Thursday, April 30, 2009

Home tour...take 1

I love reading your blogs and especially tend to gravitate toward the home tours you post. So I thought I'd reciprocate and begin my own.

We currently live in an apartment and are loving it! If things need fixing I just call up the service desk and it's done, Voila! No money out of pocket, no sweat and tears. I do however, miss having a little yard to tinker in. But for now, it's perfect, and it's home.
I mentioned I brought back some treasures I had stored away in MN which I will point out along the home tour. Now being an apartment dweller all the walls are white. I have not even inquired if I could paint them because I believe I would have to repaint them white upon leaving and that really doesn't intrigue me. So for now, they will remain white.

We begin with our front entrance...

The basket on the bottom right holds the dogs towel (for rainy days), her toys and her leash and potty bags. I added the stars above my mirror. I like them there as they draw the eye up towards the high ceiling. I was thrilled when I first came to PA as stars seem very popular here! Beneath the mirror is where I would like to put an entrance table with a stained glass lamp my dad made and maybe some pictures. But for now it is what it is.

The wreath my dad made for me. Which is why it's on the inside of the door and not the outside. I was worried about the elements. After hanging it there though I have to admit I like it. The little sign above the door I purchased at a thrift shop in MN for .99 cents. I love it!

This little table is just to the right of my entrance. I brought back the lamp which my MIL gave me. It has a brother which I will put at the other end of the sofa on the matching table. The little picture is of my grandpa and the one above the table is my grandma. That too has a matching frame which I will use to put my hubby's grandma's picture in.

Tomorrow we'll continue onto the laundry room. Which isn't all that exciting, or big so I may incorporate two tours in one.

Have a great day!

~ Marcia


  1. Fun, fun, fun. Your home is beautiful. I lived in a great little apartment before we bought our home. It was on the 4th floor and had tons of windows and felt like a treehouse. I made the mistake of painting my kitchen red- it was fun but took about 50 coats of white to return it as I found it ;) Don't paint!

    The wreath your dad made is beautiful!

  2. Oh wow! I couldn't even tell that was an apartment! Very nicely done! We have a small apartment in Chicago, I try to add a new touch or two when I go there!


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