Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Autumn Room



Here is our tiny den,  at the Little Red House.  It's about 12' X 13'.  Probably smaller than some walk-in closets.  It is right next to the kitchen, and I usually blog here with my laptop, and watch TV when I'm making dinner.




In case I feel like reading a magazine, there are lots to choose from in this painted trunk.




Here is my collection of botanical prints and pressed flowers.  I love the brown and cream wallpaper.  It makes the tiny room so warm and cozy.  And that is especially nice in the fall, when the days start getting shorter, and the air is crisp.




Of course, what is a room without a rooster lamp?  You had to know I would find a place for one.  This one came from HomeGoods, a few years back.  The photos of me and the kids are all framed in burlwood frames.




Warm colors, warm room.  The perfect room for fall.  If we ever actually get any fall-like weather.  I'm not complaining, but I'm just saying.

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After yesterday's post, a bit of reassurance, if you will:  Little Red House will, of course, be remaining red.  But then you already knew that, didn't you?  :)  

Oh, and Fabulous Freddy, the painter, is doing the work.  We would not even attempt to try.  Freddy will do a terrific job, and we will all be happy.  :)

36 comments:

  1. Your home is so cozy Mary! I love the arrangement of botanical prints (thanks for showing us what you do with all those great finds!) and I have coveted one of those rooster lamps since I first saw them. I plan to catch one as they make the yard sale circuit:>) lol.

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  2. Lovely, lovely room...The details are perfect to my eye! ;-) Bo

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  3. What a warm, inviting and cozy room. I love it, Mary. It just makes you want to snuggle in for a good read or a good chat.

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  4. Oh I could happily spend pleasant hours in that charming room! Love the family photos, too.

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  5. What a warm and cozy place to sit and read. I love places like that!

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  6. now...that's what I'm talking about!!!...LOVE IT!!!...thanks for sharing your warm home with us!!...Lacy

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  7. I have always just adored your tiny den...the little room is so warm and cozy, just like the rest of Little Red House. YOU, of course, are the one that makes it that way.
    love, bj

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  8. What a nice cozy room. The wallpaper does make all the difference. Looks like a lovely place to be on this foggy NJ morning.
    Teresa

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  9. What a charming room!! Did I catch a glimpse of paisley - loveseat or sofa - I LOVE paisley!!! Vickib

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  10. What a warm and gracious room, Mary ... just like YOU!

    Sincerely,

    Janie

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  11. I love the room. It justs wraps you in warmth and coziness. I am a rooster lover too. You just can't have too many of them, especially lamps. You have a wonderful day.
    Jean in Virginia

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  12. Beautiful autumnal picture for the first day of October.

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  13. Mary,

    That identical Rooster Lamp (and shade) is at our HomeGoods now. I have been eying it, but now I am thinking if you got yours a few years ago, they should put it on clearance before I buy it, lol!

    Love that cozy room.

    Janet

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  14. I LOVE that room! Those warm colors are my favorite. They soothe me and make me happy at the same time!

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  15. You just got raving reviews from my husband. He walked in a said, "Who's house is that? I really like the little table next to the chair and how warm and inviting the room looks." You know, he seldom remarks on decorating but just loves your house! The reading room is his favorite.

    Love the silverware you picked up. Hmmm...as far as the color...my guess is red house - green door.

    Hoping you are enjoying your week so far.

    xo
    Becky

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  16. Dear Mary,

    first of all compliments to your blog, it's really a pleasure to visit it...the atmosphere is so warm, cosy and charming !

    Tks a lot
    Have a sunny and smiling day !

    Barbara from Italy

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  17. Just wanted to stop by to say I love your blog and have been reading it for awhile now. Your home is so cozy & warm, just the style I love. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  18. Just a perfect little spot and I love your idea for storing your magazines in that truck :)

    Fabulous Freddy I LOVE that name. We have Tom Terrific :)

    Have a great day,
    Kathy :)

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  19. What a great room...I just love it!

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  20. A beautiful, cozy little den. It looks like the perfect place to curl up with a good book.
    *hugs*

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  21. Hi Mary...where about's in Jersey is Fabulous Freddy? My daughter has a "This Old House" in Princeton and is always looking for good workmen to do things around the house. She tells me they're hard to come by....Sue in Atlanta...

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  22. I did mean to add that the room is just lovely.....sue

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  23. hi,your den is soooo warm and cozy!!!!

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  24. Your house is so lovely and cozy. I love it when you share pictures of the rooms.

    Those burlwood frames? I lust after them.

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  25. Hi Mary! What a beautiful room :) and happy to hear your house is remaining red :) :) Dena will love your rooster lamp. :) I like it too.

    My greatroom and kitchen are fall rooms.... The guest room is spring-y.

    jeannie

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  26. that was me, I signed with the wrong blog (my secret one LOL)

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  27. Love the fabric on the couch, too. And I had to click on the photos pic. They are beautiful!

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  28. Love your den...so warm and cozy...totally livable. Just the place you want to curl up wiht a good book or a love one. Love the wallpaper...wouldn't feel the same without it. Thanks for sharing this great space. Susan

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  29. I LOVE your tiny den. I can't think of a more perfectly sized room for curling up with a book, or laptop--even a little TV. We have a small b. room off the front of our home (across the hall from our kitchen) and that is where I blog. It needs a little TV and the perfect furniture, but I've always (for 3 years--always is a stretch!)wanted this to be my little den! Thanks for the inspiration you shared! Dana

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  30. Your den IS very fall-ish autumny delicious! I've enjoyed my visit here at your blog.

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  31. I love cozy, little rooms and yours is fabulous!

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  32. I have to say that above all blogs, yours is my absolute favourite.
    I had a friend as a kid who had that feeling to his house that you have. He was such a gentleman and had a really warm home with books and great china!
    I wish I would be brave when I choose wallcovering - I love the ones you have. This one was awsome, and looks great with all the small pictures!
    Thank you for sharing! ^^,

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  33. Your room really is beautiful and cosy; great place to sit and read or relax surrounded by so many charming details and warm colours.

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  34. Gorgeous!
    I so love your home Mary!
    Warm and cozy and filled with love! Perfect!

    xo,
    Kim

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  35. I had to laugh at you apologising for the size of your den - that size is the average main bedroom in England and now they are amking them smaller in new houses!! I love your latest bargains

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