The new spring-like feel in the house

January 29, 2014

I do have the best intentions but get so sidetracked that my butterfly brain lets those intentions go and flutters on to a different, more interesting project.

Going thru my past posts yesterday I suddenly remembered that I wanted to show you the results of the wallpaper board and the more spring-like feeling in the house.

Milo and I keep looking down into the shade garden. He for birds, me for snowdrops. I think the very first ones might open today.

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If they do I’m going to snip them and bring them inside and put them on the table where I can see them all the time. Then I’ll bring them into the bedroom with me for the night. Yes, I get that selfish with winter blooming flowers.

So this is what I did with the living room for spring. Gone is the heavy old mirror, the black wood candlesticks with the melted candles, and the angel and new is the wallpaper covered board, some pictures of birds and eggs, a parasol and some potted and cut daffodils.

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Everything is still layered and the silly cats have stayed so far. So has the hand crafted kaleidoscope and Sanctuary, and, I took the branch away, and then missed it, so put it back and strung the copper fairy light chain thru it. (guess I’m not done with the branch since it was such a palaver to get…lol) Soon I think I’ll add my ostrich eggs and maybe some more green plants.


I hope you like the fresher look; I do. Morgan’s not impressed though. If there isn’t food in it or a good cuddle she’s not moving. (that can’t be comfy – you pretzel cat) ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Reply julochka January 29, 2014 at 6:50 am

    oh so homey and nice. i want to come over and see how Morgan’s crocheted blanket was made.

    • Reply Veronica January 29, 2014 at 7:58 am

      Thank you so much Julie. I’ll try to figure it out. I’m not much for crochet or knitting but know a little something about them. If not the I’ll photograph it in detail if you like. This throw was a thrift store find for about $3! Couldn’t leave it there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Carol Cook January 29, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I am in love with those built-in cabinets. Our fireplace has the space for cabinets exactly like them. I wish my husband and I were handy people so we could build them.

    LOVE your living room.

  • Reply daryl January 29, 2014 at 10:12 am

    looks lovely … i should do something to bring spring to our apartment but its so cold i only want to crawl under the duvet

    • Reply Veronica January 29, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      I know the feeling Daryl. Right now it’s raining from those low, leaden clouds. It looks like that non-stop rain that sets in for the rest of winter…ugh. No photo ops then. ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply Christine January 29, 2014 at 11:22 am

    What a cute and cozy family room you have, Veronica!…Christine

    • Reply Veronica January 29, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you so much Christine. We love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Karen January 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Veronica,
    I like the new spring look in your lovely home. Those cats are my favourite with the branches and lights – such a cozy feel to the room. Is this your beautiful home in Canada? I am assuming so because I see those new hardwood floors. So pretty. Let’s hope that neither of us have any restorations this year! Thanks for visiting me and leaving such kind words. Have a wonderful week! Karen

    • Reply Veronica January 29, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      Thank you so much Karen. Yes, I’m in Vancouver now. Missing E ๐Ÿ™ But loving Vancouver and walks and the ocean. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a lovely week as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply mywayof January 30, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Aww Your family room look so warm and welcoming !! Very nice pics, I’m very bad with a camera lol

  • Reply dawnsrays January 30, 2014 at 3:03 am

    It is always nice to changes things up a bit and especially in preparation for warmer weather!
    Sometimes I think cats just like to show off. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Ida P. Krause January 30, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Isn’t it fun to change the scenery in our homes. I like your cats on the fireplace. Also you real life kitty’s. Pretzel kitty looks so adorable.

  • Reply Irene January 30, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Lovely, Veronica. As usual.

  • Reply Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow February 1, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I just love your Vancouver house …older homes have so much character and yours has so many beautiful touches / winter, spring…it’s always lovely. Love the sprawled kitty…appears to be quite happy and spoiled ๐Ÿ™‚

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