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!

Many of you have left so many nice comments about the picture of my home in the header. I hope you enjoy seeing photos of the Cape house, as much as I do living here :)





Monday, October 31, 2011

Addition Update!

Hi All,
A quick post on the addition...
I couldn't resist snapping my contractor straddling the roof. The pitch is 12/12, so he is way up there!
They cut the opening from the breakfast nook into the new room. Exciting!!!

A load from Lowes is coming on Sat. which includes my new door in the den. I had to special order it. Can't wait to see it up!!!!

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hi All,
Just a note to tell you that my good friend, Alison over at The Polohouse has awarded me with The Versatile Blogger Award.
Please go on over and visit Alison. Don't you just love the name of her blog? She is an Illinois girl, like me and can this girl decorate! Everywhere you look is class and style. Her house is a polo stable, converted into a lovely home.
Thank you, Alison, for the sweet honor!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Progress Continues!

Hi All,
Progress is being made on the new addition. My Dad is an electrician and he is still on the job at 81! He and I started putting up the electrical mast on Sat. Mr. Tennis was out tennis-ing, so he came later to the job, and I snapped the pics. My Dad's box in the garage.

Connections being made...
On the ladder pulling wire. I used to help him years ago when I was in high school on weekend jobs. He calls me his number 1 helper :)
Roofing continues. We have another good day tomorrow, yay~
The cupola is here and will sit atop the garage...
The 1x8 paneling for the den. My painter got 51 boards painted today!
The color I chose is Creamy White by Behr.
I love my windows that will eventually have a window seat beneath them :) Can you see my little shed in the distance that is built to resemble my house? It is will be sided and roofed with the same materials as the addition.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

We Have Windows!!!

Hi All,
Thought I would give you an update on the addition progress. Yes, we have windows, and yes, I am excited about this!!!
I love my little attic window... It will be completed with shutters that match the main house.
Speaking of shutters, I changed the color of blue. I am usually a quick decider and stick with it, but the blue was just too saturated, so this is the new color that stays :)

Now, come on in and look around...
This will be the way to enter the house, as always through the original kitchen door to the right. Garage entry to the left and there is my new picture window looking into the den...
We are inside the den now. These are the windows looking into the backyard. They will have crosses and tees, window seat underneath and bookcases on each side...
Still in the den on the north wall. This door leads to the patio. I added the teensy window. It opens, too!
Looking to the west, through the picture window. I will have leather recliners flanking the window...
Here is the apartment behind the garage...
I was going to have the ceiling on the porch painted white, but decided on stain. I love the way it turned out...

Sorry for my car in front. Trying to keep it out of the dust, from no grass around the site. Here is the way it is looking...

Hope you all have a great weekend. Mr. Tennis and I are off to see Tim Conway tonight. I loved him on Carol Burnett.
p.s. Roofing comes Monday. Stay tuned...

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Fun Fall Day!

Hi All,
I had such a nice day, today. First, I worked out at the YMCA. Our area Y built on a huge addition, and it is sooooo nice. Looks like a city health club. I rode the recumbent bike for 4 miles, then did some of the weight machines...
I had lunch with a childhood friend at a new place we tried called, Goldie's Front Porch. Here is the porch, inside the restaurant! So cute...
I just wanted you to see this tennis racquet floral that one of the tennis girls made for me for my birthday!
Ok, back at the Front Porch. Here is my purchase from the gift shop. I love this old phone. It will be displayed in my new den!!!
A closer look...
I also created a little coffee bar for me!
Have you tried one of these GLORIOUS chocolate treasures from Starbucks??? Look at the cute little box they put it in... Too cute!
My last stop today. I took my gift certificate, from my parents from last Christmas, to my favorite home decor shop and bought this cute print. It is hard to see, but there is glitter on the leaves. Love this!
Hope you all had a glorious fall day, too!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall, Addition, and a Preview...

Hi All,
There is alot going on at the Cape house...
Spooky front yard goings on...
A cute little plant hanger I found at one of my favorite craft shops...
Colorful mums on the front step...
A fallish glow in the nook above the sink...
Pumpkins climbing the stair rail...
A little floral I created in a Longaberger basket...
Another in the dining room...
I have to include that velvet witchy hat!
Atop Granny's hoosier cabinet...
Here is the new color I have chosen for the shutters on the original house and the new addition, when they are built. I think I will do away with the red trim and just use the blue and white...
The siding is going up!
A sneak preview of the motif I will use in the new den...
Stay tuned!

Happy Fall...

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween is Coming...

Hi All,
It is getting spooky around the Cape house...
I shot this right at dusk, so you could see the lights...
The mums are so pretty this year!

A view I never show, looking from the north side of the house, into the front yard...I hope you all are enjoying the first few days of Autumn :)

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