Sunday, August 22, 2010


Victorian Romance Obsession!
With fall around the corner I have begun to add some darker pieces into my normally "white" Shabby decorating style. This vignette, I used an old dark door and hung a piece of lace over the panes, topped with a pretty Shabby white mirror.
I have also fallen in love with British Victorian movies such as,
Wives and Daughters
Inspired by the Victorian Homes in the movies, I have decided to blend my Shabby Chic with some Victorian flair. 
(PLEASE BEAR WITH ME, IT COULD ONLY BE A PHASE!)
I have a bit of a challenge in my living room, I have painted everything off white and I have two very large beautiful very dark brown leather sofas that I want to use until my kids are older. So, I am trying to blend cream accents with darker woods.
 My die hard Shabby Chic ways are going astray...plus I am craving color like crazy!
For example I painted this beautiful mirror I picked up at a tag sale for $3 a  pretty bluish green. I am not sure where to put it yet.
I also picked up these two dark brown chairs for $2.50 each and it is all I can do to refrain myself from painting them white...maybe pink or blue... what do you think?
I also picked up this beautiful rose ottoman for $5 at a tag sale... for fall I think I might leave the fabric and just shabby the legs...
I am off to do a little more Romantic Victorian Dreaming!
Have a relaxing blessed Sunday!
Hugs,
Olivia

10 comments:

  1. So beautiful and stunning..such a gorgeous charming post...love it!!

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  2. That is adorable, Olivia! Five dollars is a steal for something that gorgeous. You and I are decorating fanatics, sugar. I can't seem to stop either.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  3. Those chairs are gorgeous as is!! I would go white though!!

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  4. Olivia, no matter what you do it will be beautiful. I love what you did to the mirror. I have been drifting away from pink lately to more traditional colors. I have changed alot of my decor over the years. The one style I never have tired or liked is the modern style. To me it is just too cold and does not feel like home to me.

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  5. What great finds! I don't think I could keep from painting those chairs white, or at least off white. What a pretty little foot stool as well!
    Pat
    Patricia Rose-A Potpourri.
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    www.patriciarose-apotpourriof.blogspot.com

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  6. Your vignette is gorgeous! I love to add a light pink or very light vintage green. I wish we could get light pink and green in a spray can! All of the spray colors are to dark for me. I love the foot stool! That was a find!

    have a great week!
    Carol

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  7. Your found some great finds! I love the mirror you painted that blue color. That's really pretty and I like how ornate it is. Fun foot stool, too. Have fun decorating!

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  8. Did you already paint the chairs? I think they are so gorgeous as they are in the picture above with the pillows on them!

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  9. As they co-ordinate with the sofa's I would leave the chairs brown ... it balances out the room... loving the foot stool and the mirror is beautiful...

    x Alex

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  10. I love your chairs, Olivia, and the footstool is just darling! Cute mirror too. You did well to find them all! I would have a hard time not painting the chairs white but then perhaps they go better with the brown sofa.

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Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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