I hope you're all having a wonderful day! We are finally seeing the light at the end of our frozen tunnel here in Michigan! Come on, Spring!
Our family room is where I spend most of my time. The bay window on the left faces the front of our house and gets the warm Southern sun. It makes this room very bright and pleasant during the day but makes it hard to photograph.
I used to have a seat cushion in this window with lots of pillows but after we replaced our curtains with these rustic shutters the pillows got in the way when I wanted to close them each night. I've enjoyed having the window filled with plants this winter.
The shovel and rake on the left are from Ballard. My family says they look like a knife and fork - but they're wrong! Right?! :) The thing? on the right is from a local antique store. Anyone know what this is?
I've had a couple of different things above the fireplace since I last blogged but I think this one's a keeper! I got this mirror at Joss&Main for $45! The first time it arrived the mirror had gotten broken in shipping. I contacted them and they immediately shipped another one. This one arrived in perfect condition. (I gave the other one to my daughter, Laura, and she painted it to match her decor and made it into a chalkboard!)
I was concerned when I ordered this mirror that it would reflect something I didn't want to see all the time but from this angle you see the plant shelf that's across the room (above the kitchen) and the chandelier. And when you're sitting on the couch all you see is the white of the ceiling. Good and good!
I have painted the walls in this room twice since we've lived here and this is always the fun part. I have to climb up a 10' ladder and then sit on this plant shelf to reach up to the ceiling.
When I did this a couple of years ago, I panicked, and could not move to stick my leg off the shelf and find the ladder. By the grace of God, I had my cell phone in my pocket and I called my husband, who was in the garage, and he came and got me down! The paint job is not perfect but I can't convince myself to get up there again and touch up. lol
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back in a few days with one of our favorite recipes. Have a great day and think Spring!
love and blessings~
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. Romans 5:10