Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dousing The Flames In Earnest's Room

Today, I cleaned out my main fireplace because I'm determined to avoid  lighting another fire until early October. I love having a fire burning, but by this time of the year I'm tired of the mess and will gladly rely on my other heat sources.


The main fireplace is in the middle of the house, in the dining/library/sitting room, a.k.a Earnest's Room. It's wonderful to sit by the fire and read in a room without a television or computer. My dogs and I are the only ones who use the room.


The fireplace dressed up for a holiday ad in a regional newspaper.


I found my faux deer head at an antique store. I named him Earnest after Oscar Wilde's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest". Every year he wears a beautiful wreath, compliments of my talented friend.

I hope you enjoyed the photos and can forgive me for posting winter reminders so close to spring.

Have a beautiful day,



* I would like to thank Alison from The Polohouse for featuring Brambly on her blog.

* Thank you to Tracy from Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures for introducing her readers to Brambly; thank you to Ann from On Sutton Place for bringing it to Tracy's attention.

Linking to:Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia;  White Wednesday  at Faded Charm;
                 Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

41 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

and yet another beuatiful room in your home Ann Marie..I really love your home on the fourth of July...I alwya stop by and look at your gardens went we do the car show there..Hope you have a GREAT week my neighbor hugs and smiles Gloria

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

It's so wonderful to meet someone who recognizes my home and understands the strange little village I live in.Take care.

Clavs said...

What a beautiful living room!I could sit on that couch forever? LOL!
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Kathy said...

Earnests room is so charming, its all GOOD!
I love looking at every little detail.
Thanks for blogging!

Joyful said...

Absolutely beautiful and comfortable looking rooms ( I can see down the hall). I'd like to read there by the fire myself.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

You're so lucky to have an open fireplace. There's nothing quite like an open fire to make me feel all warm and snuggly.

We're hoping to open up one of our fireplaces at some point and I'm SO excited about it!

Sarahx

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Gorgeous!Congrats on your features too, well deserved. Thanks for joining my newbie party. Have a great day.
Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing

Gayle said...

Ann-Marie, your blog is lovely and your home is beautiful. What a nice home you have. I found you on Debbiedoos Newbie Party. I am also new to blogging. I have become your newest follower.
Thanks for sharing.

SmilingSally said...

I love your sense of humor, naming a room after a faux deer head--and after a funny play at that!

Happy 1st Blue Monday, Ann Marie.

Please fix the Blue Monday link. It should be:
http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/

Angie said...

Ann-Marie, I love your home but I am REALY in love with the Earnest Room. So inviting and cozy. I can just imagine what a delight it is to sit and read by the fire. And I noticed that you have two viintage shoe forms by it? I am a shoe designer (hopefully one day will make it a career) and if I have a radar for spotting shoe forms since I also collect them...LOL. Great use of them.

Angie
Linen & Verbena

Angie said...

And apparently I cannot spell today. :) Sorry.

Angie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Lovely....I would so enjoy sitting their and reading by the fire on a cold winters day.
Penny

Magpies and Magnolias said...

It's a wonderful treat to have a room that one can call their own, a retreat from everything. I have such a room, too, but need to use it more often!

I love this room and can imagine how peaceful it is sitting by the fire. The colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I just adore your room Ann-Marie!! Something so much like I would love in my own home! That painting is fantastic! I love our wood burning fire place too and am happy to clear out the ashes in spring as well!! Thank you for your offer to re-do something at your house- goodness, everything looks so gorgeous already, I can't imagine there being anything to be re-done~ It's beautiful! :) Courtney

Libby said...

We are almost there too, Spring is certainly arriving in Georgia and our fires will be no more. My husband loves to build a huge one. Maybe I can squeeze in just one more. :-) Coming to you today from Debbiedoos Newbie party!

Pat said...

Absolutely lovely Ann-Marie. Beautiful winter reminders, on this snowy March morning in Missouri.

Enjoyed!

Grandma Nina said...

Such a beautiful home. Looks very comfy and welcoming.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

My blues, have a nice day!

Dee said...

Ann-Marie,

I would love to have a spot of tea in the Earnest room. I love the fabrics, rugs, drapes and of course Earnest.

Dee

Martina said...

Ann-Marie this room is beautiful!! I have one of these rooms in my house too, that it is usually just me and my pooch Toby who sits in their unless we have company. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I just became your newest follower and look forward to checking out the rest of your beautiful home. Martina

Susie said...

My gosh this is gorgeous and very British inspired. :-). I want to be there!
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Boho Farm and Home said...

I love it Ann-Marie! Especially the wreath adorned deer! Fabulous! xo Caroline

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Ann-Marie! Every time I see a new post from you my heart does a little flip! Your home is not only beautiful and elegant, you have managed to keep it cozy and warm even with the touches of formality here and there. I think my house wants to be your house when it grows up! :-)
Vanessa

Pam said...

Hi Ann Marie,

What a beautiful home! I'm so glad you came by my blog so I could find yours. I'm your newest follower and look forward to seeing your posts!

Have a great day.
Pam

Kathrine said...

I love fireplaces. You are so lucky...we had one in our last home, but unfortunately not in this one. You are right about the mess, but it is so worth it. Aaaah, I miss our fireplace moments with my hubs there :) . Your home is beyond perfect, really, love it.

Have a great week, I found your blog through Debbieddo's Newbie Party.

Pamela said...

Your home is simply gorgeous!!
I cannot wait to see more !!

Pamela ox

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Beautiful home! Congrats on 100 followers! I just became 101. I'd be delighted to have you follow me back.
Have a wonderful week!
Tammy

Cindy said...

Lovely room, your chairs are beautiful!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Your room is so great, I just love the antlers, so cute. You poor people with continued cold weather, enough already!! Wishing you warm weather and great success with blogging. I am visiting from Debbie Doos and and I am your newest follower, hope you will stop by for a visit and follow me back.

Carol

The Old Painted Cottage said...

I just discovered your blog, and I read every single post. Your home and the way you write are simply beautiful. I look forward to more views of your lovely home.

oxox
Jennifer

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

love your Earnest room! love your logo too- does the three stags have significance. My family crest, Doyle, has 3 stags in it too. Thanks for coming by...

Karen

A Vintage Vine said...

Earnest was my grandfathers name! Your Earnest is so distinguished looking......may Gramps, not so much!!!! Love that room!

Kathy said...

I love cozy nooks where one could curl up with a book, a cup of tea or take a nap. Your Earnest room is exquisite - love your inspiration!
Kathy

Karen @ The Whimsical Lady said...

Hi Ann-Marie,

Your home is really beautiful. Such great inspiration. I've been looking for my own Earnest for quite some time, so I love yours! And he has such a wonderful name:) Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'll be following.

Karen

Home for 6 said...

Your house is amazing. I adore the height of the ceilings and all the molding. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.
tammy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You have such a wonderful gorgeous home. I thought the deer head was real until you said it wasn't. Thanks for joining WUW.

Kim said...

Each room just gets better and better! I don't think I would ever leave the house Anne-Marie!!
xoxo,
Kim

Shelia said...

What a very lovely spot - any season! I love those winged back chairs. I'm off to scroll through your blog.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Just found your blog. WOW!!! Your home is gorgeous:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jaime Shackford said...

What a great room! Love it!
~Jaime
http://okla-home-a.blogspot.com/