Thursday, July 27, 2006

Welcome, Y'all !!


Yay! It's finally here, the "Bloggy Tour of Homes".... I've been all excited about this, because, you know, there's nothing a Southern girl loves better than an "open house"... and that's what this is, isn't it? An online open house? You know, we don't have all those fall and spring pilgrimages down here for nothing! So here goes... Welcome Y'all... to beautiful South Mississippi ... and to my front door and front porch... come on in !!









Okay, BooMama, you asked for it, here's where the "bloggy magic" happens in our home... our home office. One of my favorite places to be in the morning with my cup of coffee, or in the evening after my little ones have drifted off to dreamland!










Next stop on the tour is our "main living area", and probably where you can find us the most... this is the left half- the right half wouldn't fit... so I'll just tell y'all what's there on the right half !!- a big bookshelf, antique rolltop desk , my "staircase shelf" and our entertainment armoire.... We hang out in here alot!










And now we have.... the kitchen... again, this is just a little section of our kitchen, but it IS the part of it where I spend most of my time.... the oven, stovetop and sink! I also included with the kitchen a photo of our dining room. We spend lots of time in here, too! .... and my son was playing frisbee with the booster seat tray- hence its' position under the table... realized it after I snapped the photo. And BooMama DID say that she may have some toys on the floor in her photos- so I decided not to retake the photo- this IS supposed to be real-life, eh??





Next up is my favorite room- our bedroom. It is my haven, and I'm showing you a tiny slice of it! The antique tester bed has been in my hubby's family for a loooong time (It is circa 1860s) and the dresser is one I bought from an antique store when I was single, is circa 1840s and came from one of the "river road" plantations in South Louisiana. My very talented daddy helped to restore it to it's natural beauty. And, as an added bonus, they match so well, doncha think??... a marriage made in heaven... (kinda like us, sweetie!).... Okay, I'll drop the sappiness now!! The other items in our bedroom include a humongous chest of drawers (that my darling hubby labored for hours on to get the stain just so to match the other furniture, bedside table, and a smaller table with my antique teacup collection. And.... about a zillion more lamps (wellll not quite that many, but I do love me some lamps in a bedroom).

And, ladies and gentlemen, that concludes our bloggy tour of homes today- I didn't include the kid's bedrooms, bathrooms, foyer, outside living spaces etc... because frankly, I'm tired. And this would have turned into a monster post. And I'm sure ain't nobody THAT interested !!

Have a great one y'all! Thanks for stoppin' by!

Happy Friday and Much Love, Jennifer


88 comments:

Sue said...

Your antique bedroom set is gorgeous.
Thanks for inviting us in!

Trisha said...

Simply stunning!

Mama Duck said...

Wowie, just beautiful, I need furniture now after looking at that, hee hee.

Stephanie said...

You have such great taste. I love your kitchen and all of the iron in your living area is beautiful. Thanks for letting me sneak-a-peek!

Joy said...

So beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings.

melissa said...

love the huge columns out front. beautiful home.

BooMama said...

Do I spy a Walter Anderson print in your home office? I KNOW I spy a Gail Pittman platter in your kitchen. :-) Your house is just as beautiful as I knew it would be...and that bed - OH, MY WORD - that bed. :-) Gorgeous. Thanks for taking time to do this, Jennifer.

Meagan said...

Love, Love, LOVE your home. You are a gal after my own heart.

Thanks for the glimpse - I have all kinds of ideas now!

Meg

Mrs Blythe said...

Jennifer! It's so beautiful I could cry (with joy, lol, I'm not sad). What a blessed lady you are. I just love, love, love your bed, very royal looking. Blessings and thanks for sharing.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Love your living room with those big comfy-looking leather couches. Beautiful bedroom. Thanks for inviting us in.

janice said...

wow - what a house!! that is such a great home. I LOVE your front porch :)

smhgrace said...

Your home is so pleasant!! I love the history of your furniture. Thanks for sharing!

