DECORATING TENNIS GIRL



I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE!!! COME ON IN AND VISIT FOR A BIT...

I am so glad you stopped by to visit. I read every one of your sweet comments. Come back and visit soon!

I hope you enjoy seeing photos of the Cape house, as much as I do living here :)





Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Cabinet In My Bath

Hi All,
I am so pleased with my new, old looking storage cabinet in my bathroom.  Here are a few pictures!
I had it mounted above the toilet...

An inside look...

I added some cute red checked liner paper...

I love how it turned out.   Now all my toiletries, etc in one place!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Something New in the Kitchen!

Hi All,
We woke up to cool temps this morning, in Illinois.  I love it!  I have had my carpenters here for over a week, doing this and that.  There is always something to maintain in an older home.  I think that is part of the fun of keep a home authentic, tho.
You all know how I love my olden Flair, but I have had that for a few years now...

My wooden cabinets are all original.  How I love the idea of that!  My carpenter added the tile counter top several years back...

Here is the new part!  We added bead board all around the kitchen and painted it white.  I had it behind the stove, but had it added around the rest of the kitchen.

My coffee station...

I love how it looks next to Granny's Hoosier.  I am going to paint it a soft yellow with milk paint, soon!

Looking in from the den.  I am going to soften up the wall behind the stove, as well with a softer yellow...
Love how it all turned out!

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Ready for Fall!

Hi All,
I worked on Fall decor, the last couple of days.  Here is a little tour, around the cape house.
Atop the den fireplace

Granny's hoosier cabinet.  Mr. Connors to the right :)

Little corner in the kitchen

I bought this ceramic pumpkin years ago, when the kids were little.  I put a luminera candle in it.

The Dining room fireplace

This is where hubby and I hang out, sometimes

Mr. Scarecrow welcomes you to the kitchen

Painting this old chair is one of my fall projects

I put the baby gate up, so the poochies can hang with us on the porch

I am ready for the little goblins in Oct!

Hope you enjoyed the tour.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

More of the Home Tour and Shower

Hi All,
We have received some much needed rain in Illinois.  My flowers are loving it.  Thought I would post some more pictures of my cousin's beautiful home and the baby shower I attended there, for her daughter-in-law.
The Sun Room

Foyer Chandy

One of the many urns filled with beautiful flowers

Next to the front door

Powder room

Hydrangeas everywhere!

The Pool

Great Room

The pretty cake

Back door planter

Front door


I love it out here.  So nice to sit with a glass of wine!


Me and my sweet cousins.  Love them so!
Hope you enjoyed the tour!

If you would like to read part 1 of this post, click here

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Home Tour and Baby Shower!

Hi All,
I am hoping to start posting a little more with Fall coming soon and my husband's cancer treatments coming to and end, tomorrow!  Praise the Lord!
A couple of weekends ago my cousin hosted a baby shower for her dear daughter-in-law.  I went up on Friday so I could help her out on Sat, before the shower.  What a fun time we all had.  I wanted to show you her home.  It is so beautiful.  I hope you all enjoy it!
The Great Room

Serving area

Serving area

Kitchen

One of the many fresh floral arrangements throughout the home

Music Room

Dining Room

My sweet cousins and me.  The hostess Susan, on the left and Sara on the right.

Sweet cousins and their daughters, daughter-in-law, Kelsey and Aunt Gerry.
The next post will be more of the shower and gardens...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Touring on Blogland

Hi All,
I was asked by my sweet friend, Susan of Ash Tree Cottage to participate in Touring on Blogland.  Since I would do anything for her, I will give it a shot!  You are to answer 4 questions about your blog, then tag three other bloggers to do the same.  Susan and I started our blogs about the same time and became fast friends, and we had "adopted" each other as sisters.  You see, we are both only children, but that is not where the similarities stop.  We love our families, our pets, have many of the same items in our home, love old movies and are very nostalgic.  Give us some Mary Tyler or That Girl and we are in heaven.  My "sister" is also a Christian and I am, too.  Classy gal, that sister of mine!  Ok, on with the the tour!
I thought maybe you would like to see some of the critters, hanging around the yard.
I love frogs, and here are two.  One even plays tennis!

More froggies!

Mr. Owl watches over my cabbage plants

Another  frog friend

This is my new addition.  A wind spinner

A memento from our Bed and Breakfast.  That is a caricature of our beloved  Daisy dog

Quack!

And again, our beloved Daisy dog is flying with the angels.  A stone piece pays tribute to her, under and rose climber.

On to the questions:
1. What am I working on right now?

To be honest, I will let you all know that my husband has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer.  We are in week 5 of treatment.  Prognosis is good and that is where my full attention and devotion is, to getting him well!  Prayers always appreciated.

2.  How does my work differ from others?

I don't really think about the differences, I just write what I feel like.  Hopefully, it is something you all enjoy.

3.  Why Do I Write/Create What I Do?

I just write whatever I feel like showing to you, on that given day.

4.  How Does My Writing Process Work?

Normally, due to time limitations, it is pretty much the same.  Picture and description.  There are so many great writers out there and I applaud you.  I am hoping someday to become better at that!

I am passing on the torch to...

Linda at Linda's Life Journal
You will not find a more family oriented or sweet, true person that Linda

BJ at Sweet Nothings
What a spitfire.  Love her spirit and her love of family!

Ann at A Sentimental Life
A girl from the same hometown as me!  She loves the history of her family and her roots to our hometown.  You will find lots of vintage on her site!

This is a long post, but I hope you enjoyed it.
Best,
Robin

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