Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A Fort Worth Craftsman Home Tour

This charming craftsman is located in the historic Fairmont neighborhood of Ft Worth, an area that is nationally recognized.

What a great porch!

I spy old wood floors.

This dining room is a stunner with original builtins and a sparkly chandie.

I'm not feeling' the vanities and would want to replace them but I know The Hubster wouldn't let me paint them.

The kitchen is dreamy!

It even has a barn door. Not sure where it leads because the pantry seems to be on the opposite wall.

Great back yard!

To see the listing for this home go here.

To learn more about The Historic Fairmont District go here.

On the new home front we are rapidly nearing the finish line and will close in 3 weeks! Whoo hoo!!!

My pantry screen door is up and I Love it!
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

True Confessions

I can not multi-task. There. I said it.
Oh I can do it all just not all at once.
In the last month I've helped my parents move from their home of nearly 50 years into a new home. I myself moved from the rental into an extended stay hotel as the house building continues and I am helping my husband with mountains of paperwork as he retires from private practice.
Something had to give and unfortunately it was blogging. Luckily things have settled down a bit and the house is nearing completion(another month).
Here's what I've been doing!
On the new house front
The kitchen cabinets are in

and painted.

The wood floors have been laid.

Tiling in bathrooms complete.

Hardware has been ordered.

Adjustments made.

Not this.It was discontinued.

And to top it all off I've been working on two big showers!

Well enough about me. How are y'all doing? I looking forward to catching up with each and every one of you!

Joining the girls at TOHOT>

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Southern Furniture

One fun thing about building a new home and moving is I've discovered such great new(to me) companies and services. One company is Southern Furniture.
Have you ever heard of them? Me either but have a look?

They have sofas, chairs, ottomans and benches. Really fun things.

Fun details and trim

Look what I ordered!
This chair and ottoman

In this fabric

Can't wait until they come in!

And remember the chest I bought to go in my master bathroom?

Well here it is all finished!

I think it turned out beautifully!Thanks Stella and JD!

Go here to see more Southern Furniture and to find a retailer near you!

I'm joining in the fun at TOHOT!

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Friday, September 9, 2016

It's Not Too Late!

I'm sorry I've been MIA lately but my parents sold their home in New Mexico and moved here to Texas. I've been helping them find a house, move and get settled. Our new home is nearing completion (and we have to be out of our rental) so I am moving also. It's been a crazy busy time but I'll soon be in my new home!
In the meantime I just wanted to pop in to tell you about some fun things going on this weekend!
Did you know The Pinterest Conference is in the Dallas area this weekend?

Lots of fun things to buy and wonderful classes to take!

You can check out the schedule of classes here.

Also Vintage Market Days will be at SouthFork Ranch this weekend.

This is a great market for vintage and antique finds!

It's supposed to rain this weekend in Dallas so these indoor fun filled events might be just the ticket!
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Garden Wedding Part 2

A few weeks ago I shared some snippets of a wedding I'd designed for the sweetest couple ever. Today I thought I'd share a bit more with you and tell you about their beautiful love story.

They were high school sweethearts.Their first date was the homecoming dance when they were sophomores. They've been together ever since.

She was the valedictorian and he the salutatorian of their high school.

They went off to different universities but saw each other on breaks and summers. Their commitment to each other remained strong.
The became engaged after graduation and entered medical school together.

This adorable little flower girl's daddy was the ring bearer at the bride's parents' wedding.How precious is that?

The groom and his beautiful mother.

Ready to walk down the aisle!

At last!!!

On the Christmas break from medical school the couple snuck away with some friends for a ski trip.
The car carrying the girls, in which the bride was a passenger was involved in a serious car accident. She was careflighted to the nearest trauma center. Miraculously she sustained no life threatening injuries.
The reception celebrated not only their love but their miracle.

Can you guess where the groom went to undergraduate school? The bride is a Texas Longhorn.

This dresser and the vanity belonged to the bride's grandmother who was too ill to attend the ceremony. She passed away not too long after the wedding. The pieces now hold a place of honor in the couple's home.

They dined, they danced, and favors were given as they left for their honeymoon in a cloud of bubbles and well wishes!

To see part 1 go here.

All photos by Susan Gilbert Photography
Flowers by
Roses N More
Cakes by
The Cake Stand

The Wedding Venue-
Avalon Legacy Ranch

Event planning, design and staging- Whitney London Events

I'm partying with the girls at TOHOT.

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