cff PARTIAL LIVING ROOM REVEAL | Simple and Serene Living


Monday, August 26, 2019

I have decided that taking photos in a small apartment requires one to be a contortionist. 

I was going to show you my finished front entry, but I wasn't up to standing on my head or hanging from chandeliers (no I don't have one) in order to get even one decent photo. So that will have to wait for another day. 

Instead, I am going to show you one area of my living room.

I talked about this photo on Instagram today, so bear with me if you have already seen it.

I love this because it is a combination of vintage and family things. Well, the terrarium isn't vintage or family, but you know how much I love plants and my daughter's in-laws gave it to me. They are certainly extended family.

sorry, the sunlight was not cooperating today with my photos.
This marble top chest of drawers came out of my grandmother's attic over 40 years ago. I remember when she told me I could go up there and have whatever I wanted, but in her opinion there wasn't anything up there that was worth much. She had put the stuff up there in the early 1920s when she wanted to purge her late in-laws out of the house. 

Ummm, you cannot imagine what I took out of there that day and there was still a lot left. 

I love this beautiful Red Cliff soup tureen, I purchased it at an auction a few years ago for a song and I just didn't want to part with it. 

The fabulous mid century Blue Mountain Pottery vases were my parents. They purchased them in the 1960s when we were living in Canada.

I've hung two prints that belonged to my mother to finish it off. It is an eclectic mix of eras and styles, but it all works for me. 

There is something about being surrounded by family things that brings me comfort and a sense of serenity.


  1. Laura, I think it all looks great together, because it means something to you and you love it. I once read , about decorating, if you love it make it work. I know the things your mom had mean so much. I like the framed prints. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. I love the way you put it all together! Looks perfect! And I love things that have 'history'.....

  3. Looks lovely, Laura. I love the family items I have that bring back many sweet memories for me! I am not sure if my kids will want them tho... thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

  4. Thanks for sharing a bit of your lovely living room. I love those vases. Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  5. Beautiful Laura. I love that lovely old chest. Such character and beauty. Happy New Week.

  6. the color combinations!
    You know what we say.....every decor can use a bit of turquoise.

  7. I like the mixed areas. Boy, would I love it if someone said I could go up in the attic and take what I wanted! Yes, I know all about taking photos in an apartment. And I don't have a lot of light.

  8. Hi Laura I like that all these pieces hold memories for you. May I say the tureen is gorgeous? Love the shape and details. The chest is also pretty. Such a great grab.


  9. This is so lovely, Laura! I love all the special pieces you brought together!


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