Monday, September 20, 2010

A Window Peeper

Are you, like me, one of those
people that likes to take
walks at night and peek into
uncurtained windows to catch a glimpse
of life in someone else's home?
What makes another's house feel
so magical, so beautiful, so unique?
Do you like to do that?
C'mon...You KNOW you do!
Would you like to take a peek
into TPot's house?
Shhh...We are here for dinner
and I am sneaking around
taking pictures of her rooms..
Don't tell~
Here is her dining room
to the right of the foyer when you enter.
It's ever so lovely.
We'll start with the chandelier
which used to be bright brass
and gaudy as all get-out.
We like it toned down,
spray painted Heritage White
and dressed
with beaded shades.
Pretty cute, huh?
She has had this picture for a long time.
SweetCheeks calls it
Two Gurhls Kissing
That's our girl!This is the buffet that used to be
an old French Provincial dresser.
You can see it's rehab here.
Pffft..she needs to get SOMETHING
under that glass dome!
What IS she thinking?
Oh..maybe she has plans for it
later...hmmm...
Anyway, don't mention
it if you see her...
She might get kinda testy!Her dining room set was a luxurious
bargain-to-be-had
from her Uncle and Aunt
when they purchased a new set.
It is beautiful and next-to-new-
The little girls treat this room lovingly.
None of the girls ever write,
draw, glue or spit on this table...
at least while we are watching.
I hate spitters-don't you just
hate spitters?

On the back wall is a domed Jasper
china case...
the name which escapes me at
the moment...it's not a hutch..
it's not a china cabinet...
hmmm...it will come to me in about a week.
I got it from my good friend, Ruth,
when she sold some things to me.
I love my Ruthie..
She has always been so good to me.
It is "on loan" to TPot
until "someday"...
She just started to haul her Fall
decorations out..
and overlaid her table with a piece
of lovely old Fall fabric I had.
I love the way she puts things together.
And although I didn't get pictures..
shortly after this was taken..
the table was laden with dishes
and food...
the room was full of
family and friends.
After we sat down we opened the windows
and the brisk Fall night air
caressed us with magic fingertips
as we enjoyed our lovingly prepared
Harvest Dinner.
Now...if you are very good..
and promise not to spit out your vegetables
tomorrow I will let you peek into
TPot's Living Room.
your photo name

16 comments:

Diana said...

Glad you went sneaking around!!!

Pam said...

You never see a glass dome without something under it nowadays. Maybe she was saving it for - oh, I don't know - maybe a cake. Is that china cabinet a curio case?

WeeFaerie said...

It's lovely there! I think it's a curio cabinet... at least that's what I call them, who knows for sure lol!

Jen said...

Its hard for me to go into someones house for the first time....I get distracted looking at their house and forget to pay attention to what their saying..LOL!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a lovely room and I love using a dresser for a buffet. Is that a curio cabinet?

Vanessa said...

It really is fun to catch a glimpse of how other folks live! I love that buffet and especially love the chandelier redo!
Vanessa

Jettie said...

I'm thinking she may have been saving that dome to put your head under, especially when she sees your blog today.
Love ya,

tpot said...

Really? You could have told me I was in blog world today. I would have strewn the house with pictures of you. The dome was going to be a cake for you Nana.. forget it now. Instead I will fill it with nothing.. just to keep people guessing. Love you.

A Cottage Muse said...

So glad to know I am not the only one!

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for the "sneak peek"...it was fun and very lovely! ;D

laura said...

Hi Diana, I can tell that this room would be so filled with family- happy times, its such a warm and inviting room. I expect you have many lovely memories from family dinners and get togethers! It seems like you have such a lovely family; I`m so jealous!!!! (just kidding; i love my family to bits! - most of the time!!) I just loved your last post too with your gorgeous little guest blogger! How adorable! Hope you are having a great week so far lovely,
hugs to you, Laura xxx

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey sweetie pie!! LOL! You had me laughing at your first question. As hubby and I drive home from wherever, I'm always craning my neck to see if I can see into anyone's lighted windows - totally ignoring anything the poor man is saying. Yup, I'm a peeper! lol! Thanks for sharing those pretty photos of Tpot's home! Looking forward to seeing more, girl!

Hugs! xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I'm in. I can't wait to see Tpots living room. I'm totally a peeper too. Why do ya think I love to read blogs so much? Oh, and I can't decide which is worse, a spitter or a biter. I've had both and it's a conundrum that I'm glad I'm not dealing with any more. Now go get some good pics of that living room before she's on to you.

NanaDiana said...

For all you smart people...Yes..it is a curio cabinet (pressed into duty as a china cabinet thank you very much). Thanks for all the comments. I am always delighted and amazed by the people that take time out of their busy days to share their words with me.

I still have my head (thanks Jett) but she doesn't know that tomorrow is her living room up close and personal! Uh-huh...

Hugs to all of you- I am blessed to have you drop by and visit! Diana

Love of the Sea said...

So funny. heck yeah, I am a window peeper - I just don't admit it!!! hahaah

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