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Monday, October 24, 2011

Cleaning Day

Welcome!  I hope your Monday is as gorgeous as mine is!  The sun is shining, it's 39 deg F, (4 deg C) and the sky is so BLUE!

Today is cleaning day, I have not done a thorough clean for two months, due to being gone and having company, so today is the day!
As I was washing the windows on my French doors, I was taken with what I could see through them and thought I would share that today.  There are double French doors leading into the sun room from the living room and a single French door leading from our entry way (boot room) into the living room.
Welcome...


Our home was built in 1927, and almost everything is original, starting with the front door.

Looking from the entry way into the living room,


Can you see that I have added little white lights to the Fireplace Mantel vignette? 






I am focusing on the wood of the door in the first one and then focusing on the room in the second one, I'm just having fun seeing the difference.

And lastly, peeking through the sun room door.


It's kind of nice to see things in a different way sometimes.

I am joining Nita over at Mod Vintage Life.  She featured my living room today!!!  She is so nice and has such a great blog, check it out! 



Have a great Monday and thanks so much for coming by!

Warm hugs,

Here Marissa is sitting on an over sized chair.  I had so many wonderful comments on my last post that I decided to add another one from Keystone, South Dakota.  We had so much fun with her, she is 25 years old and a real joy to have around...I miss her now.

39 comments:

Rosetta said...

E' sempre un piacere visitare casa tua!E' calda e accogliente e adesso con le lucine sul caminetto ancora piu' magica!Baci,Rosetta

Rhonda said...

Hi Cindy, my home could use a good cleaning too, I can usually keep the clutter under control but there are cobwebs in corners, dusty shutters, but I guess it will all wait :)

that big chair is so funny, I guess everyone feels like a child when they sit in it.

hope you get all your to-do list done.

Ana said...

Love the pictures Cindy. No matter what angle you look at your rooms from they always look so cuzy, comfy and very inviting. Oh, and love the pictures of Marissa too...So fun! Wishing you a beautiful new week.

Much love,
♥Ana

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your home is lovely and what a great view for visitors when they arrive! I am inspired to stand at my front door and look to see what I notice too.

Jenifer said...

Your home is so lovely.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

A lovely view point to share. My french doors are in the back and I can't enjoy them as much as I would like. I have so much to do inside and out but am having trouble getting motivated. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a good week...Ann

Shabby soul said...

Darling Cindy your home is so warm!
And your wood floor is wonderful. When I will have my oun home I'll surely put this kind of floor...
Hugs my sweet friend
Silvia

Julie Harward said...

I love that BIG chair, so cool and I love looking at the view through windows too, it just frames the view so nicely..hope that doesn't make me a peeping Tomasina! LOL

Nancy said...

I've always enjoyed seeing pictures of your home!

It was cleaning day for me, too!

Hugs,
Nancy

Anne said...

Oh how I love the dresser you have in your living room! Lovely house, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous week!

Pamela Gordon said...

Cindy, I like your old doors and the views from them. Old houses have so much character and I'm glad the front door is original. Love the photo of Marissa! I'm sure you miss her a lot. I got my outdoor things from the garden and decks put away today and cleaned out my garden pots. Now I just have to clean out the gardens and put leaves on the perennials to protect them. Winter's coming. Have a great week! Blessings, Pamela

podso said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who takes pictures like this (featuring the wood frames vs the room! I love to see that the camera does!
Beautiful rooms, I would feel right at home in your living room!

Vintage Gal said...

Love the picture and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the wood. I need to clean my nest now ;-)

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I love the view of taking pictures thru your windows...very lovely perspective.
And your windows are so clean!! ;D

That's one of my projects this week. My window ledges are only about a foot from the ground and with a pint-sized dog and grandkids, they get pretty grungy!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You have great views through your french doors. I've said it before, buy your home is so inviting.

Pondside said...

Please just keep on polishing your way west and stop when you get to my windows! Thank you!
I agree, it's a treat to see a room from a different perspective - your room is lovely.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your house is so pretty! My house was built in 1932 so it is around the same age as yours, Cindy! It still has many of the original elements with some updating. I was sad to replace the wood frame windows a few years ago but almost all the sashes were broken and they were too drafty.

Linda said...

Your home is so lovely, Cindy! I love the feeling the French doors give to the spaces!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I just love your house... it is SO charming!

And what a fun chair!

XO,

Sheila

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love viewing your cottage through the door windows. It's like I'm standing on your front porch. I have to admit sometimes I go outside and peer through mine to see what new visitors see when they first come to my home. Too bad we don't live side by side....wouldn't that be fun?

Gail said...

I enjoy my every visit into your home Cindy. Your cottage is just beautiful and so is Marissa.

Hugs to you my friend,
Gail

Betty said...

Such charming views of your lovely rooms through framed glass. The little lights look pretty amongst your autumn decorations.
Glad you had such a lovely time with Marissa.

Aimee said...

Wow! Your Cottage is GORGEOUS!! I love the lights on your mantle!!! Sending you well wishes in finding a 50s Chandelier to enjoy in your charming home!!! I'm your newest "follower"!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

Aimee said...

Oh and yes, Little B was sad because she isn't a big fan of change and dirt! Hopefully time and progress will cheer her up before long!!! Thanks for asking!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

Vanessa said...

I love that you've preserved the historic and charming parts of your home that make it unique!

Anonymous said...

I'm so very glad I was on Nita's site today and found my way to your blog. You have a lovely home that you decorate perfectly, while still maintaining the bones and feel of a vintage home. I've saved you to my favorites, and I will enjoy looking back at your posts of the last few years as I learn more about you and your wonderful home. - - HollyM

Brittany said...

I just love your living room - from Both perspectives! ;) Glad you're enjoying fall!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Cindy, I am so long overdue on vacuuming that it is ridiculous! You have inspired me! Your living room looks beautiful peeking through the French door. And I love your blog address photo - all the white and silver is gorgeous. I'll be back! Linda

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Oops, I meant to tell you that the bittersweet came from a flea market....probably half the price it would have been at Pottery Barn. Linda

camp and cottage living said...

Cindy
I had to go back three post to get caught up! Your time with Marissa sure looks like fun. She is adorable-I love her bob!
I've always liked older homes with French doors and it seems to me that you got more than your share!! If you would be ever so kind as to send one my way I'm sure I could find a place for it!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Hi Cindy, I just adore your home. I love older homes and the character they carry. We try to make our newer home, actually look old. It works for us. Great pictures too.

Elaine said...

Oh very nice. You have a very welcoming home! Love the living room color!!!

Blessings,
Elaine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Just dropping back by to reassure that no, I didn't fall. LOL! Though I did bump my head and stick my arm on that sharp edged plate stand. LOL!

Hope you are enjoying your clean house. I need to get cracking on mine!

XO,

Sheila

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Cindy those are beautiful shots!! Congrats on winning my giveaway!! Email me your info and I'll get them right out to you:) Martina

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Your views are so warm and inviting! Just lovely! Thank you for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world! Hope you have a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

It's almost like I shouldn't be peeking in your windows!
I love looking at houses from that angle. Does that make me creepy? LOL... I don't just stand there peeping... I do drive by's!

Your house looks warm and inviting...Always.
...Oh, and did you say 39° ??? Brrr! ~Pat

Robin said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - - your home is the essence of comfy. I just love it.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh there is nothing like clean windows and doors. Your home is so warm and inviting. Wow can't believe how cold it is there. We are in the 80s today. You are way up north though.

Kitchen Benchtops said...

Your living room looks so comfortable and inviting! I want to sit in that over sized chair, if I may :)