This is the view of my living room from the foyer coming in the front door. I don't know why this picture is so small, but I can't figure out how to make it bigger. Oh, well.
Have a seat and I'll tell you all about all the sentimental things I've decorated my living room with. My house is mostly decorated with things that are sentimental to me. I do have some things that are just decorative and things that I think are just pretty, but for the most part, my decorating style probably doesn't even have a name. This is the view still coming in from the front door. We have a sofa, loveseat and a recliner. At this point in our lives, believe it or not, there are days on end that Jeff and I do not even sit down in our living room. We're not big TV watchers. And we're always busy in the evenings. We'll watch the news before we go to bed, but that's about it for TV for us. The grizzly boys, however, spend lots and lots of time in there. My recliner doesn't recline anymore. And I've sworn to myself that no matter how badly I would like to get new furniture, I'm not getting anything new until they're grown and out of the house. Which I hope is no time soon.
This is my fireplace. I have a love-hate relationship with my fireplace. It is an actual wood burning fireplace. I chose that over artificial when we built our house in 1994. I love the sound of a real fire and the way that a real fire looks. I HATE the smell. I've wanted a new screen for my fireplace for years now, but I can't find anything that fully covers the opening, which we have to have. So I continue to be stuck with the brass, which I do not like.
I didn't make pictures of everything I have hanging on my walls, but I have pictures of both my grandparents' homeplaces framed in antiquey frames. Of course, those are so etched in my memory, I don't think I'll ever forget what they looked like.