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7/31/2011

Nature's Bounty

Nature's Bounty on this Hot July 31st. Happy Birthday Sis #4!
Yellow DayLily

7/29/2011

New House Tour ~ Upstairs Kids Bathroom

Continuing on with our New House Tour, I will remind you that this home was staged for a fund raising tour by designers and furniture stores. A fee was charged to tour the beautiful home and the money went to The Advocacy Network for Children. 
So remember, this is a staged home...NOT THE HOMEOWNERS FURNISHINGS OR DECOR.  You will see price tags and some things out of place, because I was there while it was being staged.

Knowing this, please focus on the finishes and house design. I will be featuring each room over the next several blogs because this home is HUGE and I just can't give you a quality tour without separating the rooms.

Let's go upstairs and tour the rooms up there.
Our sixth stop will be the Kids Bathroom.

You can see:
The Kitchen tour HERE.
The Living room tour HERE.
The Master Suite HERE.
The Laundry Room HERE.
The Dining Rooms HERE.
The Study/Baths/Mud Room HERE.
The Upstairs Bonus Room HERE.
The Son's Bedroom HERE.
The Daughter's Bedroom HERE.

The Upstairs Playroom HERE.
The Upstairs Guest Bedroom HERE.
The kids bathroom features a double sink vanity with laundry shoot, a separate commode room, a separate shower room and a bathtub area.

7/28/2011

New House Tour ~ Guest Bedroom

Continuing on with our New House Tour, I will remind you that this home was staged for a fund raising tour by designers and furniture stores. A fee was charged to tour the beautiful home and the money went to The Advocacy Network for Children. 

So remember, this is a staged home...NOT THE HOMEOWNERS FURNISHINGS OR DECOR. 

7/27/2011

New House Tour ~ Playroom

Continuing on with our New House Tour, I will remind you that this home was staged for a fund raising tour by designers and furniture stores. A fee was charged to tour the beautiful home and the money went to The Advocacy Network for Children. 
I made the cushion for their rocker.
So remember, this is a staged home...NOT THE HOMEOWNERS FURNISHINGS OR DECOR.  You will see price tags and some things out of place, because I was there while it was being staged.

Knowing this, please focus on the finishes and house design. I will be featuring each room over the next several blogs because this home is HUGE and I just can't give you a quality tour without separating the rooms.

Let's go upstairs and tour the rooms up there.
Our fourth stop will be the Playroom.

You can see:
The Kitchen tour HERE.
The Living room tour HERE.
The Master Suite HERE.
The Laundry Room HERE.
The Dining Rooms HERE.
The Study/Baths/Mud Room HERE.
The Upstairs Bonus Room HERE.
The Son's Bedroom HERE.
The Daughter's Bedroom HERE.

7/26/2011

New House Tour ~ Girl Bedroom

Continuing on with our New House Tour, I will remind you that this home was staged for a fund raising tour by designers and furniture stores. A fee was charged to tour the beautiful home and the money went to The Advocacy Network for Children. 

So remember, this is a staged home...NOT THE HOMEOWNERS FURNISHINGS OR DECOR.  You will see price tags and some things out of place, because I was there while it was being staged.

Knowing this, please focus on the finishes and house design. I will be featuring each room over the next several blogs because this home is HUGE and I just can't give you a quality tour without separating the rooms.

Let's go upstairs and tour the rooms up there.
Our third stop will be the Daughter's Bedroom.

You can see:
The Kitchen tour HERE.
The Living room tour HERE.
The Master Suite HERE.
The Laundry Room HERE.
The Dining Rooms HERE.
The Study/Baths/Mud Room HERE.
The Upstairs Bonus Room HERE.
The Son's Bedroom HERE.
I added the vinyl tree to their daughter's room.

7/25/2011

New House Tour ~ Boy Bedroom

Continuing on with our New House Tour, I will remind you that this home was staged for a fund raising tour by designers and furniture stores. A fee was charged to tour the beautiful home and the money went to The Advocacy Network for Children. 
I made this J initial for their little boy, Jace.

So remember, this is a staged home...NOT THE HOMEOWNERS FURNISHINGS OR DECOR.  You will see price tags and some things out of place, because I was there while it was being staged.

Knowing this, please focus on the finishes and house design. I will be featuring each room over the next several blogs because this home is HUGE and I just can't give you a quality tour without separating the rooms.

Let's go upstairs and tour the rooms up there.
Our second stop will be the Son's Bedroom.

