January 1, 2010

I thought I'd start out this new year of 2010 with sharing a new arrangement in my gathering room and one of my favorite decorating addictions~ primitive chairs....

For now, I'm not putting my grandmother's old trunk back in front of this window and I just have some of my primitive chairs, folk dolls, and I folded out my display rack to display some more of my stockings I made....it's a refreshing change since taking down the Christmas decor....The house seems so much bigger and clean....A fresh start for the new year...

I don't know about you, but I've been taking mental notes of new projects for the next few months....Changes and ideas on going more primitive in my decorating...This time last year I was making plans to start painting the house..Thank goodness I'm not having to think about that this year...I'm thinking this new year about stenciling....New samplers...redoing some areas....getting rid of some items and buying new....I'm going to be more selective this year in what I buy....plans on new items for my selling blog....What about you??...






18 comments:

Backwoodsprim said...

Hi Jenn!
I was so glad to see you had commented on my blog!! Thanks!!
I really love your old chair display...don't they have so much "character" to them?
We have several around here that were cast off's from other family that weren't into that sort of thing like I am....I tell them if it's old and you don't want it...bring to me...I'll try to give it a home..somewhere!! LOL!!

Take Care,
Backwoodsprim

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I love all your new pictures Jen. Soft old colors and so serene! Your chairs are wonderful I have a few myself and love them!

Lots of changes here too. I spent the last 2 days purging and taking stuff away. I am too old for too much clutter and so I am decluttering my spaces. I am going to be much more selective about what I display. I have been give many things that aren't me and someone else will benefit from them now. I'd like to be painting woodwork and cabinets but Mr. Red Door is still resisting. So that is not happening - yet! LOL

Looking forward to seeing where your changes take you my friend!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

I love the chair collection, we think alike cause i did a chair gathering where the tree was too~ LOL
Yes i have been making a list for new projects, looking forward to crossing things off.

basketsnprims said...

Loving your chair display! Can't wait to see what you are up to this year for your stitching projects.
hugs,
Pam

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I always enjoy your pictures and decorating, everything looks wonderful and I love the chairs:)
Rondell

Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

I don't know how you can improve on perfection but can't wait to see the changes you make in your home. We started painting today so I guess I will have a mess for quite sometime. The whole house is getting painted, trim and all!!! ARRRRGGGHHHH!!! LOL!!

WoolenSails said...

Love your setting with the chairs and the dolls, everything looks so beautiful together.

Debbie

Alana Jo said...

I love old chairs too. I almost bought 2 at the vendors mall yesterday, but I couldnt swing $30 at the moment.

RachelC said...

Hi, Jenn!!!!! Love all the pictures!! I, too, have a thing for old chairs!!! I don't know why, but I love them. I am also cleaning out, deciding what I want to keep out, etc. I think your house is beautiful every time I look at it. Happy New Year!!!! :-)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Love, Love, Love!!! your home..and I love all your dollys and decor..happy new year!!:)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love old chairs, too and yours look great! I need to get busy putting away all my Christmas stuff today - it takes hours but I do love how fresh the house looks when it's all done. Although - I do think my house is at its prettiest when it is all dressed for Christmas. But the de-cluttering does feel good.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

I love your new arrangements Jen....I so wish I had room to do that! Our rooms are all doorways, not many solid walls.
Can't wait to see the rest of your re-do.
Happy New Year
Karen

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

I share your affection for old chairs. I love the changes you've made.
I can't wait to see more!
Linda*

Christine said...

Love your new corner, Jen. I think we are all thinking alike at this time- new beginnings. I, too, have been contemplating what I want to get done this year, working on designing some new cross stitch pieces, stitching ones that I have not done yet, some 'new' furniture pieces, shelves, benches, boxes...my dear hubs got me some great presents for Christmas to get a little wood shop going in the basement! Can't wait to see what other things you are up to this New Year!

~Christine~

At Home With Amy said...

Chairs are a passion of mine Jenn and I love yours. You have everything arranged so beautifully and inviting. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
AMY

timtree said...

Jen,

The new pics are wonderful...
I love all your dolls!!!! Such wonderful displays. I am wanting to do some changes and post new pics on my PT.. Hopefully, that will be soon...Can't wait to see whats new creations you will be offering.

Blessings,
Tara
Primlover63

Mary said...

Hi Jen, I remember when you were just beginning to blog. Now I find you everywhere I turn. I'd say you ReaLLy got the hang of it, LOL. To top it off, yesterday I was on A Primitive Place looking at all the beautiful homes. I started looking at one and thought how much it looked like your beautiful home. Then I realized - IT WAS YOURS!

Mary
Willow Ridge Primitives

Angie Berry said...

I love what you've done in your gathering room. The chairs look really good in a group like that. I like how you have the dolls holding a pillow, a basket.. very cute idea!

I know what you mean about the house feeling much bigger and cleaner. That's what I thought after I took all my Christmas down. Definitely a good time to re-arrange and re-think a few things.

Well I wish we weren't, but we're getting ready to make plans to paint our house-- the outside. I guess we are going to tackle it ourselves. Yikes! I love painting my rooms, but not sure I want to be on a ladder. I guess that can be my hubby's job. Gotta get it done!

I have always adored the primitive and colonial look. My husband however, has not. When we got together he was more modern. Slowly over the years I have transformed him into seeing the natural beauty in the prim look. So I finally have the "okay" to go primitive!!! I am SO excited! That's my plan for this year. =]