Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Haven

holy cow, I think I need to clean my windows! YIKES!

I told you a few days ago that I would start sharing photos of my home and "my style". Well, the Christmas decorations have been taken down in most of the rooms with the exception of the Sunroom. I took a few shots in the kitchen and livingroom, but as the days go by, I'll add more. One of the things that I haven't shared with you yet is that just a few short weeks ago, John and I completely painted out the kitchen . . . including the cupboards. Yes, the cupboards were green, now they are a soft putty color. I really love the new color scheme we chose. A soft bluish/aqua. Set against our granite that has black, tan, ivory, and that rich putty color, I think it really looks great. I can't help myself by having a bit of red thrown in. RED is my color, well that and Tippy Blue. We have a very old home - this old gal was built back in 1930. In 2002 we had a flood that wiped out most of the 1st floor and the cellar. We decided at that point that we would take this home back to its time - we had a black and white tile floor laid in our kitchen. In 2007, we did a small remodel in the kitchen. New granite, all new appliances, and new hardware on the cupboards. After the recent paint project, we entered into the Holiday Season. I still need to make new curtains for the bay and two other windows. I'll show those off when they're done!
You'll notice one thing . . . I'm a wordy! I love anything that says something. Words are everywhere; reminders of things to be thankful for.
"Live a good life, and in the end it's not the years in a life, it's the life in the years!
Abraham Lincoln
I'm a sucker for Mercury glass. I love it at Christmas and I love it most anytime too!
And here's a few shots of the Sunroom - really it's a garden room full of beautiful plants! It's my girly room; can you tell!
And if I didn't say it before, Merry Christmas!


  1. So beautiful! Love your style. Hope all is well with you and Happy New Year! :0) Blessings, Katy

  2. I love it very much! You have great style!