Monday, May 2, 2011

Living Room Tour

Today I am sharing some pictures of my living room. These pictures were taken before I knew to turn "off" the flash.
Come on in and make yourself at home!
The desk sits against  the left wall as you enter the living room from the foyer.
The old spectacles on the bible belonged to Bob's Grandfather.
These photos were taken at a previous Easter. Most of my photos from this year turned out blurred.
Things are always changing in this room. 
I move things around often, 
it can morph several times a day..
View from foyer. The rug is too small but I haven't found the perfect one just yet.
I will know it when I see it. The solid wood floors are Rosewood.
Another view from the desk area.

The view to the right of foyer door. Sofa was purchased from a fire sale. Really! A local furniture had a small fire and they were selling this high end sofa for a song. It was reupholstered in this beautiful silk candlewick.

This gives you a better view of the sofa although the photo is not good. The art over the sofa is a vintage filet crochet piece. I found it in a thrift shop. It was in the same frame but with ugly burgundy background and mat.
I love it because it mimics the design in the sofa. It broke my heart that someone worked so hard to create this beautiful piece and it ended up in a thrift shop. I like to think I rescued said piece.

Close ups of the fabric

The lamps by the sofa and on the desk are Waterford.
The large lamps were anniversary gifts, the small one was an ebay purchase.
The desk came from a local antique dealer and chair from a thrift shop. I upholstered the chair seat.

 Views from the family room
View into the family room and curio cabinets

The watercolor print is by Tina Fripp of Hilton Head. The house is the Rose Hill Plantation House, located on Hilton Head. A partial view of one of two curio cabinets.
Another view of Rose Hill

Another of Tina Fripp's works. This one is the Grand Ole Oglethorpe Hotel in Brunswick Georgia.
It was built in 1866 and unfortunately is now gone.
This is where the Boehm "Spirit of Bethlehem" is kept eleven months a year.

I hope you have enjoyed your tour. Please come back anytime. You are always welcome. I will be back later in the week with news from the Rose Festival !
I am joining the following gracious hostesses. Please link back to them for fun parties.

Please leave a comment so that I know you visited.

48 comments: said...

Ginger, thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. What a stunning living room you have. I absolutely adore that piece you rescued above the sofa, the statues in your curio cabinet, your chairs and flooring - what a stunning room. I'd love to have some real foliage plants inside also, but as we're in the sub tropics, they seem to die in the air conditioning!

Suzy xxx

Mary said...

Wow, your home is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this on Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

Martha said...

Lovely living room -- I love your decor. If you look at early Lines from Linderhof posts, you'll find the same thing about flashes -- pictures are so much better without! But we all have a learning curve. The pictures are good anyway and again it is a lovely room!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ginger, I love your home. Your sofa and chairs are beautiful.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just beautiful, your home is very inviting:@)

Susan said...

Thanks so much for the tour of your living room!! That sofa is gorgeous!!! What a beautiful living room you have!! I love your style of decorating!

mississippi artist said...

Everything is just beautiful and so relaxing looking. Thanks for sharing with us.I usually only like blue and white in dishes, but I like this!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Ginger, what a beautiful room. Love that desk. It is gorgeous. Great wall color, too.

Rettabug said...

What a lovely & gracious home you have, Ginger! Thank you for inviting us in to share your treasures. Beautifully & tastefully displayed with lots of love.


Colleen said...

Hi Ginger! Love your colors in here and your floors - just plain gorgeous!!

Vicki said...

The pale yellow and blue is wonderful together. The room is so relaxing and inviting! You did a wonderful job of creating a cozy place. Thanks for sharing!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Ginger the room looks beautiful! I LOVE your secretary and love those valances with the pretty wall color. Martina


Hey y friend...I love your living room, love the way you did it! Lovely bench and apholstery! The secretary and the valances are great! You did a terrific job,hon. I think maybe a little bigger mat, no more, cause I just love your floors! Thanks for the tour.

Laura Wilkerson said...

What a beautiful couch! I love the fabric.
Hope all is well.
Have a wonderful day!

Cindy said...

I love your room. It is very beautiful. I am so happy you rescued the crochet piece. I'm sure the maker would thank you if she could.

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger! Oh, I've so enjoyed my tour of your beautiful living room. It's gorgeous! Your sofa is so pretty and what a wonderful deal for you. The crocheted piece above your sofa is so pretty too.
Your desk - oh my goodness, outstanding. I'm running out of words here! :) Everything is truly stunning and the valances on your windows - love that fabric.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. You have a Beautiful living room. I also love your gorgous sofa sweet lady. Everything is so Savannah ~~~
I hope you and your family have a Great Day.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Ginger your home screams southern hospitality at it's finest. I love your color choices too..they are very happy and warm.

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

Congratulations first on winning my French Country Style Lavender Sachet!!!
Wow, your post is so interesting. Bob's Grandfather's spectacles on top of the lovely 'secretaire' as we call it in French. That tooled leather inlay was an art my first, late, husband managed. He made 'antiques' that were sold to England by the company.
I always admired that work.
Your solid Rosewood floor is incredible! We once saw in Mèxico City at the home of our boss' friends a huge Rose tree. So that makes sence for understanding how they collect actual Rosewood! So exotic.
Your silk candlewick upholstered sofa is a steal. Hind sight one should have kept a few yards of that silk fabric aside for some pillows too... But you manged rather well without. I have to compliment you for having rescued that beautiful hand crocheted filet lace. Very well done by a great crafswoman with lots of hours aside from some high quality thread.
Love the happy ocre color on the walls as it goes very well with the rest. What a SHAME that the Oglethorpe Hotel in Brunswick is no more... At least you got the art work!
The porcelain Boehm is beautiful too and so is the gesture for displaying that year-round.
Okay, I'm done writing my mini-blog... you are a classy lady!

