Let's start in the kitchen. We enter and leave our house through the garage door, which leads directly into the laundry room, then kitchen. So let's start here.
I bought this hand painted Fall rug in a little shop in Big Bear, probably 20 years ago. I have had to restitch the coils together in a couple of spots, as I wash it regularly. It still looks great, and I love it!
From the dining area of the kitchen, you can see into the living room. The living room is full of natural light. I love the big picture window in this room!
Greg got me this stained glass several years ago for Christmas. I had seen it in a shop and loved it. Lucky for me, a friend who happened to be with me when I saw it, made sure he knew I would love to have it!
I have some of my most cherished treasures displayed here in this room. My Dad loved to give gifts. It was not uncommon for him to surprise me with some special trinket or mouse, from their travels. I collect mice, because that is what my Dad's nickname was for me. He has given me hundreds! One day when I was at my parents house, only a couple of weeks before my Dad passed, he slipped something into my hand. I knew it was money. I can still feel his warm hand in mine, with the folded bill he was handing me. He said, I want you to go get something special. I get chills just thinking about this. He couldn't go get it for me anymore. He wanted to gift me something. It was Fall, and I used to collect these Heather Goldminc pieces. I bought two of them to commemorate that Fall, when my Daddy wanted to get me something. I keep these two pieces in my hutch in the living room. But in the Fall they come out to the living room tables to enjoy more closely.
A Fall Cornucopia.
And another Fall house.
Out of all of the many gifts he has given me, these two are the most special. I miss him every day. But now, I can smile and remember how incredibly special our relationship was, instead of always cry with the sadness of losing him.
On the coffee table is a wicker or reed cornucopia that I bought a few years ago. I love the rich colors in this. And enjoy it so much every season.
Tomorrow, we will see the family room decked out for Fall. Until then, here is just a peek.
Happy Fall Ya'll!!