Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fall Open House

Today was my Origami Owl Open House.  Since my house was spruced ( hah, hah, I live on Spruce Dr.) up I thought I would give you a tour.

 
This is the first thing you see when you come up the stairs.  (Bi Level)
 
 
 
And then you walk into the living room.  This is the area of our home that we basically live in.  The brown chair, a favorite of the grands and us. The white couch our new purchase this summer and so were the floors.  The first piece of furniture was a repurposed piece that we found from the same place the couch came from......two stores later.  Small wooden bench at the top of the steps, another find.  The cabinet the TV is on was purchased at the auction that was held at our home before we moved in.  It was covered in white paint.  I stripped it with that awful stripping solution minus gloves, oh my.  To the right is a small rocking chair that was our first piece of Furniture so we could rock our first baby.  Oh, and the bouncer chair is for Oliva.  Too heavy to move out of the way. I would love to have a nice rug in here, but my Yorkie would potty on it.
 
 
My kitchen.  I bought the new hardware from Restoration Hardware.  To paint these cupboards would be way too overwhelming for me.  The ice box was a Christmas gift from my husband 30 some year ago.  I had a broken leg and couldn't go downstairs.  He had it down there for a couple weeks and I didn't even know it.  The little table I found at an antique mall.  I purchased it on the chance that it would fit in my VW bug and it did.  The wall paper has been there for a really long time.  It was a French country pattern and I still love it.
 
 
 
Sorry, the order is a bit mixed.  I also don't edit my photos.....I know I am bad.  I painted the little sofa table in my favorite ASCP Duck Blue.  My DIL doesn't like this table here but I do.  The fall banner was from a fall swap last year.
 
 
 
Ooops blurry.  My old camera collection.  McCoy pieces and some other little pitchers.  To the left a little shelf that belonged to my MIL that I repainted. My little globes and an owl reside here.  The samplers are from my grandmother.  On top of the microwave are 3 sets of Disney salt and pepper shakers.  One is the cruise line edition.
 
 
 
The dining room.  I would love to have a farm table here if my husband would let me sell this set.  The china cabinet is my grandmothers.  I painted the inside of it because it is so dark.  I am really thinking of painting the utside white.  The other armoire was from our cottage.  I love this piece just the way it is.  It's great for storage as well.  The table is set up with my Origami Owl things.  I hung the necklaces from the light. (dog toys in the corner.....and the little rocking chair in the other corner was Mr. Cozy's.)  On the china cabinet is a banner of match boxes covered in Mary Engelbreit papers from my dear friend Genie.
 
 
This is looking into the kitchen from the dining room.  The dining room and living room are one big room.  It looks a big busy here but it really isn't .  I keep changing the little wall.  Why does everything look crooked in pictures.  The chair with the bunny was my grandmothers.  My parents had it restored a long time ago,  The person doing it did a great job.  On the other side is an oak cabinet that I would love to paint.  It has some nice carvings on it.  It is big and heavy.  My Shirley Temple doll and a couple of Madame Alexander dolls that I bought at the auction house close by where I live.
 
 
 
Another shot of the big heavy cabinet.  Some canvased photos by the back door.  Our upstairs opens right into the back yard.  Even though we have a bi-level it is also called a hillside ranch. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This little owl was from Doodle's Christmas sale this year.  Instead of gift wrap paper they had candles.  She just knew I would want this.  We have a history about owls.  When she was little we would drive by a dentist office that had a wood carved owl on a high pole.  I would open the sun roof and yell, "Don't you be pooping on my car Hooter".  Her dad named the owl Hooter, not me.  We still laugh about us doing that.  Now she loves owls like me.  And look who is in that photo behind the owl.  That's Doodle and her brothers.  Oh, I love those kids.
 
 
 
 
 
I moved my plates.  This wall is busy now but I think I like it. 
 
 
 
Forgot my little wagon. I love this wagon.  It will soon hold some little Christmas trees.  The shelf above I painted in guess what, ASCP Duck Blue.  The little table that holds the cable box was supposed to be from China.  It's a little school desk and has a little chair.
 

There you have it......my Cozy Blanket.   You can tell that I follow no rules on decorating.  I have my own style.  I just decorate with what I love to be around.  Thank goodness Mr. Cozy goes along with it all. Thanks so much for touring my home today.  Since No One showed up for my Open House at least you came.  (Don't feel too bad, I got some orders over the phone)
 

29 comments:

Grammy Goodwill said...

Thanks for the look inside your home. I saw so many things I liked - the ice box, that little chair, your owl and its story. I am so sorry that no one came to your open house. That is so disappointing. I never have those parties because I never had any luck with people coming. My best friend has them all the time and is very successful. I don't know her secret!

