Monday, June 25, 2012

Sharing a Bit of My Home ~ Part 1

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On this blog I usually share
show pics,
store pics,
 workshop pics,
 you get the idea.  It is not a lot of personal stuff.  Anyway, I thought I would dedicate a few posts to my home.  I think it is important for you to "see" a bit of my personal space. 

I have shared pics of my mantle before, it is one of the only places that I can decorate, because I don't have a lot of wall space.  This 97 year old house is instead "blessed" with many windows and doorways.

This is how my mantle looked in the winter in early evening. 
We love this big old fireplace.

This is the mantle last summer.
(Yeah it hasn't been changed in a while.)

This is how it looked the other day with the morning sun streaming through the windows.
(No fires right now, just a coal bucket full of pinecones.)

Simple, just the way I like it,
but it has been a while since there was any change.


I changed things up a bit.

I used the same pitchers.  And candle.

And salvage architectural pieces.

But I added the big graprevine wreath and preserved boxwoods. 
I LOVE the boxwoods!

My favorite pic, one more time.
See the antique bayonet?  It makes a great conversational piece....

Coming up next, my Poppy room
Sharing a Bit of My Home ~ Part 2

Don't forget about the Blog Luncheon that I am hosting with French Country Cottage this coming Friday June 29th.  If you are interested please email me  We have some great Giveaways!!!

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)


TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

Your mantle is absolutely amazing... want to come decorate mine?? ;) I love the "homey" feeling of your house!

Don't think I am going to be able to make it this weekend... my best friend and I have some plans with our guys and I am not sure that I can get out of them.

Hope it's a great time and that we can meet very soon!!

Steve & Betty said...

I almost feel like I'm there for a visit :)Love the new look.

Helen said...

The photos are beautiful, but they just don't do the place justice! In the winter, we come by the place just o see if there is a fire going, it is so comforting to stand there, with you back to the heat and soak it in. A really lovely home, I can't wait to see more photos of other areas you will highlight.

Linda said...

Hi Terry, so very nice to meet you. We just spoke on the phone about the blogger's luncheon. I signed up and I am also your newest follower. Your mantle is lovely...lovely photos.

Lori said...

This makes me miss you all the more!! Hopefully we can get out there soon!

AnnaKaye87 said...

Seeing these pictures makes me miss you all, and your living room, and all the great conversations we have had there. I reallly need to come see you all again :-)