Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A special place in my living room



On one of my lists recently, we talked about an area of our home we were very proud of. This is a corner in my living room that makes me smile. I had been inspired a number of years ago by an article I read in Victoria magazine. It was a December issue and had photos of an author's home. This was the results of that inspiration. I created a special space using my antique side table. It contains many things I love ~ some of my antique books, an antique tea caddy, a few pieces of my homemade lace, antique eye glasses and opera glasses, reproduction Victorian cards, my hunt prints and miniatures. My lamps are on dimmers so I can create a low lighting in the evenings.

If you click on the photos, you will be able to see the items in more detail.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heidi,
I just love your beautiful Victorian corner. We are more alike than we realised. I too, used to collect this wonderful inspiring magazine before it sadly, ceased publication. Your corner looks so restful and a lovely place to sit and think.
Hugs, Angela

Lynda said...

It does indeed look as if it was taken from the pages of Victoria! I love the piece of fleur d'lys lace! Thank you for sharing a corner of your home with us!

Nancy said...

Hello Heidi,

How beautiful! This little corner of your home looks like it will let you escape to wherever you need to be at the moment. I still can't believe you make lace by hand! Thanks for sharing this special place.

Nancy

Page said...

Heidi,

What a beautiful area. It looks so inviting. I love the red wall and the antique items on the table.

thanks for sharing it!

Page

Nan said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos. I'd love to come sit there. What are the titles of your antique books?