Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Getting back to normal

I am slowly getting my house back to normal after the holidays.  Even though we took the week off after Christmas I spent 4 days getting the inventory done at our shop. It didn't give me much time to get all the Christmas decor put away.  Now that it is finally done I can concentrate on getting my rooms redecorated. I am also organizing as I do each room. The first area I did was the fireplace wall  in the family room.

I kept the wood and metal wall hanging that I used for Christmas and added some greenery and candles.

On the hearth I have a flower arrangement, candles and my wood and metal box that you can use as an ottoman.  We did get new chairs for this room.  You can see one of them in the right bottom corner. The hubby wanted a recliner and I compromised with these chairs.   I will be posting about them when I do the rest of the room.

Here is the right side of the fireplace.

The right bottom of the fireplace I have my stacked suitcases that I added a tall candlestick and a small metal container.

On the wall left of the fireplace is the side table. This area is where the tv should go but it is too small for the entertainment center so it is on the trunk that you see in the bottom left corner.

Now I just need to get the rest of the room done and I can get started on the formal living room.  Hopefully I can get most of the two rooms done this weekend.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Best of 2017

It seems like this week is flying by.  We decided to take the week off between Christmas and New Years to get the store inventory done. I was hoping to be a little more productive this week around the house but at this point I don't think that is going to happen.

 We did get some furniture purchased for the basement but it is on back order and we have to wait until the end of January for it to be delivered.  I have been waiting two years to get furniture down there so I guess another month won't hurt me. It will give me some time to finish my projects in the basement before the furniture arrives.

I thought it would be fun to take a look back at my top 10 posts of 2017 and see which were the most popular with everyone.  Let's get on with the count down.

More Fall decor in the entry

Dreaming of Spring

New look for my hutch

Farm Fresh vignette

Ready Set Spring

Spring front porch

Autumn leaves and pumpkins in the dining room

Fall dreaming

Spring wreath

Blah to Ooh-la-la laundry room

With the new year around the corner I am hoping to get some more projects done.  I guess I had better get busy with taking down all the Christmas decor so I can get started.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Home Tour 2017

I am so glad that you can join me today.  Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour.  As you can see we are starting off with the front porch.  Up by the door is my favorite little bench. 

I also wanted to share some of the decor before you step onto the porch.  Below I have added some winter greenery to my large urns.

The garage also has a bit of Christmas with some more urns and some wreaths above each door.

Now let's head on up to the door and visit for a while.

Welcome to my home.  The first stop we will be making is the ledge next to the door.  Say hello to my new Santa and his friends.

A little further ahead on the right is my vintage shoe bench that I grew up with. I love to decorate it for the seasons.

To the left of the entry way is our formal living room.  The east side is decorated with red, green and white.

Here is a close up of the hutch and the table by the tree.

Now for a close up of the tree.  It takes me a few hours to get this 9 foot tree decorated,

The west side of the room has a  winter wonderland theme.

To the right of the formal living room is the dining room.  I have a plaid theme going on in here.

On the other side of the dining room wall is the kitchen.  The kitchen has a candy theme.

 The family room is right off of the kitchen and since I have brown furniture it received a gold, silver and bronze theme.

 I hope that you enjoyed the tour and please come again and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas on the front porch 2017

I finished getting the Christmas decorating done on the front porch Sunday.  Better late then never I say.  So let's take a look and see how it turned out.

I added winter greenery to the urns and lanterns.  I also put my large Santa boots planter on the right side.

The only are area on the porch that I decorated this year is the small bench.

I also added winter greenery to the urns by my garage doors.  I also added a wreath above each door.

I thought I would share with you how long my driveway is.  As you can see we are pretty far up from the street.  You can still see some of the snow from the other day on the South side of the driveway.  With all the tall evergreen trees that we have it stays pretty shaded and the snow takes a long time to melt.