Thursday, January 28, 2010

Around The House

Have you had the opportunity to read the March 2010 issue of Romantic Homes? It is titled “The Color Issue” – and, of course, features homes that are decorated with A LOT of fresh and vibraint color! I love it!

As I made my way through each page, I cannot begin to tell you how many of YOU I thought about. There are colorful afghans, floral pillows, whimsy next to the not-so-whimsy, directions on how to make a fabulous table runner, what to do with a yard of fabric and a page of THE cutest vintage items offered at a shop in southern California. I won’t give away too much, but I do encourage you to take a peek at this issue. It is like stepping into spring - so fresh!!

But for now…..come into my blog door….


because today’s post are photos that I have taken around our home over the past three years. Like many of you, things in our home get moved around and walls get painted different colors. Cabinets get changed out with different collections and decorative objects find themselves being tucked away in a box until they make their debut at another time in the year. Some favorite pieces even get sold – sometimes with regret, but hey, we cannot keep everything? Or should we?

Our homes evolve, just as we do. Our tastes change, styles change and colors change. Though no matter the changes, we just need to remember to be true to our selves. Surround yourself with what brings a smile to your face, what makes your heart go pitter-patter and gives you the feeling that your home is “Home Sweet Home."

So come along, go on a “scroll” with me……

…these are a few of my favorite things…..(as I have Julie Andrews singing in my head…..)






















Our homes are reflections of us.

May they always be good ones.



Susan Freeman said...

Your home and your pets are a reflection of your charming self. I enjoyed the tour. Let's see more!
Susan and Bentley
PS: Bentley now has a crush on Miss Maggie, Twinkle and Fiona.

Poppy Cottage said...

What a lovely post. I just love the pictures and yes; your home is a reflection of you ~ just lovely!

Enjoy your day!

Linda said... a mini vacation. Thank you. BTW your Fiona looks very familiar!? Hugs from SoCal.

Sandy said...

How enjoyable to scroll through your photos of your lovely home and cute pets!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Rochelle said...

Lovely post....and, I have that same birdcage in your photos except it is white - so funny!
Have a lovely day

Skoots1moM said...

loved me EVERY ONE of your pics...thanks for sharing.
I almost bought a picnic basket last week, then talked myself out of it...hubs doesn't like MY junk, ha ha!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhh--i feel so good now. my blood pressure just dropped from reading the post, listening to the music, looking at the pictures....

All things nice... said...

What lovely things you have in your home :) Those wee handmade rabbits would be beautiful for easter and I adore those cushions you have. Your home looks so pretty and cosy :)

All things nice...

Elyse said...

hi becky,

your truly have created a home sweet home. everything is so lovely and so becky!


BrendaS said...

Love all your pictures. Especially those 2 little darling scotties!

Have a great day!

Sinta Renee said...

Love your little flashback photo tour! Aprons, pincushions & pillows! Oh my... those are the things that make a "home sweet home". xxoo

Sandy said...

OK...can I move in???? LOL Your home is so wonderful! And your photos show it so well.....I love your colors and your textures and your puppies! :) I just got done doing a major remodel in my craft room, and your comment about doing what makes your heart pitter patter is so true! I went for it....I will be blogging about it next week! Please come by and tell me what you think! I so appreciate you! Sandy

Vee said...

Your darling home needs to be featured in a magazine it's so wonderful. My favorite photo of all? The "Believe Me, I'm some chicken" one.

JG said...

What a nice assortment of photos! Each tells a story.

Our homes are reflections of us. My Hubby made my Spice Rack to resemble a shadow box. I've had it for over 30 years and can never part with it.

janet said...

I love the "I'm some chicken" card..made me laugh because really, I am some chick(en).

Anonymous said...

Fabulous post! How I love the little girl in the yellow dress and the doggie with the balloon on the tail. Great whimsy added to your home.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Stacey said...

Just beautiful. I feel happy now. :)

Laura said...

I am going to go hunt down that magazine, for sure! I love color, like you, so I am pretty excited. It should be filled with lots of good ideas!

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your blog...and I absolutely adore it. What a beautiful montage of photos you have here in this post! I'm a fairly new blogger who loves to take pictures as well.....stop by sometime, join me too..I'm off to be one of your followers...ciao!

Kathleen Grace said...

You do have one sweet cottage Becky! I am still trying to figure out what direction to go with my dining room. There are so many styles and colors I like and I have the opportunity to make the kitchen and dining room look all new! You are right, our tastes change and our homes evolve, but I wish I knew where mine is going:>P

tara said...

