Sunday, July 26, 2009

Updating my Living Room and Prelude to Fall!

Finally after only about 15 years, I have purchased a coffee table, an actual table! I've used a black trunk for all these years, that Baldyman never liked. I decided it was time to "class up" my living room and have it more user friendly and nice to look at for Fall and Winter. Being couped up in the house so much in Wisconsin, I made the decision to make the splurge! This little table is different and me and Baldyman always seem to be attracted to different. If you look closely-you can see underneath slides a little piece that you can use for your feet, or a bowl of popcorn, magazines etc.
Here's the piece that slides in and out from the table. I love the way it changed the whole feeling in the living room. I also bought new rugs. Since we've been in this house we have not had a rug in front of the sofa. I'm loving how it looks.
AND......can you hear the drumroll???? I know some of you will want to slap me, but I started my gathering of new Halloween decorations. This little guy will grace our mailbox. He's adorable. I have more coming and when it arrives I'll post it. Martha Stewart will grace my home this Halloween!

I also made a change in a chair which is on order. I've wanted a chair and half for years and finally went out and got that also. I cant wait to snuggle up in it with a good book and a fire and snuggle in for the cold weather. After seeing so many beautiful homes by you friendly bloggers its been giving me inspiration to get my home in a better condition. Do you ever just feel like your home just isnt "you"? Well thats how I've been feeling for a long long time. I've gotten some great ideas from all your homes and so I will be making some changes. In Wisconsin we are inside so much of the year so to me its really important that you have a home that you really enjoy being in as well as entertaining in.

I will be out visiting all your blogs and hoping everyone is enjoying the summer weather. Fall is really close isnt it?

11 Thanks for your comments!:

Judy said...

I love your new coffee table. You found a good one. I don't think I'm ready for Halloween yet, but I love your ghost.

Lady of the Mote said...

I love your table its alittle like mine,but mine is round,
Halloween,sorry I am way not ready for fall,enjoying this summer day to the last warm night,lol

Ginger said...

Great new coffee table that you bought. I know what you mean about fixing the house up. It looks so nice with new things.
I don't know about Fall being around the corner, lol

Shelley said...

That coffee table is great - very versatile! I feel like we haven't had much of a summer in michigan - only 1 hot week, many weeks of rain and then this week it has felt like fall. I might as well go with it and start picking up halloween decorations right along with ya!

Calming Scents said...

does anyone else notice I still have my Christmas candle out? WOWZER, I'm just soooo not right.

mbkatc230 said...

Oh I really like this! I love the way you can change it up, really versatile. Love the rug too. I don't know that I'm ready for fall, but if that's the only way we can get rain I'll take it! Kathy

rosemarie said...

dawnie i love your coffee table thats really cool that you can use it for a few things,,cute ghost....hope you guys come by this weekend..bobby said yes to going out.

Cindy said...

Oh Dawnie,
Love the new look! And living in Wisc. too I know just what you mean! But I'm not ready to think Halloween, I'm still waiting for my summer! teehee. Hugs, Cindy

Turquoise Diaries said...

Lovely house, looks very warm..

Bobbi said...

Hi, Your new coffee table is very nice! I'd have to say that I don't have any of my Halloween Decorations out, although they're all together in a special spot just waiting to be put out for this year! I have to say, I love Halloween and decorating for it! Cute ghost!
Hugs...
Bobbi

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a great table! Your rugs look so pretty. And after seeing your new chair in the next post, I'd say you are on your way to a lovely room. I know you are enjoying it - almost as much as the pets. laurie