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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Southern Living in My Living Room

Ok, so the title of this post is a little misleading. Southern Living was not doing a photo shoot of my magnificent living my dreams. But for those of you who don't know, the magazine has it's own line of home decor. It's set up a little like Mary Kay in that you can host a party in your own home. A rep/consultant will bring some samples of the product and it gives you and your friends an excuse to (in the case of my party) eat pasta, drink wine, and buy lots of pretty things! As a hostess you earn discounts and credits! I used mine to get a few new things.
Like this Santorini Urn for my living room....

The color is beautiful and really blends well with our Rocky Mountain Sky painted living room. And my husband is Greek, so I like the name.

I paired it on our TV console with some chippy candleholders I was given as a wedding gift...

And the verdict is....I love it!

I also found a few things to dress up my fireplace. You may remember that I've pointed this fireplace out as a major design dillema before. The mantle is too high and it just looks bare no matter what I do. Well, I got a beautiful firescreen to dress it up a bit.

The screen was a "hostess special" and you wouldn't believe the deal I got! It's got feet (which you can't see in the photo...should really pay more attention to detail when taking those), and the middle portion is actually a door that opens so you don't have to move the entire screen to poke the fire or throw on a log. I love love love the acorn finial on the top!

The hurricanes up top are new from the Southern Living at Home line as well. They're a coppery bronze color with a georgous turqoise patina on them. I used them to flank a bronze mirror I already owned and a "G" that plays musical rooms around our house...he just goes wherever I need him! I haven't decided what to put inside them yet. I'm thinking some creamy white candles on moss to bring some springtime cheeriness into the room...maybe easter eggs in April...and I can already see gold & silver ornaments for next December!

All in all, the SLAH party was a success! I got few more things for the house, but I'll save those for a later post!



  1. i got my bucket!! in the sober daylight it doesn't seem worth $50, but it's still nice.

  2. I dig the easter egg idea...definitely moss. Digging reading about your digs.