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 :)





Friday, September 30, 2011

More Fall

I hope you all are getting some cooler temps to get you in the mood for Fall.Wreath above the TV...
A little vignette in the living room. When my new den is ready, this will become the new dining room!
My current dining room... Sorry for the darkness...
A closer view of my witches hat on top of the hutch...
Another shot of the dining room...
The fall arrangement I created to the side of the cabinet in the dining room...

Happy Fall!

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Monday, September 26, 2011

The Addition Is Coming Along...


Hi All,
Snapped a few shots of the den/garage/apartment addition so you can keep up on the progress.
I love the little window at the top. Think little candle up there :)
Looking into the garage. The door is into the apartment behind the garage.
Looking into the den from the door into the garage...
The little studio apartment. The bath is in the back and the door leads to the garage...
I love my porch! The curved scallop looks great. Two posts will be added and more picket fence to keep the poochies in. The picture window is covered up for now, till the windows come in. They should be here mid Oct.
A closer look at those beefy scallops. Love them!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Monday.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall Is Here

Hi All,
Glad to be back home after a very relaxing vacation. I had decorated the inside of the house before I left, so I could come home to Fall!
The fireplace...
Looking up the stairs...
Another stairway shot...

The temps are seasonal in Illinois, 60's-70's. Just perfect! I will share more fall decor on upcoming posts. I have not decorated the yard, but think I will do that tomorrow!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Vacation

Hi All,
Been hanging out in Daytona getting lots of rest. Mr. Tennis has been hanging out with me:-)   Not too savvy on my tablet about blogging but here are some shots of the beach, our condo and of course, who I have been watching on MeTV. What a great channel!  I will be home tomorrow night   I will bring you all up to date on the room addition this weekend!
See you soon:-)




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It Feels Like Fall Today

It is in the low 60's and rainy today. Fall is in the air, so I thought you might was to see some "Fall" around the cape house.The nook above the sink is decked out with fall leaves and Halloween lights...
Granny's cabinet...
I love my little fiber optic scarecrow pumpkin...

I love the coolness in the air and we really needed the rain!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Magazine Copy Cat!

Hi All,
Head on over to Debbie's Magazine Copy Cat Challenge and browse all the neat entries! Here is mine, with some items I had on hand.
The magazine...


My version...

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New York!

Hi All,
Mr. Tennis' company, that he works for had a company weekend in New York. The only time that would work for everyone, was this past weekend. Security was tight as 9/11 approached.
We had a almost 2 hr ride in from LaGuardia into midtown Manhattan. Normally, a 1/2 hr. ride. I was glad all the police were around checking trucks, cars and slowing the city down for our safety. Indeed, it is a sad day to remember all the lives lost 10 yrs ago, but New Yorkers are one of a kind and their city is fabulous!
Dan and I at the little pub around the corner from our hotel, the Hilton in midtown, where we ate and watch US Open tennis :)
The group from his company on a dinner cruise around the Hudson river...
Here are the sights we were seeing, as we were cruising around...
From the dinner table, Lady Liberty. Isn't she something! The singers were singing "America, The Beautiful," as we passed her. So touching, especially on the eve of 9/11.
The view from our room...
Radio City Music Hall, right down the street from our hotel...
My personal highlight of the trip. The Plaza Hotel. What a beautiful old hotel with such wonderful history. Whenever we go to NYC, I can't wait to see her again :)
Dan and I had breakfast at The Palm Court at The Plaza before we left the city...
Interior shot of The Plaza...
The Lobby...
Me on the beautiful entrance into The Plaza. This shot is in sooooo many movies. My favorite is where Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford spot each other as he is coming out of The Plaza in The Way We Were. Get the Kleenex out!!!
Hope you all have a great week ahead!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Addition Progress and I've Missed You!

Hi All,
I have been reading all your blogs, but have yet to master my new tablet and how to efficiently blog on it. I bought it for our 2 Florida trips this month. I just got back today from the condo we rented for a month. My parents are there now and I have them all nestled in, stocked with food, etc and spent a couple of quality days with them. Mr. Tennis and I will return from the 17th-27th and Mom and Dad will come home on the 19th. I came home to find so much progress made on the addition.
The new garage with attic space...
Here you see the den coming out of the kitchen( my kitchen is a vintage thingie, Suzanne :)...
Side of the garage. I am having my contractor move the double windows down a little...
Looking at the back. This is where the little apartment will be...
Inside the garage. The apartment is at the back and the den is to the right...
This is a view from the porch that connects the kitchen to the garage and I am looking through my picture window...
I hope you are all doing well! Have a great rest of the week!!!

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Vacation

Hi All,
Mr. tennis and I are on vacation! Here is my view on my morning walk. Hope you all have a great weekend!

p.s. sorry for the sideways pic. Just got a new Acer tablet for vacation, so learning the ropes!