Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My House Featured at No Minimalist Here

I wanted to let you all know that my house is being featured this week at No Minimalist Here.  Sherry mentions that we have lived here for less than a year, which is true.  For those of you new to my blog or coming over from No Minimalist Here, I thought I'd share a link to photos of the house as we found it HERE, and since  I haven't shown you this room yet I thought I'd post a few photos of the portion I can show right now.  The portion I can get to that is! =) This room has been taken over by Ethan temporarily, as he and Michael moved back in with us for a few months.  I won't show you more than this because it's consumed with his clothes and belongings piled in every corner and the couch he has made into his bed...until April 4th when he and Michael move back out! 

This armoire/bookcase is a piece of furniture I have come to like more and more over the past couple of years.  This is one of my few Craigs List finds.  It's a true antique from France and I think it's the heaviest piece we own.  I like big pieces of furniture, much to my husband's and sons dismay! Most of you don't know this, but not only have we moved this past year, we have moved 7 times in the last 10 years!!!  And, that includes one out of state move and moving my entire business / dish inventory each time which equates to a move in and of itself.    We have moved ourselves each time so we are quite proficient but I can also say we are quite tired of doing so.  I'm ready to have my own home and stay put!  Someday I'll write more about some of those past experiences.

I think that the hinges on the doors are fairly unique and whether that's the case or not, it is one of the things I love about this piece of furniture.  They are on the outside and run the entire length of the doors.

This room adjoins the dining room so I continued on with the brown transferware in here.  I have a collection of brown transfer printed pitchers from the Aesthetic Movement (all but the one on the far left) displayed across the top of the case.

To either side of the bookcase/armoire I have some half moon shaped French tables.  They are dressed with family photos and some of my favorite lamps with brown velvet burn out shades.  I love the paisley design!

I hope you all will go over to Sherry's and see the rest of the home tour!  Thank you Sherry for choosing to share my home on your gorgeous blog!

I'll see you tomorrow with a St. Patrick's Day tablescape.

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  1. I truly love to see a room I would like to go into and just breath it all in. What a great room to sit and relax in ! Will def go over and see the rest of the post on Sherry's blog! ♥

  2. Hi Nancy,

    You have a gorgeous home. You have done so much in such a short amount of time.


  3. I have been encouraged to see the transformation of this house. I am a new follower, as I love ironstone and transferware.

  4. Hi Nancy: Your bookcase is beautiful. The room is so warm and inviting. Congratulations on your showing...Judy

  5. Hi Nancy, you know I am a fan of your blog and beautiful home! It was so nice seeing it featured over at Sherry's.

  6. You deserve to have your own home, that's my wish for you!
    Did you forget about the St. Patrick's Day blog crawl? I am waiting for you!

  7. Nancy, I love this piece and it is perfect for your home. I can't begin to imagine moving all your transferware. I would be so nervous that some of it would get broken. It was my pleasure to feature your beautiful home at the Open House party and I appreciate the mention and link. Take care. Hugs, Sherry

  8. Your home is as beautiful as your blog:)

  9. Nancy, your feature at Sherry's is wonderful. It's always a treat to visit your beautiful home. This piece was a good find. You've done wonders with this temporary home. You can make any house a home, Nancy! ~ Sarah

  10. Nancy I love your room. It is so warm and inviting. Your armoire is absolutely beautiful. And I have that very same picture above it but have it in a bedroom. I just fell in love with it the first time I saw it and of course had to buy it. They say great minds think alike so I feel I'm in pretty good company with you.(Big smile) And we share the same name....Nancy. Love your blog and so enjoy seeing all that you do....even with all your moves. I'm going to dash over to Sherrys now to see your house tour. Congrats on being featured. How fun is that!!


  11. Very pretty I love all things French too.

  12. Seven times in 10 years!??!?!??! Oh, Nancy...I kneel at your feet, my dear! I moved one time and thought it was the end of my world!!! Holy Mayflower Truck, Batman!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful room!

  13. Just stopping by to say hello. Congratulations on the feature. I'll head in that direction now.

    You know, I think everything you do always looks wonderful.

  14. Hi Nancy! Oh, I did see your house featured and I just drool every time I see one of your rooms. You know I do remember when you posted about the house that need so many updates and had totally forgotten it was you! Oh, my! No one would ever guess what you show us is the same house! I love this piece and love your transferware!
    Enjoy your boys.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  15. Beautiful room and displays! I would move that armoire with me, too ;)
    I had to go back and read the post about your house as you found it. Oh my goodness! What would make you want to move into a home like that? I think I would have taken a torch to it instead of trying to refurbish. I can't wait to go back and read the transformations that you have done to make it livable. I'm sure they are just as beautiful as the room above.

  16. Hi Nancy,
    I adore your French piece. How lucky are you to have found it! I remember what your place looked like when you bought it~ ~Now it's a home. So lovely.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


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