2.26.2010

As promised....the beach house tour

Ok, so it's not really a beach house in the strictest sense of the word, but it is the cutest darn condo you ever did see.  So come along with me for a tour of my folk's winter refuge....

Their development is called:
 

Their 'neighborhood' within Falling Waters is:
(my mom's maiden name was Rose, and my dad still calls her that.)

Now I affectionately call it 'Pumping Waters', because well, I make a joke outta everything.  
Can't help myself.
 

Pretti-ness... 

Here's the outside of their pink condo.  Or salmon.  Or maybe orange?  Whichever works for ya...
 
I won't tell you about the sweet man with Alzheimer's who sometimes lives below them and plays musical plantage in the courtyard.  Or that my mom finds her sun-loving potted plants under the stairwell...

View from the entry...with mom in her favorite spot:
'Nother one:
 

From the big windows looking toward the kitchen (this was taken on another trip with a lousy camera):
 

Through the screen to the view beyond...I also won't tell you about the nasty ducks that about peck you to death on that island across the bridge...

Small lanai off the kitchen, perfect for that morning cup coffee...when it's not 10 below outside.

The master bedroom...recognize that fabric???? She made ALL the linens in here as well as the valance.

Their bathroom:

Here's where Hubs and I slept....just a tad girly for his taste, but I loves it...

Our bathroom....check out the shower curtain she made!
 

She hand-sewed all those buttons on...here's some close-ups...
 
Don't I know it.
Now for some more details of my mama's beautiful style and creativity...
Some embroidered tea towels and hot pads...
  

A vintage-style canvas for the wall near her kitty Maggie's food...

The valance she made for the kitchen...

Humor on the fridge...
I love this bulletin/magnetic board.  Not sure if mom made this, but it's swoon-y...

 

Happy little frog who guards a handful of raw almonds most days in his wee lily pad.

Dining chair slipcovers and shabbied boo-fay, both done by my mom...

Some close-ups of her work...
 

  

  

  
(they also shabbified the dining table)
Coolest chandy evah.

Livingroom details...pillows and side table cover by mom:

Valance by mom:

Wicker coffee table, distressed and lookin' all cute and stuff.  And where my beloved copy of 'Flea Market Style' was accidently left behind.  *sigh*  (enjoy it, Mom!)

Mom and Dad in their tropical paradise.  Yes, I know.  Cutie-patooties.

Thanks again Mom and Dad for a wonderful trip to your most excellent digs by the sea.  
You are loved and appreciated!

30 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a wonderful place. She has furnished and accessorized it just perfectly. So glad you get to enjoy it too. Hugs, Marty

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

whelp, now we know where you get your awesomeness! are they taking reservations? I would LOVE to sleep in that girlie bed!

Brenda said...

What a sweet place to stay. Your mother is very talented.

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

I love that your mom dolled up the condo. What a fun place to spend the winter. I'm headed down to your mom's tomorrow. Please call ahead and tell her I'm coming ok? Glad to have you home!

Heidi said...

What a great hideaway by the sea. How lucky you are that your Mom wants to share it with you. I think my folks would have kept it their secret!
Have a great weekend.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Rustique Gal said...

Cindy, How adorable is that? Your Mom really has style. She's great with the shabbying furniture and her handwork is beautiful. Glad you got to visit. Ask her when I can come! Sherry

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a great place. Your Mother is very talented - it seems to run in the family. It sounds like you had a nice vacation.

Kate said...

Well know we all know where your all your talent stems from!!! Great photos and such a great post about your trip. Thanks for sharing your mama's digs with all of us. Have a wonderful weekend.

Love Kate

Heidi said...

Those chair covers are so sweet! What a fun and inviting place to visit. Mom's always know how to make us feel so welcome.

Cozy Little House said...

You favor your daddy. And have his smile. I'd be spending my time outside too. Your mother is very talented. I can see where your decorating gene came from. I can't find a copy of that mag yet! I'm sure you miss her already!
Brenda

Caroline said...

She is so crafty! Fabulous. I'm turning the heat up in our cold apartment and imagining that I'm somewhere like that! Gorgeous!

fairmaiden said...

It is adorable. Your Mom is so talented. How lucky to have such a place. And I love the name 'Falling Waters'...this is in Florida?

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

We know where your decorating talent comes from. Lucky you to have such a great place to visit.

Victoria said...

That was so much fun to read and see all your moms handywork! You've inspired me, I'll have to post some of my Florida photo's soon:)

Anonymous said...

Cindy: Tell your friends " 2 come on down" We had a great time with you & Chris although 2 short. Want 2 play 10 little indians?

Love Dad

The DIY Show Off said...

What a beautiful get away! I see where you get your talent for creating beautiful cozy spaces! I wish I was there! I've had enough of the snow!

:)
Roeshel

Dana D said...

My mom's maiden name was Rose, too!
What a small world!

sissie said...

Looks like a little piece of paradise for your parents.

Great photos showing your Mom's super creativity.

hugs
Sissie

fairfieldhouse said...

Welcome Home Cindy! You were missed. Thanks for the tour of your parents winter home. I especially like the dining room chair covers your mom made.

- Deborah

Staci K. said...

What a sweet comfy place to be! I love all of her hand made details. :)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love your mom's sewing! Their condo is wonderful! I'm lovin' that green Boo-fay and my gosh, that shower curtain. It was probably the twin beds that threw your hubbs, ha ha!
hugs,
Debra

Patricia said...

Oh wow!!! I am so going with you the next time!!
I love the guest room! I could spend a whole day just looking at all the beautiful decor!
I can totally see where you get your awesomeness from!


I wanted you to know that you have an award over at my blog!!!
Blessings
Patricia

GardenofDaisies said...

Your Mom has done such a beautiful job decorating their condo with unifying colors. Every thing flow together nicely. I love the special touches (like buttons) she added to shower curtains, etc... The decorating talent runs in the family!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I just discovered your blog....enjoyed my visit!

The Swedish Room said...

Hi Cindy,
Your parent's place is so pretty. Your mother is really talented.
The Swedish Room

ain't for city gals said...

Gorgeous...but the thing that made me laugh out loud was the Wish I was as thin.....pic...sometimes I see pics of myself 10 years ago and think wow wish I was as thin as I was then...but realize at the time I thought I was fat...life goes on anyway...(thank goodness)

Necel said...

This is really fixed up cute. Adore the fabrics.

I get a kick out of some of the words you use... swoon... boo-fay... chandy. Very charming.

Blessings,
Necel from the Old House in Texas

Funky Junk Interiors said...

How cool is this arrangement?!?

What a lovely home! Her attention to the smallest details are impeccible. Those chair covers are amazing! And yes, I too had to take a look at that bulletin board to figure out what was so charming about it.

LOL on the spare bedroom/hubby comment. :) The first thing I ask myself when I decorate is, is it too girly? Dunno why as there's no adult man living with us. (my crazy bedroom was an exception. I deserve one girly room!) That's probably why you don't see florals in my home come to think of it.

Glad you had a wonderful stay! Welcome home.

Donna
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

The talent and good looks in your family overwhelm me. No matter where any of you girls are, you make it a room in heaven. What fun to see this. It's changed a lot since I was there. Love, Sally

Rue said...

Your parents are so cute Cindy and that 'cottage' of theirs is adorable! My goodness your mom is talented. No wonder you are too.

I really enjoyed reading about your trip, but it made me miss the beach something awful. Anyhoo..... off to catch up some more :)

rue

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