67th Table Top Tuesday

    Thanks so much for joining the 67th Table Top Tuesday.  You guys have come up with such wonderful vignettes and inspiration, I need to redo everything.  Just not enough time.

    When I was cleaning house, I thought it was time to redo the vignette on the coffee table and I am in the mood for simple. 

    I love this scales, so just some wicker balls seemed perefct.

    A simple ivy plant that I havn't killed yet was just the answer also.

    Add a couple of decorating books and I said finished.  Summer always seems like less is more.

    I also made a couple of changes to the entertainment center, rearranging some of the books and accessories.

    Thanks for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

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A Tour of My Home

    I have had several ask to see a home tour.  Here is a copy of the floorplan of our house.  It is a 3 bdrm, 2bath, l859 sq. ft. house.  This is almost half the size of our previous home, however I am finally settling in and am enjoying this house very much.  Really easy to clean. lol

    Let's start our tour at the front door.  As you enter this is the view you have of the living/dining area and looking through to the familyroom and out the back to the patio and yard.

    As you walk in and look around this is the full view of the livingroom.

    Come on in through the opening and you see the familyroom/breakfast area.

    Across from the seating area is the entertainment center and you also see the door to the patio and the backyard.

     Standing in front of the entertainment center, this is the view of the breakfast area on the left and the kitchen is on the right.  You also can see through to the dining/living area and the front door. With both areas so open to each other, we can accomodate quite a few people. They can just mingle between the two areas, and since we have great weather most of the year, they can also enjoy the patio and backyard. We've had as many as 60 people here at one time, and it worked really well. No one seemed to be falling over each other.

    Standing next to the breakfast table, you can see part of the entertainment center and how the kitchen works into the floorplan.

    The left side of the kitchen. Here you can see the opening to the living/dining area, and both doorways to the hall. It definitely helps that the hall opens to the living area as well as the kitchen, that way there are no bottle necks anywhere.

    Let's start down the hallway leading off the living/dining area.  The first door is a coat closet and then you come to the laundry room.  Here you also see the door to the garage.

    As you walk down the hall you come to the door to the guest room.  This room is not decorated yet, so no pictures now.  Turn right down the hall and you come to the guest bathroom.  Very small, but functional.

    The next room is my hubby's office.  There is no way you will ever see a picture of that room.  He definitely isn't the neatest person in the world and papers are everywhere. lol
    At the end of the hall is the Master Bdrm and bath.

    I think the secret to making a small house live big is having versatile furniture. The coffee table in the familyroom has 4 pull out stools that can provide extra seating. The breakfast table has 4 leaves and can extend to seat 12 comfortably and still not block the doorway. The dining table can seat 8 comfortably and 10 if I put two on each end. So even though this house is half the size of our last one, we can still entertain quite a few.

    I am linking to the following parties:

    Show Off Your Cottage Monday @ The House In The Roses
    Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
    Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here

    Thanks for stopping by and touring my home.  I always love company and you are all welcome anytime.

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Master Bath & Closet

    I had a burst of energy this morning and decided today was the day to totally clean and purge the master bedroom closet.  Nothing fancy, very builder basic, just shelves and rods, but it does function.  I also thoroughly cleaned the bathroom and did a new floral arrangement for the vanity.  First let's look at the closet.  Huge Mess!!!

    As you enter the bathroom, you see the door on the left to the closet.  Enter at your own risk!!!

    This is what it looked like when I opened it this morning. Mess!!!! Our closet is an L shape with double rods on the right and across the back wall, 

    I think it all needs help.  Hubby has the double rods on the right and I have all the rest.  Seems fair to me.

    We have a wire storage shelf system next to the door as your turn left in the closet for our undies.

     The back wall of the L is a single rod.

    I am not too neat sometimes.

     The top of the single rod is where I store some Antique quilts and all of the extra pillows and bedding not in use.  This is a small house and the linen closet will not hold these things.  On the someday to-do list is to add a couple of shelves so it is easier to get what I want without taking it all down.

     After emptying 114 hangers and all but 11 of those items going to GW, I managed to clean, then organize things by color and how I use them. My suits and blazers are on the far right top and bottom rods where they don't take up prime real estate since I don't wear them very often.  This makes my everyday and play clothes front and center and so easy to see.  Every nook and corner was scrubbed and vacuumed.  It feels so much fresher.

    All of my trousers, skirts and dresses are organized on the back wall, and all of the shoes are in a hanging shoe caddy that you can't see, and organized on the shelf on the floor. 

    All of the undies have been gone through and organized.  I even color coordinated mine and my husbands socks.

    This looks and smells so much fresher.  I am so glad to have this job done.

    Now for the batthroom.  As you walk through the Master Bedroom , this is the first view of the bathroom that you have.

     Walk in, and this is the total view.  Not very big, super simple and definitely builder grade, but it works well for us.  Because it is small, I love the big mirror, it just seems to double the size.  Maybe a frame someday.

    All scrubbed and cleaned, now I am off to take a shower and clean me up. lol

    Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits.  I hope you all have a super weekend and holiday.

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My New Rooster

    I have been playing again in the kitchen.  One of my favorite places to play.  I showed you my little white rooster that I painted to match my yellow pig here.

    The color turned out pretty good, so I had to start playing.

    This corner of the kitchen gets the most changes, and of course the Rooster and the Pig had to play.

    My scales with some cork fruit.

    A rafia carafe, a sunflower and some leaves.

    He wanted to get all dressed up, so he's wearing a couple of ribbons.

    My little frenchy pitcher holds some flatware and the backdrop with the basket tray and a plate help tie everything together.

    Mr. Pig still thinks he's the prettiest.

    Don't you love to play, and it's totally free.

    I am linking to the following parties:

    Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
    Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
    Home Sweet Home Friday @ The Charm Of Home

    Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

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