Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Peonies In The Living Room

I recently made some little changes to our living room that I thought I would share with you. The one bad thing about blogging is that once you put a picture out there, it is out there for good. I am a bit of a perfectionist and once I decide something doesn't look right I can't wait to change it.

One of the things that I changed is the color of our stepback cupboard. I just wasn't feeling the bright white that I had painted it so I painted it a warmer color. It is called "Whispering Wheat" by Glidden. It is one of my new favorite go to colors, to me it is the that perfect khaki color that is so hard to get right.

I found a place for some of my recent flea market finds such as the galvanized bucket, the sieve and the shaving mirror.

And I am quite smitten with my new antique french ticking pillows that I found at A Farmhouse In France on Etsy. I have been wanting pillows like these for years and finally found some that I could afford...the best part is the back is made from an antique french sheet.

I was so excited to see this morning that our peonies had opened up, we have 10 bushes total on our property.

The light pink and white ones are my favorite. 

Peonies in ironstone.....what's prettier? 

I am finishing up painting a few pieces I just got at the flea market that will go in our upstairs bedroom. As soon as I get everything all put together up there I promise to show you the big reveal!


  1. Pretty peonies! The color is the perfect muted shade. Warm Blessings! Amy

  2. Ahhh...peonies, the most perfect, old-fashion flower. And even more perfect in ironstone. Your cupboard paint looks terrific too!

  3. I love the peonies, I have 3 *new* peony bushes, so no flowers for me this year, I'll just admire from afar. . . can't wait to see the big reveal of the upstairs room. I LOVE the new color on the cupboard too. . .

  4. My peonies also just bloomed and I am basking in their aroma! Lovely color on the stepback. :o)

  5. lovely, so lovely. I had posted about mine too.

  6. I'm still waiting for my peonies to open. Love the new colour on the cabinet. This room is pretty enough to pin and that's what I'm doing!

  7. Oh, peonies are one of my favs! Yours are gorgeous, and your room looks fantastic! So many great details :)

  8. Nothing nicer than fresh cut peonies..I wish I had some!!Going to add your blog to my INSPIRATION list if that's ok with you...enjoy your weekend!

  9. Everything looks so lovely...I love the color you chose for the cabinet!

  10. i really like this article please keep it up.