Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Parade Of Homes Tour

For those of you who have never visited my blog, and for those who already have, let me take a moment to say HELLO and WELCOME to Home #30 on the Parade Of Homes Tour.

A HUGE thank you goes out to Toni, our beautiful and creative genious for the current Parade Of Homes tour. If you click on the above button, you will be navigated to the very beginning of the tour, which began on May 1st. There are so many talented women participating in the Parade, so be sure to sit down and relax and enjoy their gorgeous homes.

Onwards now to our quaint cottage – a small Cape Cod home nestled on a street with other pretty New England style homes. We had always dreamed of living on this street and when a home became available, and the model we liked the most, we sold our other home and moved in. The home had been neglected and there was tons of work to be done. Over time, the cottage has taken on small transformations – and large ones, like the kitchen remodel and the half bath redo. Though there are still projects yet to do, I will share with you the house – the presentable rooms (smile) – for now.



The front porch.


Come on in….Fiona, our Wheaten Scottish Terrier, will greet you. (Our other scottie, Mr. Duhgall, is napping in the closet – his “man cave.”)



Our entry hall. P1010132f

Entering the great room.



Fiona is napping in the granny chair.





The Formal Dining Room:











Come on in to our kitchen.









Walking towards the laundry room and half bath.





The guest bedroom:









The Master Bedroom:





P1010108g Miss Socks finds the bed quite comfy, don’t you little Missy?




This concludes the tour of our small cottage. Thank you for taking the time to visit!

Wishing all of you a Happy Mother’s day, too.




Your next stop will be to Amanda’s BEAUTIFUL home! Her transformed laundry room is amazing!!! Just click on the button below.

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If you have missed out on some of the homes, just click on the button below to take you to the very beginning of the tour.

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Run along now! You won’t want to miss out on the fun!



marie said...

Oh Becky...thank you so much for sharing your lovely home! I enjoyed every peek! I have to say that the guest room is my very favorite ~ what lucky guests you have.
Your home looks like a a place where people live....just exactly how a home should look!

Julie Harward said...

What a beautiful home, from the front porch to the animals so comfy there. I love the bedroom with red..and all the old fashioned antiques all over in the home. Thanks for the tour..loved it! :D

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your home is right out of a fact your home looks like something Mary Engelbreit would have featured in her Home Companion. All the fresh flowers in each room make each room POP. Your Scottie dog collection is so sweet. My favorite room might be the bedroom with all the red touches. Just beautiful. Lovely tour.

Vee said...

Becky, your home is so charming and welcoming that I could plunk down anywhere and stay awhile. I'm going to be taking some cues from you as well. The lighter walls are a perfect complement to your decorative items. I adore all the vintage 1920s graphics, the scotties throughout, the reds, the wonderful pillows and the meaningful messages tucked here and there, which express your philosophy..."Cheerfulness brings harmony," etc. Thank you so much for sharing your home. I will be back as time allows to continue the tour.

Susan said...

What a beautiful beautiful home! Your little fur people are so sweet! I can tell how comfortable and loved they feel!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a great way to start my day! A cup of coffee and a tour of your charming home before I head off to work.
Your guest room makes me smile.

Finding Home said...

I am not sure what I love most, your guest room, your dining room display of ironstone or your mantle shelf with all of the moody paintings. Your home is so full of lovely things without being cluttered, a true home!

Take care,

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Becky, I am in awe of your beautiful home - your decorating skills are inspiring and I want to come visit you so I can wake Dughall up!!


Claudia said...

Becky, I always love seeing photos of your home. Your warmth and style is evident everywhere.


Jocelyn said...

Becky, your home is beautiful! It sends out so much warmth from the front door all through the house. Thank you for sharing the tour. I'll be right over to visit your guest room :-)

Jocelyn @

Ricki Treleaven said...

Your home is so pretty and welcoming. Thanks so much for participating in the open house. I love your Scottie dogs! They are so cute!!! I have a Westie Love Bug :D

So of course I really enjoyed looking at all of your Scottie accessories around your home. Your blog has made me smile!

~Ricki Jill Treleaven

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

what do you say about a post like that--i am gobsmacked. your home is a dream.

Donna said...

You have a beautiful home! I enjoyed the tour so much!! I adore the guest bedroom and all the red and white decor. It is so warm and welcoming.

