Friday, February 24, 2012

My Mother's House Tour: The Family Room

I decided to go ahead and finish off the tour today because Friday and Saturdays are a kind of crazy around here, so here you go.......the final room.  The Family Room.   This is where you come in from the laundry room/back door.  It has a flat roof and has given my parents nothing but trouble since day one.  To make a long story short, they put up this tin ceiling last year.  It is gorgeous!  It adds instant charm and character and totally compliments the decor. 

Some of her clocks, bottles, candles, etc.

This is a chippy little cabinet she found in Texas.  It's cute on the inside too but she likes it closed to see the chippy goodness.

This is her mantle.  She said it's always been a challenge for her because it's so long.  I think she does the right thing and doesn't try to decorate all of it.  Sometimes less really is more.

The entertainment shelves.  Wire baskets, scales, white pottery, mercury glass, they all happily co-exist.
A close up of the top shelf.
These are one side of these double built in shelves.  There is another set on the other side of the door exiting the family room.  That's alot of shelves to fill up!  This is another one of her challenges, but again she rises to the challenge and makes it look effortless.  Thank goodness for books, boxes and baskets.

A charming clock collection in a wire basket.

Thank you for joining me on this tour of my parents home.  I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have!   They have a done a wonderful job of making their house a home on a budget. And with nothing but a walmart in town, mom had to get creative with her decorating.   I'm just glad their genes run through my blood, maybe my home will look this nice one day too.
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Shannon Baker said...

LOVE the wire baskets, where does she find them?
The house is fantastic!

Joey said...

OK maybe its been a few months since I've been there but quite a few things have changed, Aunt Linda you are amazing. I have looked forward everyday to this tour, thank you Becky, you did a fine job. You do have the talent..I am so impressed!

luci wallis said...

What a wonderful home your Mom has! I love how she has her magazines stored in those wire baskets~ Thanks for the tour.