Saturday, January 26, 2008

Accessorizing the Family Room

Accessorizing the Family Room
I've had such fun with our make-over of our family room. DH, well, he hasn't had quite as much fun, but is learning to live with it! We've had sofas with some shade of blue being the predominant color for over 15 years, so I felt a color change was long overdue.


But before I show you some of my new goodies, I want to show you an old one......the very first antique I ever purchased. My mother & I had gone shopping & stopped at a little antique & gift shop a few towns away, & I fell in love with this lovely little marble topped antique washstand. It is pine, has little towel holder racks on each end, & the prettiest little legs on it. But what really sealed the deal for me was the beautiful tiles on the backsplash. Yummy shades of yellow, aqua, & lavender. DH recently surprised me with the antique clock & cheesekeeper & I think they look so pretty there. The clock doesn't work, but it has gorgeous yellow roses & goes great with the colors in the backsplash. My sweet friend Vicki of All Bliss Be Thine asked for a closer pic of this washstand when she spied a corner of it in another post of mine, so here it is Vicki. Vicki has some exciting news, as she is starting another new tea blog, so take a peek here when you get a chance! She is one busy lady, as she is also starting a new bridal blog & you KNOW I love all things bridal, so please check it out here!


I still have a few finishing touches to put on our family room, but wanted to share some of the accessorizing I'm doing in there with you.


Who among you has a mania for handpainted plates? I certainly do, & now I have the perfect place to display some of them!


Handled cake plates are becoming a new favorite of mine, too!


My girlfriend Amy of Bunny Rose Cottage has given me her Spring Fever, so I bought this adorable little glitter feathered butterfly & perched it atop some of Amy's pretty handmade paper roses in a favorite teacup! Check out her Etsy store here if you ever need any of her gorgeous handmade roses!!


I also added a little bunny in a crystal goblet filled with Spanish moss, then sprinkled some teensy speckled eggs beside the bunny. I also added one of my favorite garden topiary birdhouses to finish off my new Spring vignette atop my church table.


Got these new beaded valances to coordinate with the new sofa & chair. They are raw silk in the palest of celery green.....AND they were on sale at Bed Bath & Beyond!


Haven't finished re-doing all of my bookcase yet, as I've been considering painting it a creamy off-white. The more I look, the more I like the contrast of the oak finish, so I may decide to leave it as is. In the meantime, I added a new little putz style church that I recently purchased, our daughter's bridal portrait, & a sweet bunch of roses arrangement from my PRH sister, Bertie of Aunt May's Cottage. She has the most beautiful Victorian inspired cottage just chock full of lovely items that she makes, so take a peek when you get a chance.
I'm still dreaming of the day when I can save enough pennies to buy hardwood flooring & a beautiful new area rug for this room!

Hugs,
Stephanie

36 comments:

The Rose Room said...

I adore your washstand and your accessories are wonderful, the room is just so warm & welcoming looking:) Rachael

Alison Gibbs said...

Stephanie your family room is looking so pretty.
Alison

Beth Leintz said...

Ohhhh that washstand and clock have me drooling. When I get done reading in the Momma Bear chair, I'm heading into the family room!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

what a pretty and romantic redo. What else would I expect here??

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your antique washstand too! I also have a "thing" for rose plates and you have some pretty ones.

Jacki said...

Love love love your plates! All your other little vignettes and additions too. It's looking lovely.

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl said...

Hi Stephanie,
Thank you for the posting about my new blogs & for giving me a better look at your washstand & that beautiful tile back. Everything is just gorgeous & if I lived closer I would definitely enjoy having tea with you in this beautiful room. You are a woman of many talents! Enjoy your newly made over room!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Steph! Everything is just beautiful! I LOVE the washstand! What an absolutely perfect find! And the clock from your hubby is stunning!!!! I also love the valances! Those are so YOU :) They look perfect in the beautiful room. I love handpainted plates and china too. And of course, I adore your spring vignette!!! Thank you so much for showcasing my roses! They look so pretty in the teacup with the beautiful butterfly! Love the bunny in the goblet too! Steph, you have such an eye for the detail!!!

Love you,
Amy

WhineNRoses said...

Your family room is beautiful!!!
Everything looks so warm and inviting!
Jenn~

Lori said...

Stephanie, Busy, busy!! I've only been pulling out Valentine things. Never did get the test I was supposed to last week, will email you why. The valences and plates look so good together, but you know me and plates! Is it cold in TX by you? Cute of you to add some spring to help warm my day! I told someone I'm so shocked how early Easter is this year! I guesss I want to slow down the world cause of Marc leaving in early July. Take care, Love, Lori

Laume said...

