Monday, November 23, 2015

Our House is Becoming a Home - Part 4



The past month has brought most of the decorating together and I couldn't be more pleased.  
The artwork was hung in the dining room and the mercury glass candlesticks grace the dining table.  I have the automatic battery operated candles in the holders and it's so pretty in the evening when they come on.  On the antique cabinet in the bottom right picture is a collection of oriental ladies.  
This is one of our guest rooms that we call the "Queen Room" and it houses a solid walnut bed and night stands that my Dad built about 25 years ago.  He also built the frame for the mirror to match the bedroom suite.
The chest under the TV was my paternal Grandfather's sea chest.  My Dad refinished it many years ago and it looks nice with the bedroom suite.  Daddy also made all the crosses on the wall. They are some of the last wood working projects that he did.  I have a lot of mementos of family in that room.
This is our guest room that we refer to as the "King Room."  This beautiful bed once belonged to Tommy's Mom.  
I love the bedding that my designer helped me decide on for both bedrooms.
Just last Thursday my designer came and hung the window treatments in the living area.  We have fabric shades on all of them that roll up under the swags.  We didn't know if we would want any window treatments or not but after living with them for a time I felt like that the windows looked unfinished.  And, Randi agreed and she came up with this suggestion and I think they are "the icing on the cake."  The family room in the top left is a bit dressier than the other living areas so we choose a dressier fabric for that treatment and it sort of sets that room apart. 
This is a close up of the swag (the less formal fabric) so that you can see a little more of the details. 

It's been such a fun process and I'm sure I may add a few more touches as time goes by.  But, it is good to go for now.  Thanks for sharing in the process.

Things are rockin' and rollin' here at our new house today.  Our daughter and her two sons arrived late Saturday afternoon and Tommy's sister and her husband arrived yesterday.  So, we are enjoying a whole lot of family time. It rare for this group of family members to get to be together so we are going to make the most of it.

I'll see you the first of next week and I wish for you and yours abundant Thanksgiving blessings!


16 comments:

  1. It's really looking great, Lea. What an extra special Thanksgiving you'll be celebrating this year.

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  2. Happiest of Thanksgivings, Lea!

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  3. Enjoy the time with your family! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Oh Lea, it's all so beautiful! Have a wonderful thanksgiving and enjoy your time with your family.

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  5. Everything is just beautiful though I am looking at this on my phone so I am anxious to see it on my computer so I can see it BIGGER, lol. Wishing you and your family a wonderful thanksgiving, the first of many in your wonderful new home. We dropped your ornaments in the mail (finally) this morning on our way out so you should have them soon. I managed to get them in an envelope so they should just be in your mailbox. Blessings to you!

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  6. Everything looks beautiful, I hope you ave a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

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  7. It is all so beautiful. You have lovely treasures and those guest rooms are awesome!

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  8. Breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing...Happy Thanksgiving to you. Blessings

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  9. Your guest rooms are fabulous.You've got some wonderful memories in that furniture! Great window treatments, too!

    Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Oh Lea- how beautiful everything is.
    How exciting that must be.
    It sounds like we all need to rest and recover after our Thanksgiving celebrations!

    Enjoyed visiting,
    Laura

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  11. Lea, your home looks so warm and inviting. I know I'd feel right at home there!

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  12. Lea, your home looks so warm and inviting. I know I'd feel right at home there!

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  13. Your house decor is gorgeous! I bet it's been fun putting it all together!

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  14. Well how did I miss this post? Everything looks so pretty and well put-together, Lea. I know you and Tommy are enjoying your new home so much.

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  15. Well how did I miss this post? Everything looks so pretty and well put-together, Lea. I know you and Tommy are enjoying your new home so much.

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So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!