Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Holiday Tour 2011...just a teensy late

Did you hear? Our home was included in the Clarence Friends of the Library 2011 Holiday Home Tour.  The preparation is nothing short of a type of torture that I'm SURE has been outlawed by the Geneva Convention.  HOWEVER, the benefit is that all those nagging little (and big) projects that had been hanging out there in la la land got DONE.  Go grab a snack, a drink, and some toothpicks to keep your eyes open as you peruse the next 30 something photos of the house....in all its CLEANESS.  Did I mention I have an eight year old boy, a four year old boy and a 35 year old boy?  They all live here...at the same time....at the same time I had to keep the ENTIRE house clean.  I deserve a trophy for that.  Or a tiara.

Have I mentioned how much I love my kitchen now?  I'm going to share that love AGAIN soon in a Before and After post.   

The dining room.  I managed to hide my oakey oak dining room table...the hubster put the kabosh on painting or staining it.   Little does he know the plans afoot when he leaves on his next business travel overseas.  BWAHAHAHA.

Hedge apples....just because they're cool. 

God bless my husband and friend for lugging the cabinet out of the basement.  I love this thing.  Love.  The weight...well....just shy of elephant.

The $1 chair.  More on that to come too....I'm such a tease. 

So here's the deal.  When a person hides their oakey oak dining table...well...you have to do something about those oakey oak dining CHAIRS.  Solution?  Hide them in the basement and scrounge the house.  I kinda love the bench there.  That might stay...at least until I find permanent "new" chairs.  Actually what I would sorta totally love is to have mismatched...just all in the same wood tone....or painted....

The den....because my dad is a genius bookcase builder.  Love that guy.

Master bedroom. Makes me want a nap.

Guest room.  Uh yes, I'm a ding dong and this is the only shot I took.

Back to being a tease.  This is the new downstairs bath....that deserves its own post.  Its own blog really.  Its own country to run to be honest.

Back stairs.  Do I have a photo of the beautiful front stair case and foyer tree you ask?  Uh no.  Woops.

Upstairs bath.  Artwork by a very famous artiste named Marshall V.  He was two.  Genius. Pure genius.

Boys' room

If you're still awake I thank you for taking the time to go through my virtual Holiday Home Tour. Oh, it's January you say?  Just pretend it's Dec. 25 and you're delighted to look at Christmas photos. ;-)


  1. can i just come over for coffee or tea or something? i just love every inch of it. your house makes my heart happy! seriously.

  2. Everything looks SO good. Seriously. So GOOD!

    Love the bench at the dining room table. It's perfect there.

    And, I also agree that your bathroom needs its own country. Or at least a post. I love all the little Christmas touches. It's so festive.

  3. So that's where you've been! I loved your house tour! I'm so glad you shared it, even if Christmas was a couple days ago... I love your kitchen and can't wait to hear about the details!

  4. I was beginning to worry about you. Glad to see you have been keeping yourself busy. Your home looks amazing. I love all the beadboard and that KITCHEN. You know how much I'm loving that.

    About that table. I have a plan. Once hubby leaves and your done fixing your's, you just hop right in your car and take a road trip to my house so you can fix mine too! Then when my hubby says "WHAT DID YOU DO". i can just say "nothing, Jen did it". Good plan right? LOL

  5. Jen, your house looks gorgeous!! I'm envious it's so clean, too. I bet it was a hit on the home tour - way to go!

  6. Your house is simply wonderful. And great idea to do a virtual house tour. I have a pretty neat place in Santa Fe. Maybe I'll give it a try.

  7. I love your house and was wondering if you would share the paint colors in your living room/dining room/den.

    I have similar woodwork in my old house, and am looking at warm whites.

    Thank you! Your house is lovely!


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