Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Aunt D's House

In my attempt to figure out how to post pictures, I thought I would show one of my favorite places to visit~my Aunt D's house! She and my uncle recently built this lovely garden home that we were able to see for the first time last summer. I am showing her living room. Isn't the overhead light fixture gorgeous! I fell in love with the lamp that is sitting next to the rocker. She surprised me when I got home by sending me one just like it! Can you see it in my header picture? :-)
I love all her built-in cabinetry! Every since I was a little girl, I would walk around her beautiful homes just studying how she made such wonderful and sentimental vignettes. She's also a lover of lamps like so many of us! :-)



A view towards her kitchen and entryway. I just love her rocking chair!


Her beautiful secretary and collection of crosses. The picture in the middle on the right shows my father and aunt when they were young.


This pic pretty much sums up what we like to do when we get together! :-)


Aunt D, thank you for letting me use your
home for my first "real" post!

40 comments:

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Laura...I LOVE your Aunt D's home! She has such lovely pieces...like the rocking chair. And I love her built-in shelving...I so want to do that in my living room! And that lamp is totally fabulous! What a delightful tour! Thanks Laura for sharing your Aunt D's beautiful home! Susan

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laura, Happy Valentine's Day!!! Many thanks to your Aunt D for allowing us a look into her beautiful home.. Her secretary and built in's are lovely...Wishing you and yours the best..
Congrats on your first "real" post Laura.. it's beautiful.. I love your header picture..
hugs ~lynne~

Happy To Be said...

Happy Valentines day to you and Tom girl...and You know I just love your Aunt D's home WOW!! its all so beautiful..thank her for letting you share it...have a great weekend dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

I am very impressed. I have all ways thought you can do any thing you set your mind to. You have serpassed me on the computer. Don't ask for anymore help! HA! HA!HA! Just kidding. You ARE the woman of my dreams. Tom

Gollum said...

Tomarie, I am THRILLED to see your blog! Welcome!!
Your Aunt D's home is beautiful!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Laura has a post! Laura has a post! I'm doing the happy dance! Laura has a post! You did so good. Your aunt's home is so lovely. Those built in shelves are wonderful, and she has them arranged so nicely. I love that tile backsplash in her kitchen. And that secretary is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing and tell your aunt how much I enjoyed seeing it! (And that note from Tom just brought tears to my eyes!) Love ya, laurie

Dolores said...

Oh Laura, what a wonderful surprise to see your Tomarie's Cabin!!! I love it.... you've done a wonderful job of decorating your home, and your blog looks great!!!

Thanks for featuring our home..... Think I'll go have a glass of wine and a Cheez-it!!!

We love you!!!!
D & D

Tomarie said...

I wish I was there to enjoy it with you Aunt D! I'm toasting you via cyberspace with my own glass! :-) Love you! L~

Glenda said...

I just love the way everything is arranged and displayed including the textile that is framed and hanging on the wall over the fireplace. The bunnies, kitties, and horses look really nice.

I appreciate the architectural interest of the arches used in this space. It's just beautiful. The pictures are wonderful. Please thank your Aunt for allowing us to visit in her home. It is gorgeous and she should, along with her hubby, be very proud.

Helen said...

Hi Laura! Welcome to the Land of the Blog. I remember my first time .. as they say on Property Virgins .. last November. For fun, read my very first post. I have always loved your home from the days of RMS and look forward to visiting you often.

ann said...

Oh Laura,I just love her home too.And you're so right that chandy and the lamp are exquisite.Isn't this fun?Aggrivating sometimes,while we're learning,but fum...Ann

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

WELCOME LAURA!!! I am so glad to see you here too. I loved your aunts home . I love how you walk right through the bookcase! I will be visiting here often...

xinex said...

Hi Laura, I have been in love with your aunt's house since you showed it to us before. Her built in cabinets are gorgeous and even what's more gorgeous is everyting she has in them and how she arranged them there. And you're right, the lamps are beautiful!...Christine

SchmeckyGirl said...

Hi Tomarie! Ooooh! I love those built-ins too!!!

Sure you start blogging when I stop. lol.

Chari said...

{{{{LAURA}}}}

Girlfriend...I'm just elated to see that you started a blog...yeeeehawww!!! Congratulations and warmest of welcomes!!! I do think that blogging is so much easier and a better way of communicating (than RMS)! I'm looking forward to visiting with you here, Sweetie!!!

Wow!!! This is Aunt D from Cuero right? So close to my old home! Her home is absolutely gorgeous...she is a very talented decorator/designer...thank you so much for sharing her home with us (and also a thank you to Aunt D as well)! Aunt D sure has some fabulous furniture pieces...and I do love that beautiful light fixture in the living room! Wasn't that just the sweetest of her to send you a lamp like hers...Girl, it's fabulous and I DID notice it in your home...hehe!!!

Well my friend, sooooo very happy that you have joined blogland and I'm looking forward to all of our visits...

Love ya Sweetie,
Chari
PS...I'm impressed Girl, your blog looks fabulous and you're doing a great job!!! Loved the little note that Tom left for you here...ahhhh, that's so sweet!!!

OCDesigner said...

Laura, Your aunts home is lovely
look at that tile work..! LOL
Thanks for dropping by my humble blog start and for your nice comments. Athella

Liz said...

