Ok, I have many, many, many pictures of sister
Bee's living room...more than anyone would EVER
want to see! And, begging your pardon, but they
were also taken in the cruel, after-work-light. And
I, being the consummate dork...wasn't using the
flash in all of them...so, to say that these pictures
are less than stellar, would be an understatement,
BUT, I think you can get the idea that Bee's
living room is quite cute!!(need I also mention that
I am the MASTER of the run-on sentence!).
And away we go.........................
As you can probably tell, she tends towards the
country French, cottage feel...red, checks, toile...
tres foo foo!When she decided on this fabric...
there was not enough to be found anywhere! So, she scoured every Joann's, from here to Timbuktu,
until she found enough to make all her what-nots!
She took the large plain pillows apart and added
the piping that she liked.
I had a vague memory of some fun pillows in an
old Victoria with cute pillow by Tracy Porter...
when we finally found the right magazine... we
copied the idea for the pillows to tie in the sofa,
chairs & curtains.
Then she made the curtains...she's not really my sister,
I love this little dresser, it came from the sweetest
old man who was the previous owner of their home.
This hutch lived a previous life as a soap display in
Mission Viejo! Our cousin told us that this cute little
shop was going out of business, so my sister "haunted"
them, until they were ready to part with it!
As luck would have it...Summertime Chintz goes perfectly
with her color scheme!
As can be seen in the reflection of this mirror (she thinks
it's TOO Victorian now...so, I'm hoping it will be mine soon!)
there are other things to be seen "on the other side"........
Little desk area...chintz & Kincade...my other brother-
in-law gave this to Bee & her husband...they had been
"baby sitting" it while Kae was being remodeled, so
they just decided the picture could call Bee's house
"home".This hutch was from the previous owner, and thankfully
she has a thing or two to put in it!!!!
This dining set used to be dark brown...I know many of
you have seen it...or have it. But with about 500 coats
of KILZ it became white and Sweet Peas were added.
I just had to do this "up close"! I added the flowers using
Decorator Blocks...remember those? I used to watch a
craft show...can't remember the name...and they used
every new product known to man...and I bought them all!
This is a picture from a calendar. Back in the day when
were chintz fanatics, if we found anything that had chintz
in it we we thrilled (Which is why we love Christie Repasy!),
This is a Nancy Buswell calendar in which she painted a
"Welbeck" teapot...Bee framed the whole page...I have
the smaller version from inside the calendar.
This is where it all began...the entrance to her "cottage".
(Is her door cute or what? It reminds me of something from
Brighton (purses, jewelry, etc.)
Which leads out to her nicely manicured yard which you
have already seen way back when.
I hope you have enjoyed this "home tour"...I promise
to have more soon! Wait until you see my other sister's
"white" room! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.......!