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!

Many of you have left so many nice comments about the picture of my home in the header. I hope you enjoy seeing photos of the Cape house, as much as I do living here :)





Thursday, December 30, 2010

Vintage Thingie's

Hi All,
Today I am taking you on a tour of another Tennis Girl's home. She hosted a luncheon today. We all have so much fun when we are together. Lot's of vintage things all around :) I should have take the picture BEFORE we ate, but here is the dining room, still a pretty sight...
The Sunroom...

Her Tennis Christmas Tree...


Snowmen all around the stairway...





The beautiful fireplace...



The Spinning Wheel...





Looking up from the great room...





Here we are, more vintage thingies, lol!


Hope you are all having a great week after Christmas!


I am linking with...


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Decor

Good Morning All,
Hope it's a good week ahead for all of you. I am posting a few, last pictures of Christmas, before most of it comes down. I will leave alot of the evergreen and snowmen, though, till it's time to decorate for the warm weather. The Living Room...
Staircase...


Vignette in the kitchen...


Newell post...


Our tree 2010...
I am linking with Ceilo and Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Marty at Tabletop Tuesday
Sue at Rednesday

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday "Meeting"

Hi All,
On Sundays, we usually meet up with our good friends, The Blades. We refer to this as our Sunday "meeting." We all went to school together and are from the same hometown and attend the same church. Here we are at the winery, in our small hometown. One of our favorite places to visit :) Sometimes we go to each other's homes and sometimes here. No matter where we go, we always have some laughs and good times!

Hope you all have a good week ahead!

Seasonal Sunday

Good Morning All,
I hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas! We sure did :) This was my view out my back door early Christmas morning, before the kids came.

Do you think Cocoa and Theodore were happy to see their brother???
I am linking with....
The Tablescaper and Seasonal Sundays

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Vintage Thingies

Hi All,
Here are some vintage things on my vintage hutch. I have collected them over the years. I love my blue and white onion pattern. Etched glassware sugar and creamer and a red transferware creamer. The photos are of my babies, now 28 and 24. The hutch...
A closer look...


And another...
Hope you are all excited and ready for the big day!
I am linking with...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Dear Friends,
I wanted to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, from our home to yours... I have been blogging, not quite a year, but all of you have meant so much to me. This is such a wonderful world, within our world. I am inspired by all of your beautiful homes, special talents, sense of humor and tender, loving hearts. I feel so blessed to have found all of you.
God Bless all of you at this special time of year!
Robin

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tabletop!

Good Morning All,
We are suppose to be in the mid 30's today in Illinois. Sorry for the darkness of the first picture, but I took it early this morning so I could join Tabletop Tuesday!
One of my favorite newer pieces in the Cape house. My Bob Timberlake desk all decked out for Christmas.
It holds one of my favorite writing desk tole lamps, old Frosty, a couple of Valarie Parr Hill candle holders and rings, picture of the Tennis Girls, and a platter which Mr. Tennis empties all his junk, (oops, did I say that out loud?), I MEAN things from his pants pockets at night. :)

Hope you all have a great Tuesday!

I am linking with...



Sue and Rednesday

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Open House

Good Morning,
I am re- posting some photos today for a Christmas Open House! Here are a few around the Cape house. Living room...
The stockings are hung...


Kitchen...

Vignette on the TV cabinet...



The staircase...
I am linking to Costal Charm and Christmas Open House also Vintage Inspiration Friday, since almost everything including the Cape house is vintage :)
Show and Tell Friday
Julia's Holiday House Tours at Hooked On Houses

I am linking with Cottage and Vine Home Tour for the re-post



Oh, Christmas Tree

Good Evening All, The presents are wrapped and the tree is lit. How I love my Christmas tree :)




I am linking with Show Off Your Cottage Monday
http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/2010/12/show-off-your-christmas-tree-monday.html


Met Monday


My new computer has Windows 7. I am having trouble pasting when I highlight the blog name I want to link back to, hence the full blog address above. The word "paste" isn't highlighted. Anyone else having this problem with Window 7?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I'm Back!!!

Hi Everyone,
I have been commenting and keeping up with you all, since my computer was infected with a virus, via my Iphone. I will probably have the old laptop worked on, but in the meantime I have been wanting a netbook(mini laptop), so that is what I am blogging from tonight. Yay!!! I hosted the Tennis Girl's Christmas party in my "new" dining room. We had a great time. Good friends, food and presents make for a wonderful afternoon! My Christmas dishes...
The table...

The girls...
I am happy to be posting again!
Linking with...
Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Tabletop Tuesday
Tablescape Thursday
Hooked on Houses Holiday Home Tour

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Another virus!

Hi Everyone,

I have ANOTHER virus! So frustrating!!! I am checking on all of you with the Iphone. I have ordered an ereader as backup. It has wireless so I will see how I like it. I can't post pictures The ereader is suppose to have an sd card reader. Hope to be posting soon!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Winter at the Cape House

Hi All,
We are having a little snow here in Illinois. Just enough to cover the ground. I had to run out an snap a picture!
My sign says it all...

Linking up with...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Staircase

Good Evening,
I have posted my staircase before, but I love it so much decked out it all it's festive glory, I am posting it again for Vintage Thingie Thursday. Please go over to Suzanne's at Coloradolady and check out all the goodies!Handcrafted in 1939...
The rounded base of the first step...


The newell post. I wonder how many times I have put my hand on it to go upstairs over the years? A comforting feeling :)
I am linking with...

Dining Room

Hi All,
I finally have a DINING room in the Cape house. We always ate at the back of the living room in the dining nook. I love that little space, but never enough room to seat more that four, comfortably. We decided to move our bedroom upstairs to the large bedroom my daughter used to use for her bedroom and made the downstairs bedroom into a dining room. This is the result. I might paint in the future, but too busy now with the holidays...
A view of the armoire we brought over from the upstairs hall at the Inn...



Opposite view...
The vignette atop the armoire...



A little berry arrangement I made in one of my urn vases...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fireplace Mantel

Good Evening All,
Doing alittle post this evening on my fireplace. The temperature dropped alot today in Illinois, so it's time to start the fireplace! Mama's chair by the fire...
Greenery on the mantel and some poinsetta's in one of my Longaberger baskets...

Mr. Tennis' picture above the mantel. It came from a company he was part owner in, long ago...


My favorite clock in the house...
I am linking to my friend Kim's Boring to Better party, Sue over at Rednesday, Suzanne at Vintage Thingie Thursday, Christmas Vignettes at Southern Hospitality
The Lettered Cottage Mantel Party
The Tablescaper and Seasonal Sundays


Friday, December 3, 2010

My Writing Desk

Good Morning All,
My Bob Timberlake writing desk is home! I love this desk. I bought it for the Daisy Inn 8 yrs ago, and it sat in the parlor. Yesterday we brought it home to the Cape house. I am so happy to have it here!
Excuse the wire mess below... I have placed it in the breakfast nook, where there is lots of light...


Some of the detail...


And of course, a little lighted tennis tree on top!
I am linking with:
Tabletop Tuesday