Monday, November 28, 2011

A peek inside this old house ~

The farmhouse was really clean this past weekend!!!
For approximately five minutes!
That's what it seemed like anyway, but who cares :)

We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving together and
wedged ourselves in here like sardines.

During those five minutes of cleanliness,
I took a few photos to share with you ~
now remember a few things, OK?
I can't do all white, or cream because, well...
I have to have things the color of dirt.
It saves me from going crazy and
then I'm sane enough to work in the studio!
Plus, nothing matches. I mean NOTHING.
Also, I used to own an antiques store so I have
an excess of things that I think are beautiful!
Our sofa and chair that do match were given to us
by our son...a little too mod for me but
I needed new and it came at a great time!!

Brent hung my stained glass window over the kitchen sink last week too ~

After an entire year in the box, my beautiful Limoges china is back on the hutch ~

This thing is WAAAY too crowded...I need to edit!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and great weekend too ~
We had two Thanksgivings....
one Thursday with my husband's family
and one Saturday here at the house with my family!
I'm about turkey-ed out too!

So now we can jump into Christmas with both feet....
and I'm heading back into the studio
to finish up a few sparkly trees ~

Wishing you a beautiful Monday precious friends,
hugs and love,


Kathy said...

I do NOT think that hutch needs edited. Your home looks delightful and warm and cozy and filled with interesting things. I think it is just lovely and managing to decorate WITHOUT matching is something to be admired. Everything "goes". Beautiful!

Unknown said...

It all looks wonderful Dawn and like a home where love and life is enjoyed and where you enjoy your collections not have them packed away, as it should be I say! Hugs Marilou

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Dawn~what a beautifully warm and inviting setting. I adore your china and hutch! So many vignettes that displayed a personal touch with many stories no doubt behind them.

Sweet wishes,

Lynnae said...

Your home is so warm and inviting. My favorite things are the mantle with the paintings displayed and the green bookshelf with the scrollwork on the side.
Thanks for sharing.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Your farm house is beautiful! That China and hutch are fabulous, they would be so missed in a box for a year.Yes it is time to welcome Christmas~Cheers Kim

Dorthe said...

Sweet Dawn, your home with all the cosy and beautiful corners, are so inviting and full of wonderful collections, and old gorgeous furnichures-like the hutch, the little tables,the green shelf-and all your lovely creations .
My home is also not matching-I love to "marry" different pieces ,like you.
Thankyou for the sweetest images, precious friend.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Anonymous said...

All that beautiful stuff is so inviteing, you have a beautiful home .

Deborah said...

Your home is beautiful and you have some gorgeous pieces in there :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Dawn,
Your home has such a wonderful look and feel. I could get real comfy there in a short period of wouldn't be able to get rid of me!

Your elegant touch is everywhere. I'm so glad that you put out your china, it's lovely.


Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

I want to come and sit in your house! It's so beautiful and comfortable and cozy! xo

Antiques In Old Town said...

Love your new old farm house... So WELCOMING , you just know a happy family lives there. I too love the white look , but know it would not work for me. My white would be orange Georgia clay in no time. Give me those warm earthy colors ! Love your creativity !

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Dawn, Your home is my kind of home. Filled with the people you love and the things you enjoy surrounding you. Don't change a thing! Love, Penny

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

It makes me so happy to see my ticket sign in your home! I am so glad that you still like it! I think everything looks great! I need to edit some things too. Having some things in a store gets tricky with the collecting thing. Hope you have a great holiday hugs Deneen

mary beth said...

Sweet cozy house that love built! Can I say how thankful I am for you Dawn and the many inspiring things you share with us so freely? So many images in my document file are straight from you and so many ideas I have gleaned from your blog, I cannot even count them! Hope you got some rest from the busy holiday and are full of energy for the next one!

Shirley Hatfield said...

I knew your home would be as warm and inviting as you are...what a treasure trove! When I visit your pages, I feel I've returned to a more gracious time. said...

Dawn, I always say that if you buy stuff you love, it all goes together. Things look better when they don't "match"! Your home is lovely.

Simply Shelley said...

Dawn,your home is beautiful and you have it decorated so wonderfully...can't wait to see it all decked out for Christmas.Blessings on your week.

Sheila A. said...

Dawn, you have a beautiful home. What you call
"crowded" -- I like! Thank you for sharing.

jennifer768 said...

Dawn your home is lovely and so inviting.Thanks for sharing it!Hugs,Jen

Vee said...

Your home is cozy and charming. I could easily sit myself down and just look around at all of the wonderful things.

We just finished the last of the turkey soup and if I don't see turkey until next year, that will be fine with me. Two feasts! Isn't life great?!

Anonymous said...

It all looks wonderful and you enjoy your family so much. That is the name of the game.



June said...

Oh Dawn it is beautiful! I want to come in and sit and talk your ears off while I look at all of your beautiful things. I love that large armoir in the corner--gorgeous--
Your home is as beautiful and warm as you are my dear friend.
hugs from here...

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

When is coffee? I'll be right over to sit and chat and enjoy :-) Beautiful!

If you pare down your little doggie ont he shelf..I'm first in line :-)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Your home is so welcoming and charming and a reflection of your generous spirit. I don't think you need to edit a thing! Thank you for sharing all those lovely images. Enjoy the season Dawn! :)

Rustique Gal said...

Hi Dawn,
How lovely your home is! I love your little vignettes and displays, and your art everywhere! Pretty, warm, comfortable-that's what a home is. I think a good couch and chair are essential, no matter the style! Your sweet style shows through in every picture!
Have a great week!

Gloria Westerman said...

Girl are you nuts!!! Your home should be in the Better House and Garden......its so warm and inviting .....and full of love.....and I can't wait to see it with all your Christmas decorations up.....I will expect and invite please.....LOL....


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