Becky, that was so much fun, I love your home and that cabinet filled to the brim with all that pottery is gorgeous. And, well your puppies...I don't even need to tell you how precious they are! Thanks for brightening my day!

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh I just feel like I am right there sweetie!!! ( hint hint wink wink :o)
I can't believe that you added me to your sidebar ~ what an honor from a wonderful friend!
Sending puppy hugs and kitty kisses from cold NJ!

Love ya!!!!
NEBS and the menagerie

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Your home is full of so many wonderful things so artfully displayed. Even the dog and cat look perfect.
Thanks for a wonderful tour and your home is a reflection of you,
sweet and charming.


Claudia said...

Ah, Becky, I always love seeing photos of your charming home. You have the touch, my friend. And I love your furry friends, too!


Elsie said...

Thanks Becky, I needed that tour.
Yes I have the March issue and you
are right they have a lot of colors
this time in it. I love your photos
of your home. They are very creative. Your roses are gorgeous
and I love that mirror. That's my

Vicki/Jake said...

Yes, what a great tour and sweet home. Thanks!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Becky,
Wow! such pretty, clear and bright photo's! I love them...
Your bunnys are just adorable!. I great and fun post!.
Big hugs,

Blondie's Journal said...

These pictures made me smile, Becky! I don't know you well, but they gave me a great idea of your personality. You have so many sweet and pretty things. Your decor is lovely. And you have a calico cat!! I Love it! And your puppies...can't leave them out! ;-)

I love this post. Thanks for the sweet tour of your home!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

There's beauty in every room in your house! I especially love your little vintage what nots. Who would ever think our tastes would change and we would be thrilled to find 'old stuff' to put in our nice homes! heehee! ♥

Brenda Pruitt said...

I simply ADORE your place and the way you photograph it! Just love it. And that sweet kitty with its paw over its eye sleeping. Ah!

Lynda said...

Your blog is always such a pleasure to visit!

The Vintage Vagablonde said...

Your pictures are professional looking.

I love this post...I agree 100?%. I see many beautiful homes in magazines and blogs but I always try to stay true to my style and the little things in my home that only make sense to me :)

Missing everyone's blogs and just getting caught up.

Our Christmas was very tragic and my whole mind and spirit was with my kids during their time of need.

Life is so unpredictable.....cherishing the time that I have with my family.

Tanza said...

Hi sweet Becky girl,
LoVed my stroll through your home .. very sweet, and alot of real vintage pretties to look at .. I just LoVe that white cabinet of yours, and all the white dishes .. soo refreshing, and Spring like .. It is fun to move and play with all our collections .. Sometimes I'm surprised at what I find tucked away .. very fun .. Always LoVe visiting sweet you .. Have a happy, fun, SUNNY week-end .. Yippee skippee for that ~
Hugs for you ~tea~

ChaChaneen said...

I lurve the apron picture. Something about it ~ probably because I want one! ha ha

Donna said...

I want to come to your house, put on an apron, lay my head on your pillows, look at all your pretties and pet your doggies :)
Your house looks so comfy and lovely!
I saw the Romantic Homes magazine and loved it too!

Lisa Johnson said...

Dearest Becky,

Your pictures are so lovely. What a fun post.

Big hugs,


~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

I always love your "home" posts!
Come by, Becky. I am having a giveaway for Ariat boots!
xo, misha

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh Becky! You need to be crowned the Queen of Vignettes. You have such a wonderful eye. You are still my biggest inspiration - in many ways.

God bless,

bee'nme said...

Dear was the beauty of your home that first drew me in to your blog, but it has been the beauty of your sweet spirit that has kept me coming back all these years. Thank you for displaying both so beautifully here as you share from your heart and home! I am so very blessed to know you Becky!

Hugs & Blessings always,
Becky S.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Beautiful pictures! I love your metal picnic baskets. I have a collections of wicker/wooden type picnic baskets. Lovely post!

the wild raspberry said...

what a lovely place to call home...
i love your pile of aprons~


Pondside said...

You certainly have the colour bug today! I love the colourful photos and I'll have a look for the Romantic Homes magazine. While I appreciate white, I do love colour in my home. The winters here are dulll and grey, so I like the inside to be warm and vibrant.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Donna, you can come and lay your head down on my pillows any time - you will most likely have to scoot a scottie off first.


Lallee said...

What a delightful tour. It is the small details that really make our homes, and speak our hearts. Your home is so warm and inviting, and your details reflect you so well, Becky.