Living Room Treasures
I thought I’d show you some of the hunting and gathering I’ve done for our living room.
When working with interior decorator Maggie on plans for our living room, she suggested thrifting a trunk to use as a coffee table. I really liked that idea. After stalking Kijiji for months, I finally found a trunk that was the right height. For a coffee table, it is nice when the surface is about the same height as the top of the seating, but most trunks I found were either too low or too high. I was happy to finally spot a trunk that had the right height, and it also works with our color scheme:
Here’s the top (and a peek at my stripe-y slippers):
Also in the photo, you can see the blanket that I bought a while ago. You may remember a post on it I did a while ago. I bought it at HSN.com, it’s from the Nate Berkus line (no longer available). It came packaged so nicely with a sweet bow on it:
It really has such a nice weight to it and is a very soft cotton.
You may remember that I had the blanket sent to my sister in California, because HSN doesn’t ship to Canada. Also, shipped to her address was 6 yards of this beautiful ikat damask fabric to save on shipping. The drawback of this was that I only wanted to take a carry-on with me and had to leave space in my little carry-on suitcase for all this fabric. So I literally only packed one pair of jeans (and a few other items of clothing, don’t worry) and I have to say, it was totally worth it! I adore the pattern and the color.
I bought this Amy Butler Paisley from Etsy seller Viasplace:
There are moments where I wish I had just a bit more money to spend and that I could go out and buy some of the things I’d really like to get, and maybe pay someone to do my sewing and painting to just get it all over with. But you know what? At the end of the day, I really love gathering things over time. I’m enjoying this phase of my life where I’m finding out what I really like and I’m having fun adding things when I can. Each new item is a new delight.
Have you found any treasures lately?