Friday, October 9, 2009

We need your opinions -- Part 1

The living/dining room is coming together quite nicely. I think it is best, for now, to leave the walls the off-white the house came to us with. But the question is what do we put on those walls? The next few blog posts will pose questions for our walls and nooks in the living room. I like feedback.

Let's start with the buffet wall.

What should go on the wall above our fabulous buffet? I have two ideas so far:

1. These prints, side-by-side:

2. A vintage map of the world


3. Do you have any ideas?

I really like the thought of using a vintage map of the world. That way Mike and I can sit on our little couch and map out our future adventures. But those two prints are so darling. Either idea can work on another wall in the room, too. We do have that nice print Sam gave us that currently resides above the dining room table wall (we'll get to that wall later). It can move around the room if needed. So many decisions! Share your ideas and suggestions! We'll have more walls up to think about soon.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Front Porch Fun

We've talked about my affinity for autumnal decor and how I adore pumpkins. Our front porch is loving this trait about me and basking in autum glow (well, when it's not raining around these parts).
Check out our Halloween flag that also includes WVU flair. Thank you, Courtney, for this gift!

Then we have who I like to call Lil Mike and Lil Erinn. Aren't they adorable? These came from the aforementioned Christmas Tree Shops.

And here is a better view of the rest of the porch. The leaf garland came from WalMart. The wreaths -- my favorite part! -- came from the Christmas Tree Shops. The pumpkin basket on the table built by BGAl is from last year's Charleston Junior League's Halloween Boo Ball (best costume prize for Mike and me as Freddie Mac and Fannie May. It had wine and other goodies in it). The porch now boasts an assortment of pumpkins and is in need of some more colorful mums, but this pic gives you the general idea.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hooray for the Buffet!

Mom and Dad decided to make use of the sunny day yesterday and bring Mike and me the lovely buffet we mentioned on here before. My uncle Terry was generous enough to give it to us and we couldn't be happier. We were a bit nervous that it wouldn't fit the room, but after putting it in place and using a little Pledge on it we all agreed it looked like it was made for the room. Here are the proud new owners (pic quality not that great, sorry).

Isn't it perfect? Mike and I both get so happy when every time we see it. I want to do some research to try to find out how old it is and where it came from. The scrollwork is definitely hand carved (it seems to be anyway, it isn't exactly symetrical). The feet had rollers on them, but we removed them so the big chunks could be flush to the floor. Not sure if the rollers were original, but they had to go. I'm still looking forward to decking it out with some pieces from our Lenox Christmas china.