I just published an article on eBay the other day and took some pics of
my living room for the piece. I have not decorated the living or dining room
for Christmas yet. I know, I am so behind schedule. We took an
unplanned trip to Houston today, so tomorrow after church all the
decorations will go up.
I moved the tea table in front of the fireplace so that we could make
room for the Christmas tree. Would love to have a fire in the fireplace
but considering that it's so warm outside right now I will skip that.
Our living room is so formal, but many of these things were inherited and
being the sentimental girl I am, I just can't part with them. So the family
room is the kick up your feet room and the one we really live in all the time.
Our house is sixty-six years old and was built back when living and
dining rooms were more formal. I rearrange the mantel often. This is
it's latest incarnation.
I love red dining rooms. Our dining room back in Idaho was red too.
They say that red increases the appetite. We don't have any
problem with not eating enough ;-)
I have never made up my mind as to whether I want to hang those
horse prints or just leave them resting on the sideboard, so I have
just chosen to do nothing.
These pocket doors lead into the living room. There are another set of
pocket doors that lead into the family room. Both the living and dining
rooms can be completely shut off from the family room. I am guessing
that the woman who originally owned this house had it designed
that way so that she and her husband could entertain in these rooms
and the kids could be on their own in the family room. I don't know this
for sure, I am only thinking that it's so. The ghost who lives here has
yet to confirm that thought ;-)
I'll post some pics after the tree is decorated. See you then!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley