Sunday, February 15, 2015

HOME TOUR #3...Finally..

Here it is!  I can not believe how long this tour business has taken me and there will still have to be one or two more to show you my whole townhome.  So if you can be very patient with me and grab a cup of coffee or whatever you prefer...this is loaded with fact I just deleted some from this post because I am sure you would drift off if there were too many...
So here goes:

To make it a little easier to follow along I thought I'd include a floor plan for you...
BTW...this view is reversed so when I say "on the left, it is really "on the right."  You get it...  

This is what you see when you come in the front door

On the left you will pass the stairs to the lower level

Then you should go by the hutch...I know you have seen this before but I don't want you to get lost  (wink!)

Then make a quick left turn and on your left you will see this wall cabinet which was an amazing find at T.J. Maxx

Continue down the hall (you have already seen the laundry room on the left in another post) so keep on and you will see this vignette just across the doorway to the laundry room

Below you are into the entry hall into the Master Bedroom and on the left wall is a grouping of pictures of my daughters two and five year sketches, "First Day of School" & up to when Karen was in high school and Kathy in college

Now you are through the entry to the Master Bedroom...going around the room starting on your left is the old jelly cupboard and the rake I have used in several rooms.  (In fact, you have probably seen most of this before in my California house! (Smile!)

Then of course, the bed.  This year I added the sheer dressing on the posts...anything to make it look cozy in Minnesota winters!

Colin, my wonderful Great-Grandson has a Kitty just like I have on my bed.  He calls it his "Meow" and takes it everywhere.
Oh what fun to have a Great-Grandson!!

This is a little reading corner in the bedroom...what did I just say?
HA!  I have never even SAT in the "reading corner!"  But it is good to pile "things" on...if you know what I mean!  (wink!)  

I don't care what "they" say...I have to have a TV in my bedroom.  Still can't figure what to hang above it...if anything?

Now just past the TV I have a marvelous floor mirror...from IKEA no less!  Since I don't have a "REAL" dresser I could never tell what I looked like when I was dressed so this solved my situation very nicely!  (Smile!)
(Boxes are hiding an electric cord & outlet.)

On the way out of my bedroom you will see a small grouping:
Our Wedding Picture (Sept. 25, 1951) 
the small shelf with a picture of when we danced in The World's Country Western Dance Competition
October of 1997
at the DisneyLand Hotel

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Well, my blogging buddies, that is enough for today.
But before I go I see I have gotten some new followers...welcome, welcome, welcome to my blog and thank you for following!
Come back and leave me a comment  and I will do the same for you!

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Next time will be Tour #4 which will include the bathrooms, the lower level and a simple tutorial on dressing up a boring bathroom landscape mirror...easy, peasy!

Until next time...




  1. Good Morning Joy :0) Ive been a follower of your blog for quite some time and always enjoy your home tours! Your new townhome doesn't disappoint.. Thank you for sharing your lovely cozy home with us! Have a lovely Monday :0). ~ Marge ~

  2. It was great to see all the decorating you have been doing. L love the picture walk and the sheer drapes on the bed, so romantic

    We sure miss you here in California. It's wonderful that you are so near your family now. Sending you a great big hug! Jonelle

  3. keep it your new town home.....and i bet it is nice to be back the added shears....can't wait to see more....don't take so long...visiting one of my favorite things to do.....

  4. amazing post

  5. You have such a lovely home, Joy! The bedroom definitely looks cozy. It must've been the perfect cave to lounge in during the winter season. Anyway, it's been a long tour, but I hope you keep us posted with more updates. Thanks for sharing that! All the best to you! :)

    John Lambert @ Cape Coral Lots

  6. Morning Joy
    Not only am I late replying to your sweet emails but just look...way over a month late coming here...yikes.
    Well your new forever home is so pretty and reflects you perfectly.
    I imagine it was so much fun (frustrating at times maybe) looking for new spaces for your treasures.
    You know - I don't think you need anything above your TV - looks good as it is.
    Blessings (see ya soon!)

  7. You have a lovely home Joy, thanks for taking us on a tour! I've been hit and miss in blogland for the past 2 years and now I'm back and playing catch up. Hope all is well with you.

  8. You have a beautiful home and a great blog. I see that it's been many months since you last did a post. Hope everything is well with you and that you are just too busy to add to this blog! Would love to see more pictures of your wonderful home if you decide to come back to blogland.

  9. Great blog! Thank you for sharing your lovely cozy home with us. Keep posting! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Hi Joy! Your home is charming and full of personality! Thanks for sharing - and how funny that we have the same bed!


  11. الفك والتركيب والتغليف والتحرك من خلال شركة نقل اثاث بجدة متميزة تحتاج الي ركن البيت للاستفادة من خدماتها التي لا تقدم غير خدمات نقل اثاث بجدة رائعة لتلبية طلبات العميل. فرؤية الشركة لدينا وضعت طريقة جيدة وضعت كخبراء في نقل الخدمات التي يحتاجها العملاء عند التعاون مع شركة نقل عفش بجدة فاختيار المواد الخاصة بك التي تستخدم في تغليف الاثاث فهذه المواد أو الأشياء ستكون موجودة على عتبة المنزل للتحرك بكل آمن و بقوة إلى المكان الذي ترغب فيه
    شركة نقل الاثاث بالدمام
    استخدام الأصول الأولى داخل الاستراتيجية التي تستخدمها شركة نقل عفش بالدمام لدينا تدفعنا إلى التفكير في إعطاء نوع من الخدمات المتميزة الي العملاء التي تترك نجاحا مباشرا يمكن أن تنقش على نفسية الزبائن التي تقدم لهم خدمة نقل العفش.فلدينا ميل إلى أن يشار جيدا إلى العاملون والفنين والمغلفون ان يقوموا بعملهم في شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام نتيجة للمعيار والتنمية والعقل
    شركة نقل الاثاث بمكة
    مجموعة معينة لدينا في شركة نقل عفش بمكة تساعدنا في خدمتك في أي وقت من اليوم، وأنهم على استعداد للبقاء على طول هذه الخطوط لاعطاءك خدمة متميزة عن باقي شركات نقل اثاث بمكة التي توجد بهذه المنطقة فلا أحد لدينا في خدمات النقل يترك شيئا حتي لا نقع في قليلا من السخط.
    شركة تخزين الاثاث بالرياض
    التعبئة والتغليف يبدأ بالعمل المتميز من اجل الحصول علي شركة تخزين عفش بالرياض متميزة تمتلك مستودعات تخزين اثاث بالرياض تحافظ علي الممتلكات الخاصة بكم من الخراب. كما ان التعبئة والتغليف على استعداد فريد للتعامل مع كل نوع من الأدوات والأشياء الزجاجية والمواد التي تميل إلى الإضرار أو تحمل بانتظام أسوأ جزء في عملية الحركة. فخدمات شركة تخزين اثاث بالرياض تقوم بإرسال أفضل مجموعة يتقن الوصول إليها في الوقت المناسب لتلبية طلب العميل وفقا لمتطلبات محددة خاصة بك في هذا المجال بسبب الطريقة التي كانت لدينا مجموعة من الخبراء في كيفية ادارة مستودعات تخزين اثاث منذ فترة طويلة في هذه الصناعة لفترة طويلة جدا.
    شركة تخزين اثاث
    شركة تخزين عفش


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