Sunday, January 1, 2012

Good Morning 2012 ~

Happy New Year Friends!! 
Thanks for dropping by today. 

There are some rooms in my house that have beautiful morning light.  My family room has windows that face South and the morning light warms the entire space... This room is connected to the kitchen and is a wonderful place to have a cup of coffee and plan my day... or in this case, the New Year!

 

The sun is beaming through the windows, 
and reminds me that each new day 
{and year} 
is filled with possibilities...


My candles seem to glow even though they are not lit...


My iron horse is galloping on the window sill..



Hey what's that under the coffee table??


My new {OLD} chicken crate...
holding my extra family room pillows


Under the window sits an antique desk.  It has a wonderful mission style. I adore its antique wicker combined with the patina of old oak. It displays ever-changing vignettes...



My favorite antique tole lamp... 
If you look closely 
you can see the metal birds on the lamp....


My favorite bird nest and a large glass cloche...
and some succulents in silver!!

Read more about bird nests under cloches 
by clicking here


Read more about planting succulents 
in old silver by clicking here



Check out that good looking couple in the frame...  
They are my maternal grandparents...

I found an old chippy white frame, 
scanned the tiny photo 
and had it enlarged at Costco.

What a treasure for under $10.00!


More antique books from the thrift store... 
 purchased for the fleur-de-lis covers.


Our family room windows face the backyard. We have no privacy issues (that I'm currently aware of) so the windows remained uncovered. No window treatments. Luckily, the morning sunlight light does not provide any glare on the TV... oh, and did you notice that we have a new TV?? I was resisting the BIG television, but hubby won...
{You can read the prior post here}

He wanted to hang the new TV on the wall and loose the hutch... That was a BIG NO... I love to display books on the hutch... so we compromised... He got his TV and I still have my hutch...


Inside the hutch, I have junk  the stereo components 
and some fantastic old wood crates. 

I didn't find these old boxes...
they found me!!

My sweet next door neighbor is moving away 
and when packing up she asked me 
if I wanted some 
"junky old wood boxes"... 

Do I want them?? 
Is that even a question??


This one holds our CD collection... 
If you look closely at the music artists, we look like real rockers!


Hydrangeas in an old crock...


The flowers catch the morning light beautifully!

My friend Alison at The Polohouse is having a linky party today called "Favorites on the First - Share Your Collection"... I linked my Antique Trophy Collection. There are so many inspiring collections to view. Have a collection of your own? Go link up! :)

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I hope the New Year brings you 
joy
health 
and peace!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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62 comments:

sissie said...

Your home looks so lovely and the sunlight gives it a glow of warmth and welcome.

I'm in love with your vintage desk, it's amazing.

Happy New Year.

hugs
Sissie

AntiqueChase said...

Sissie!
That desk was a Craigslist find! Happy New Year !! Marcy :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love your light filled room. Oh, the big t.v. Yes, we have one, too and it just kind of jumps out, but I guess we must have it. I love your hutch and those boxes are great. Nice neighbor to give them to you.

jessica said...

Such a beautiful room!!! Happy New Year!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS room!! I just love your style. Yes we have the big tv issue too and mine is on the wall in our family room but I recently redid our tv console that sits under it and I'm fine with it now:) What is it with men and their big T.V.'s!! Happy New Year! Martina

Rachel Pallas said...

Happy New Year! Its all so beautiful! xoxo Rachel

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

You do get some good light- your home is beautiful! I love your old crate. I'm kind of wishing I'd kept my hydrangeas indoors,too, because yours looks so pretty in that crock.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a gorgeous room! The sunlight is just stunning! I saw your trophy collection over at the Polohouse and wanted to stop by! Great collection. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What a lovely home Marcy! I love the plants in the silver and the wooden boxes and all the natural light you are lucky to enjoy streaming through your windows.

Victorian1885 said...

Gorgeous home! Happy New Year to you & your Family!

Wanda

Sarah said...

