Monday, June 17, 2013

Living Room Showcase


Hope you all had a great weekend!  Besides being Father's Day, yesterday was also my dad's birthday, so we took him out and had a nice day.
I haven't showed you my living room in awhile, so I thought I'd share a few pictures of it to refresh your memory.


I got this old drawer unit at a garage sale many years ago.  It was buried in my basement and I had forgotten about it.  When I was trying to think of something functional to put beside the couch, I suddenly remembered it! It's perfect to hold our remotes, coasters, etc. I love the quirkiness of the one drawer that's been stripped!


My hubby stenciled this factory cart with my favorite number 3 and our birth year on top when I was out of town a couple years ago, as a surprise for me. So sweet!


He also surprised me another time with this bottle carrier.   I'm thrilled that my seltzer bottle collection fits in it perfectly!


Actually, now that I think about it, he grabbed up this street sign (over the patio doors) at the Randolph flea market in Chicago last year when we had gone separate ways for a bit.  Does he know how to find 'good junk' or what? :)


My mom found this old barnwood shelving unit for me when I was searching for something to put on this wall. I love its simple, rustic charm.  I've changed it around quite a few times, but this is what  it currently looks like.


I gathered up some of my favorite things to display on these shelves.










My friend Carol stenciled this basket-love it!



So there you have it-one side of my living room, at least.  The mantel is on the opposite wall and I've changed it up again (big surprise!) so I'll be sharing that soon.  Have a fantastic day!
I'm linking to these great parties:   Creative Home Acre Hop
                                                  Knick of Time
                                                  Coastal Charm
                                                  Lavender Garden Cottage
                                                  Ivy and Elephants
                                                  Have a Daily Cup of Mrs.Olsen
                                                  Rooted in Thyme
                                                  Common Ground 

60 comments:

  1. My number is 4 for a myriad of reasons. I love to read that someone else feels attached to a number! Father's Day was also a family birthday as well, my granddaughter turned 14! You have a lovely room and that chest of drawers fits like a glove!

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  2. You have the most gorgeous " junk " Susan, I never get tired of seeing it all either!
    XOX

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  3. Oooh this is gorgeous! Love all your 'junk' and how you style it. Fabulous inspiration, J9 x

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  4. The suitcase on the shelving unit looks like it's smiling (latches are eyes, handle is the mouth). I covet the map over the couch!

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  5. My eye immediately went to that cubby you retrieved from your basement. Tried to pin it but wasn't able for some reason. I always love your vignettes!!! And lucky you to have such great "pickers" in your own family.
    Mary Alice

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  6. I love your living room, Susan! It looks so comfy and is a great reflection of your style. Love the sign over the patio doors and your shelf vignettes.

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  7. Each detail, so beautifully and lovingly presented. Ohhhh I could get very comfortable, very quickly in this lovely room.

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  8. Thank you so much for visiting me at mommybug! I SO LOVE your site and am now your newest follower. If you'd like to, come on over to http://shelstringblog.blogspot.com/ and check out what I've been working on!;)

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  9. Love the living room. Love the pallet coffee table. Love it all! Thanks for inspiring me each day! Enjoy your week!

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  10. I have always loved this room! I like the industrial charm that it has. The large map on the wall, the trolley coffee table, the feedsack pillows, the mail bin holding more pillows and the lamp hanging on the wall are all what I love about it! Don't remove that map! I think it MAKES the room.

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  11. you have a style full of charm and inspiration, susan:) love the double zinc flower pots with the handle!!

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  12. Love how you've styled this room...so many treasures blended perfectly!

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  13. Susan, your room is so beautiful! I like all the touches. That coffee table is lovely and so are all the accessories. Doesn't look to much junk to me!!

    Cynthia

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  14. I love to find "forgotten" treasures in my basement. Love the look!

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  15. The living room is so beautiful...I just love looking at all of your wonderful treasures...and I have been on the lookout for the clear glass seltzer bottles...love your collection!

