Home Tour:: My Mama's House.

Over the Thanksgiving break we took a trip to Fishers for the day to see my mom and dad.  I promptly whipped out my camera and began taking pictures for the blog because I couldn't believe how awesome everything looked.....they built this house and have been working to make it 'theirs'.  It's coming together so beautifully, so I thought I'd show it off in blogsphere.  Ready?

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.

Drool. x2.

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!



Abatevintage said...

What a great tour, thank you for sharing it with us. I love the wicker table and the goose its so charming, your moms shoesw are cute, and they look warm, its kind of cold today here lol if ya can believe it.

I loved the tour everything was so wonderfully done.

Have a great week

.•:*¨¨*:•.Blessings*¨2 U 4¨**¨¨*the holidays .•:*¨¨*:•.


Pat@Back Porch Musings.com said...

Beautiful home, Cindy. Your mom and grandmother are beautiful women!

Thanks so much for featuring the Back Porch on your sidebar! I truly appreciate it!

Funky Junk Interiors said...


Your mom has incredible style! I could only hope to claim a portion of that status on my own.

And that lamp?!? She had to create that. I've never seen anything so adorable yet not too girly. And those brown and cream plates have me wanting the exact ones!

When's her Etsy opening?!? :)

Thanks for sharing her home with us! I always come out learning something.


Six divided by two..... said...

Your mamma's house is simply divine!! Tell your Gram, "get well soon." Love the blog - awesomeness at it's best!!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

wow! thanks for the tour! Love your parent's house! That is such a cool cutting table! It's all awesome actually!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks so much for the tour of your parents beautiful home. Here is a list of my favorite things...pie safe...antique white dresser...the sunroom...your mom's handmade pillows and your dad's car. Hope you have an awesome week!


Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Gorgeous, I particularly like the sunroom and your photo of it with the shadows from the window panes. What a wonderful home to hang out in! Janell

Jayme Goffin, The Coop Keeper said...

Your mom is super way cool. And your grandma? What a blessing, to even HAVE a grandma (both of mine had passed before I was born), but that gal doesn't look 92 years old!

I LOVE your mom's style. Love her pillows. Thanks for sharing her home with us, and thanks for reminding us it's what WE like, being surrounded by the things that WE love, that MOVE US, not trying to work a decorating formula....

Have a wonderful day!

(I know I still owe you an email...I'm sorry...hopefully tonight. )

Heather said...

I can see where you got your flair for decorating! I'm really enjoying catching up with your whole family through your blog!

beachvintage.com said...

Oh my that sunroom is beautiful. I could sit in there for hours. Thanks so much for dropping by beach Vintage.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Your Mom has great style and thanks for showing us her lovely home.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really like their house - Thanks for the tour. It is great to build yourself or have built. That way you can add the little extras the way you would want them.

sarah { abeachcottage } said...

oh what a sweetheart and what style!

love the sunroom...nice place for a cup of tea and a book I think!


Suzann said...

What a wonderful tour.

Unknown said...

Hi Cindy,
I enjoyed the tour of your parents' home! Your mom and I have similar tastes in antiques. I love mixing old with new as she has done. She's an awesome seamstress...her work is beautiful!


Molly Anne said...

What a fantastic tour! I LOVED those old bottles in the window! I have tons of old bottles and would love a place like that to put them to show off their beautiful color.

And wait...that woman in the striped shirt is 92?Did I read that correctly? WOW she looks WAY younger!

Jennifer said...

92?! I should be so lucky to be part of that gene pool. Mom, Gram and tour...beautiful!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I love it! Your mom is so talented and so are you!! The two of you are probably awesome colaborators!

Have a great day!

Lou Cinda :)

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

The 'great dame and gram' are adorable! And so much loviness to look at. That pie safe, the shower curtain and the pillows are great. She has so much great stuff. Very homey.
The capers of the vintage vixens

Seawashed said...

I loooooVe your Mom and Dad's house...and your Mom's decorating....those cruisers too. Thank you for sharing it all with us.

Lynn said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful tour of your Mom & Dad's home! It's gorgeous! Your Mom has done a beautiful job with everything that she has sewn! She's a beautiful seamstress!

Your Grandma sure was a beautiful young lady and still is quite attractive! No way does she look to be 92! I will have her in my prayers for a speedy and total recovery from her fall..



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