A Room “Less Traveled” – A Special Visit – A Halloween Cutie

When I had company of blogging friends and their hubbies . . .

~ ~ well, let me re-word that “FRIENDS” . . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ let’s leave the “blogging” out . . . as they are great “FRIENDS”

One of them asked me why I do not blog much about this room.

Don’t know why, maybe because it is hard to photograph . . . .


Or maybe because there is so much “leather” . . .

~ ~ is anyone interested in a room with a large leather sofa?


With a pheasant pillow (from Pottery Barn’s Fall collection) . . on it?

Pheasants and Quails . . . . some of my favorite birds. Or are they fowl?


And let’s not even go there as to how the light in that room . . .

~ ~ plays tricks on the color of the walls.


I promise the walls aren’t that sponged/washed 90’s technique!!


Truthfully, we do not spend much time in this room.

When we have company, we will venture down there . . .

~ ~ as it is very comfy down there, to visit or watch a movie with surround sound. . .

~ ~ ~ ~ and you can “put your feet up”.


A room where I have many little treasures . . .

~ ~ such as this “chicken stamp box” that I bought while in France.


And these dog trophies from the fifties . . .

~ ~ one of them for “The Best B – T – H” in Show.


A lamp chosen by my hubby (from Pottery Barn) as he loved “the look” . . .


Another room where I love to add pops of red.


And this turn of the century rocker . . . that reminds me that my sweet granddaughter . . .

~ ~ used to fit in this rocker!! She is becoming such a little young lady now.


Every once in a while, we will pull out these vintage games and play.


Let’s not forget this Dry Sink that was the Bi-Centenial edition from Magnavox . . .

~ ~ that houses a turntable and an 8-track tape player :).

~ ~ ~ ~ with some vintage items that I have not been able to “let go” . . . yet!


Lanterns waiting to be “dressed for Christmas”

Speaking of Christmas . . . it was like Christmas when I got together with some great ladies . . .

~ ~ and friends . . . who just happen to be bloggers too!!!

I traveled to D.C. with my hubby this week…

~ ~ and when I am there, I meet up with Mary Alice and we do “road trips”….

This week’s “long road trip” took us to the Lancaster, PA area . . .


Where we knocked on this door . . .


Of this house . . . recognize it?…

~ ~ where the hostess with the mostest had coffee and a fabulous apple tart waiting for us.

~ ~ ~ ~ at the breakfast table in her gorgeous home.


I am sure you guessed correctly . . . Mary Alice and I drove up to visit StoneGable . . .

~ ~ where Pinky was there to meet us too . . . such a surprise.

Don’t you just love our “selfie” !!!

We had a great day, the four of us . . . of great food and shopping . . .

~ ~ with Yvonne as our tour guide.

My hubby and I arrived home last night or should I say this morning, as it was waay after midnight.

However, we got up early to go to our granddaughter’s Halloween Parade at school…


She is a cutie!!!…All dressed up as a “turtle” a storybook character . . .


Of this book . . .

I will always treasure these moments . . . as they grow up so very quickly….


And on our way home . . . I took a photo of this house down the street from me . . .

~ ~ should I warn the residents that a creepy spider is crawling toward their door!!!???


And stay tuned to a wonderful “party” of my fellow bloggers next week . . .

~ ~ being “THANKFUL AT HOME”


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  1. I love that you ladies got together! As for your leather room I really like the dog trophies and vintage games. Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween.
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  2. Bonnie Schulte says

    This room is lovely and just perfect! All of your treasures are wonderful. I can see why your friends wondered why you never showed photos on your blog, amazing as they are!!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Amy Kaminski says

    I love that room – leather and all. It’s comfortable. I love it even more that you ladies had a girl day. Sounds like so much fun! Your Granddaughter is adorable to boot! Have a wonderful safe Halloween!

  4. How special Shirley that you girls got together. Love the pic. Your leather sofa room is beautiful. I have leather here in our family/library room too. Your room is designed and furnished so perfectly.
    Love all your special treasures and the great pillows from PB.
    Happy Halloween and a great weekend.
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  5. That is a great room to hang out like we did. Great selfie of the four of y’all and maybe next time it will be a photo of five! Gray is so cute as a turtle. Happy Halloween!
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  6. Your room with the leather couch is wonderful! I love all your beautiful pillows too. We also have spaces that are rarely visited but I still like having them. 🙂
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  7. I really enjoyed your post today. Have a great Halloween to! ((HUGS)) Jo

  8. Our great room has a large leather sofa too. And because of low lighting…I cannot get a great pic! It is a great tv or media room, but not much daylight due to our porch. I love your room! And your granddaughter is cute as a button! Looking forward to the thankful at home party! For some reason…I am ready to move on to Christmas in my brain. Just thinking ahead!
    Cold here in KY today. Hope it is warm where you are!

  9. Nothing wrong with leather. I love it! It is practical with dogs and kids, wears well and can be beautiful in any room with the right accents! Rooms don’t have to be white to be beautiful. I love colors! Loved your room! I also liked that it serves the “masculine” side of the family since they can often be overlooked.

  10. Hi – This is an absolutely delightful room – I would never leave it =< <So comfy and homey. I love all the colours. Regards from Bety from Ontario, Canada.

