Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Three or More Tuesday-Living Room triplets

This week I decided that I would again participate in Three or More Tuesday hosted by Tam at The Gypsy's Corner. If you have not visited her blog, you must rush on over (after looking at my post first, of course). I love Tam's blog, she takes the most beautiful photos & she has a special talent for setting up vignettes. And while you are visiting Tam's blog, be sure to visit all the other wonderful participants. And maybe next week, you will join in on the fun.

One day I was in my living room (I'm actually in there more than one day, but I'm referring to just one particular day) & noticed all the items that I have displayed in triplet. So the light bulb went on (click) & I thought I would share them with you today.

I've had these 3 fleur de lis finials for quite a number of years. I love the rusty finish they have. I don't even remember when I got them. They sit on a sofa table by my front window.

These blocks were made by my sister in law Jeannette (or maybe it was my nieces). They were my Christmas gift from them last Christmas. I love these! They sit on my sofa table by the front window as well.

I love using old books to add height to a display. Another sofa table display.

Here is a close up of the books used in this display. They all came from the thrift store. I paid 35 cents a piece (it was 1/2 off books day). The books were purchased for their color mostly. But I also liked the titles.

On the buffet in my living room is our (I mean hubby's) Lenox bowl collection. I did a separate Three or More Tuesday post about them. If you are interested, you can read it here.

Three boring candles. I love this candle holder as it reminds me of an old garden gate (that's the real reason for the photo).

Three hat boxes that I use for storage. These came from TJ Maxx last year. I store DVD's & music CD's in them. Did you notice our teal blue carpet? I hate it!!!!! Our entire house is carpeted in this color. It is hard to decorate with this color. I don't mind it in my living room as I have a lot of brown in there, but I hate it in the rest of my house. Some day it will be gone!!!! Not sure which will be gone first, the carpet, or me.

And finally 3 metal suitcases. These sit on the bottom of my sofa table by the front window. I purchased them on clearance from Tender Heart Treasures website a few years ago. They hold some of my ebay supplies. The smallest one holds my vintage image CD's. The middle one stores my packing tape guns & tape. The largest one stores my photo paper, card stock & vintage images that I have printed out.

As you can see, triplets run in my family. You definitely don't want to drink the water if you come to my house. lol.

Thanks for visiting & be sure to take a moment to say "Hi!" And come back now, you hear?



Brenda said...

Well, they always said three was a crowd. But in this case they were wrong, weren't they? I love your collection of "threes" and see why you love them too. Those little suitcases are precious.

Lori E said...

Good things come in threes. Especially here. The finials are my favorite followed by the blocks.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Well, I just love it all, Miss Kim. So nice!!!!


Tomarie said...

I love all your collections! And also your blog!! Your Lenox bowl collection is to die for!! :-)
Thanks for coming by the cabin! L~

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love your fleurs! Those hatboxes are so pretty and what a good place to store cd's and such! Love your collection of threes!


Lisa said...

Great threes, and you, my dear, have a wonderful sense of humor! The first thing that came to mind when I saw the finials, was how you could do some physical damage to someone in a fight, if you grabbed one. Yes, I need help!

Blondie's Journal said...

You do have a lot of triples!! Someone once told me that three or more of anything makes a collection...so, you have some great collections there. I really love those little suitcases from Tender Hearts. I order from them all the time. They have some great deals if you can look past some of the real "country" stuff.

I know how you feel about the carpet. We had some wicked shaggy stuff when we first bought our house. Of course the roof needed to be replaced first, then the windows and I just kept obsessing over this BAD carpet. But it didn't last forever and you make do. Hey~play it up! Paint the walls hot pink or bright yellow. Start a new trend! LOL!!

Have a good week! :-)


Gypsy aka Tam said...

OOOOHHHHH I love it all - the finials, the Lenox and those suitcases are AWESOME!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your great pictures with us and I'm sorry I'm visiting so very late this week.
Have a wonderful weekend,