This is an awesome start! I love your cabin and I'm so glad that your friend has encouraged you to move into blogland! You will see! It is very addictive! :) But there are lots of new friends to be made and fun to share.

Your Aunts house is beautiful!

~Liz

prof en retraite said...

Hi laura..Well, you wascally wabbit! You've gone and started youself a blog...about time, girlfriend!! And I love your first post!! Your aunt's home is beautiful...gorgeous built-ins!! Love seeing you here in blogland...hugs...Debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Laura, thanks for the visit this evening and your kind comments.. girl you are just the best... hugs ~lynne~

Kathysue said...

Hi Laura, Your Aunt D's home is so charming and a girl can never have too many lamps is my motto.I would also like to thank you for your sweet and generous comments on Debs blog about my pantry you were too kind, Hugs Kathysue

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Gorgeous home!!!

M ^..^

lvroftiques said...

Laura!! You sneaky cheeky little minx! *winks* You got to bloggin' withoug getting me! And here I've been sneaking by every day to see if you've finally posted! Well there must be something about relatives with names beginning in D lol! Your aunt D's place is wonderful!! No wonder you love it sooo much! I do too! I love all her built ins! I'm saving a picture for future inspiration. And I can see she's another queen of vignettes! Anyhoo girlfriend I'm so happy to be reading you here! I can't wait to see more!Love ya! Vanna

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

please come by today, I want you to answer my question...

Dolores said...

I love looking at the hobby horse on your 'About Me' (I named him Racer, when I was little).
I thought Racer was so big! I remember how surprised I was when I saw him for the first time after 30 years....he wasn't big at all..... so funny to think how big I thought he was. Of course I was probably 2 or 3 years old.
I'm so glad you had him repaired .....he looks great in your beautiful home.
Love,
Dolores

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

Hello Laura,

Thank you for visiting my blog and the kind words. Your aunt D's house is gorgeous. I also love the chandelier. Spectacular. Thank you for sharing her beautiful home with us.

Chari said...

Hey Dearheart...

Just wanted to stop by today and leave you a little note for you to read after you get home from school...was just thinking about you!!!

How did your day go, Sweetie? Hope that you had a good one!!!

Love ya,
Chari
PS...I'm so glad you started a blog so I can come by and see you!!!

Happy To Be said...

GM Laura..thanks girl for coming by and checking out my little ! room cabin..I told you I started with a cabin here..Hope you have a GREAT day dear friend...love ya sis...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cindy J. said...

Laura I love your Aunt D's home, so lovely and although new has a feeling of always being there. That is not an easy thing to create and your aunt has done an amazing job. Thank-you Aunt D for the tour. Love, Cindy P.S. Love your Tom's comments.

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Just wanted to stop by to say hello and see how you were doing?

Hope your school week is going well for you! Just think...tomorrow is Friday! Yeeeehawwww!!! Bet you can't wait...hehe!!!

Love ya Sweetie,
Chari

Scribbler said...

I love the colors and graphics on your blog! I will definitely be looking regularly.

Ellen

prof en retraite said...

Hi Laura! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'm so happy to have a place to visit you! Hmmm...I've been eyeing those Cheez-its and the glass of wine on your Aunt D's island while waiting for the comment form to load and they're giving me ideas...lol Hope you are having a good week! Can Spring Break be far away?? Hugs...Debbie

lvroftiques said...

Laura I'm out of control!!Lol! I have way to darn many collections as it is! But that ugly lamp was only $3.99 and I thought that base had to be worth at least that? There were two more with really cool bases for $7.99 and now I could scream that I didn't buy them! Anyhoo I was thinking about doing a garage sale blog and I was digging through one of my dangerous closets...when I saw the pink girl lamp. I'd completely forgotten about it! I'm sooo sorry! Do you still want it by any chance? Sure don't blame you if you don't...you probably think I'm a complete airhead...well I am! Anyway I still have it...and it is a cutie....Vanna

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laura, Thanks for visiting this evening. You are such a sweetie.. I thought you might pick up on the bird.. stayed tuned many to come..lol.. I hope all is well your way.. hugs ~lynne~

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Laura...just coming by to drool all over Aunt D's pretty house again! :-) Hope you are doing well...yea, it's Friday! Susan

ann said...

I'm sorry i didn't get to tell you first.about your award,oops...ann

lvroftiques said...

Ok Laura! I won't forget it this time! Lol! I'll try to get off my big ole butt and find out what the shipping will be and I'll give ya a total. I'm pretty sure the shipping will be higher than the cost of the lamp though *winks* Can you email me your addy. Vanna

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

laura, I am so glad you've joined us in blogland. We've been away on vacation. We're home now. But, I'm really sick with a cold. I probably won't be around blogland much for a few days. I need to feel better. I just checked in for a minute. I was glad to see you. Your Aunt D's home is beautiful.
Hugs,Terrie

OCDesigner said...

Laurie I keep stopping by and trying to comment. I sure appreciate your nomination for the sisterhood award

Diane said...

Their home is beautiful! I'm having some serious built in cabinet envy right now! ♥ Diane

Bre said...

Gorgeous kitchen and I especially love the collection of crosses !!

Cheers
Bre