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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Touring the Livingroom

How exciting! Laura from Art from Trails End has bestowed me with the You Make My Day Award! She says a visit here is definitely like being asked in for tea. I’d like to think that’s the whole idea of my blog! What a lovely compliment! Thank you!

Hope you'll come with me as I tour the livingroom in my banner! This is my wrought iron end table next to my couch. A bargain at Marshall’s for $30.00.

I bought this lamp at an estate sale when visiting a relative in Greenwich, CT. I loved the colors and playfulness of it. I’ve been inspecting it and see it was made in France! I had no idea! By Les Hurets, who turns out to be designer Veronique Panzer Les Haurets. This company, from Ordon, France, closed in 2000. I googled both but I’m at a dead end!? I wonder who she was? Regardless, I just love the way it looks.







Lastly, a family Bible underneath… My husband’s uncle was a much loved priest who married us and christened our children. When he passed, we were given the Bible he used at mass. It has beautiful reproductions of Master artworks…and lots of “cheat sheet” notes our uncle wrote to himself for his homilies! I love reading these! So endearing!




13 comments:

Mary said...

Tara,
Just catching up with everyone today... Congrats on your award! You are doing such a great job with your blog -- it's such fun to see and read.

Love your living room treasures -- especially the bible, which is a wonderful and evocative piece of family history! The lamp is beauatiful, and don't you just love TJMaxx?
xoxo,
Mary

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations on your award:>) The bible is such a treasure with all the family history behind it! Your Living room is gorgeous, it's always fun to see what you have posted.

Rachel said...

I love your story about your uncle's notes for his homilies!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Tara,
Congrats on the award. I always feel welcome here. What a wonderful treasure that Bible must be!
Penny

Cottage Contessa said...

Love your banner, and everything in that room. It's so welcoming. The family Bible is very beautiful, something to treasure for generations to come! Congratulations on your award sweetie!

Alison Gibbs said...

Congratulations on the award from Laura.
Love the lamp.
How special to have your uncles bible - such wonderful memories for you.
Alison

Mockingbird Hill said...

Congrats on the awrd...well deserved! Don't you love it when you get something while out thrifting and then finding out it's got a special something?? I am getting ready for a Yard SAle and while sorting came across the sweetest picture that I had gotten a while back. Upon closer inspection, appears to be an original drawing...but, information is in French and now I'm stumped!! Pictures are posted...come on over and see if you can help figure it out!

Cassie

The Rose Cottage said...

What a beautiful treasure you have in your Uncles Bible, I have never seen anything like it. Your living room table and lamp are lovely too :)

Deb said...

Congratulations on your Award :-} What a wonderful treasure to have your family bible. Lovely living room!

Barb McMahon said...

Hi Tara! You've just been tagged to tell seven random things about yourself (if you want to). Explanation on my Gasp! I've Been Tagged post.

laura said...

The bible is lovely and a wonderful family treasure complete with the notes. And I admire that you display it. Too often we keep these goodies put away for safe keeping.
L

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Tara - that bible is gorgeous and that stand that its on is as well !!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Tara - I've just tagged you for a share a tip - hope you'll play!!