by laura janning

Holiday Living room - kinda like Greenacres

December 10, 2012

Note: If you watched TV from 1965 to 1971 you will probably appreciate today's post. If not, you will have absolutely no idea what I am talking about but can still enjoy the pictures.

Remember the show Greenacres? You know, Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor. The couple who moved from New York City to a rural country farm? 
My life is a bit like that show.

 In fact it can easily be the sequel.

The living room in all it's glitz and glamour and the roosters crowing outside.
Greenacres is the place for me. Farm livin is the life for me. Land spreadin out so far and wide. Keep Manhattan just give me the countryside. New York is where I'd rather stay......
 In some ways my life tree in the living room this year could easily belong to Oliver and Lisa Douglas in their small little country town of Hooterville. 
My husband is not a lawyer like Oliver, but does drive a tractor.
Just like Lisa, I too was a city girl who moved to the country.
I don't like to cook, but I won't throw dishes out the window and luckily we don't drink coffee.
And just like Haney's place we awake to the sounds of roosters each morning and get out to do our farm chores, although unlike Oliver you won't find my husband bush hogging in a three piece suit.
We have neighbors similar to Fred and Doris with the exception of any talking pigs named Arnold, although I think their dog may watch TV and play the Wii occasionally.
We also have a postmaster, newspaper editor, store clerk, sheriff and preacher and they are all the same person! Unfortunately, unlike the rest of Hooterville, we don't expect a refund without paying our taxes.
I must admit,  I love my simple little country life and there's not much I would trade for it, but a Penthouse on Park Avenue sure sounds sweet!
.....  I get allergic smelling hay. I just adore a penthouse view.
 Darlin I love you but give me Park Avenue.

It's not exactly Park Avenue but you can see more of my 
2012 Holiday Tour here.
2013 Holiday Tour here.

Grateful for~
The memory and syndication to remember stuff like this!

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  1. Looks so beautiful! I love how natural everything looks.

  2. Beautiful! Love the wreaths hanging on the windows and the neutral, peaceful colors.

  3. It all looks amazing Laura. Thank you for sharing

  4. My heart stopped beating when I saw your wall of clocks. Love that! Beautiful room! Better than Lisa could've ever done. :)

  5. Let me start with the fact that I watched that silly show {in reruns, afternoons after school} and I was singing the tune in my head as I read your post :) Ditto the love for your creative wall of clocks. Also love the "words" ornaments and overall holiday decor, sweet, simple, warm. And you really don't drink coffee?!?!

  6. green acres is the place to be! farm living is the life for me! and i am in love with your tree!

  7. I love this post. Your house is so fabulous. Big cities are wonderful to visit, but if I could, I would rather live in a small town :)


  8. So...are you waltzing around your house in an evening gown?

  9. Very pretty. Love the wreaths on the French doors. Enjoyed your post. Dropping by from Met Monday.

  10. Oddly enough the husband found Green Acres on the tv this weekend. We both sang along with the theme song. The girls thought we were nuts.

    The room is just lovely! Thanks for sharing.

  11. I live in Greenacres, Fl so I can appreciate your post.Love the tree it looks beautiful n the wreaths look great. thanks for sharing

  12. I'm old enough to recall the show.. and the theme ;) And that growing up, we had channels 2-13. Can you believe we survived?

    The room looks glorious. You took some beautiful photos too. Everything is gorgeous!!

  13. Very pretty Christmas decor! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Very pretty! Your tree is beautiful!


  15. Simply beautiful Laura! I'm in love with the words hanging from your tree! What fun to take a peek at your lovely home. Thanks so much for sharing! You have a special touch! I am totally a Green acres fan. <3

  16. One of the best tv theme songs ever, except for maybe Gilligan's Island. Or Petticoat Junction. lol. Beautiful pics!

  17. I love all your inspirational Christmas decorations. The burlap is really reminds me of growing up in the country.

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  19. Clearly a loss for Park Avenue ahahahah
    Your home is amazing and Holidays suit it to a tee... must be those urbanite genes putting the glitz on the right places ;).
    Love the words on the tree!
    Happy and Blessed Season!

  20. Enjjoyed your post Laura; you took me down memory lane!
    Merry Christmas!
    Beth @ WelcomeLaneDesigns.com

  21. Beautiful! Just like everything you do. :) Loved Green Acres, thanks for the memory!
    xo Heidi

  22. I love your holiday decor! It's so so elegant and festive! LOVE!

  23. Your living room is "Penthouse Perfect"....you have the best of both worlds...and I loved Green Acres...you brought back so many memories...

  24. Your home is beautiful. And your post cracks me up. You have a beautiful life I can tell. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  25. So beautiful! Looks straight out of a magazine! Visiting from Wow us Wednesdays... Rhonda @ home.made.

  26. Very beautiful and elegant!
    Happy december!

  27. take Manhattan just give me that country style!

    gorgeous - perfect for city/country folks!

  28. What a beautiful, calming living room....I love the color scheme.

  29. I love your beautiful home, thank you so much for sharing it!!

  30. Your home is gorgeous! I love all the large clocks on the wall. :) I also love the large white JOY letters on your tree!

    Stopping by from toddlindsey.com

  31. You're too funny Laura!!!
    I have a long list of Blogs saved to my favorites {including yours} I think it's time to add you to the updates by e-mail option, cause I don't want to miss a thing! Your style is simply gorgeous! And I echo others when I say I love your wall of clocks :)


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