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Monday, March 12, 2018

Texas Bluebonnets and Long Horns

If you're gonna visit Texas......go in the spring! 
The big fields of bluebonnets are amazing.....  you know,     everything is bigger in!   

 Before I show you Texas hill country in the spring,   I want to share the changes I made in the family room.    This is how the decor on each side of the fireplace looks now........

This is how it looked before.   
What changed?    I took down the yard long rose pictures above the display cabinets and hung them in the formal dining room.     I moved the lamps on the cabinets to another area and put different lamps on tables next to the cabinets.    Then I had fun creating new vignettes on the cabinets with a Texas bluebonnet theme.


I hung photo collages where the yard long pictures were.

I have a lamp with a chicken wire shade to the side of the cabinet.     Next to the larger lamp,   I put a sewing machine that has been repurposed as a also has a chicken wire shade.   
 Why two lamps.......this is where H sits and he uses the big lamp for reading,    then he turns it off and uses the smaller lamp for a softer light to relax in his recliner.

Since I was thinking about visiting the bluebonnet fields in Texas,   I thought I should hook up the camping trailer to a Texas longhorn and head!   
 Would love to go to Roundtop this spring,   but I don't think we can this year.   If you've never been to Antique week end at Roundtop,    put it on your bucket list.     Here's a little info......

I filled my photo frames with bluebonnet prints.............

It is a common sight to see a longhorn laying in a field of bluebonnets when you visit Texas in the spring.

Some of the fields have Indian paintbrush flowers mixed in with the bluebonnets.

I have the same photo collage piece above the cabinet on the other side of the fireplace.

I also have two similar lamps with chicken wire frames on a table next to the display cabinet. 

I have a camping trailer on this cabinet too,   but it's hooked up to my pink!

I have bluebonnet and boot prints in the frames on this side.    I can change my prints out as often as I like since they are just held on with clips.

This was such a fun project!

I added a big pink rose bush to the space between the cabinet and the fireplace on this side.....

On the other side,   I placed a olive bucket filled with wildflowers in the space between the fireplace and cabinet.

The only change I made to the fireplace mantel was to change out the print in the center.

I love the new look in the family room!

Thank you for stopping by......come back soon!


  1. Cute! I can't wait to bring my G'ma out to see them.

  2. It looks fantastic! I would love to visit Texas and see the bluebonnets. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  3. Penny you always show us the most wonderful prints and photos. Love them!

  4. I love all of this! So quaint and cozy and such fun updates!

  5. Everything looks very pretty. I'd like to visit Texas

  6. Thisssssssssssssss!!! My favorite part is the little pull-trailer...and the photo collage. I gathered lots of ideas from this post.

    Would you be interested in sharing this at I'm not the suavy-est decorator, and I'd love to show off your ideas.

    Thank you,
    Stephanie (in north Alabama)

  7. I love your prints especially the one with the cows, wire fencing and the boot. Are these on your Pinterest Pintables?

  8. Spring bluebonnets are a definite perk of living in Texas ;) Thanks for sharing your creative display at Vintage Charm!

  9. Penny, hubby and I just returned home from spending almost two weeks in Texas. We actually signed up for a bluebonnet photography workshop in Brenham. We wanted to travel around and see lots of other sites before the workshop. We had a wonderful time! The bluebonnets were not in full bloom as usual in the hill country this time of year, but we did get to see a few pretty patches of them and Indian paintbrush. I saw a picture of a fence in a field of bluebonnets in a shop that I loved and wanted to buy. Couldn't bring myself to fork out the $650 they wanted for it. I'll have to print some of my own. :) Love your collection of prints!

  10. Oh what you have started! I am now off to search for little campers to display and enjoy.

  11. Oh my goodness ~ love your style! Absolutely charming! Will have to put visit the fields of bluebonnets in Texas on my list of things to do! By the way, visiting you from "Sincerely, Paula" blog party!
    Happy weekend! ~ Mishele

  12. I love this! The Blue bonnets in Texas should be on everyones bucket list. Thanks for linking to Keep In Touch.

  13. Penny,
    The blue bonnets and all your decor paying homage to then are so pretty!! Love all the changes that you made!!

  14. Texas has the prettiest wildflowers. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  15. Love the way you've put the barn door shower curtain behind the display Debbie. That's really creative. It creates such a beautiful backdrop to show case all you treasures

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Michelle! (my name is Penny....not

  16. I love the mini trailer and cow! So much fun!

  17. I love the mini trailer and cow! So much fun!

  18. The mini camper is super cute. I love miniature versions of real size items.


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