my clock collection, a set of steins my uncle brought home from Germany in the 60s and old glassware I inherited from both of my grandmothers.
This is one of my favorite pictures. It hung in my bigmother's (my mother's mother) home during my childhood. I asked for it when she died. I moved the room around after Christmas this year and still haven't re-hung this picture. The paper backing is falling away and the whole picture continually threatens to fall out. I hate to put new paper on it to fix it because it might lose some of its genuineness. Of course I will have to repair it one day. The name of it is La Loge or The Theater Box 1874 by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. He is my favorite of the Impressionists.
When it gets dark this is a cozy spot to curl up in and read a magazine or two. This is a good spot to watch a movie from also.
So, have a seat. Put your feet up on the ottoman. I'll put the popcorn in the microwave. What movie would you like to see? How about Fiddler On The Roof?