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  16. Susan,
    Your living room is so beautiful and full of character. You do have so many wonderful treasures all with great history and such great re love stories. The forgotten treasure you found in the basement is perfect. All so gorgeous. Love your living room.
    Kris

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  17. Lovely. I could sit in there all afternoon and just soak up the beauty!

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  18. Love the whole look but really love that map and coffee table!

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  19. Every inch of your living room is magazine gorgeous. I love your style and collections. Perfection!
    Karen

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  20. Can't wait to see more!! LOVE your STYLE and ENERGY! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  21. I love your living room!! I want a coffee table like yours...it's awesome!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  22. Your room has a beautiful peaceful ambiance Susan... it truly is lovely.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  23. It's always fun to get a peek into your world. Love all the rustic touches and cool pieces you and your family have collected!
    Liz

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  24. Thank you Susan for taking the time to visit my Junk ! :)
    Blogging lends the opportunity to inspire one another and visiting you does just that. I see so many pieces I would love to add to the displays in my home, your patina and tone on tone feels like my home. I was thinking I could really just move my pieces into your home with a perfect blend, did you feel that same feeling?

    Looking forward to what next you will be inspiring.
    See you soon
    Xx
    Doré

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  25. Your living room is a gorgeous showcase full of so much charm; your husband is sure a good shopper!! Love everything...especially the coffee table and the map over your sofa. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  26. Your home is so pretty. The coffee table is fantastic and what a beautiful collection of seltzer bottles. Everything looks beautiful.

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  27. Hi....I just wanted to stop by to let you know of a GIVEAWAY being hosted by Koralee from Bluebird Notes blog to help celebrate the opening of my new Etsy shop: Daisy Pink Wish.......if you have the time please stop by.....we would love to see you enter!
    Daisy~

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  28. I love the cool tones in this space, and of course, that map!

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  29. What is NOT to love here!? LOVE the pillows and the tote/bin on the floor . . .and that map . . . well THAT is my absolute favorite!

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  30. Your living room looks amazing, I just love your storage chest!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  31. You are my famous blogger.Take blog AWARD from me:))

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  32. So many great vintage pieces beautifully displayed on your neutral palette.

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  33. Words can't describe my reaction to your room, but I will try . . .

    fun, quirky, clever, interesting, inviting, soothing

    LOVE it.

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  34. Your living room is beautiful Susan. I really like the neutral colors and all those vintage pieces.

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  35. Hi I love your living room. You decorated it so pretty and it is very unique. I saw in on Share you cup of Mrs. Olson.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  49. I think you and hubby are in tune in the decorating stakes. I never tire from looking at your beautiful home:)

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  50. Wow! Just love the soothing palette of whites in your living room. The industrial look of your coffee table is wonderful. Well done! Catherine (new follower)

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  51. LOVE your living room! It is so beautiful!! Love the old maps and the piller next to your shelves. Your coffee table is amazing too!

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  52. Such a nice room and I remember that coffee table ...it is awesome!

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  53. Susan, your hubby has great taste and knows your style. Love the street sign and I am in awe over your seltzer bottle collection. I have one. The carrier is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous living room with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  54. I love love love your beautiful room...looks fantastic.
    Over from Mr.s Olson

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  55. Beautiful! I really love the look and feel of your living room! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

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  56. Seeing your post linked up at the Creative HomeAcre Hop was great, I feel like I stopped by at your house for cup of tea (like we English do!) Thanks for joining us and we hope you'll come and party creatively again on Sunday at http://mumtopia.blogspot.com/2013/06/23rdJunebloghop.html
    If you would like to write a guest post for Mumtopia, please let me know - I'm sure my readers would benefit from what you have to say.

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  57. This is very practical putting the drawer next to the sofa. I also have one hamper in my living room where I store the books and magazines I usually read when relaxing on the sofa. I am thinking of getting a coffee table with a shelf to put some more magazines and newspapers there.
    Carpet Cleaning Covent Garden

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  58. This is very practical putting the drawer next to the sofa. I also have one hamper in my living room where I store the books and magazines I usually read when relaxing on the sofa. I am thinking of getting a coffee table with a shelf to put some more magazines and newspapers there.
    Carpet Cleaning Covent Garden

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