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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Late Summer Changes in the Family Room

I was walking out of Hobby Lobby a few days ago,   and the young man walking near me was carrying a gorgeous cow pic.   I looked at him and  told him that I thought his picture was pretty.    He smiled and said  "I bought it for my mom,   do you think she'll like it"....and I said "She will LOVE it"   I thought about that picture for several days and finally went back to HL and picked up one for myself. 
I hadn't changed the wall decor on each side of the fireplace in several years,  so I decided to hang it on the left side of the fireplace.

I already had a cow picture hanging over the sofa that was the same size as the one I had just purchased,   so I took it down and hung it on the other side of the fireplace.

I love the new look!

I didn't like the way the table lamps looked with the new wall art,  so I moved them to another room.   The wall art that was there before found a new home in a spare bedroom....can't wait to share how it looks there!

I placed a dandelion floral design on the table under the picture......

I didn't make any changes to the fireplace mantel since I plan to decorate it for fall in a couple of weeks.

I bought the cow picture on the other side of the fireplace a few months ago on Amazon.

I created a white mum floral design on the side table under my cow print.    H sits in the recliner by this side table,   so I put a little sign on the table to remind him that "I'll love him til the cows come home"!

Here's how the picture looked over the I have a blank space there!     I think I'll design a pretty fall wreath to hang it it's place.

I always enjoy your visits so much,   please come back again soon!



  1. Penny, I love cows! That cow picture is wonderful and looks great in your home!
    Have a happy Sunday!

  2. You found the perfect place for your new painting.
    I love all of the white!

    White Spray Paint

  3. Hi Penny, such a sweet story about the man buying the picture for his mom. Jane

  4. Penny, Love the change by the fireplace. Cows are such sweet creatures. I saw a gorgeous big brown Swiss milk cow Saturday by herself with some horses. Here I am a very mature woman wanting to go back and pet that sweet cow. I love the way you decorate and bring back wonderful memories.
    I was talking to a friend yesterday and she said the younger generation isn't buy the old stuff that we appreciate. I said well maybe they weren't taught to appreciate the past. Schools sure don't teach them anything about the past and how hard our parents had earning a living. The older people knew how hard a dollar was to come by. When they could afford a treasure it meant something to them for their entire lives.
    Thanks for sharing all you wonderful treasures.
    God Bless.

  5. Penny, I love your new picture not only do I love cow pics, I gravitate to black and white. I think a wreath over the sofa will be perfect. Have a wonderful day.

  6. The lace bunting is so elegant ! Penny, We'd love if you could join Meraki Linky Party.

  7. Honestly this made me smile so much, it is sooo pretty

  8. Lovely updates! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  9. Such a pretty space, but I'm very partial to cows! Thank you for sharing at Embracing Home and Family! I hope you come back this Friday!

  10. I love all of this so much Penny - especially your doily banner! Thanks so much for sharing it at Farmhouse Friday!

  11. Penny,
    I LOVE the doily banner or hanging on a line in front of the fire place!! Super cute!!


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