Tuesday, September 25, 2007

What Do You Love About Your Home? Party with Karla...

Karla over at Karla's Cottage is having a party and has invited us along...she is celebrating her article in the most recent issue of Romantic Country magazine. How exciting is that! I will have to get a copy of that mag. I love reading Karlas blogs and she is so super talented.

Let me preface my blog by saying that I didn't plan this through very well, and definately procrastinated and then not getting home until 9pm last night, so....having said that, I have taken strategically placed pictures of specific vignettes in my house, hopefully hiding some of the dust and CLUTTER! I should also mention that I like stuff and am a firm believer in "more is more".

First of all, I love everything about my home, but I have a real fondness for my beautiful bedroom. Pictured here is a dresser that was my grandmothers with some of my beautiful finds displayed...I have also attached a close-up picture. It just makes me happy to be in this room.

Okay, now on to the little vanity alcove in my bedroom....love it.

I also have a guestroom that is in the process of being created (no pictures yet...yikes!) and my studio space (which I wrote about in my previous blog). As we head down stairs, I just love what I did on the hall and it goes all the way down the stairs. I just painted squares in a lovely burgundy color and then the photos are arranged in and around the stairs... the squares look crooked, but I think (hope) it is the angle of the camera....c'est la vie!

I won't show you my whole living room, as that is a big culprit of the messy dust and clutter, but will show you a few sections that I just love....I kind of wish I had an armoire to hide the big television (and like Karla admitted to in her blog, I also am ADDICTED to television!), but I just love the old music stand it sits on now...and the two etageres have been with me forever. And again, the walls are all full.....did I mention "more is more"?

Last but not least I just love the art of Henriette Ronner-Knip (dutch painter, 1821-1909) and have several pieces that I adore!

I am so in love with my kitchen, too, but it looks like a disaster hit at the moment, so will save that special room for another blog.
Thanks for sharing just a few snippets of my home that I love so much! It is filled with lots of stuff, but more importantly it is filled with lots of love.


She'sSewPretty said...

Your house is wonderful! I see lots of things I would love in my house!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Look at all that great stuff? If you ever have a garage sale, I'm flying in! (then I'll have to rent a truck to get it all home!) Gorgeous dresser.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Isn't it nice to have a room that just makes you happy to be in? That is a sweet pink jewelry box in that photo!
I'm with you, more is more, as you'll see if you've visited my living room I'm featuring for Karla's party!

karin (creativechaos) said...

Great pics! Your house looks so warm and cozy!

Debbie said...

Sorry I'm late! There were just too many beautiful homes for me to visit in one day! I'm with you, more is more. And like Faye West is claimed to have said,
"Too much of a good thing is a good thing!" Your house is certainly full of good things. I didn't notice any dust, but I noticed a lot of love tucked here and there!

The Rose Room said...

A bower birds treasure trove, I love it! And did I spy some furry children peeking around the edges of the photo's? Take Care - Rachael

Natasha Burns said...

I love your collections, so many pretty things I see there!! I'm also addicted to TV!!!

*Heidi* said...

How lucky your are to have your grandmother's dresser! You have great collections, it would be fun to see everything up close! Thanks for sharing pictures of your home and what you love about it!