You can see:
The Kitchen tour HERE.
The Living room tour HERE.
The Master Suite HERE.
The Laundry Room HERE.
The Dining Rooms HERE.
The Study/Baths/Mud Room HERE.
The Upstairs Bonus Room HERE.

7/24/2011

New House Tour ~ Upstairs Bonus Room

Continuing on with our New House Tour, I will remind you that this home was staged for a fund raising tour by designers and furniture stores. A fee was charged to tour the beautiful home and the money went to The Advocacy Network for Children. 

7/22/2011

New House Tour ~ Study/Baths/Mud Room

Continuing on with our New House Tour, I will remind you that this home was staged for a fund raising tour by designers and furniture stores. A fee was charged to tour the beautiful home and the money went to The Advocacy Network for Children. 

So remember, this is a staged home...NOT THE HOMEOWNERS FURNISHINGS OR DECOR.  You will see price tags and some things out of place, because I was there while it was being staged.

Knowing this, please focus on the finishes and house design. I will be featuring each room over the next several blogs because this home is HUGE and I just can't give you a quality tour without separating the rooms.

Let's continue on the tour with the Remainder of the main floor...The Study/Second main floor bedroom, Full bath in Hall, Powder Room and Mud room.

7/21/2011

New House Tour ~ Dining Rooms


Continuing on with our New House Tour, I will remind you that this home was staged for a fund raising tour by designers and furniture stores. A fee was charged to tour the beautiful home and the money went to The Advocacy Network for Children.  So remember, this is a staged home...NOT THE HOMEOWNERS FURNISHINGS OR DECOR.  You will see price tags and some things out of place, because I was there while it was being staged.

Knowing this, please focus on the finishes and house design. I will be featuring each room over the next several blogs because this home is HUGE and I just can't give you a quality tour without separating the rooms.

Let's continue on the tour with the Formal and Breakfast Dining Areas.
You can see:
The Kitchen tour HERE.
The Living room tour HERE.
The Master Suite HERE.
The Laundry Room HERE.
Formal Dining off foyer by the front door. I don't know why the designer for this room didn't choose more formal dining room furniture, nor was it decorated well, but you can see the features of this room. Alcove for a buffet, twin pillars in the entryway and built-in display shelving. 

7/20/2011

New House Tour ~ Laundry Room

Continuing on with our New House Tour, I will remind you that this home was staged for a fund raising tour by designers and furniture stores. A fee was charged to tour the beautiful home and the money went to The Advocacy Network for Children.  So remember, this is a staged home...NOT THE HOMEOWNERS FURNISHINGS OR DECOR.  You will see price tags and some things out of place, because I was there while it was being staged.

Knowing this, please focus on the finishes and house design. I will be featuring each room over the next several blogs because this home is HUGE and I just can't give you a quality tour without separating the rooms.

Let's continue on the tour with the Laundry Room. This room is in the same hall on the main floor that the Master bedroom suite is located. A very convenient location since it is around the corner from the kitchen, across the hall from the second bedroom (now used as an office) and just a hop away from the master suite.

You can see:
The Kitchen tour HERE.
The Living room tour HERE.
The Master Suite HERE
A very nice size room with plenty of space complete with sink. A rod for hanging clothes is yet to be added.

7/19/2011

New House Tour ~ Master Suite

Continuing on with our New House Tour, I will remind you that this home was staged for a fund raising tour by designers and furniture stores. A fee was charged to tour the beautiful home and the money went to The Advocacy Network for Children.  So remember, this is a staged home...NOT THE HOMEOWNERS FURNISHINGS OR DECOR.  You will see price tags and some things out of place, because I was there while it was being staged.

Knowing this, please focus on the finishes and house design. I will be featuring each room over the next several blogs because this home is HUGE and I just can't give you a quality tour without separating the rooms.

Let's continue on the tour with the Master Bedroom & Bathroom.

You can see the Kitchen tour HERE.
And you can see the Living room tour HERE.
Window blinds are not in yet, so it was hard to take a picture with the sun coming in.

Reflection of the mirror shows hallway leading to the Master Suite.

7/18/2011

New House Tour ~ Living Room

Continuing on with our New House Tour, I will remind you that this home was staged for a fund raising tour by designers and furniture stores. A fee was charged to tour the beautiful home and the money went to The Advocacy Network for Children.  So remember, this is a staged home...NOT THE HOMEOWNERS FURNISHINGS OR DECOR.  You will see price tags and some things out of place, because I was there while it was being staged.

Knowing this, please focus on the finishes and house design. I will be featuring each room over the next several blogs because this home is HUGE and I just can't give you a quality tour without separating the rooms.

