Monday, November 28, 2011

Snips & Snaps From My Sisters House

We are home.

It's a bitter-sweet feeling.


I miss my Virginia family already, but I also missed my own house, my own friends and family here and...
You know what I'll be doing next.

Anyway, we always stay the greater part of our trips to VA with my lil sister.
She and I are close.
We had no choice.
We shared a room for 17 1/2 years. (she got married young)

Our husbands are great pals and they have 4 kiddos so the cousins & hubs have much fun as well.
It's one happy story all around.

Now let us get to the meat of this episode.
I love my sisters house. (despite what she thinks of it)

She has a simple, timeless style that makes a statement.

Her husbands family owns Classic Furniture in Charlottesville, so she gets some great furniture choices.

Are you drooling yet?

I've wanted to get photo's of her house for some time, but with 7 kids between us, it's rather hard to snap a shot before they tear through and declare it a war zone.

She gets to go with her husband to furniture market sometimes.
Market sounds like a little slice of paradise.
She recently got her dining table there.
I licked it.
Tasted like paradise all right, with some other flavors mixed in.
Happens with 7 kids around.

You wonder why I didn't take a picture of the whole mantel dontcha?
I have no idea.
Just try to enjoy the two halves.

I tried to sneak downstairs and take down her dining room light one night.
I didn't think they would notice.
The screaming might have tipped them off.
Dumb electricity.

She made this coffee filter wreath out of the brown filters after seeing the white one I made.
Hey, I AM cool!

The metal letters came from our grandpa's shop when they upgraded to a new sign.
She offered me some too and I went off and forgot them.
Super cool.
Letters I mean.
Not cool that I forgot them.

I'm gunna decorate just like her when I grow up.

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow- i love it! love the open shelving and the dining table and chairs- gorgeous!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your sister's home is beautiful, and quite remarkable that you could get such great shots with 7 kiddos running around. My yougest sister and I are also best friends and her kids call me 'other mother'.

abbs said...

She made it look good girls, I should know, I live here!

The Midwest Cottage said...

Beautiful table...what is her counter top made out of? It looks like stained concrete?

Lori said...

Wow, she does have a super house and great decorating ideas.

Too bad she is so far away. Not fair for you two.

Sara said...

Ok, two things; 1. What color are the walls by the stairs? 2. What is the countertop made of? thanks! I love the whole look!

The Misty Journey said...

Yes, I was and am drooling...very clean, pretty and serine! I love the kitchen table & chairs...makes me hate mine. :( That is what I dislike about following blogs. It breed discontent...and happiness! LOL!

Mc Allen said...

I simply love it!!. ( I especially like the ckn wire around the hanging light!. Just my style:) Thanks for letting us tag along on your visit!!