Monday, February 25, 2013

Our Living Room

This week I'm going to take you on a tour of our house in honor of us putting our house on the market. Once we move, Henry will definitely have no memories of this house, Boothe may have just a vague memory or 2, and Magnolia might remember bits and pieces; so I wanted to capture a detailed view of the inside of our house to show the kids later what their first home looked like.

It's also fun to take a peek into someone else's house.  I love house and remodel/redo posts on other blogs that I read.

Today I will post about our living room, tomorrow the kitchen, then the toy room, our bedroom, and each of the kids' bedrooms.

When you walk in the front door of our house, in front of you is the stairway, to the left is the dining room, and to the right is our living room.  This is the view you see from the entryway.  I absolutely love our fireplace.  I may have to have someone recreate the wood facade someday in our new house.  The French doors on either side of the fireplace lead into the kids' toy room.  It was an office way back before we had kids and they took over our house.

This mirror on our mantle came from Dan's grandma, GG's house.  I love how our house is a collection of things from so many different people and places, old and new.  Things we picked out ourselves and things given to us.

This is the room view from the front of the house. I'm standing in front of the window, behind the rocking chair. The secretary to the left of the window came from dan's dad's family. I'm not sure exactly how far back it goes in generations. I'll have to check on that and find out the history.

This piano came from an old church, was in my grandparent's house when my mom was growing up, was in my parent's house when I was growing up, and now is in our house as my kids are growing up. I practiced my piano lessons on the same piano Magnolia is using for her lessons.

Here is our couch. I love our couch. As with about every big purchase we make, I hope we never have to buy a new for the rest of our lives. We spent hours and hours at the furniture store deciding on this couch. It is a lifetime couch.

This wall hanging came from Africa but was discovered at a store in Evansville by Dan's mom. It has hung on this wall since a couple months after we moved in 8 years ago.

And this is the view from the other side of the room, in front of the piano. The door leads to the entryway, stairs, and dining room.

This rocking horse has been a part of our family for 5.5 years now. Dan's dad built this for our kids when we had Magnolia. W had no idea he was making it until he brought it over when Magnolia came home from the hospital. The kids like to ride it and look out the window...even Henry!

I keep all of our extra throw blankets in this old steamer trunk. The blankets themselves tell a little story of us. Quilts made by grandmas and great-grandmas, blankets from high school cheerleading, quilts that I have made, and IU throws from college.

The CORY doily was given to us as a wedding gift from my great aunt, Lolly, who crocheted it just for us.

And these old suitcases came for a neighbors garage sale.
And that is our living room. What speacial things do you keep around your house?

1 comment:

  1. Jenica,

    The secretary was owned by my grandparents, Lee and Clara Cory. I don't know when they would have bought it, or if they might have gotten it from an earlier generation.