  11. What a beautiful room to lounge in! Love the leather…. Oh I could just run out and buy that pillow. Our new chair in the living room is full og blue Herons. Can’t wait to see your outing with the girls ….. All of which I follow.
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  12. Jeanette Price says

    Wow I love the room. I have a dark leather couch in my family room too. Everyone needs that space to just relax and decompress. It’s so nice that you ladies get together and visit. Funny thing was I recognized the Stone Gable home immediately. If you ever come to NJ Shirley you must come visit me. Happy Halloween and have a wonderful weekend. Your grand daughter is getting so big..she’s beautiful!

  13. I loved seeing that room. It looks like a wonderful place to sit and relax. How fun you got to go shopping with everyone!
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  14. What a great room to hang out in – lots of space to relax. All of you look like you were having a wonderful time at Yvonne’s home. She has such a pretty home and I am sure she is a great hostess.
    I can’t believe how your little sweetie is growing. Once they start – wow they grow so fast. Enjoy her while you can, because soon she will want to be with her friends.
    She looks so cute as a turtle.
    Enjoy your weekend.
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  15. Gotta run but will write more later. LOVED the day with you, hate the picture of me though:(…..
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  16. I love the rich colors you have in that room, especially the red. A place to gather with friends and family. What could be better? Your granddaughter is a cutie in that outfit. I love that they were stressing books and reading along with Halloween.

  17. I love this room…so comfy and great place to relax and converse!
    Mary Alice
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  18. This is such a great room, Shirley! I love your treasures! The trophies are one of my favorite things! The pops of red look so pretty with the brown leather sofa! It looks like you had a fabulous time at Stone Gable! What a delight to see both Pinky and Yvonne! You have the cutest “Sweetie”! I adore her turtle costume!
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  19. I love that room….leather always makes a room cozy! Your granddaughter is so cute! Happy Halloween! 😉

  20. What a fun day…you had a super host!! Loved the selfie! Have a great weekend!
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  21. LOVED spending the day with you and Pinky and Mary Alice! What a fun time we had! YOUR room is beautiful and so many wonderful details. Hey, there is a little turtle that looks like you!
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  22. The leather is beautiful. I love the ceiling in that room, too. Your granddaughter is such a cutie!
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  23. You have created such a wonderful network of blog friends with whom you make effort to share times and adventures. I give you credit for being very good at reaching out.
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  24. That lower room is wonderful! I can see why you like to spend time in there. I love that lamp you found at Pottery Barn too.

  25. How fun, Shirley! There is nothing like a day of shopping and giggles with the girls! It looks as if you ladies had a blast! I recognized Yvonne’s house right away! I am sure she was a gracious hostess. You have really been on the move!
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  26. What fun to be able to see friends and spend time together. You are right- blogging friends eventually need to drop the word “blogging” and just become friends.

    Your room is lovely. We have leather in our family room, too. WHAT? No sponged walls? What? lol

    Your grandgirl is adorable! She is getting to be so big now! They grow up WAY too fast!

    Hope you had a Happy Halloween. xo Diana
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  27. What fun Shirley, love the selfie and your granddaughter’s adorable!
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  28. Enjoyed this post so much, Shirley!

    Love the turtle and Judy Blume!:-)
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  29. What a fun time it looks like you girls had – I love seeing you all together! I like your downstairs room, Shirley, and I know what you mean about how the light plays tricks on the walls – my MBR is like that, and I have yet to like any photo I’ve taken in there. Your granddaughter looks so cute in her turtle costume – she’s getting so tall!
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  30. Dont mock that leather couch …i am currently in the market for a sectional for the family room ( hubby’s wants one) anywoo, lucky you to have gotten the chance to visit with Yvonne. How fun. does pinky live in the area too? sitting here pouting! 🙂
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  31. How cute your granddaughter looks in her costume, Shirley! Was that her trick or treating costume, too? It sounds like you had a great time meeting up with Mary Alice, Yvonne and Pinky! You and Mary Alice should have an “On The Road” series where you meet up with bloggers in person. : )
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  32. Had to come back. Gray looks adorable in her costume and I know that these moments FLY by so I am trying to cram in every single moment with our Colleen. I have a brown leather sofa in our bonus room and actually love it. I love your pops of red and want that rocking horse:):) We finally got rid of our 8 track, not sure if Joe still has the turntable though:) Enjoy your weekend my friend!!!
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  33. Gray looked fabulous. Love your leather room Shirley 🙂

  34. Linda miller says

    I also have a brown leather media room. It is practical for lounging and watching movies. My only complaint is that it’s cold…not in appearance but to my body. I add color with lots of pillows and a couple of warm throws. I hope Graylyn had a fun Halloween and you and Tom a relaxing weekend.

  35. Lots of good stuff, Shirley! Hope you’re enjoying the weekend!
    xo Heidi
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  36. What fun! Love the selfie, and your granddaughter looks so sweet! You’re right to treasure these moments Shirley. They go by in a flash!
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  37. I love that room! I can imagine snuggling up on that sofa with a blanket and watching old movies. 🙂 I’m in a small space and just have a love seat ~ can’t really lie down on it, too “short” for even a short person like me!

    That photo of the 4 of you is awesome! What a fun day ~

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  38. I love this room. It’s not easy to make a leather sofa look comfy, cozy and classy, but you’ve done it! Love the pheasant pillow and the ceiling light, in particular.

  39. It’s a lovely room… I simply adore the way you decorated it all… Made it comfy…
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  40. It’s that time of her life when she grows so fast. Gray continues to blossom into a beautiful girl. What a beauty! I love that room and I really, really love that square chandelier. I think the giant spider is the coolest halloween decoration I’ve ever seen. I love this blog.

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