If it is as hot where you are as it is here, maybe this picture I took 1/10/11, will help cool you down a bit. :-D
"The gang" has gone home, crumbs swiffered up, tiny finger prints wiped off the glass door once again, etc. - until next time.
A bit less clutter: I had gathered up quiet a few magazines and books to pass on, and when I told my daughter about them, she said they were not ones she was interested in, but could take them to a library close to where she lives. Glad to see them go to a good home.
What is your home decor style ? This question came up recently in a conversation, and I have said it before and will say it again - Mine is mainly "Early Attic and General Junk".
I don't have anything that is "matchy-matchy" or "sets". Oh, I did when started up housekeeping many years ago as that was the thing to do. Started out with Italian Provincial (matching end tables & coffee table, lamps, night stands/dresser/chest, etc.).
Then a few years later, on to a heavier Spanish influence in dining , living area, with a little wrought iron thrown in.
Then as many of you know - The country/primitive influence showed up in the late 70's (during the bicentennial) into the 80's, and some even slid on into the early 90's, and took over many of "our minds" ! :-D
Looked forward to all the Country Living and Country Home magazines to find out what the hottest collectible was at the time. My kitchen/dining area looked like a antique shop. I had lots of crocks, baskets, dried flowers, old jars/bottles, antique candy molds and biscuit cutters piled up in a wooden bowl, etc. I would pull out a drawer on my antique cabinet during the holidays, and arrange a little vignette in the corner. It all attracted a lot of dust!
Well - I went on a "binge" one year in the 90's, and did a major clean out. Passed a lot on to daughter, called someone with an antique booth, who came over and did a "major" shopping trip at my house and I sold a lot in a yard sale. Now that I look back, there are some things I sorta wish I had kept. From that point on, my home has been a mish-mash of no particular style - just a "Dab of This and That".
I have things that I have accumulated over many years - no particular "style", but makes me "Happy", and that is why I hang on to them.
How about you - What is your decorating style ?
Have a great weekend !
ETA: I forgot - My sofa and love seat do match ! :-D