Let's continue on the tour with the living room and covered deck. (You can see the Kitchen tour HERE)
View from the upstairs loft.


7/17/2011

New House Tour ~ Kitchen

Do you want a tour of a fabulously large home? It's newly built and
very lush and spacious. It was so exciting for me, to not only be great friends with the builder's sweet wife, but to be involved with choices and the process of the building.
Do you want to see a BeautiFul Kitchen? This home is now complete but The Advocacy Network for Children asked to have designers and furniture stores come in and decorate the house BEFORE they moved in and have a weekend-long house tour to raise funds. The builder and his wife agreed to this and what you will see is a staged home...NOT THEIR FURNISHINGS OR DECOR. It may not be your style and I know it was not all their style either, but a fund raising event. So I thought I would take the opportunity and snap pictures to show you this lovely home. You will see price tags and some things out of place, because I was there while it was being staged.

Knowing this, please focus on the finishes and design. I will be featuring each room over the next several blogs because this home is HUGE and I just can't give you a quality tour without separating the rooms.

Let's start the tour with the kitchen.

7/15/2011

Bench Fetish

Some would say I have a chair fetish. Some would say I have a birdhouse fetish, Some would say I have a stool fetish. I just love so many things.

On this post, I would like to share with you a before and after of a bench that I just finished.

I purchased it at a garage sale that you can see HERE on my Week 14 Diamonds In The Rough! weekly posts. I paid a whole $4 for it!

7/12/2011

More Whimsy In The Garden!

Here is more humor in my garden...
73 year old wagon. Grandpa bought it for my Mom when she was one.

Faux window on our shed.
Hen & Chicks growing in old boots, got this idea from my grandma
Handmade Garden Art

More Garden Art

7/10/2011

Week 15 ~ Diamonds In The Rough!

Diamonds In The Rough! is my weekly feature, where I show you the treasures that I find from garage sales, thrift stores and antique stores.

This was a good week, besides some books and a few random teacups that I won't bother to show you, I got a bunch of good treasures.

Are you ready? Here goes...
This was only 25¢, so I got it to sell in my mall booth.
This old wheelbarrow was the steal of the day at $15. Since it is too late for me to plant flowers in...plus I will be going on another vacation and won't be here to water...I will save it for a great fall display in the yard this year. Imagine pumpkins and mums in this! That is AFTER hubby fixes it up a bit and I seal it with exterior varnish.

7/09/2011

Refining Your Collection!

This post is for those that did not see it as my Guest Post at Valarie's Glimpse of My World blog.

Do you have a special collection? I have many and one of them is my vintage purses. It started one time when I went on a home tour and the homeowner had a wall displayed with very old vintage purses and it just grabbed my at my heart. This is how collections for me start...from the heart.

I shared with you on a previous post my wall of purses in my master bedroom...
 I hung them from glass drawer knobs until I found this trellis at a garage sale...


It was only $4 and I thought it would look great out in my garden...as trellis' are made for.






But
then,

had 

light-bulb
moment


I decided to use it for my purse display as I have shown you in this past post HERE.


7/08/2011

Guest Blog!

I was asked by Valarie over at Glimpse of My World to do a guest post on her blog today. If you are interested in my opinion on Refining You Collections, then head on over by clicking on her blog title and check out what I wrote.

7/06/2011

Week 14 ~ Diamonds In The Rough!

Diamonds In The Rough! is my weekly feature, where I show you the treasures that I find from garage sales, thrift stores and antique stores.

This weekend sales were few for two reasons; Hubby was home with me on vacation and it's a holiday weekend. (Fourth of July) So we just hit a couple and called it good.

I went to one garage sale that said it was an estate sale. Usually a good sign that I can get smalls (glass items) and furniture real cheap.  That was the case with this sale.  Just look at this bench. At only $4, I didn't even want to dicker with the owner. I will be transforming this into a real beauty, real soon.
Then there was several tables of smalls (glass items). Nothing had prices, but the lady told me to pile up what I wanted and she would make me a deal. So I piled and piled and piled. I got all you see below for only $3 for the teacups, two pitchers, frame and all the glass ware!!!

7/03/2011

My Teacup Chandy!!

Warning...



This could get long,




but stick with me to see

 

the most beautiful chandelier ever!


So, lets start from the beginning.  On one of my Diamonds In The Rough! garage sale finds, I purchased an old brass chandelier.

It was dirty, but each arm had two lights and it had all the crystals that came with it.  I was concerned that the wiring was old and possibly dangerous.

 So I took it to a local lighting store and met a wonderful guy named Jack that rewired it in a special way... explained later in this post.
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