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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Americana Living Room Tour~Part One

Well, I promised you some pics of my Americana living room, so here they are. I have quite a few, so I'm going to break it up over 2 or 3 posts.
This is the faux fireplace my honey made me a few months ago. I originally wanted something a bit more prim looking(a little more beat up), but this is what Mr. Fix It thought I meant, ha. I really do love it tho' and think he did a great job on it! He built the whole thing himself and added an oak mantle to go w/the lighter colored furniture I have in this room. He made it so that we can add a gas log insert in the future if we want to. But for now, I like it as is.
The walls are actually a little darker tan than they show in the pics.
This shows the glow from the hidden lights he put behind the panel. It looks really pretty lit up at night, but looks sort of pinkish in this pic.

This old rocker belonged to my hubby's grandmother. His mom painted it the barn red color yrs. ago, before it was such a popular color.

His mom pieced and hand-quilted this little wall hanging many yrs. ago, which I draped instead of hung. Even though hearts aren't as popular as they once were, I couldn't stand to part w/it or not use it in some way.

The stitchery pillow I made from a freebie pattern and I made the doll from a Threadbare Primitives pattern.

I made this 'Liberty' pillow several yrs. ago using wool felt. It is from an Indygo Junction pattern, I think. ha. (Who can remember that long ago)? I used it for one of my shop models when I had a cross stitch shop. I also sold some craft patterns as well.

This hanging star candle and chair underneath are on the opposite wall, before you enter the kitchen.

Closer view of the star. Even the candle has a rusty star on it too.

The chair I found at a craft fair. I added the berries, and the basket I bought at a prim shop last yr. The Americana sheep I made from a Buttermilk Basin pattern. I grungied it up w/cinnamon. (Looks like he was caught rolling around in the mud), lol.
This little table acts as an entryway table. It is directly to the right when you come in the front door. It was already painted that whitewash finish and someone had hand-painted the flag on top.
One of my favorite Boyd's bears. I love her Americana dress and her little matching bow.

This faux window frame hangs directly above the Am. table. I recently took the stars off the bottom and put little saltbox houses in their place. I will have to take a more recent pic of those soon.

End of part one. I hope you enjoyed the tour so far and hope you come back for a visit soon cuz I've got lots more to share!
Be on the lookout for my very first Americana give~away. I have several things put away for it, but right now I'm still working on some hand-made goodies to add to it, so I hope you'll hang in there w/me. Don't mean to drag it out, but wanted to make it worth your while. Hopefully in the next post or two, I should have all the info for it ready to go.
Thanks for all your sweet comments and for those who follow me! I really enjoy reading them and if you ever have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Until next post, have a great week and hope to see ya back here soon!


Christine said...

Three cheers for the red white and blue!!lol!
LOVE it all! The red rocking chair is lovely and I really want one of those pillows you made with Uncle Sam on it! Oh there so much to like, can't wait until next time!
Best wishes

colonialhomestead said...

Your hand mades are wonderful. The barn porch is so inviting. What a space to craft in. Boy you are organized. Pic's are great.

Country Prims said...

Hi Tanya,
Soooo much yumminess to tempt us once again:)
I love your pillows and quilted bits and the way you have it all displayed is just beautiful-love it ALL!!!

Tell hubs he did a great job on the fireplace:)

Looking forward to the rest-I feel I need to sew and sew!

Have a great weekend,
Blessings, Shazy x

Dan said...

I love everything you have done in your living room! I really like the Americana theme.

Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you will come back soon!


Gettysburg Homestead said...

Hi Tanya!

Thanks for visiting me today.

I agree it is awesome to have someone to build the things we want. Much cheaper!!!!

Reading your past blogs you are a woman after my own heart with all your crafting supplies. You are just so organized.


Nanna said...

HI Tanya!
When you get done can you come over here? LOL the Americana room looks great, & I love how you organized your fabrics in the baskets, I too have tons & tons on the shelf LOL I've finnally got my sewing room to coopertate with me & it's starting to get that awww I wantta sew feel to it LOL LOL

Wendy K said...

I found you through my lurking on another blog ;)...hehehe! And whilst I'm a shy 'commentor' I just wanted to let you know what a beautiful home you have, soooo inspiring! I've spent a lovely afternoon reading some of your old posts ...love all your threads hung up...lol! And after spending the afternoon with you I felt I should say hello and thankyou for sharing! Hope to pop by again soon,
Love Wendy Xx

Angie Berry said...

Oh Tanya! I am loving this post! This fall when my kids are back in school, I am going to paint my living room and get it ready for some Americana. I've been buying and making things for years for this room. It's finally time to put it all together. I can't wait and your posts are making me even more anxious!!! =]

Hubby did an awesome job even if it's not what you want, it still looks great!