Sunday, October 30, 2011

We Played House

You know that my sweet friend Becky and her precious family came and stayed with us last week.  Now that they are gone and things have slowed down a little here in Tennessee, I want to share with you all some of the fun things that we did.
  We ate.  We hiked.  We had a bon-fire and movie night.  We ate more.  We drove around looking at the gorgeous leaves. We went to the Nashville Flea Market.  We played house.
You might be wondering what I mean by “played house”. 
Well, let me just tell you.
I really don’t want to embarrass Becky, but can I just tell you that this beautiful lady oozes with talent.  She cooks, she paints, she designs, she decorates!  Oh yeah, and her husband builds.  What a carpenter he is.  (more on his carpentry skills later)
Now you know that I had to ask her to help me change up some things in my house.   And change up, we did!!!   We worked in pretty much every part of the downstairs in my house. 
You do know how much fun I had, right?
I am going to show you little bits at a time because we really did so much.  I also can’t wait to show you the gift that Becky and her hubby brought me.  Oh My Goodness!!! 
Here’s a little of what we did in the dining room…

ladder 3

I found this great old screen door on a sidewalk where someone was throwing it out.    It looks great here in this corner with my beautiful old ladder that I also found on the side of the road.  So thankful for other people’s trash…

ladder 5

Really loving the little banner I made using my nanny’s old handwritten recipes.  I think it looks great in here.

ladder 4

Isn’t that door just fabulous?  Okay, I know that not everyone wants a chippy old screen door in their dining room, but it just speaks volumes to me.

One of the big things that we did when changing things up was to get things off of the floor.  Yeah, bad habit of mine…

buffet 3

These great old crates were on the floor holding extra glasses and extra white dishes.  Now they are on my buffet making a big bold statement.

buffet 4

buffet 5

buffet 1

buffet 2

I can’t wait to show you more, but I figure this is a good place to stop.  I hope you’ll come back and take a look at the rest of the fluffing that we did. 
Let me tell you that I took all kinds of mental notes while we worked.  I’ll pass some of Becky’s tidbits of knowledge along as I go.  I may even have a little bit of my own knowledge that I could muster up and share.
Hope you are all having a great weekend.  Blessings to you all!
By the way, if you haven’t visited Becky before, make sure to check out her beautiful home at Buckets of Burlap.

Linking up over at:  Funky Junk Interiors


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Playing house is always so much fun, and your house looks beautiful! Martina

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Amy,
I can totally see Becky's lovely touches in your room!!!But your home always looks fabulous and you have some great treasures!!
I am completely in love with that corner with the chippy door, ladder, and little chandelier, I am sighing all over the place over that! :)
If you and Becky ever get to So Cal, you can come to my home and work your magic, so beautiful!
Have a glorious week Amy.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Sounds like fun! I love the chippy old screen door and ladder, great roadside finds. Looking forward to seeing more.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I love the door!

NanaDiana said...

Amy- It looks great! The corner is perfect~ I love the old screen door and the banner of grammy's recipe cards. What fun and what a great way to remember her daily!

The crates look really good on top of the buffet. That gal knows what she is I will have to go visit her! xo Diana

Becky C said...

What fun we had!!! Girl, your place was gorgeous way before I came along :)
But thanks for being so generous in letting me "play" with all of your awesome farmhouse stuff!!
It was the most fun week ever...and my family and will never forget it!!
Thanks for treating us like royalty!! Love you lots!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love your recipe "banner!" What a great way to display something precious.

Green Willow Pond said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful week! How fun to have someone to play house with :)

I love your screen door corner. My daughter got an old pale green screen door from her friends mom. It's sitting in the barn waiting for inspiration. Maybe I can figure out something and display it in her room for a surprise.

Have a great week! {{{hugs}}}

Okie Chic said...

Looks so good!! Of course I always think everything you do is pretty awesome. And I love her blog I've been reading it for a while now she's got great taste.

Connie (aka LOU) said...

Amy -
I'm liking the screen door lots. Your recipe banner is in a perfect spot now ~ more accessible. What a clever storage idea using those crates. Can't wait to see more.
Connie LOU

Robin said...

Sounds like you two had a fun time together. After this post I'm going to have to start looking for a screen door. I love the statement it brings to your room.

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow, I love the way you girls play!
That screen door is just divine, absolute perfection.

Can y'all come over and play at my house sometime? ;-)


Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with each other. Love the screen door in dining room! Thanks for sharing. I am aware of Becky's blog and love it.

Karen said...

Hi Amy, people throw out some great stuff don't they? You sure know how to re purpose it beautifully. Love those crates with the dishes in them, it all looks beautiful.

BECKY said...

Hey Girl! That door is simply fabulous!! And love the little banner, too! You sure have some great ideas! It's always more fun when there are two to play!! Sure looks lovely, Amy!

Hope you have a great week!

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Love it!
Can't believe someone would just throw out that wonderful door.


FinsFan said...

super cute !! I love that door you found! I found one at a yard sale in our neighborhood that i wanted to hang up and use, but it didnt fit :( Have a great day :)