Monday, June 11, 2012

Rearranging A Bit and Ricky Nelson

Hello, Dear Ones.
I don't bring you into my living room very often so today I thought I would!

It's a rather small and square little room but I do enjoy it.

I've made a few little changes on the table tops. 
I'm still cheating here.
I just removed the cloches from the birds and am still using the same floral in the milk glass.
I did poke a pretty bird plate on top of the books.
Just keeping it simple and easy.

Here's the look at the moment on my olden table.

There's lots happening on this little table.

I love this little hand painted tea set my mother gave me years ago.
It was painted by a friend who has gone to Heaven now.
It is so sweet, don't you think?

Well, the birds are just all over the place in here and here's a couple of little babies under the cloche.
Seems they've even upset the nest! :)

More bird plates...just sayin'.
I see that mama bird is hiding from her little ones. 
It must be 'one of those days' for her. :)

Here's my sofa.
I love my sofa and am caught occasionally taking a tiny snooze on it.

To the left of the sofa is this little end table filled with, you guessed it, bird stuff! :)

A tiny vase with faux flowers, a cute birdie and a bird plate.

Then on the right side of the sofa you'll see this little end table.
I love these tables, see the beveled glass and the pretty trim around the edges?

Guess what?
More birdness is going on!
Another bird plate, little bird and a pretty lidded jar.
Wonder if I took the lid off, do you think a bird would pop out! :)

Well, lookie here! 
I think little Miss Chloe Dawn has been helping with the decorating.
She's left her much beloved chewed on and sqeeky green bone for us to admire! :)

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ I've had Ricky Nelson on the brain for a few days and this is just one of his lovely songs.  I wanted to share the video with you and if you're one of the young ones who is not familiar with Ricky Nelson - you'll fall in love with him like me and many others did years ago. We're not going to tell Mr. Precious though! :) So sad he's not with us anymore.

Down Home

Down Home

Down home, oh, down home
There used to be rivers and trees
Fresh bread every single morning
And sweet magnolia in the breeze

Oh, fishing lines and young dreams
Oh I hear them calling to me
But there`s no way to get down home
`Cause down home`s just a memory

Wish I could leave this big town
City living ain`t living to me
But there`s no way to get down home
No you can`t retrieve it
`Cause once you leave it

Oh, down home`s just a memory
Down home
Oh, down home
~ sung by Ricky Nelson


  1. Everything looks great - so fresh and bright.

  2. How can you sleep on that comfortable looking sofa with all those pretty birds twittering? I love being surrounded by birds too! And, I love Ricky Nelson.


  3. Ricky Nelson, are you kidding me? he's gorgeous and his song's gorgeous! And no we're not telling Mr. Note Songs (or Mr. Redo)! I simply love coming into your living room, was a beautiful, serene setting ... and I'm wanting some of your birds, each one is beautiful and I hope that mama bird finds her babies. Thanks for sharing, I love seeing your house and your decor. Wish the lighting was better in my house, I can't seem to get a decent picture. Hugs ~ Mary

  4. Awww! yes! Ricky Nelson was a fav in my time.

    Your front room is so elegant comfortable inviting, Shelia. Love the couch fabric. Always delightful to visit you & all your little feathered friends.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~

  5. Sheila I love your cozy living room. It looks so warm and inviting. My hubby's Mom was a china painter, and I have many pieces that she painted for us

    Jocelyn @

  6. Shelia,
    I could move into your living room...all my favorite colors! We even have the same "red" lamp...just a different shade, dear friend! Chole Dawn's bone fits right in with the green accents in your decor! Ha! I had the "biggest" crush on Ricky Nelson!!! I sang his songs all the time! My favorite was Lonesome Town...Thanks!

  7. I love your Living Room and all that you've done with it, Shelia!! The birds and the Tea Set from your mom are my favorites.

    Jan ♥

  8. Hello dear Sheila,
    What a lovely and warm living room you have. I drool to death on your table where you have your tea set and the lamp is to die for.

    Such a perfect room to chillax.

    Greetings from Stockholm,

  9. Cozy, cozy, cozy!!! Great room for napping, I do believe!

  10. Your little tea set is precious! I have birdies beginning to hatch out at my house. They are a bit later this year than usual!

  11. Miss Chloe has such "fine" taste in decor!!! Loved your teaset and that beautiful living room!!! Have a beautiful day!!!

  12. Your living room looks large to me. It is such a pretty room. No way a piano would fit in mine.

  13. It looks great to me. You are such a neat decorator and you know how to add just enough without over doing things.. Thats a wonderful talent.

