Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Terra Cottage-The Parlor

Welcome to Terra Cottage!
I thank all of you for your very kind comments regarding our library decor.
Some people have mentioned wanting to see other rooms so I have decided to feature a different room each week.
This is the parlor.
Kasey decided she would model for this room.
(As you can see we need to have a sofa with detached cushions so the dogs have somewhere to curl up:).
Obviously the chair has a detached cushion too!
Each room is filled with things that we enjoy.
Most have been found at thrift shops or discount stores.
Pictures are one of my favorite things for decorating.
I love to create vignettes!
Thanks for joining me in the parlor
(and for all of your gracious comments regarding our home)!
I don't know what is more fun-hunting for decorating treasures or the actual task of decorating.
Which do you prefer-shopping for decorating items or the actual decorating?


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I love your beautiful Parlor!!! Love the deep rich Colors! Our dog's favorite place in on the sofa too!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl this is indeed just beautiful...I also love the victorian look...loved seeing your fretwork...Just wonderful my friend...I became a follower last week when I found your blog...It's to die 4...come by and see some of my stuff on my side bar as we both seem to like the same thing...Hope you have a GREAT day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh Kim I just loved the tour of that room. So warm and comfy. The snow is a stranger to you folks I know. We have it everywhere. Gonna have it for awhile to. I loved the thingie over the window, can't remember the word. Looking forward to the rest of the house.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Very homey... I love playing hidden object games and it reminds me of that.... Especialy finding the doggie bone....

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Beautiful!!! I am in love with your curtains.....and so jealous!! ;-)

Debby said...

I loved joining you in the parlor. What a beautiful room.

Deanna said...

Hi Kim,
This was great fun to see into your lovely home.
I never tire seeing how others decorate.

crochet lady said...

You have such a lovely home Kim. I can just imagine those pictures in a magazine.

The Pink Birdhouse said...

How utterly totally beautiful! I think I need to come on over and let you give me some lessons in decorating a home! But beware, I just might move in with you while there cuz I might never want to leave such delightful surroundings. I will have to make sure my sister reads this post, she will love the pictures!! We were at a cafe here in town this week for some hot coffee and cream cake, and they had added a new decoration to the place - an antique chair that looked so much like the one you have in your header, that I was taken back and had to stand for a moment to stare at the chair to see all the details. When ever I go to the cafe from now on, I will feel as if I am visiting with you!! hugs from here, Debby

Myrna said...

Ooooh! I just LOVE your decor, Kim!
Thanks for sharing your cozy parlor..it looks so warm and inviting!!

Bonnie said...

Hi Kim, you have such a lovely home. You know what, sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era too!

My furry kids think they own the sofa and my bed!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Kim,

I loved seeing your delightful Parlour.
I often think how lovely it would have been to live in the Victorian era. The clothes and beautiful rooms.
Thank you for showing us around today.


Eastlake Victorian said...


I really loved seeing your parlor from so many angles! Your window treatments are so luxurious and Victorian! I love all your paintings and books everywhere. And your furniture is perfect, because it's so Victorian AND it's also comfy and cushy enough for even the pets to sit on!


June said...

Kim I think my heart actually stopped when I saw that architectural piece in your parlor. All of them! This parlor just says comfort and welcome to me. it is gorgeous. oh thank you for inviting me in today. I loved my visit.
And in the previous post...That is such a darling picture of you and the boys. I love it!
Your cottage looks beautiful in the snow. I bet you don't get to see that much.

Sandra said...

Your home is beautiful, Kim. Please share more photos! I'd love to see more rooms in your house.

The doggies on the furniture and the bone on the floor just add the perfect touch to any room. :o) A house isn't a home without dog hair! (My own quote as we have two shelties!)

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Just lovely...and it is wonderful to use objects from thrift stores, auctions and antique shops to do our part for recycling.
Susan x

Rebecca said...

Your parlor is fabulous! It is all very beautiful and I especially lovethe architecture!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Kim, thanks for the comment on martin's little car. Meant alot to me. and, I wanted to thank you soooo much for the wonderful comment that you left on the comment that I left here on this post! Definitely, when I can get home next, it would be great if we could get together! We will make a date for Cape May!! hugs from here dear friend, Debby

Paula said...

Dearest Kim,

I am so happy you are sharing your beautiful home! Your parlor is gorgeous, and so very Victorian!!! You have made a beautiful and welcoming home. Kasey did a wonderful job modeling! Pearl and Mr. Poppy love to snuggle on the couch too. I love all of your furniture and your lovely vignettes! You have such a good eye Kim! I love to make vignettes too. I am not sure which I love best, shopping for things is such fun, but then, I do think the decorating part is even more fun! I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful Terra Cottage.

Much love, Paula

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kim...

I'm just taking the tour around your fabulous home, my friend! Ohhh...your parlor is exquisite! It's so beautifully decorated...so elegant and yet...it's sooo warm and cozy! That is a tough combination to pull off! You are a very creative and talented designer, my friend!!!

I love the buttery yellow wall color...well, I love all of your color combinations! Fabulous furniture pieces!!! Ohhh...I love, love, LOVE the beautiful ornate wood moulding that you added above the window...and that gorgeous wood piece on the wall!!! Your drapes...sooo beautifully done! Ohhh yes...you have mastered the Victorian design style to a tee, my friend!!! I would love to see your fabulous home in person!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Ohhh yes...didn't want to forget mentioning how much I enjoyed all of your lovely vignettes!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design