Saturday, August 08, 2009

A Tour of My House

Here is my sun porch. I made that window seat by building a wood platform to sit on top of plastic totes of my seasonal and maternity clothing. Also, under the window seat is my rather large magazine collection. The desk belonged to my mother and is now my writing desk. To the right you'll see my sewing pile and sewing machine.

Here is my kitchen. I took it at night, so it's a bit dim. At the far end of the counterspace I have garden produce piled up. When harvest comes in the kitchen gets busy. That white flat thing on the countertop is my dehydrator. There are herbs in it.

Here is another view of my kitchen, my beloved hutch that I got on Craigslist for $70.00. The first basket on top is my fruit basket. It's housed up there when not in use. The other basket holds play dough. The top shelf hold part of my recipe book collection. The second, my teas, the third I like to keep clear for when I need a recipe book open. There is a glass cookie jar there. The drapy thing hanging towards the back is an apron.

Here is a view of the dining room/library. Oh, we have way more books than this.

The master bedroom. I so want to change the color of the walls, but I haven't decided yet. It's been 3 years and I still haven't decided! There is only a teeny tiny closet in this room that is used by my husband, so I made that closet (left hand side of picture) buy buying a freestanding unit, topping it with a slab of wood and hanging that gorgeous repro 18th century fabric I got for a steal at Walmart (before they got rid of their fabric department...grrrr).


The color of the walls is "Cornflower." I love it, though it does need repainting.

Living room. The black unit holds the TV, the brown chiffarobe holds art supplies, homeschool supplies, my exercise supplies, etc.

Another view of the living room. That's our "Big Mean Baby-Eating Pit Bull" in the lower right hand corner of the picture. We call her that because she's not any of it, but people think she is. Hubby's "throne" is that blue chair with the Queen Anne legs. It's actually a recliner. He wanted a recliner, but I couldn't stand any of the big, poofy monsters out there. We both love this one.

Another view of the dining room. This is my grandmother's hutch. I was so pleased when she offered it to me!

The kids' room. Daughter's crib is stripped because she had a poo poo during her nap and took her diaper off. Her bedding's being washed and I hadn't replaced it yet. Both kiddos had their turns in ripping down the wallpaper border, as you can see.

Thank the Lord the kiddos have a good-sized closet!

Another view of the kids' room.

My pantry space in the basement.

The kids' play area (a work in progress). It'll probably also be the main schooling area. It needs better lighting, though.

And here's my laundry area, also a work in progress.


Anonymous said...

I really like your house. It is very cute, organized, and well put together. Thank you so much for taking the time to take pictures. I have often wondered what your home looks like. :-)

Suzanne said...

Love how you feathered your nest:-)
I shall have to take a few pics of mine when I get a chance.

roxanne said...

i love your cottage. So cozy and clean!
It makes me feel like relaxing with a good cup of tea. You are so blessed!!!! Great job Kate!

Mommy Saves ALOT!!! said...

Very nice and cozy. Thanks for sharing?

MargeCat said...

Hi, I've been lurking at your blog for over a year now, and I love it! Your house is so pretty, and I especially like the basement pantry. I also enjoy your other blog. (And you look lovely in pink, young lady! :-)--you're never too old for pink. It's a flattering color.)

I enjoy your reenacting posts--DH & I are reenactors. We do Rev War.

Anonymous said...

Your house is adorable. I like how you have decorated. It is very "homey". I really need to put something more up on our walls. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Mia said...

Thanks for the tour!
Our pantry is a shelf space as well!

Anonymous said...

Your home is beautiful! While viewing your photographs, I had the feeling that your family had lived in that house for generations. I've never been able to achieve that mood. Thanks so much for sharing! Stacey

true blessings said...

Your cottage is cute and comfy indeed! I love smaller homes ,because you are closer to each other and I love colorful homes ,where you can actually tell that children live there,by displaying their art work and letters,and having tons of books...yup that would be our house.

Lady Kara said...

Lady Scott,

What a charming home. :^) I shall be glad to visit your blog more often.

God bless,

Lady Kara