  14. I love your birds. They are sweet just like you.

  15. Shelia, you could call this the "Music" room. :) I can just hear the amazing music you must create in this space. Love all the beautiful treasures you have displayed here. Also, got a kick out of seeing how Miss Chloe is helping you accessorize the space. Those tiny touches make us smile, don't they?
    Hugs sweet's to more naps on that beautiful sofa! :)

  16. I love all your sweet bird decorations! I have one of those all white birds like you have on your table! I need to get home so I can play with all my pretties again! Hugs, Linda

  17. Hi darling, what a beautiful room. I love all the bird decor. Your sofa is gorgeous and looks so comfy, I can see why you sometimes nap on it..what a beautiful warm and welcoming room. hugs ~lynne~

  18. Hi Shelia!

    I never tire of looking at all your sweet little birdies. They must like it at you house as they keep bringing all their friends :)

    Your living room looks like a nice peaceful place to visit with friends, read a book, or even take a nap... Oh wait, did I see a piano? I guess that's where you enjoy all those songs that you share with us each week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  19. Oh Shelia, it is so pretty!! i love the birds and your olden table. Have been looking for one, but haven't liked the ones that I have found, oh well the right one will show up one day!! Laughed when I saw that Miss Chloe Dawn has been helping you decorate!!

  20. Your living room doesn't look small to me Shelia and you have it decorated so pretty! I love all your vignettes!

  21. I enjoyed Ricky Nelson's song, thanks for that. I have downloaded several of the stories from the radio program, "Ozzie and Harriet", that he did with his mom, dad and brother on my Ipod. When I can't sleep at night I listen to what I have on my Ipod.
    Your living room is very pretty and I love your birds, they are all beautiful. And your darling grand piano is so beautiful!
    Hugs, Cindy

  22. Hi Shelia: Your room is just beautiful, it looks just like you. Thanks for the memories of Ricky Nelson. He was my teenage idol for sure, but I don't remember that song. We saw him live in Carson City, Nevada a few years ago. He was getting a little paunch but he still sounded good. What a shame he went too soon..Happy Monday..Judy

  23. You love birds like I do...have to have them everywhere. Everything looks so pretty, Shelia! I love the tea set and the wire cloche is wonderful! I'd be very comfortable in your living room and could snatch a snooze on your sofa!


  24. I wish I were a member of the DoC, but I am a 'dam_ yankee', Shelia! Oh, wow! Sil is just a couple miles from us ... if ever you are out here, let me know.

    Have a great week ~

  25. Oh your room is so beautiful and that tea set is just gorgeous!!

  26. Sheila, you have such lovely taste. Your home is beautiful.
    My hubby and I just listened to Ricky. He was my hubbies idol. We used to watch the Nelsons regularly,never missed it. Such a loss for one so young and beautiful. Sadly missed by us. Thank you for the memories. xx

  27. The painted tea set is a classic Shelia. I love it.

  28. I would give anything so to speak to hear you play on that beautiful instrument Shelia! Perhaps a podcast sometime? :)

  29. What a charming and beautiful room! Love the furniture and the piano is gorgeous! :)

  30. What a pretty room. Love it.
    I also loved Ricky Nelson, too. He was cute as well as talented.
    xo bj

  31. Such a pretty living room, Shelia. It looks so inviting - just the perfect cozy place for you to catch a nap. But, how could you catch a nap if all the birdies begin to sing at once?

  32. Your living room is beautiful, Shelia!

    I loved seeing the garden tour, also.

  33. Ooh, loving what you are doing there! LOVE and ADORE the little birds in the cloche. RICKY NELSON!!!! Oh my heart be still! I was so in love with him!!!!
    Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  34. What a pretty living room, Shelia! I love your hand painted tea set. My great aunt hand painted pieces for me. She's gone to heaven, also.

  35. Everything looks just beautiful! Love the birds! I have them all over my house as well! I am your newest follower!

  36. I enjoyed this little tour of your home. Very cozy and inviting. You collect birds....I have a "thang" for ladybugs.
    I would love to have a piano back in my home.

  37. Such lovely things you have! I adore the sweet little tea set...

    Thank you for visiting Shabby Sweet Tea yesterday! Stop back in sometime.

    Elyse @ Shabby Sweet Tea

  38. What a lovely room... makes me want to go dust mine lol
    big hugs,

  39. Are you saying your living room has gone to the birds,Shelia? : ) It all looks so great together, yet not overdone. They did not stand out to me until you started pointing them out. Love the plates. That little hand painted tea set is beautiful! What a little treasure.


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