From the entry way (click to enlarge pics)
Great Room (oh, how she deliberated over the paint color...sound familiar???)
Kitchen eating area. Mom has an eye for eclectic gatherings of items she's collected thru the years.
This picture doesn't do this antique pie safe justice....but mom painted it aqua and distressed it.
Yes, I have already claimed it.
You'll begin to see lots of vintage baskets and crocks. They're everywhere, and the pieces I most remember from the house I grew up in.
Here's the Grand Dame herself....isn't she cute? Love her shoes....Pretty sure she made the tablecloth.
Sunroom. See the antiques in here?
LOVE this three-legged wicker table with the goose. See any crocks?
Their bedroom. Ahhhhh.....She made the curtains, bedskirt and pillows.
How 'bout a close-up? She actually created and sold pillows for a bit.
Main Bath. Again, my pictures don't capture the coolness! She made the shower curtain.
Get a load of this fabric she used! Freakin' awesome!
Vintage bottles adorn the window about the shower....
Guest room. FULL of antique goodness. Yes, she made these pillows too.
The valance that goes with the big sham on the bed. Words cannot describe how much I love this fabric.
Blurry pic....sorry. Dad painted the antique dresser.
Birdie pics....that I also want.
Brown transferware plates she's found here and there will be hung on the wall.
Now just look at this cute lamp. Seriously? Love it!
Moving down to the finished basement, we find lots of her more primitive antiques. Mom's gone thru a lot of decorating styles, but one thing always stays the same.....quality antiques and excellent taste.
Love this little area near her sewing station.
Wee bitty crocks to store sewing notions.
Shabby chic'ed cutting table.
Current fabric stash.
I never appreciated this kind of thing growing up, but nowdays I LURVE it!
Beautiful old trunk and quilt.
K, now she'll kill me. This is in her storage area. I know all my readers will want to see her crafty stash. Here we have bins of flower arranging stuff.
Here's fabric rolls and sewing stash. The tub on the bottom left is full of trims!
Isn't this bed to.die.for? And I heavily hinted that the floral painting would be a dandy Christmas present.
Even their garage has coolness....check out the vintage-remake Schwinn cruisers! Great colors.
My dad even drives a vintage 80's Ford convertible.
(Are the 80's considered 'vintage' yet? If so, I'm an antique.)
Lastly, here's a picture in my parent's office of my beautiful gramma. (Mom's mom).
She's 92 and still beautiful.....smile Gram!
I love her so much....she cracked a vertebrae in a fall a month ago.
It's been a slow recovery and very painful for her. Get Well Soon Gram!
So there ya go. I hope over the years I can pull together my mish-mash of furniture that doesn't match with the same ease and elegance as my mom does. She has kept the stuff she loves over the years whether it 'goes together' or not, and it all combines to make a lovely home. She's such a great example of using what you love, what makes you happy to see everyday, and not giving a flip what the professionals or magazine editors think.....
I'm thankful I inherited some of her interior design genes.
BTW, I haven't gotten thru all the links from the party yesterday, but will do so this afternoon and post highlights and the winner of the doorprize either tonight or first thing tomorrow.
You guys have outdone yourselves again!
I'm off to shop for a few little things to help put the finishing touches on my family room so I can show it off mor next week's party. Thankfully, for your sakes, it isn't taking as long as the dining room!