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, October 29, 2014

I Love Halloween!

Hi All,
Fall time is here in Illinois!  It is suppose to reach a low of 32 degrees tonight.  Brrrrr!!!  Soon I will be changing out the fall decor here at the cape house, so thought I would share some of it with you.
I love my old phone that I bought at an antique shop.  The brass lamp came from an estate auction from a dear family friend.

I keep my cookbooks in an old crate atop a milk basket.  My tea bags are in the glass jar

My precious Granny's picture atop her Hoosier cabinet, along with a basket full of fall foliage

I love to the decorate the nook above my kitchen sink with seasonal decor

Valerie Parr Hill lighted pumpkins sit on a vintage picnic basket, on top of Granny's piano.  Granny also had this picture above the piano in her home

Olden picture of me and my Dad tennising in Grant Park, Chicago.  Me and my Brenda in the other photo.

Close up of the wreath on the mantel.  The lights are candy corns!

Little vignette atop our mail table.  Granny, Cousin Susan and her Anna in the picture.  I love them!

Hope you all are enjoying Fall!

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Kitchen in Florida

Hi All,
Sharing a few pics today of our little galley kitchen in our Florida townhome...
My Galley Kitchen

Breakfast Nook

Of course, I have a rooster and a big "R"

Pass through

One of the things I loved about the kitchen door!

Looking out toward the garage

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Florida

Hi All,
Just a note from me to you from Daytona Beach. We bought a town home here last November. I have been busy traveling back and forth over the months, getting it furnished and homey.
This is the first trip hubby and I have taken down here, just to enjoy our new vacation home.

We had a nice walk on the beach, this morning
The view, at lunch
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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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