We call this the "TREE HOUSE"... can you see why? :) ...
Here is a picture of our house last fall (before it was our house, our friends had built it!)...It has a porch which is just waiting for two wicker chairs! And our house sits on a wooded lot which used to be an old Christmas Tree farm (we like that a lot!)
If you come inside, you can see my mirror which was made by a local potter. It has leaf impressions... I bought it for my birthday a couple years ago! (you can click on the picture and it will enlarge, I hope!) Our family room has a beautiful view of the woods behind us and a cozy fireplace where we love to burn real wood! This room is waiting for a warm color and curtains!!
Our kitchen and dining area is the heart of our home... meals and homework happen here a lot! This is where we start from in the morning and congregate in the evenings!! And eat chocolate chip cookies occasionally!
I am lucky because I have a butler's pantry that connects the kitchen to the dining room. I have big plans for the dining room. sigh. I love the pantry because the shelves hold all my Wedgewood china from my wedding. I sewed the placemats (they are for spring, but now it's time for my fall tablecloth!)
The room we used even more this summer was our screened in porch off the back of the kitchen. It feels like you're in a vacation home off in the woods, separate from the cares of the world!
Upstairs in the bedrooms, I have my antique furniture that my grandparents had when they were first married! (Grandma is 93 now!). It is a golden oak and has a beautiful scroll design that I haven't seen anywhere else. The drawer pulls are sunflowers... it is so me!!! My daughter's room is the most decorated, as the painting was done prior to us moving in (though I helped with it!). She loves horses and it's such a girl's room...I love it! I also love my red quilt and yellow blanket... it will move to the guest bedroom when I finally sew our new quilt! Oh, don't look too closely at my bedside table... always full of books!!!
Speaking of books, I actually own a library! It is small and here is part of it. I am constantly reading and with all the teaching I do, I've collected many books on many topics. If you look closely, you can see a small painting I did...it's up in the left hand corner!