DECORATING TENNIS GIRL



I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE!!! COME ON IN AND VISIT FOR A BIT...

I am so glad you stopped by to visit. I read every one of your sweet comments. Come back and visit soon!

I hope you enjoy seeing photos of the Cape house, as much as I do living here :)





Monday, January 12, 2015

Home, Sweet, Florida Home

Hi All,
We are spending a few weeks in our Florida home.  I am always on the lookout for more things to cozy up our home.
My galley kitchen.  I'm on the hunt for more things for the top of the cabinets!

We had to replace the built in Oven/Microwave
Breakfast nook arrangement
I love my olden Jenn Air

Might be time to change up the chalkboard, lol

Love the art deco style sink in the downstairs bath.  New sink and light fixtures were added.
Towel cabinet in the downstairs bath nook, along with custom shutters

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Another Christmas Gathering

Hi All,
I think this is the last of the Holiday parties.  I hosted my tennis girls, yesterday.  We were missing two of them, as they were under the weather.  We missed them :(  We all had a great time, tho.
I always serve the hors d' oeuvres in the den

Table is set for lunch

Love these girls!

I wish you all a happy and healthy 2015!
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fireplace Mantel

Hi All,
Hope you  all are enjoying the holidays.  Decorating the fireplace mantel has always been a tradition I have enjoyed over the years, here at the cape house.  I have been decorating our mantel for 30 yrs now.
New lighted garland was added this  year

I love the little knitted sweaters

And caps!

Mr. Reindeer is a new addition, too!

I love turning on the lights in the early morning and enjoying the Christmas glow

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Time

Hi All,
I love this season, best of all!  It has been unusually warm in Illinois.  I am waiting for the snow!
The Den

Granny's Hoosier

A Christmas arrangement I made

The Kitchen

The Dining Room

I love my old silver tree

I added some greenery to my bathroom


My Son's old room

Vignette in our bedroom

Master bedroom

Dining room

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
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Sunday, November 30, 2014

I Love the Holidays!

Hi All,
Just a few pictures around the cape.  I have been getting ready for a Christmas House Walk coming up next Sunday.  Sorry some of the pictures are small.  Took them with my phone.

Need to do a few more touches to the tree!  Do you see our sweet beagle?

The apartment, behind the garage

The apartment kitchen

My girlfriend gave me her Mother's old silver tree.  I love it!
The Flair cooking away for Thanksgiving

My Dad and our sweet grandson, River.  Aren't they adorable?

Our Thanksgiving dinner.  Missing my son and his girlfriend.  They are in CA.
Hope you are all enjoying the holiday season!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Readying for the Christmas season!

Hi All,
I am have been busy decorating the cape house for a holiday house walk.  The inside is ready, except for the tree.  I have a little more to do on the outside, but here is a sneak peek.
Our first snow, this year!
This was 2 years ago in the den.  I always change things up a bit, so stay tuned!

The low is 8 degrees tonight!  Stay warm!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I Love Halloween!

Hi All,
Fall time is here in Illinois!  It is suppose to reach a low of 32 degrees tonight.  Brrrrr!!!  Soon I will be changing out the fall decor here at the cape house, so thought I would share some of it with you.
I love my old phone that I bought at an antique shop.  The brass lamp came from an estate auction from a dear family friend.

I keep my cookbooks in an old crate atop a milk basket.  My tea bags are in the glass jar

My precious Granny's picture atop her Hoosier cabinet, along with a basket full of fall foliage

I love to the decorate the nook above my kitchen sink with seasonal decor

Valerie Parr Hill lighted pumpkins sit on a vintage picnic basket, on top of Granny's piano.  Granny also had this picture above the piano in her home

Olden picture of me and my Dad tennising in Grant Park, Chicago.  Me and my Brenda in the other photo.

Close up of the wreath on the mantel.  The lights are candy corns!

Little vignette atop our mail table.  Granny, Cousin Susan and her Anna in the picture.  I love them!

Hope you all are enjoying Fall!

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