Jane said...

oh wow, I love this, the front porch is so inviting.

HORIZON said...

What a wonderful bed and history. Love you home- smashing! Thank you for the tour.
Bests

Deana said...

I love the outside, I love the inside, I love your furniture! Great Southern house girl!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful southern charm. You have the decorating gene that I missed out on.

udandi said...

I love all the dark woodwork and the leather couches - lovely!

Kate said...

It's so warm and so inviting. Just like your blog! Love it!
(The iron, the Gail Pitman, and that to die for bed!)

Zach said...

I really love what my last name means :)

Pickalish said...

that bed is to die for!

Christine said...

How beautiful, Jennifer! Wow...you are such a fantastic decorator. Your home is simply elegant. I love your big southern porch! (It would be hard to live in the south without a porch!) Have a blessed day.

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

The bedroom is just wonderful-----the whole house is! I might have kitchen envy, alert, alert!!! :)

Nancy said...

Amazing bed. I love antiques.
Great kitchen too. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the tour.

sarah said...

Wow, your home is gorgeous. The bedroom furniture is a treasure.

Grafted Branch said...

Beautiful. Very Southern grand and classic.

Nikkie said...

You have a beautiful home! I love your Bedroom set!

Kelli said...

Just beautiful!!! I loved all of the rooms. You are a very talented decorator!

Kelli

Jaspenelle said...

That bed! Wow, I love it! Your whole home looks so comfy and grand, I want to sink into those couches...

PEA said...

Thanks so much for giving us a glimpse of your home...it's beautiful and I absolutely love your bedroom set.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Lovely!

Mrs.Clark said...

Jennifer, your house is lovely! The decor is beautiful! I am trying to fix up my living room with a Victorian/beach cottage look. I love antiques so antique shopping for my house is so fun! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day with your family! Mrs.Clark

P.S. Thank you so much for the peacoat! You are so giving and sweet! I will e-mail you my address.

kaliblue said...

I just love, love, love, ya'll's bed. Ya'll have a very nice home. Thank you for sharing with us:-). Have A Great Weekend!!

Lindsay said...

LOVE IT!
your bedroom suite is awesome!

~Jennifer said...

Beautiful home. I love that big comfy looking leather furniture and deep rich tones in your house.

Stephanie said...

Love antiques. That bed is impressive! Thanks for the tour.

Lauren said...

Love it. A few of these homes I could just move right in and not change a thing and yours is one one them. Thanks for sharing.

Autumn said...

love all the furniture..You have a pretty home.

Susan P. said...

Awesome front porch with pillars, I LOVE it. You have added such wonderful touches to every room in your home. You are a very talented decorator! Did you make the seat cover for your computer chair? It really adds that feminine look that I love. Thanks for opening up your beautiful home.

Tammy said...

Your home is gorgeous! I love all your furniture, and THAT BED! oh my! I enjoyed the tour!

LZ Blogger said...

Just stopped by on the HOME tour! Loved your place. Very elegant! ~ jb///

Sheri said...

What a beautiful home you have! Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

Your home is gorgeous. Your bed is amazing. What a treasure. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

Faith said...

I love it all! it is so beautiful! I have to say - the bed- awesome girl!!! Thanks for inviting me in, we southern girls have a lot in common!

Tammy said...

that is an awesome bed!!
Nice to meet you and thank you for sharing your beautiful home!
:-D

Dianne said...

Lovely classic home! Nice to meet you. : )

Amy said...

Your home is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Sammy said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing-you have a beautiful home!

Sandra said...

I'm just in love with your bed, that's the one I want, as a matter of fact, I'm showing it to my hubby LOL

Beautiful house :)

Southern Girl said...

Nice to meet another southern girl. ;) You have a beautiful house, but my goodness that bed is amazing! I love it!

Thanks for the tour!

Trixi said...

I can not even tell you how much I love that bed. You have a beautiful home.
Blessings,
Trixi

Gail said...

