Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Trim The Tree Thursday

Welcome to Trim The Tree Thursday!

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Please visit the following blog(s) and check out their decor!


Our Parlor & our hallway right outside the parlor.

Make sure and check out the pic of my gold, frankincense and myrrh. This was a Christmas gift, such a neat gift!

The secretary in our hallway was a wedding gift from my parents. They bought it at an antique shop and refinished it for us.

The star on our tree was made by my mother from material left over from one of her mother's dresses. It was used on my family tree for as long as I can remember. Now my mom lets me use it. Thanks mom!

The floral hanging on the fireplace was done by me! I aam still quite proud. I fell in love with Hobby Lobby that day!

Check out the small purse hanging from the knobs on the secretary. This was my great grandmothers. It is one of the old metal purses. Can you imagine carrying this as your purse? This wouldn't hold 1% of what's in my purse!

The couch and 2 chairs in the parlor are from my great grandmother. She used them for many years and had them reupholstered at least twice that I remember being told.

The piano was given to us by my stepdad. He got it in an old barn years ago and refinished it by hand. He even squeezed walnuts from his tree to get pure stain. It is from the early 1800's. It is one of my prized possessions.

The santa on the mantle was made by my mother. She used old coats from her mothers closet. The fur is all real.

The floral wall hanging is my wedding bouquet. We had it preserved-it was deep froze for a few months-another one of my favorite things!

I hope you enjoy our parlor!

Hopefully next week I will have some Valentines Day decor out!


ceekay said...

I love that Frankencense and Mhyrr...or however you spell it. Do you know where it came from? Are you continuing Trim the Tree as Trim the House???ie valentines, easter?? Your place looks lovely. Mine is all down and so plain looking now...

tardevil said...

Cool stuff - you mom is very talented to make all of that stuff! Love your mantel!

tardevil said...

Can't remember if I told you, but the secretary is awesome! I've always wanted one!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh Brett, I love your parlor. It's like stepping back in time! And to have so many family are one lucky girl!

I have a post up today for Trim a Tree Thursday. Thansk for hosting!

Terri and Bob said...

In regards to my blog post today... I am interested in your take for a color... Bob likes the khaki that is on the wall now, but I do think I could talk him into an accent color for sure!

Terri and Bob said...

Love that idea for color. Bob probably wouldn't even notice!

I had a comment about too much furniture, which I get... do you think so too?

Terri and Bob said...

Great ideas... the sheers would be so easy. I have a tone on tone striped sheer now that I could use... or should I get just solid white?

It would be so easy to move that desk. I have seven desks in my house now for two people. Ridiculous!

Terri and Bob said...

I posted some more pictures of the fabric on the comforter to see if that helps you!

Thank you sweet friend! You have spent a lot of time with me today!

Terri and Bob said...

The stripe is more of a berry color... the green and blue are accurate, though.

The matelasse is cream. I originally had that as our bedspread. It could be again, with the plaid as the accent. Too many decisions!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Brett, Your decorations are so pretty! The story behind the star was so sweet! And I love the secretary! Beautiful piece!

Great job on the flower arrangement! You did a wonderful job! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Bo said...

Hi Brett...Nice to see one last look at Christmas...Your furnishings are lovely. ;-) Bo

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Brett,
Your home is really beautifully done.
Your secretary piece is so gorgeous!

Hope your 09' is going wonderfully so far.
~Melissa :)

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