Welcome to the Summer Tour of Homes 2015.
Nice to meet you.
If you are visiting from East Egg Style and we’ve never been properly introduced….
….I just wanted you to know that things can get a little random around here.
I live in a farmhouse and wear red lipstick and really big earrings and have daily adventures. I love to paint mismatched chairs, listen to the crickets singing in the back pasture and walk hand-in-hand in the back meadow as the sun sets over the river.
I drink sweet tea with lime on the screened-in porch during a thunderstorm.
And can we still be friends if I tell you about the first (and only) roast I ever made?
Now that we’ve officially met…..grab a cup of coffee and a blueberry muffin or an appropriate breakfast snack and beverage…..
…..and let’s start this tour.
I wanted to call this tour the “I’ve-moved-everything-around-and-add-green-plants-in-every-room-tour.”
You see….I’m on a budget.
But the good news?
Nothing brings out the creativity like spending-freeze.
Here in the dining room I moved in the table from the back porch and the chairs from the gatehouse.
I changed out a bunch of accessories from different rooms.
And added green plants.
Lots and lots of green plants.
I mixed in real ones from the garden center with faux topiary balls.
And displayed my collection of yard sale milk glass.
In the family room I changed out the wooden tool box for simple planters with a little more green.
My mother gave me this mirror and I love it.
The patina and crumbling texture look so pretty against the iron mantel.
In the living room I changed out the curtains for blue and white.
Added a few new accessories from the family room.
And put the best trash to treasure project ever in front of the french doors.
The bedroom got a new bed and new drop cloth curtains.
And a new view of the back yard with its beautiful new coat of green grass.
I brought in the chairs from the living room and this small table with all its knicks and dents from the gatehouse.
The kitchen got rearranged a little.
And some new white dishes from a yard sale.
And flowers from the yard.
And the back porch where it all started?
It got flowers.
Flowers, flower and oh wait….more flowers.
And finished it all off with a glass of sweet tea.
So happy you are here today.
So happy we spent a little time together.
And good thing we had a little refreshment….you are going to need it!
Oh the places you’ll go on the rest of the tour today.
Next stop? My friend Jessica from Decor Adventures with her favorite new colors for summer!
Have fun house touring today!