Sunday, August 22, 2010

Brooke's House Part 2

I decided to make two posts on my niece's house tour since there was so much to see. 
So, here is the rest of the house tour.

This is a picture of  Brooke's daughters (my great nieces) about 10 years ago.

Daughter 1's Bohemian Bedroom and Bath

Daughter 2's Garden Bedroom

I have to mention that daughter 2 became an artist at a young age and painted the giraffe.

Daughter 3's Bedroom with Painted Word Walls and Ceiling

Daughters 2 and 3 Bathroom

I love that the lights aren't matchy- matchy but compliment.

On this wall she framed fabric.

Master Bedroom

Brooke just did a makeover in this room.  
The  wallcovering and a soft gray paint compliment the stone fireplace. 
Beverly at My Sew Sweet Studio made the bedskirt and drapes.

Master Bath

Privacy area for shower.

All the rooms open up to a vast backyard.

Conversation area with fireplace.

Outdoor Kitchen

Jacuzzi and play area.  The grass area is actually larger than it appears
and has been used for weddings and many get-to-gathers.

I hope you enjoyed the house tour.
If you would like to go back to visit the previous posts relating to this post
click on  Brooke's House Part 1
My Sister's Birthday at Brooke's House

"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord"

Friday, August 20, 2010

Brooke's House Part 1

In a previous post, I mentioned that I would love to share some more of my niece's house. 

It is hard to tell in this photo but their house has a rock facade that gives an elegant setting.  There is a fountain that springs up from a small pool as you walk up the stairs to the front door.
There is also a front patio area that is enclosed with a rock wall.

You enter the double front doors into a spacious entry area.
You enjoy a panoramic view of  several rooms.

The Living Room

The Living Room Fireplace is a focal point.

The Dining Room Table

The Dining Room Buffet

The Music Room with its Tropical Flair.  

The Painted Ceiling in the Tropical Music Room

Bamboo Ceiling Fan in Tropical Music Room

Moving on in to the kitchen area.

This is the kitchen nook.
If I could say I have a favorite it would be this room.
It has doors and windows that make you think you are outdoors.
I also love the warm color on the walls.

Close up of the hanging light over table.

The long-necked rooster gives a touch of whimsy.

Stone fireplace in Family Room

Brooke had this oil painting done to add a punch of color in Family Room.

Again the Family Room has many doors and windows that open to the backyard.
The architectural pieces give a world traveled feel.

This post will be continued with features of the backyard and the rest of the house.

Hope you enjoyed your tour...more to come!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rockabilly Gal All Dressed Up

After thinking about this summer, I realized I was on a dress form kick.  What could I do with another one?  Do I have room for another one?  Well I added a few to my collection but, I decided to redress one of the ones I already had.  That is the fun thing about these treasures, they are so versatile. 

This gal has been holding a wreath and changed for the seasons for many years.

She actually has a bronze finish on her and is attractive on her own.

The colors in this vintage crinoline just worked with the bronze finished dress form so I decided to dress her.

I made a top out of a vintage lace square tablecloth.  
Then added a golden yellow velvet rose with pieces of vintage fabric to hold her slip up to see the multi colors of netting that are original to the crinoline.
The brown crocheted gloves are attached with a glove pin.
A Victorian lace collar was added with two blue rhinestone closures for straps.
The suede belt and suede hat with a feather just finishes off the outfit.
I guess her Victorian boots will have to stay for a while since there is a bird nesting there.

She is now 
"All Dressed up with No Place to Go".....
(that could be a country western song)

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joining  Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
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Have a Fun Week!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Summer is Winding Down

Our family has been on many great vacations this summer. 
It is so much fun to spend time together. 

 My daughter just posted on her blog, My Fleet of Fords, our last summer trip together to Southern California which was at Capistrano Beach and Legoland.  I would love to share it with you.  Just click here.

 I guess it is okay for my grandson,Captain Eli, to be eating marshmallows while sailing.

My grandson, Captain C J, giving orders to set the sails.

 My great, great, nephew, Captain Tyler, whose Nana and Papa own the boat.

Playing with sand crab at the Tide Pools.

Fun to get buried in the sand.

Before you are in Legoland, even some of  the pedestrians turn in to Legos.

Even the figures on the sign at the Aquarium are made with Legos.

All characters are made of Legos.

Lego Las Vegas

 Lego New York City

 I saw the boys saluting the Lego White House.
I have to admit I got a little choked up.

I just had to show Eli when we went to El Torito for dinner.
Kids bring so much joy.

Hope you are having a fun Summer too!