How wonderful to have that sunlight streaming into your home. It all looks so pretty. I'm going to plant some succulents in some old silver. Love that look!
~ Sarah

Deserae said...

Your family room is just gorgeous with all that sunshine streaming in!!!! Love your new chicken crate tucked under your coffee table...what a great find :o) Happy New Year!!!!
~Des

Olive Cooper said...

It is wonderful that you have that light in the beautiful room. I chase light like a fiend. The chicken crate under the table is brilliant.

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful home, love the lighting.Happy new Year!

Tricia said...

I'm hopping over from Marty's Tabletop Tuesday -- hello! So many great ideas here! I had to go check out your link to the succulents in old silver pieces. I have a LOT of pieces that would work for this -- great idea! I love all your sunshine and wish I had some south-facing windows!

Gail said...

You have a gorgeous home Marcy! The morning sunlight is just gorgeous shining through and I love your trophy collection!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Marcy, your familyroom is gorgeous. I love the big windows and all the wonderful sunlight. Everything is so beautifully done. Your vignettes are all wonderful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Marcy:

Your family room is bright and cheerful...I see that you are also one of the winners of The Old Painted Cottage, I was the second winner! YEAH! I am one of your new followers and feel free to visit my blog and follow if you wish.....

Love your decor style.....

Kelly

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Oh my that is a fantastic vintage trophy collection. I have been wanting to start collecting these for years. I know what you mean about the large TV battle. I agreed to a "smaller" large TV, and he buys a 60" one. Its a behemoth. :-/ I love your old boxes.

Stephanie said...

Sunlight changes my entire mood - need it! Happy New Year!

Cindy said...

Beautiful Room! I am a native Californian transplanted to the midwest. I miss all the sunshine and warm temps. Thanks for the uplift! Great Trophy collection too! XO Cindy

Gina said...

Your room looks wonderful! I love seeing all that sunlight shining through the windows. Your vignette is so pretty. The tole lamp is fabulous.

Eileen said...

Hi Marcy, I love all that light pouring in. Great place to plan your day. The chicken crate is adorable and what a great box for your cd collection.
Eileen @ Cottage Beach House

designchic said...

What a beautiful room...warm and relaxing, and love the antique books!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy New Year!
Your room is a beautiful place to relax...I am in love with your trophy collection! Off to pin!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Thank you for posting that FABULOUS trophy collection. I mean....I love the bird's nest....I love the old crates....but that trophy collection!!!!! (worth five exclamation points)!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hello ... it's nice to meet and follow you.
stop by sometime.


ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Chubby N Chieque said...

Hi,
U really have a great house. TY a mill for touring in there.

I am drooling with all ur old crates.

Have a great New Year.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/chie

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Girl, you know I love this room! All that sunlight...gorgeous...and your tv fits in your hutch like a glove. Did you have to trim out the shelf? It is perfect! We are fixing to get one too and I vetoed in a BIG way the hanging of the television over my mantel...um, NO! So I am looking for a dresser or a buffet or something along those lines to put it on and hide all those ugly "cords and equipment"....

Hope you are having a great day!

Lou Cinda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great room! Sunlight streaming in all through the house is something I miss about our old house. We are in a condo now and one side has no windows. The sunroom is a saving grace as there are seven windows in there and I get quite a bit of light.

Jennifer said...

Looks beautiful, and I especially love the chicken crate! Totally want one of those!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a great post...full of all kinds of wonderful things to see and to inspire. Love you vignette on the desk ~ lovely.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I just love this room your right the sun shinning in is just magical!! Happy new year to you my friend!
XO
Kristin

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the sun coming in--your photos are lovely! I usually have beautiful sun like this in my house full of windows but Oregon in January there is nothing but clouds and rainclouds. Your post made me feel a little sorry for myself. Thanks for sharing though:)

Faded Charm said...

I always love seeing photos of your beautiful home and all your lovely collections:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Very pretty! Sunlight is a must for these winter cold days.