Lots of love,


Vintagesouthernlife said...

Wow! Your home is beautiful! It looks like a picture one would see in Southern Living. I love the beautiful blues and yellows.
Thanks for sharing and have a great week, Annette

Debbie said...

I love your style, and I think that room is beautiful. Love those valences the most of all.

we three dogs and me said...

I just love your home elegant but inviting. You have such an eye for decorating. Puts my home to shame.

Anonymous said...

WOW!...what style!..your home is out-of-this world beautiful,so clean,crisp and shiny!..You sure do have some purty stuff!
Thanks for welcoming us into your grand "digs".I enjoyed lookin' around,and seeing into my special Grans home.

Ann said...

You have a stunning home, everything impecable. I adore the Nativity Set in the cabinet. Thank you for coming by my little corner of OZ and becoming a following. Will look forward to your future visits.

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Your home is simply stunning, Ginger. I love the Waterford lamps! They caught my eye right away. The Nativity set is beautiful and I can see why you showcase it in a place of prominence. You certainly have an eye for decorating and your attention to detail is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely day.

NanaDiana said...

Ginger- What a beautiful room. It is elegant and pretty. I would feel right at home sitting in that room. Love that sofa and the covering on it is especially beautiful!

Thanks for the tour...oh and I love that print from Hilton of my favorite places to visit! xxoo Diana

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your home is stunning. The living room is gorgeous and I love your beautiful blue and yellow and the fabulous traditional style. The secretary is exquisite and your vignette on it is outstanding. Every inch is perfect. Love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Babs said...

Oh, Ginger, your living room is simply beautiful. I love the traditional decor and especially your choice of blues and yellows. Love your secretary too..It's gorgeous.
I'm so glad you invited us to tour your living room. Thanks, I really enjoyed it.

Jodie said...

Beautiful! Love the color scheme, so warm and cozy! I also love how the sunlight filters the room!

Warm Wishes,

xinex said...

Love the tour, Giner. You have a beautiful home and the sofa is gorgeous!...Christine

Chatty Crone said...

Okay - Hello fellow Georgia Blogger - I came over from Jo's blog. I just was looking and wanted to say hello.

Your house is awesome. Whew! Gorgeous. Lovely!

Hope you have a great day!


Coloradolady said...

Ginger, what beauty. Magazine worthy for sure!! I love that sofa you purchased from a fire sale, beautiful.

Thank you for the anniversary wishes! It was a great day!!

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

Keetha Broyles said...

My favorite thing is your secretary!! I love everything about it.

Dee said...

You have a lovely home! The desk is very beautiful. Your fire sale sofa is as pretty as is the art above it.
I went to a showhouse this week and I feel like I'm still on the tour.


(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

From one granny to another your home is beautiful. I have the hardwood floors now as opposed to the carpet when we bought our house. You are the handy one. Upholstery is quite a challenge. Never tried it but used to see my mom and gm do it all the time. I came over from VTT. Will visit again.


When I saw your beautiful living room, I knew I hadn't missed this! Sure enought, I didn't, I know what I like! Thank you so much for coming by darling, you're so lovely. Glad you liked my little cutie French kids! I will set the table with them and the Blue Onion for mama's day!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Wow Ginger its such a beautiful sofa... so pretty Love the fabric, colour and design... and your framed crochet added more beauty to the scene... it is a precious find... I love an overall image of your lounge... open ful of light and a feeling light and cool... great place to sip some good coffee I am sure...
Hope you would like to pay a visit to me at

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ginger, I think I just lost my post! In a nutshell, it's GORGEOUS, and I love it.

Thanks so much for the prayers. I'm pacing myself as much as I can, and I can't blog long. I hate that part. Hope your foot is feeling better and that your daughter's tree gets cleaned up without much hassle. We still have fence down, but my neighbor is in charge of that part.


Sheila :-)

Beverly said...

I hope you are healing well.

Your room is lovely. I like everything about it - from the color combinations to the fabrics, accessories and style.

Thank you for sharing.

Andrea . Charcoal and crayons said...

Thank you for the lovely tour! I love that soft blue colour.

His Way or Her Way said...

What an absolutely beautiful home you have!! I love the colors and it feels so comfortable and homey. Just stopped by to say hi and wish you a nice weekend!!


Katherines Corner said...

You have a beautiful home. I love the nativity in the curio case. Happy Mothers Day! Big Hugs!!

Sharon said...

Your home is absolutely beautiful!
You have some gorgeous peices of furniture! Enjoyed the tour!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

This room is so pretty, Ginger. It looks classic, light and cheerful. Even though you have so many interesting items to look at, it doesn't feel crowded or cluttered in your room. Nice job!

Debbie said...

I love the formal look of your living room. The curio cabinets on each side of the doorway are lovely. The desk is really pretty. The artwork is really beautiful and your living room sofa is to die for!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Just love your beautiful room Ginger! It's absolutely charming~so pretty and sweet! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

over stock lighting said...

Thank you for posting such a lovely pictures of your home. I love everything you put up in your home ..

afternoon tea said...

I loved the tour! Your room is beautiful, and I look forward to catching up on all your other posts. I found your blog through your tutorial linked with Seasonal Sundays.

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