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky, I haven't stopped for a visit in a while! Funny thing is, I was just thinking about you yesterday and here you are on the Parade of Homes! Your home is just beautiful girl. I love the Coffee Rd sign in the kitchen! Everything looks great, how have you been? Marcia

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I have never seen all of your home. It is so warm and inviting Becky! I love every little touch.

addie373 said...

Your cottage home is beautiful, so warm and inviting.
You can see the love and pride you have for your home everywhere... I really love seeing the precious fur babies all cozy in their favorite spot. No home would be complete without them.
Have a beautiful and blessed Mother's Day!

Here On Crow Creek said...

Your home is so pretty and just looks so cozy. I love how you decorated every corner. I think a home should be loved in every crack and crannie and I am in love with your dogs! I too have a small collection of scottie dogs. I have a black dog but she isnt a scottie but reminds me of one. I am also your newest follower:) Have a great weekend!

Janet said...

Thanks for the tour Becky, it has been a long time since i have "been" to your beautiful cozy and personal.


Colleen said...

you have such a beautiful home! so welcoming and I love all the flowers as you enter the house. - just gorgeous!

Becky@OrganizingMadeFun said...

I adore your master bedroom and guest bedroom. They are truly special. I bet being a guest in your home is pretty great! I also love your vintage suitcases stacked up...that caught my eye! Very pretty!

Becky B.
Organizing Made Fun

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

I'm so happy to see you on the parade of homes! You certainly deserve to be on it with your gorgeous home. Love all your pictures!

jeana said...

What a sweet home you have!! Made me smile, just lovely!

Janet said...

I LOVE your home, Becky! Everything is just so charming down to each and every detail.... is absolutely perfect!

Stacey said...

Your home is one of my absolute favorite places to visit. Please include a tab on the sidebar so I can find this pretty tour again. :)

One of my favorite features would be your pets. They just make it homier.

JG said...

So pretty! The framed clipper ships remind me of the B&B we stay in at the Cape. The rooms all have photos of them. :)

Angela said...

You have such a beautiful home! I love all your accessories...I could look through them for hours.

Rochelle said...

Oh my Becky....your home is just so gorgeous! I especially love your guest room - so bright and cheery! Thank you for sharing this little bit of you with all of us - it has inspired me to finish up some things around here!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your home is lovely, but I think I could just live in your pretty guest bedroom!

Elsie said...

BEAU-TEE-FUL!!! Becky your home is just beautiful. I love your Coffee Street sign and your red and white guest room. That is a Fiona chair not a granny chair. No wonder those two are so happy, they have a beautiful wonderful home to live in. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous home with all of us.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Love your home, so inviting! I want to come and stay in that guest room! :-)

Coming through on the parade of homes.

Brenda said...

Becky ,
Such a sweet and cozy home inside and out.The Granny chair might just be my favorite.I don't blame Fiona wanting to nap there.


Kathleen Grace said...

What fun to see some pretty spots I haven't seen before! I never noticed the pretty chandelier in the dining room before and oh how I love that guest room! Thanks for a beautiful tour Becky.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Becky,
Do you have the magic touch or what! So beautiful in everyway...I love it all..A home full of love.
Happy Mothers day,enjoy your sweet day!
XO Elizabeth

Betty said...

Oh my goodness Becky! I started at the beginning and now I'm at your beautiful home. I can honestly say that your home is my favorite so far. You have so many treasures that make your house a home. I want to stay in that guest bed room. It is just so adorable!

Sue T. said...

Hi Becky, "you know" that feeling when you walk into a store or find a great yard sale and your eyes are trying to take it all in !!! Thats your cottage home !!! Just love it !!!

Valorie said...

Thank you for your gracious tour. Your home is so lovely filled with unique furniture and things you clearly love! You are inspiring!
Happy Mother's Day to you too! Thank you for the early gift!! Val

Kim said...

I am new to your blog, as I was searching online for cottage decorating ideas...I have no doubt I will become a follower of your blog after taking a look around. Your home is gorgeous and all of the little touches you've added that make it reflective of you and your family, including your four-legged friends, are lovely. Thank you so much for sharing. My husband and I are in the process of redecorating our own home, turning it into a cottage by the sea with a beach/nautical theme, as we live on the coast in Connecticut. I was curious to know where you purchased your ironstone pottery? Is it hard to come by? Thanks again for sharing your home with us!