Dewena Callis said...

Well at least you got the house all ready for us to visit even if no one came. And you have some beautiful pieces--that large wood chest is stunning. And I really like the new white couch.

I think people are just so busy at this time of year that there aren't enough days in the week to do everything you want to.

Kimberly said...

I did an open house once and no one showed either. I know its bummer. I love your home Debby - thanks for showing us!

Laurie said...

Such a beautiful home and full of treasures!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I really enjoyed the tour of your lovely home!
Bummer that no one showed up for your sale...
Warmly,
deb

Julia said...

So sorry that no one showed up but your home is all in order and it feels good. Years ago more people would have gone to this type of home party sale but now it's a different crowd and everyone buys online.

I really enjoyed the home tour, thanks. Your home is warm and inviting and reflect your taste and that's how things should be, surrounded by things that you love and means something to you. Everything has a story.

I hope that you can rest and have a peaceful weekend with your love ones.

Nothing matches in my house either and most everything that I have was a great find at second hand shop or yard sale.

HUgs,
JB

Polly McCormick said...

Wow Debby's, I just love it! That sofa is fabulous! Cute stuff everywhere!

Polly McCormick said...

Wow Debby's, I just love it! That sofa is fabulous! Cute stuff everywhere!

Karen Mortensen said...

Your house looks very nice, cozy and comfortable.

Sares~Tara said...

What a lovely home you have! Your new sofa is fabulous! Regarding the reindeer stamp on my Christmas tags, I got it at Michaels craft store. Thanks for stopping by!

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for the tour.

I love that little wagon. I put my Christmas presents in an old copper wash tub.

pogonip said...

Well, you got a clean home, a blog post and some phone orders out of your open house--so not a total loss. And we got to tour your home. It's filled with memories and things you love--just perfect!

Nan said...

Well it looks like you did a lot of cleaning there and no one showed!! Disappointing to say the least. Your house looks so nice and it's all in perfect order now so that's a good thing. I know if someone were coming by I would be tucking things away here and there and tiding up lol..I love you new banner the colors are so pretty where you live. The kids are so darn cute, Goose being my favorite!!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

What a cozy house you have. I love seeing "real" houses, because that is how most of us live. We don't live in professionally decorated homes. We live with the pieces we love and you have some wonderful ones. So sorry no one showed up for your sale, sweet friend. xo Laura

Edna B said...

Debby, you have a lovely home. Some of those old pieces of furniture are awesome. I don't know how you keep it all looking so nice. I enjoyed the tour. Today I'm at work, so have to get busy here. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B>

Susie said...

Debby, You did a fine job sprucing up the house..I didn't see any dust bunnies.LOL. You enjoy your family, friends,and home, that's what life is about. I like the icebox. :):)xoxo,Susie

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I enjoyed the tour! :) Lovely home :)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your home looks so nice, sorry no one showed up! It's great that you got some phone order though!

Pam Kessler said...

I'm so excited to see the inside of your house! Love that white sofa in the living room. Is that an old piece or a brand new one? And the table in the kitchen is gorgeous. Sorry no one showed up for the open house. I wonder if it's just the weather turning and people being more homebodies this time of year. At least we got to see your photos though!!!

Loretta Thomas said...

What a tour...love your home and the beautiful old pieces!! So Sorry your event didn't go well...maybe next time! Thanks for sharing although!
Hugs...

Musings from Kim K. said...

I always enjoy tours. Your home is so inviting. Definitely cozy. You have some beautiful pieces and have such a lovely way of displaying things.

PS. Love your new blog header too. Your grands are so adorable!!

genie said...

Oh, not to live is a century old farmhouse...neat and clean and nice floors. Your home is sososo pretty. No clutter...I love it. It was fun seeing my matchboxes hanging. They did turn out so cute. Sorry one of your swappers was a "no show” and a "no tell you about being a no show"...that is a shame. Cannot wait for my package. Hugs...love you...genie

Jen Kershner said...

I love that feeling when the house is all cleaned up for company, but before the company comes! I adore your white couch. What a great find!

Relyn Lawson said...

What a super-great bunting in your new banner. I want you to make me one. Too bad we aren't secret santas. ha.

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Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Debby, your home is so welcoming and pretty. thanks for the tour, I enjoyed it.

Melanie said...

How awful that no one showed up for your Open House. What a bummer! But thank you for giving us a tour...I think your home is very warm and inviting. Decorating rules? There aren't any. Decorate with what you love and what pleases you and your family.

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