Dee :-)

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

I ♥ your style! My faves are your yardlong pic back there, and your tarnished silver collection. Honestly it all looks beautiful!

Linsey

LL from KS said...

I love your home. It's so inviting and so many interesting things to look at. I'm very jealous of your wonderful collection of old trophies! I have a few, but mine are small. I would love to find a larger one at a good price!

Val said...

Happy New Year...Wishing you the very best 2012.

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Happy New Year!

Lorraine said...

Thanks for the lovely tour, and I love the succulents in silver!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Oh my, you have some beautiful pieces! Love the succulents in silver, the chicken crate, the old boxes...so many things!

Debby said...

Love the light. We don't get much here in the winter months. But as I type we have sunlight. It's a beautiful thing,hah.
Love all your touches.
We got a new TV last year. Before it fit in a cabinent where I could shut the door. Not now, but it did fit on top. Not too bad, I guess.
I don't like them hung on the wall.....too hotel like. I know alot of newer homes have them above the fireplace. Not sure about the either. Yours looks fine. Glad you didn't have to get a huge one. That's where I draw the line, he he.
Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing the sunlight.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love your decor and the trophy collection is one of my favorites..Also love the way you displayed the candles, a great look

Claire said...

Your home is charming-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

Susan said...

I love your home. It is so inviting. Love the chicken coop under your table.

Fishtail Cottage said...

I truly love coming over to your place and seeing what you are up to! your posts and the way you decorate your home is so inspiring to me! I completely adore everything you do! oxox, tracie

TheCrankyCrow said...

You've truly captured some magical light in that room Marcy. You had me, though, at chicken crate. I love mine (hangs on the wall by our entryway....) And that collection of trophies is amazing....Wishing you and yours a wonderful new year filled with hope, promise, and blessings....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Happy New Year and thanks for the welcome back! I was never really far from you, continuing to follow along from afar. I got immense pleasure from your post re your Armoire Love Story b/c I too, have love affairs with various pieces I own. I can totally relate and chuckled at your story. I can certainly see why you fell so hard!

Amy Kinser said...

I love your trophies, love the chicken coop under the table, love the crock on the floor...love a ton of what I saw.

Nice to visit with you tonight.

d e l i g h t said...

Your home is so lovely and fresh and full of light! You are lucky to have gotten such great boxes from your neighbor!!!

Pam said...

I adore your hydrangea in the crock, Very pretty for the winter months. I'll go check out your facebook page now.

cyndismith1 said...

I love your blog! Every time I visit I find cool things! such inspiration! I've just started my first blog. I hope mine inspires too!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

It all looks so beautiful - as usual! :) I was lucky enough to marry into a farming family- I have 5 of those crates. Your taste in music is awesome. Love and have a lot of those same cd's! Happy new year!

michele said...

loving the deposit box and the chicken crate--they work so well in a romantic room!

come visit anytime.

smiles.

michele

thistlewoodfarm said...

Hello friend,

I wanted to invite you to stop by my blog. We are having an "impossibility" challenge for 2012!

blessings,
karianne

thistlewoodfarm said...

Hello friend,

I wanted to invite you to stop by my blog. We are having an "impossibility" challenge for 2012!

blessings,
karianne

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh you are so blessed to have that glorious light filled space! Love all your perfect little touches, especially your candle holder. Hope your year is the best one yet!
Don't forget to link up!
Hugs,
Patti

Lee said...

Your home looks so lovely. I love the white and the natural wood. Beautiful!
Lisa

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Your home is completely gorgeous - I LOVE it!! In fact, your whole blog is lovely - I've followed you!

And now I'm thinking wouldn't life be great if my neighbours gave me some boxes as nice as yours!! I might have to start dropping hints!!

Sarahx

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Really love the hutch that the tv is in. How did i miss this before? so glad you shared it with me. I hope you are having a great week!
XO
Kristin

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