Thursday, August 7, 2014

A LITTLE FURTHER ALONG WITH OUR MOVE-IN......................................

O.K. for those of you who asked.....a few more pictures as we are getting settled in our little spot.  I indicated before that we used all of our existing things in this move.  We had to sell many of the larger pieces as they would no long serve us here...but we got full use of the stuff while we had it.

The above pics are really the whole living area in our home.  It is an open room concept so the living and dining area are all in one big area.

Some of our art pieces that we have had for over 20 years are now able to have "pride of place" in the few little niches we have above doors, etc.  The above piece is RAKU....does anyone remember that?  It is called HIS BEATING HEART and was made many years ago by a local artist in Flagstaff.  It simply got lost in the old house....but here it can be shown nicely.

Above the door is some of my cross collection.  I used to use this old bread board to display my junk hand made jewelry...but I decided to use it as a way to make our space a little more sacred.

Now on to the TV room.  Here is where I watch movies with the pups.  I have to cover the furniture with rugs because little boy dog sometimes likes to dig on the furniture and it gets destroyed in no time flat.

I've used my old glove forms to hold postcards I picked up in Texas a few years back.  

The small green cabinet actually held spices in our last house...but I have no room in my little kitchen so I'm using it in here.  The antique oak icebox was the first piece of furniture I bought with Brad.  I'll never part with it as it has been in every home since.

I have made ONE recent purchase....LOL.  I found this on the internet and since I NEVER SEE ANYTHING WITH MY NAME ON IT....had to have it.  It is dated between the 1920's and l930's..I guess back then if you were on the cheer squad you painted your name on your megaphone.  It really serves no purpose other than making me smile.  As you can see I still have my love affair with color going on....and was finally able to have a really dark room to hang around in.

We are thrilled with this little is so much less to care for and we feel like we are getting a "big hug when we come in the door".

Well enough for today...the kitchen still has a ways to go as does my art studio...but that will wait for another day.

Kind thoughts to all.



  1. Your new home is so lovely and cozy. I enjoy seeing what you are doing with it.

  2. Jo your home is beautiful and I am sure you are happy surrounded with the beautiful things that make you smile and less square footage to have to care for. I am happy for you and your new adventures to come. Your megaphone makes me smile too.

    xo Danielle

  3. I love your new home as it artistic and warm and cozy. Those niches are wonderful. You chose wonderful things to keep and display.

  4. Jo, it is just beautiful. You look awfully settled! What beautiful style you have!

  5. From what I've seen so far, it is all lovely, colorful and happy.


  6. Your new place is looking lovely! That round mirror piece is stunning. I had to smile when you explained the rugs covering your couch. I have to do the same here because my two little fur-kids love to dig at the soft furniture. I'm not sure what they think they are achieving but it's like they are making imaginary doggy nests to cocoon in after the digging stops. lol

    A megaphone with your name buy!

  7. What a beautiful home. I love the alcoves and niches, lovely places to display all your treasures. Your tv room looks so cosy, I bet the doggies love snuggling up to you on the sofa. It's funny, we call Archie Little Boy Dog too.

  8. thank you so much for the new pics. Love it, love it all!!!

  9. Congrats on your new space. I love color and collections. Everything looks lovely. Best wishes, Tammy

  10. Looks very cosy, lovely not having too much because like you say, every treasure stands out. Pam x

  11. it made my day to see your name in my comments, I have been slowly trying to find everyone!, your home is everything a home should be, I love love love your use of color!!!!!


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