I can't see the washstand!? Did the photo disappear? Or is it just me it's hiding from?

I like the plates in the larger photo, they look like delicate bubbles floating up your walls.

Mary Isabella said...

I love your hand painted plates...Smiles

Bertie said...

Steph, some of your photos are missing! I can't see the washstand! I'm sure it is stunning just like everything else. What a warm and wonderful room! I'm with you on the contrasting hutch. It shows your light items so well now.

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

celestina marie said...

Steph, I love your plate collection on the walls and the handled plate is beautiful. Also love your sweet pic on your posts. You are the prettiest girl in Texas!! Love your heart/roses header too.

Hugs,
Celestina
La Rea Rose

FourSistersInACottage said...

WOW WEE STEPHANIE!!!!
I am finally able to catch up on your blog and I am CRAZY for all your photos!!! I am totally drooling over your "SPRING" family room and I am TOTALLY JEALOUS!!!Keep the fun stuff coming,
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters and a New Breast Cancer Survivor)

FourSistersInACottage said...

PS...CAN I HAVE YOUR SOFA????

Amy

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

What a gorgeous gorgeous room Stephanie. I love the washstand. It looks like it was made for that room! It is so fun to redo a room and see the results of your hard work.

I LOVE your Momma bear chair!!

xoxo

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Hi Stephanie,I love the clock and your collection of china displayed I have china stored away..where do you find the hangers thank you for the idea! the paper flowers are gorgeous I found some at a local antique shop from the 50-s60-s so precious!
Denise

Lizzie said...
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IsabellaCloset said...

Stephanie, This room is GORGEOUS... What wonderful details! Fabulous sofa and chair. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos ~Mary~

Secondhandrose said...

Steph, I have a washstand with tile in the back too and it also was one of the first things I bought! My tiles are different and the back is not as high as yours but I love it.
Karen

IsabellaCloset said...

Hello! I'm having a Valentine banner give-a-way. Please stop by blog & leave a comment if you would like to enter.. Thanks :-}~Mary~IsabellasCloset

Katie said...

Steph, absolutely lovely as usual! I enjoyed all the pics! Katie

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hiya Miss Stephanie :)

ooooh i love your re-decorating ! That washstand is TO DIE FOR !!!
And how pretty do sweet Amy's roses look with the butterfly..awww i love it all.

Everything is just gorgeous Steph.

Luv Ya
Shann

Natasha Burns said...

Stephanie you have a beautiful family room! That washstand, wow what a great choice especially with it being your first antique! Loving the tile splashback too

Miss Rhea said...

I love that room Steph !! Adopt me !!! lol. I love the old washstand too. :) Nothing beats antique furniture in my book. :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Vicki's blogs are really lovely. Your little blue butterfly is adorable and your plates, gorgeous!

SweetAnnee said...

Just lovely ..all of the accents..your church table
& that awesome washstand. I do love the
valance too..
What a comfy place for the family to gather!!
thanks for sharing..
deena

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I love what all you have done in that room...it looks very professional and uncluttered.

Lori said...

You-hoo, Stephanie are you there??? Are so busy decorating you forgot about us?? So pal whats new? Or whats old you've purchased lately? Seen Amy's cuties. Not much going on, I'm pooped out this week with my back, and just feeling crabby. Wish I could figure what I need to boost myself up. Seems I feel more run down then last year after my knee sugery. Well gonna run, or in my case crawl! Take care dear, miss hearing from you! Love, Lori

COLLS GARDEN said...

Hi Stephanie, sorry I missed your comment about the gorgeous French lady & chandy. Shann just told me - hee hee. She's going to be listed this week. What with the flooding & everything I just haven't got to ebay much at all, except to escape the mess for awhile. I MUST put a link to my auctions (lol), keep meaning to, but my id is just collsgarden.
So glad you love her, she is kinda gorgeous.
Hugs, Coll :-}

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Hi Steph, thank you for your sweet comment on my blog and for entering my giveaway. Hope your mom is feeling better. I know I left a comment here already, but I LOVE your new room!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Everything looks wonderful, Stephanie. Your wash stand is adorable! I'm right there with you on the wood floors.....
Kitty

vickie said...

Gorgeous blog, Steph. Just wanted to send you big hugs for you and your Mom. Take care, Sweet Steph.

celestina marie said...

Hi Steph, So enjoy looking at your pretty room again and again. You have that special touch. Miss you and best wishes to your sweet mother.

HUGS,
Celestina,
La Rea Rose

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