Tuesday, November 4, 2008


This is what you see when you walk in the front door. 

Here are a couple pictures of our kitchen.  I just got the mirror from Ikea. I bought it so that when I give haircuts in my kitchen they can see their hair without tracking hair down  my hallway. 

I got the red butterfly from the same antique mall that I got the family sign from that I talk about later in this post. We also love our water cooler per Sparkletts. It has locks on the hot and cold water so that Scarlett doesn't make a mess. You can kind of see our cool Pier 1 kitchen table that i got for $50 from craigslist. It is black with red distressing. We have enjoyed eating at the dinner table. It makes us feel more like a family and less like a grazing petting zoo, haha.

So I have to admit, I have spent quite a bit of time and thought into decorating the ledges in my house. First, I considered theme, then I considered color, and concept, and then after shopping around a little, the ideas transformed the concept dramatically, but I am pretty pleased with the outcome so far. 

This is the ledge overlooking our living room, between there and the kitchen. 

This is the ledge in our kitchen on the right side above the cabinets and refrigerator. I bought the Family sign, which says "Family is love and laughter", from Merchant Square, an antique mall here in Chandler. I bought the quotation marks and "&" symbol from Ross for less than $5 a piece, and the silver picture frame from the 99cent only store. The picture in the frame is from my "Dwell in Possibility" calendar. 

I also feel like I have not shown enough appreciation for the wonderful couches that Joe's boss gave us. They make our living room so comfortable, and warm. We are so grateful for the gift.

above is the arrangement we have above the loveseat which is pictured below. The sign in the middle says "All because two people fell in love"
We send our love. Hope you all got out there and voted today... I DID! 

peace, love, and Obama 2008


Mom of 3 boys said...

I like how you arranged things..wanna decorate my house?????

Molly Shumway Rawlins said...

Sure, Fly me out, and we'll go shopping, and paint the town red! :)

Kim said...

I love the virtual tour. Nice and clean, love that!

Camille said...

I've been afraid of vaulted ceilings all my life, because I have never known how to fill all that SPACE up there. We don't have a single ledge in our house (unless you count above the cupboards in our kitchen), but you've given me hope.

Anjeanette said...

Looks like you've had fun decorating.

wendy said...

Great job decorating! It looks really nice! I love the new couches.