Thursday, February 20, 2014

Burlap and a Dog

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a little corner of our living room with you all today.  We haven't traveled into this room on my blog much lately, so a post like this is long overdue!
 
I picked up the cutest, squishy burlap basket at Home Goods the other day - $4.99! Woo hoo!  They had a size smaller, and two or three sizes bigger, all stenciled with a different amount of pounds.  The five pounder was just right for me, so in the cart it went!
 
For now, I just placed a houseplant in it, and set it on my harp-based end table. It adds a nice contrast to the shiny lamp (an old Home Goods purchase) and although it looks a bit shiny in the pic, it is truly coarse, nubby, beautiful burlap.  It also goes well with the burlap shade on the lamp.
 
 


 
 
This area is pretty representative of the type of colors I am drawn to - golds, burgandys, greens.  The picture on the left is a handpainted oil that I picked up several years ago at Goodwill for super cheap - like $2.00 cheap. It's kind of crinkly and worn - I love it!  The other two pictures are so pretty, but are Kirkland cheapies.  Still, they work well here.
 


The yellow checked ottoman is a Target find, back when they first introduced their Threshold line.  It has storage and is great for extra seating, propping up your feet, or simply adding a pop of color and pattern, as it does here.  I painted and stained the old harp based table several years go, picked it up at a thrift store for - again - cheap!

 
 
 
The little collie on the old book is a favorite.  Just a sweet faced, little guy that adds some charm to the setting.



All these flower pictures and green plants have me longing for spring! We are having an ice, snow, rain, and thunderstorm event today - yes, that is our actual forecast! That's Wisconsin weather for ya - all the seasons wrapped up in one day! But sooner or later, I will be admiring the outside flowers and greenery!  (I hope so anyway!)


Have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,
Jane

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18 comments:

  1. I LOVE that burlap bag, Jane. What a cute find that was. When I was a kid I collected dogs and I think I have about 100 or os stored in a box in the basement. I am waiting for one of my grandkids to express an interest in animals and then will give them the collection. I have a couple of collies that are very similar to yours. Love it...that is just a very sweet one-xo Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana. I am a sucker for collies - guess I kind of grew up in the Lassie generation!

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  2. Your vignette is perfect for Spring Jane! Love both the burlap bag and the doggie and that green lamp is gorgeous!

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  3. What a pretty vignette. I love the green lamp! The artwork is such a nice collection and how lucky you were to find the one at Goodwill!

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  4. Thanks Stacey, I am on the hunt for more! )

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  5. I love the lamp and that shade is cute and so is Lassie! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Very pretty and the dog is adorable!
    -Shelley

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  7. That is such a pretty vignette! I love that green lamp. It's very country French looking. Love your new burlap basket and the adorable collie figurine.

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    1. Thanks Kelly, one of my favorite lamps.....it's been all over the house!

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  8. I love the little collie. Cute vignette!

    Tricia
    http://designandcanines.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Tricia! He's a favorite for sure.

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  9. I love that basket! The yellow ottoman adds a nice pop of color, too!

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  10. I like that collie too. I collect cat figurines and it is always fun to find different breeds. I wish we had a Home Goods near us. That is a gorgeous green lamp. We are ready for Spring too here in Georgia! Kathy

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    1. We have several HG' s within 30 miles of us, so I feel pretty lucky about that. My favorite is at Gurnee Mills just across the border in Illinois....it's huge and awesome!!!!

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