Friday, June 1, 2012

Living Room - 2012 Show Us Your House Series

Welcome to our 1892 Colonial home in Maine!  Come in and make yourself comfy but don't mind the dog hair.  Our two pups like to help whenever the camera comes out.  

We're lucky that several period features were retained over the years like the pressed tin ceilings and wood trim work.

I found the Capiz mirror and turquoise glass lamp at Pier One.  They sell a different Capiz mirror now but they're still selling the same lamp.

Brewster fell in love the moment this comfy rug was unrolled.  It's the L.L. Bean rectangular 5'x8' chenille rug in Blue Meadow.  We live within an hour of their flagship store in Freeport, ME.  I found it deeply discounted at their annual Home tent sale.  It pulls together all the blue and green colors that I love.

The two club chairs with blue ticking stripe came from L.L. Bean too.

I love the textures on the love seat...

But it's not too precious to use everyday.  Everything can be tossed in the wash!

A daisy chain quilt that I made last year was intended for the living room but it's still hanging out in my craft room.   This reminds me that I need to bring it down to the love seat.  :)

I participated in Kelly's Show Us Your House series in 2010.  You can go here to see what my living room looked like back then.  I also shared more details about paint colors and what not before.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

AM Quilts

Hi!  I know, I know.  Long...LONG time and no posts!  I'm alive and well.

My creative energy (and sometimes nervous energy during a corporate re-organization) took over and I've been busy sewing up lots of projects.  So many, in fact, that I decided to start a brand new blog over at to share my sewing projects!  Why have one blog when you can have two, right?   :)  I've published the first couple of posts but I also have a backlog of completed projects share.  Plus I can't forget the endless list of in-progress and future projects that have queued up.

AM Quilts

Recognize the paisley purse I decided to use in the new blog's header?

I'll be back at Welcome Sunshine Home blogging more about our house, recipes, pups, Birchbox, etc.  We've got some big projects underway this year including kitchen updates, craft/sewing room updates, and replacement windows.  Plus we're finally having the entire exterior of our 2.5 story house a professional certified to handle lead paint!  We've done countless DIY projects during our 7 years living here so it feels like a major luxury to hire professionals for the windows and painting.

The popular Show Us Your House series at Kelly's Korner will be starting up Friday, June 1st.  I've had a great time participating in the past and am hoping I'll get my blogging act together soon so I can join in the fun again!

Here's the current schedule:
June 1 - Show us your Living Rooms
June 8 - Show us your kitchens
June 15 - Show us your bedrooms
June 22 - Show us your dining rooms
June 29 - Show us kids rooms
July 6 - Show us your bathrooms
July 13 - Show us your mantles
July 20 - Show us your foyers
July 27 - Show us ways you display pictures
August 3 - Show us window treatments
August 10 - Show us how you decorate your dining room table/coffee table/side table
August 17 - Show us your patio/front porch
August 24- Show us your laundry room

You can follow me on Twitter now at WelcomeSunHome (general life stuff) and AMquilts567 (sewing in-progress updates).

Talk to you soon!

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