Thursday, August 19, 2010

Our Living Room

It's time for another installment of the Four Mom's weekly home tour - living rooms this week!

First up is my spot... my own little corner of the world.  I have a glider Daddy Buffalo gave to me just before Alan was born.  It was one of the few 'wants' I had as far as all things 'new baby' were concerned.  I (heart) my chair.

Up until very recently, it was perfectly silent.  However, two buffaloes have been a wee bit hard on my chair and it now squeaks.  Buffaloes have subsequently been banned from Mama's chair.

On the bottom left is a cute little basket hidden under a tangle of cables, cords and such it is intended to hold.  Quite possibly Tyler's favorite spot in the whole room.  He digs (in) technology.  Literally!

Moving on... the view from my chair:

The arrow is our library book basket.  It (mostly) keeps library books contained and separate from our own books.

Front and center is the coffee table my mom refinished and gave to me for Christmas this past year.  For a brief time it had a nice assortment of pretty things on it, but grabby, cruising, 7 1/2 month old hands ended that.  This comes in as Tyler's second favorite spot in the living room.  Ahh, coffee table, I shall decorate you again someday!

This table is my favorite school planning workspace, close by my chair and computer.

One final note: the red bird.  Bought it at Hobby Lobby on clearance intending to spray paint it.  Black? Turquoise?  But by the time I get around to it the red may have grown on me and stay.  All 4 buffaloes love to play with the bird.  I hope he's tough.
Speaking of things my boys love...
... here we have the chair none of us could bear to part with.

Corner bookshelf.  When it was placed in this corner 6 years ago it was 4 shelves of 'purties' and one shelf of books.  The books are slowly taking over.  I am very ok with that.  Welcome to homeschooling!

Our window-box mirror, a wedding gift from my PawPaw. 
You can get a peek at our paint samples lined up on top of the mirror. We finished the kitchen a few weeks ago, and the living room is next.  Yay!

That brings us full-circle around the room, around to Papa-Bear's big ol' chair next to mine.  This poor chair... it's had a rough life.  Way rougher than my sweet little glider.  Those baby buffaloes love to pile up with Daddy in his chair, and it shows.  :)

Thanks for visiting!
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Vicki said...

Great room! I love that big chair that you guys couldn't part looks so comfortable! Our bookshelves are all slowly being taken over by books too. ;)

Anonymous said...

I've always wanted a circle chair.

And, I can't believe you had stuff on your coffee table, and the Big Boys didn't bother it!

Your room looks cozy, can we come over?

Smockity Frocks said...

Awww! LOVE that mirror from your Pawpaw!

And we need a circle chair like yours. I bet we could smoosh at LEAST 4 kids onto that thing!

Renata said...

What a lovely room there! I also wanted a rocker when I had my first baby - I had to wait until my first mothers day, but it was worth it! Unfortunately now it's not in the best condition- but it sure is loved!
That window mirror is just gorgeous!
Thanks for opening your home