Wednesday, February 8, 2012

White Wednesday Living Room Pics

I don't have any exciting stories to share today. Just a few pics of the living room. It was a gorgeous day today. Yesterday was stressful. I won't get too long winded but let's just say a good chunk of it involved a long wait at the vet with an antsy toddler and dog. In the end she (our lab) was found to be totally healthy thank goodness. Anyways, my point is that I decided to treat myself to some retail therapy today to recover. I only spent a few bucks I swear...

Today was all about driving to my favorite cottage antique stores. Places where I park under a big oak tree. Away from traffic and the hustle and bustle of city. Places where I have the place almost to myself, and I know the owners, and consider them friends. The shops feel homey. They have a unique "grandma's house" smell. My daughter plays with the cat laying in a patch of sunshine on an old chair while I stroll from room to room. I miss my mom because I feel like she should be standing right behind me so I can turn around and show her this neat old postcard I found.

Can't you just feel the blood pressure dropping as you read this?

Ahhhh. I walk on to the kitchen in the cottage.

And then I see that ironstone pitcher I've always wanted! And the blood pressure shoots back up! In a good way. : )

*sidenote..sofa cushions upturned to keep said lab off.

Today was a great day.



Angie @ Knick of Time said...

So glad you had a great day today and found that prize pitcher!

By the way, it's posts like yours today that caused me to write mine today!

I'm your newest Linky Follower!

Angie @ Knick of Time

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Linsey~
I'm so glad to hear that your pup is healthy.
It was a beautiful day.
Your pitcher was just the icing!

Bliss said...

What I enjoyed about your post was that you wished your mom was right there with you. I just this month introduced my oldest daughter to everything that goes with thrifting and junking and I hope some day when she's still going on the thrill of the hunt, that she wishes I was right along side her.


camp and cottage living said...

Sounds like a perfect way to de-stress!
Your living room has the look of a calming place to me too.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Glad you got a day to recover! Love your new finds...they look great on the mantel. Since your just about 45 minutes from me, I'm dying to know where you go antique shopping.

Sharon @

chateau chic said...

You know I'm loving that ironstone pitcher. I'm like you, nothing's beats antiquing therapy in small friendly shops!!
Mary Alice

Sarah said...

I am still waiting for the day that I find one of those pitchers! They seem hard to come by.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Sometimes the smallest finds bring the greatest joy! I'm in total agreement that visiting those little neighborhood shops makes life slow down, if only for a moment.

Your newest pitcher looks right at home with the rest of your collection.

Dusty McRae said...

Love your pitchers and your stained glass they look great on your mantel.

Many Blessings

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Gorgeous photos!!!

Lorraine said...

Lovely photos and a fun post. Glad your pup is well and you snagged that pitcher! Thanks for sharing! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Brooke said...

I need some retail therapy! Your house is beautiful.

momto8 said...

It looks like a great day! the white looks so beautiful against the pretty green. the mantel is perfect. you must be happy just looking at it!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Eilis said...

Just beautiful.

Pamela said...

Linsey I LOVE your armoire!!!!!!! It is beyond gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Love your Living room! You have a great eye for things!

Jen @ Noting Grace

Princess Kate said...

Love when you find what you want unexpectedly. Glad you had a great day. Thanks for sharing.

Lauryn Ashli said...

i LOVE your decorating style. this is absolutely fabulous!! i would love for you to link this post up to the spread the love weekend wrap up party i host on my blog.
there is also an AMAZING elissa hudson print giveaway going on right now as well.
hope to see you there!
{love} lauryn @

Homeroad said...

Beautiful room! I'm a new follower, I love your style :)

Michele said...


Your room is perfect - I LOVE it!

I adore your one wall painted green to make your fireplace pop - and the color is to die for awesome.

What a wonderful blog, my first visit - now a new follower.

Have a great weekend!

Glad your lab got a good bill of health report at the vet!!!!

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