Unknown said...

Becky, I always love taking a tour of your sweet cottage... It's dreamy! :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day!


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Your home is lovely and your pups are precious. The guest room is so colorful and looks so comfy and cozy. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day. Tammy

Glinda said...

Becky, I loved the tour. Just what I needed after a long week of travel and hotel stays. I could smell those lovely roses as I walked up on your porch. Your home is delightful just like you. Would love to see you my friend.

becky up the hill said...

My friend, what a lovely lovely time I had! Beautiful!

Myrna said...

Oh! I am THRILLED that you gave a tour of your GORGEOUS home! How lovely,welcoming and cozy it is!!

Mimi Sue said...

Your home is so warm and cozy! Thanks for the tour. Enjoyed it very much. Mimi

Daisy Cottage said...

EVERYTHING IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Such a reflection of you Becky! I just love it all... every little touch. Your home radiates LOVE.

And I LOVE it. And I LOVE YOU.

Thinking of you and keeping you in my heart this Mother's Day. God Bless You Becky and your dear family.

Love always,

Simple Home said...

What a wonderful tour Becky!! Your home is beautiful and inviting. From the entry way on, it's like being able to visit with you in person. Thank you so much for sharing, and Happy Mother's Day to you too. You're in my thoughts this weekend.

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Thank you so much for this tour of your lovely and very charming home. You certainly have the knack for adding just the right accents in just the right places. I'm new to your blog and am now a new follower.
Happy Mother's Day!

Susan Freeman said...

Thank you for the tour of your lovely home! Happy Mother's Day!!!

Susan and Bentley

cherry said...

OHHh this was a treat for me on mamas day! I LOVEd it so much...your bedrooms are just soo sweet Becky! hugs, cherry

Anonymous said...

The home tour was so awesome! I sat for what seems like hours looking at all the amazing homes. Becky, yours had to me my favorite!!! Not just saying it because you are my favorite blogger but your home is wonderful. I look at mine and it is.... let's say full of collections. My husband says clutter. I love my clutter though. Your home is just wonderful and makes me what to de-clutter. lol. Love it and thanks for sharing.

A Cultivated nest said...

First off I think it's so fun that Duhgall has a "man cave"!

You have a beautiful home. The guest bedroom is my favorite room. Really love those curtains and all those cute pillows.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures. I especially love the little Scotties sprinkled throughout as they remind me of my own two Scotties, Scamp and Mitty.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Thank you for inviting us into your beautiful and warm home! I so enjoyed my time there! ♥

Rhondi said...

Hi Becky
What a beautiful home you have! I have seen parts of it over the years of reading your blog, but I didn't know how beautiful it was.
Thanks for giving us a tour.
Hugs, Rhondi

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

thanks fro sharing and give us a grand tour to your lovely home.. i really enjoyed it..

Lallee said...

Becky, I can't find the words I want to describe the feeling your home gives me. I would say it screams home, but scream is too harsh. It beckons--yes that's it--it beckons me, welcomes me in like a best friend. The charm you have created in each and every space says family, welcome, charm, warmth, friendship. The only thing lacking is that I'm can't experience it in person. Thank you for your beautiful presentation for all of us to enjoy!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Your home speaks to me of peace and serenity. It has a warm cozy feel. Love it. I am clueless about this home tour. I'm so glad that I stopped by now I'm headed for house #1 to begin the tour.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Cindy said...

Becky, thank you for the tour of your amazing cottage home. It is incredible...every single room filled with many gorgeous antiques and vintage treasures...oh I could spend hours looking through it all....and of course I absolutely love your Scottie collection - made me smile to see the planters just like the ones I collect. My favorite picture of all? The last one of your sweet pups running on the beach - just priceless!

Scrap for Joy said...

I'm so late for this tour but enjoyed every moment of your beautiful home. I felt like I could just sit anywhere and feel at home. Then I came to the guest room and wanted to immediately go and pack a bag to come for a visit. So welcoming and cheery!!
Thanks for sharing your home.

The Plum Tree said...

Just found youe wonderful blog after seeing a photo on pinterest of your clock display. Your home is so warm and inviting, and so beautifully decorated. You are such an inspiration.