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Sunday, June 25, 2006

step inside

walk this way... into my parents' vacation home...we also happen to live here as we are the caretakers of this place...that was one of the reasons we moved here to cheeseland (incredibly long story, which i will not rehash here...though i did write about feeling homesick back in may, anyway, i digress)...i am the gardener in residence, though lately it might not look that way... & joe, the dh, is the carpenter extraordinaire...he had a hand in building this house (also, long drawn out story, but don't need to elaborate here)... like the front door he framed out & helped put in (this was a 3-man job).... the trees are artificial, but the potted urns are my handiwork...i grew those babies from seed! maybe one day, when i've done a good weeding around the yards, i will post some snaps of the other garden areas...they are kind a looking a bit neglected & shabby at the moment... anyhoo, you walk through the front door and you are in my parents' main floor...this is where the family tribe come to hang out when they come to visit from chicago...overall, the house is pretty contemporary in its styling (which is not our style! we like OLD, antiqued stuff), fancy schmancy details, doodads & what-nots... and then to the right of the front door is a stairwell leading downstairs>>> to a full, daylight basement aka our pad, humble abode, domain...joe helped framed out the stairwell as well as put in that fab vintage french door (the original plan called for a raised paneled white door, but i told joe that i wanted some light to come into our space)...we're so glad that joe listened to me! it's a total switch from ulta modern to antiqued, country-cottagey style once you cross the threshold >>>the "maine cottage" as my sis would say...it's a different world when you step inside our place... but you know what? i wouldn't have it any other way. Posted by Picasa

3 Comments:

  • At 6/26/2006 04:59:00 AM, Blogger sweet memories said…

    pretty all around, and everyone has a hand in it, in the decorating....I love your plants at your entrance...very beautiful...nice post of you home...thank you for sharing it!

     
  • At 6/27/2006 09:46:00 AM, Anonymous looney said…

    no wonder the lil'munchkins call it the "special house"...you have such a beautiful way of making "home sweet home"...xoxo looney

     
  • At 6/27/2006 12:06:00 PM, Blogger norththreads said…

    This is just beautiful!! Where do you get all this time to post so much..cant keep up with your goodies!

     

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