The new spring-like feel in the house
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 through 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. I’d always been fascinated with the idea of decorating the house, and so, had scrounged the internet for more info on some really good ideas.
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.
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 fresh slap of paint from Image Line Painting , some pictures of birds and eggs, a parasol and some potted and cut daffodils. I also had made some changes to the roof of the house, and added some ledges by calling up professionals from this website.
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) 🙂
oh so homey and nice. i want to come over and see how Morgan’s crocheted blanket was made.
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. 🙂
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.
looks lovely … i should do something to bring spring to our apartment but its so cold i only want to crawl under the duvet
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. 🙁
What a cute and cozy family room you have, Veronica!…Christine
Thank you so much Christine. We love it. 🙂
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
Thank you so much Karen. Yes, I’m in Vancouver now. Missing E 🙁 But loving Vancouver and walks and the ocean. 🙂 Hope you have a lovely week as well. 🙂
Aww Your family room look so warm and welcoming !! Very nice pics, I’m very bad with a camera lol
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. 😉
Ida P. Krause
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.
Lovely, Veronica. As usual.
Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow
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 🙂