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)