I love my house. My living room can be so cozy because it's pretty small. There is no overhead lighting so I'm dependant on lamps, but it's ok by me. I'm pretty proud of the deals I've got over the years. This is an example of one corner of my house, that is worth a lot more than I paid...
Antique Boxes: Free
Lanterns $16 pair
Pillows ( 2 bought, 2 handmade ) $45ish
Pier One Lamp $39 Clearance
Crate and Barrel Nesting Tables $149 clearance
Coral on ebay $15
Bamboo Shades Overstock $40ish
Sofa ( PB knockoff from a local design store ) $599
On another note, I'm out of room in my dining room buffet, so I'm researching what style I want to go with next. This is an OLD pic..it's now crammed with entertaining pieces and china. And I'm tired of the ol' Pottery Barn wine shelves. It's the biggest wall in the downstairs (no windows), so it can handle a bigger piece sideboard. The search is on.