Monday, November 24, 2008

It's almost here, a peek at our home & tassels

Thanksgiving is almost here....just one more day to work & I'm off until next Monday....YIPPPEEEE!! Mammaw is coming in tonight and will be here until Friday. I've got her room all ready....favorite blankets set aside and a whole package of fig newtons. I've cleaned, dusted, washed, ironed, did a little touch up painting....I'm pooped. Am I ready for 25 guests? Oh, I hope am I going to fit 25 people in will be cozy. :)

Some of you may have seen my breakfast room.....on RMS.
It made a brief appearance. :)

Yep, it's small I know :)

I like the charm of our little pie hutch. It's been painted many, many times :)

Our living room.......

Scented candles & pecans....

Another view ( & Riley )

My Aunt painted the 'feux' tree behind Riley's cage....that way he can't eat it

View from the breakfast room

The living room had a 2.8 on RMS. I was horrified.....but I'm not scared to show ya'll.
I've done the best I could w/ limited space, budget & a very HUGE bird cage.
I'm proud of our little place. :)

The temp. is supposed to be about 74 on Thursday so I'm going to use our patio....I have a large folding table w/ a cream table cloth. That I plan to put food, drinks & desserts on. If the weather agrees it should be okay. We'll just spread out all over and eat on paper that tacky? My dream is to have a large dining table and eat on china. That's what we did when I was growing up. But my little house is just too small to accommodate that kind of a table. So, we'll just have to enjoy the

I am looking forward to the early bird sales Friday morning.....Kristin & I wake up at 3:00am and are standing in line by 4:00am. We usually stop for breakfast about 9:00 and head home to unload our goodies and's bursting at the seams with Christmas items. Then we have to move our breakfast table to the garage so we have room for our tree....ooohhhh I can't hardly wait!

Ya'll know Nancy @ Well her blog is amazing, I love her decorations, ideas, her home.....and she is soooo super sweet! I ordered 2 tassels from her ( I had to....they were calling me ) just look at how gorgeous they are!

This is Ruby....

Her new home is in the guest room.....Mammaw will be staying in here.

Sorry, these pics are a little dark ( I took them at night )

I love this pillow....actually I love ALL these pillows

Okay back to the tassels......

Introducing.........Mr. Rooster!

Isn't he handsome? He is a perfect fit in our kitchen!

You better believe I hugged & kissed them.....rolled out the red carpet and welcomed them to their new home in style! :)

I also borrowed her picture frame idea.....I added ribbon and a broach and ta-da..... isn't it adorable? I may be addicted to this idea. Thank you Nancy!

Note: I removed the picture the picture on the left for the holidays....I just love the small dry erase board I purchased at Kirklands for $9.99. :)

I added a broach to Mammaw's picture frame, too. Yep, I love this idea!

Well, I guess that's all for now!
Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday week!

♥Bug hugs~ J.


~♥~ Monica S said...

Thank you! I enjoyed the tour around your house! And such a beautiful home you've got!!!
My house is kind of small too.. but it has room for us all, so we LOVE it here...
Loved the tree painted on the wall.. that was smart!! And didn't take a whole lot of space either! ;-)


bmwgal1948 said...

Jessica you have the perfect house it is filled with lots of love,laughter, and happiness! It's not about the size of your house it's about all the great memories you are making for your daughter.
I love how you mix the old with the new. I left out one thing that is in a perfect house--- pets!

Have a Happy Turkey Day!

onlymehere said...

Thanks for taking me on a tour of your lovely home! I found it to be a very charming and cozy home. HOME is the key word. When I looked at it it wasn't just a house but a home. I'm so excited you can take this time off to be with her family. We used to eat off paper plates at my mother's bz she would have 50+ people there at the end. Just too many of us to worry about all those dishes! Have a great holiday and I love the new tassels too! You don't see them around here but Rhonda at Scooterblu's whimsy made me one and I absolutely love it, it's still up bz it fit Thanksgiving too and not just Halloween! TTFN!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Jessica, I think you're going to pull it off just fine. People can move around from the garage, deck. and house. I have always loved this quote; "May our home always be to small to hold all our family & friends." You know how much I have always loved your home. I can't believe we let those troll at RMS get under our skin. But, it's our homes. Your home is so cozy, warm and filled with love. I am kinda of confused. Is Mammaw your grandma??? I have alway thought that she was. You fixed up her space in your home just perfectly. I love the extra little touches, Those are the things that come from the heart.
I have large rooms. But, not many of them. I would love to have Christmas here. But, I don't think I could pull it off. It's too cold to go outside or in the garage.
You are really going to be a busy girl. So, "Happy Thanksgiving".
HUgs, Terrie/Sis

Happy To Be said...

GM Jessica...your home is just lovely girl!! You can feel all the love you have put into it..and girl those tassel's are to die for..I loved the Roo cute is that?? I know you will have a great Thanksgiving with your Grandma and family..and girl we always do paper plates and Solo cups..I can't get everyone to sit at the table...MEN !! and Football day you know winks..Thanks for the most lovely tour today..Ooooh thanks also for coming by and seeing my elevs..have a blessed day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear Jessica! Oh, your home is lovely!! You've done a beautiful job in decorating. RMS just is not a very good rating place. I hardly ever go there any more! I'm so glad your Mawmaw will be coming to have Thanksgiving with you and your family!
Thank you so much for your sweet birthday wishes!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy said...

Hi Jessica, I feel like I have been so out of touch, the last few days! I love your home, the sofa looks so cozy as does the all the pics, oh, I love the color of that sofa too!!! Love the Tassels...they are perfect for your home. Ruby looks so much better in your home then she did in mine...funny how certain things like that are meant to be in certain spots...I am so glad that you love them. Thanks for the shout out! I will be posting some more today...Blessings to you and Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Nancy

beddow said...

Your home is just lovely. I love the touches you shared with us. I want you to know I am wishing the most wonderful Thanksgiving.


Tootsie said...

hey sweetie pie! who cares what the jealous people on rms is a five star house! You have such a beautiful home...I love the pie safe...would like to see how it would look in my
the tassles are fabulous...did the lady from the land of genius help with the decor? I am sure she is so much fun to have around...hope you have a wonderful time with your family this week

Buffie said...

Aw, thanks for having us over! Your home is so charming, I love it! (5 stars)!!! I can tell a lot of love went into it~

Love those tassels too, beautiful!

Buffie :)

Somewhere In Time- Christie (Queenie) said...

Hey Jessica!
Everything looks beautiful girl...I want that hutch too! Your home is so pretty, cozy and welcoming...with just the right touches of personality here and there. I love that H initial in the frame and the other wonderful ideas you had have been a busy bee....Speaking of busy...come check out what I've been up to..... when you get the chance...I am all ready for Thanksgiving....I just have to cook it now....sigh...LOL! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!