Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Going a little "Crazy"


One of the first things that I did as soon as the kids walked out the door after Christmas was to go play in the sunporch. It doesn't have heat or air out there, but it IS such a big part of my decorating scheme, that I have to keep it changed up. Not because I'm out there lounging around, but because you see it from the kitchen. Plus the kitties love to go out and sit on their perches for bird viewing.



 I have a few old bird books that I love, and even though they may be vintage, I still use them on a regular basis. My hubbs gave me these opera glasses a few years ago for bird sleuthing out here.



I didn't make a lot of changes out here, but I did want to try something different on the wicker settee. I have a couple of crazy quilts, and this one is more "Winter-y", where the other is more "Fall-ish". I've tried using whites out here in the winter, but it doesn't work, it just looks like an "ice-box"...too cold...I have to have some color to visually warm it up.


 I also changed out the runner on the little coffee table for a burlap coffee sack from Germany, to have some added depth and texture.




 The baker's rack still has the touches of red on it, and just yesterday I planted some hyacinth bulbs. I've never tried them before. It's pretty chilly out here, but since they grow in the snow, I hope it will work.



These are just too tempting for the girls to leave alone. They want to chew on anything "green".



Finally time to open up my Cavallini Bird calendar.
love these, pure art!


This is the place for some hot cocoa and some woolly socks.
Remember last week how I couldn't believe it was so warm?
It's definitely January now!

Thanks for coming to visit!

I'm joining in for these parties this week;

No Minimalist Here

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be sure and click here. They're gorgeous!


xoxo,

33 comments:

  1. You've given me some wonderful ideas for my sunroom, it looks SO much like yours. I love the wooden seed box and the green picnic basket. Really nice color added to the setee.
    Ann

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  2. It looks like such a warm and cozy place to be:)
    Enjoy your day!
    ~Cheryl

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  3. This looks like such a cozy space. Perfect for snuggling up in a blanket with a book.

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  4. Hey sweets...

    What an awesome place! I'm all cozied up thinking about such a respite! :)

    I love Spaghet(per my blog)....it loves my hips! Bah!

    Love you~

    xoRebecca

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  5. I love it. The porch looks so cozy and inviting! I've always regretted not adding a closed-in porch when our home was built.

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  6. Debra you've made this Space so warm and inviting. I Love your Crazy Quilt... I have a very old Victorian Crazy Quilt that we use a lot, alas, there is always the conflict of using something so fragile and old because it can cause condition issues... but it seems a shame to just pack it away and not enjoy the Beauty of it daily... so I opt to use it and enjoy it and Hope that the strain on the old materials just shows it was well loved.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  7. Love love love the crazy quilt! Im putting up some winter decorations and your porch looks wonderful! thanks for showing us around!

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  8. Debra, I love posts about your sunroom. It is so charming, and seeing it always makes me smile! I wish I had a room just like it!

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  9. Debra, if I ever come to visit, I think your porch is where I'd want to hang out. It's so cheerful, and cozy. Love the crazy quilt. Quilts always remind me of my grandmother.

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  10. I think I would spend most of my time in that cozy room!

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  11. It all looks lovely Debra! I would bundle myself right up if I could join you for a cup of coffee or cocoa out there! :-)
    Vanessa

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  12. cute! i'd love to have a sunroom to decorate!

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  13. Your sunroom is just so full of personality. It's really great. I love that crazy quilt and your new bird calendar!

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  14. Your baker's rack really caught my eye, Debra! Just lovely! This is my first year with a Cavallini calendar and I love the images. I really need boxes to write in on mine, so I'm not sure if mine will come down for using the images now or maybe in our home office.

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  15. This is such a pretty room...I love the bright colors that you have added! They make the room look cozy! Love your baker's rack!

    XO,
    Jane

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  16. I am crazy for that crazy quilt. This sun room is your artist's canvas and you paint beautifully on it.

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  17. Debra,
    I love the splashes of color you've added to the sunroom! That "crazy" quilt is gorgeous! With the strangely warm temps of January, I, too have had thoughts of beginning seeds indoors. Mid~week may bring on some startling changes in weather here on the Prairie. Lovely sunroom...I can see why the cat likes it there!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  18. Your changes to the sun porch look great, Debra. As much as I admire the "white" schemes, I love color and think your happy choices really warm up the space. I love the plaid lunchbox too! I hope the hyacinth bulbs delight you. Visiting from Primp tonight.
    Lynn

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  19. Your changes to the sun porch look great, Debra. As much as I admire the "white" schemes, I love color and think your happy choices really warm up the space. I love the plaid lunchbox too! I hope the hyacinth bulbs delight you. Visiting from Primp tonight.
    Lynn

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  20. Your sun porch is so cozy no matter what the weather.You always have just the right touches. The books and opera glasses are just the right accent.
    Thanks for linking.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  21. Love the winter look of your sunporch. I have a sunporch that is my escape in the summer; not heated so can't use in winter. You definitely have given me some great ideas.

    Diane J./Ohio

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  22. I always love coming to your porch for a visit! It has given me the desire to get out to my detached sunroom and start sprucing it up ----guess i better get the rest of the Christmas decor down first!

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  23. Your home just oozes, "Come on it, sit down, and get cozy." I've never been in a sun porch with that much charm. (I've never been in your either but you get what I mean!) The little splashes of red are perfect.

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  24. Beautiful and very inspirational! I have freezing degrees on my porch but it could be possible to decorate anyway.

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  25. Love your sun porch. Just wish I had one.
    Bundle up and enjoy.
    Blessings.
    Audrey Z.@ Timeless Treasures

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  26. your quilt and the porch is rocking my world
    ... I'm honored to be in the line up of your parties!!!

    I mean really honored!

    have a beautiful weekend

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  27. OMG!! What a wonderfully inviting and charming porch! Everything looks so lovely!
    I could just nestle up, wrap in a quilt with a cup of Tea and a good book!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  28. Such a lovely room. Today is National Delurking day so I thought I would leave a comment instead of just lurking here. You have such a lovely blog.

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  29. I am loving that crazy quilt. It gives just the right pop of color to warm up the room, along with all your other pretty details.

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  30. Love the birds and the plaids. Your porch is sweet and cozy. Smiles to you,Susie(She Junks)

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  31. As you well know, Debra - I'm not usually drawn to colors and patterns in my decor....BUT your sunroom always makes me smile and I ADORE the cozy factor out there. It's just perfect! I just want to spend all day out there sipping hot cocoa and soaking up the January sunshine. :) You have combined plaids, stripes, and florals with a professional flair. Beautiful job, sweetie! ♥

    xoxo laurie

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