Your home is beautiful! I think you are in South MS and I am in the delta...most MS girls have Gail Pittman somewhere & I think I see some in your kitchen, fun! So nice to have family pieces. Thanks for sharing.

MysteriousLady said...

I love your entrance! And that bed! Oh it is the bomb!

Come visit me!

Mommy Dearest said...

Thanks for the Southern hospitality!

momrn2 said...

Very warm and inviting! Thanks for inviting us in!!

Katrina said...

Your home is so beautiful, and you are clearly a great decorator! Also, I especially love the front porch.

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful home. Love all the colors you've decorated with. They are so warm and cozy. Are you available for advice!?!?!?

Beckie said...

LOVE YOUR HOUSE!!
Your cupboards are gorgeous!!

Thanks for the tour.
Blessings! ~Beckie

Carol said...

Gorgeous! I love the bed. But does that canopy on the bed cut the flow from the ceiling fan? Hubby wouldn't let me get a canopy because of that possibility. I'm totally loving yours, though.

Big Mama said...

That bed is to die for it is so beautiful. I am a sucker for antiques. Truly beautiful home, thanks for sharing!

Renee said...

I love all of the antiques in your home. And like everyone else has said, that bed is just splendid. I grew up in MS but made it out with only 1 Gail Pittman piece - a mug that looks to match what you have, and it happens to be one of my favorites.

Thanks for stopping by!

Marti said...

What a gorgeous home! Thanks for the tour. :)

ruth said...

Two of my favorite things,front porches & antique bed. Thanks for sharing

Free In Christ said...

I LOVE your bedroom. The bed is awesome.

Chappyswife said...

Very pretty. Very nice home.

Alice said...

Thank you for the tour of your lovely home and the chance to meet you.

Heather said...

That bed is GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for the tour

stephanie said...

I love all the dark wood in your home. Thanks for sharing!

Anniesue said...

Your kitchen cabinets are wonderful! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

Laura said...

What a beautiful bed! Thanks for the tour :)

Laurel Wreath said...

Love the dark wood. Beautiful home!!

Robin said...

Is there anything I didn't like about your house? Umm, NO. So beautiful. Everyone needs a porch just like that. I'd be ok with a wrap around version too.

Mountain Mama said...

Beautiful! I love the white colums at your front door. They look so "gone with the windish." I am visualizing you standing there with in lovely gown like those worn in that movie.

Sonia said...

Hi Jennifer, your house is just beautiful! Your bedroom is gorgeous with these antiques!
I love all photos! Thank you for sharing your lovely house with us!

Anonymous said...

From another southern gal--I just LOVE your home. Love the bedroom suit.

Beautiful!

Sarah said...

I love your entrance! Also, your bdrm furniture is way cool.

theresa said...

Love, love your furniture and colors...the kitchen cabinets are gorgeous too!

Tori said...

You have a lovely home, thanks for leaving the porch light on for us!

MugwumpMom said...

Your home is lovely, and your decorating sense is fantastic! Love your furnishings and little touchs, like the candlestands etc. You do this for a living? You should!
Thanks for letting us visit.

Rena

Susanne said...

Love the Gail Pittman! I'm a Southern girl too, and I also have some Gail Pittman (Maypop). I don't think I got a very good picture of it in my tour. Your home is so beautiful! OK...let's set up a time when you can come over to help me decorate. :) You have excellent taste. Thanks for the tour!

Shalee said...

Oh how I miss seeing columns on houses!! Such a Southern sight that I love. And brick! Oh to have some of that beautiful brick here...

Thank you so much for sharing your place with us.

~ Tracy ~ said...

You have a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing. :)

Jessica said...

WONDERFUL! :)

Musical Mommy said...

You have a beautiful home. I finally got a chance to post my pics. Come on over and sit a spell if ya like.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful, inviting place! Thanks for letting us in.

aggiejenn said...

That last comment was from me...I didn't know I wasn't signed in. Sorry!

Again...What a beautiful, inviting place! Thanks for letting us in.

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