II got the camera out to take some pictures of the fall leaves this afternoon after church to prove that it’s not *quite* the same, but there really are seasons here. While I was doing that, I decided to take a couple more shots of the house. Only took pictures in a couple rooms, and I didn’t really straighten up in preparation, but at least I can show a bit of where I am. Here we go:
Porch light out front. I love it.
“Formal” Living Room. Couch was $40 from someone’s garage in Columbus and the pink and blue chair and ottoman were a gift from Brad and Michelle. Random wall decor I grabbed from Toby’s basement and some cheap lamps from Lowe’s. The little rocking chair was also in Toby’s basement and my mom and dad put a new seat in it, using some random scrap of leather we bought at a craft fair in Gravevine, Texas. It’s really cute.
Other side of the living room. This rocking chair I thought belonged to my family, but now I’m thinking must’ve been Tammy’s… oops. Sorry, Tam. If you want it back, you might need to come get it. The little table is from the auction and the lamp I bought for $2 at Salvation Army. I think I’m going to start a collection of cute little table lamps… they are just so handy and give off such nice, warm light.
Beautiful Calle Lilly flowers given to me by Karen at my housewarming party. They are making my kitchen feel so much more alive.
This is the view out of one of my kitchen windows. I love having so much natural light in the room, even though it still needs more light for good cooking – even during the day. I just think the room looks bigger without a lot of the high cabinets.
This is on the other side of the kitchen, with the sink, looking a bit cluttered, since my clean dishes are still out on the counter.
Corner opposite from the sink… got this hutch at the auction as well. (The bottom part is built-in). It perfectly holds all my brown dishes.
When the front door is open, Clem and Bear like to watch the other cats that run around in the front yard. They are good friends now, thank goodness… even saw them licking each other’s head tonight. (Of course, starting Tuesday, I’m taking care of a friends little dog, so we’ll see how long everyone is happy here after that stars).
This is the back deck…. in desperate need of the leaf blower. I need to invest in a longer extension cord… In the close left corner you can see the very top of the firepit I got for the yard… it’s great fun!
This is Smokey… the cat that “came back” after his owner’s took him away. I try to feed him when I remember, but I think he mostly eats next door where they feed like 6 other cats. In any case, he is a total sweetheart and definitely thinks this yard is his home – regardless of who lives here.
This is the side yard (with the same tree as in the kitchen window). Up on the right is the deck that you can access from an upstairs bedroom. There’s a hammock stand up there that just needs a new hammock… first thing on my list to buy when it is a) spring or b) on a good sale.
This is in my “TV room” which is like a casual living room. I just bought all these shelves at a used furniture store a few blocks from here on Saturday morning. All together they were $60 and I love how it looks all stacked up like that. Plus…. it was fun to get all the yarn out and arrange it by color. Not usually my type of organization, but I think it makes it look like it has more purpose as decorative rather than just clutter.
A lot of these straight needles belonged to my grandmother who was a knitter…. I’m glad I got them out to “display” as well because I love the look of all the needles together.
And… I think that’s enough. Next time I’ll show pictures of the dining room, bathrooms, and bedrooms if I remember. If you’d like to move here and by my housemate, I’m accepting applications.