Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ruth's Living Room- Staged To Sell

I am almost embarrassed to show you
the pictures I took.
I don't know what happened but I think
my camera was on the wrong setting.
I am just going to give you a peek
because these are the only pictures 
that turned out.
Here is the Jasper secretary 
on the left side of the fireplace.
This fireplace is also an antique mantle 
that they salvaged
like the one in the family room here.
Here is kind of where we started.  
We had started sorting and had
packing materials on the floor.
The sofa moved to the wall that holds the TV.
The TV was given away and 
the two furniture pieces
you see on the left went to auction. 
See the Noah's Ark picture?
That's the one we moved to 
the "boy's room" here.

This is where the white chairs that are covered
with packing materials in the left photo above went.
They are where the sofa used to sit.
Hmmmm-just noticed I need to 
neaten up those cords.
The pillows have bits of color that 
pick up the color of the carpeting.
Here is the Jasper curio cabinet to the right of the fireplace.
We gathered and displayed 
Ruth's teapot collection in there.
This is looking out through 
the French doors towards
the foyer.
Can you see all the wonderful doors?
I will try to get some full room pictures
on Wednesday.  
Hang in there!
I promise you pretty!!!
your photo name


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

The cabinet looks beautiful next to the fireplace. Sure do love all those tea pots!
Can't wait to see more...

Musings from Kim K. said...

She has such beautiful collections. Bring on more pictures!

Anonymous said...

I imagine those doors let the light flood through the house, and allow the rooms to flow. It does look like a very bright house, which is what I like.

andy said...

What a gorgeous peice !!!! Have a wonderful day

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...


Susie said...

Diana, You can tell there are some good quality pieces. Love Ruth's teapot collection. xoxo,Susie

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I'm admiring the furnitue pieces. Wow, she has some nice quality stuff!

Cranberry Morning said...

The photo of the two chairs with pillows looks so inviting and peaceful! A nice quiet place to read.

Anonymous said...

she must be so sad leaving such a beautiful home, the memories she must have , such beautiful furniture, I would love to see her tea pot collection ,

Patty Patterson said...

Pretty room! I love the teapot collection! The pillows are super cute, too. They really do liven up the room.

Shirley said...

Good Morning, After seeing all of the things you have showed us, I would be in tears not wanting to part with them even though I know I should. So many beautiful pieces, the teapot collection makes me think of my sil's collection. We all have something that we accumulate. Your little one walking was so adorable. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Anonymous said...

She has so many wonderful collections that you have shared with us! I love the teapot collection! Your staging will really help her home to sell. Her furniture is lovely!

Stephanie said...

It's been fun to see the beautiful collections of your dear friend - thanks for sharing with us :) Have a lovely day.


Ricki Treleaven said...

You have been working so hard, my friend!

Chatty Crone said...

I like her taste and I love what you are doing with it.

Love the French doors.

And the two white chairs - with the pinkish flowered pillow is so pretty.


Ruth Kelly said...

Is Jasper the brand name? They are beautiful.

Michele said...

Oh this is looking SO GOOD!

I love her Jasper furniture - it looks like such amazingly high quality!

The French Doors will sell that house for SURE!

LOOOVE her teapots all displayed there, I so love how they look, lovely.

Sure been enjoying this progression, Diana. Sorry about the pics/camera problems. BOY do I know about that, ugh.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Really enjoying the progress of your staging. It's almost like a book. Ruth sure does have so many lovely pieces of furniture.
Look forward to more pictures.

Lucille said...

She has lovely things and I love her teapot collection! It's amazing what you did to the place. It's such fun to see the unfolding of such a huge project!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Oh wow, that fireplace is to die for. Can't you hear it calling me name all the way across the state line??

Debbie said...

The teapots look wonderful in the cabinet, Diana!
You are doing a great job of staging the home!
Lots of work, huh?
Keep going, girl!

camp and cottage living said...

Ruth's teapots look perfect in Jasper's cabinet.
You're moving right along!
I've always loved that Noah's Ark picture.

20 North Ora said...

Some beautiful pieces of furniture. Looking good!


Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

You've been busy -- and it's all looking great! (You didn't have to point out those doors... I saw them -- and they're fantastic!)

NanaNor's said...

Love the finished staging; all your hard work will definitely make a difference in selling. It must feel so good to have it finished.
Hugs, Noreen

living from glory to glory said...

Diana, Are you professionally doing this home or just as her friend? Because I think you have done this professionally also.
Right or wrong girlfriend?
Blessings, Roxy

Nellie said...

What beautiful pieces, Diana! You are making super progress! xo Nellie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It is already pretty! Great job and the teapots are lovely!


Ramblingon said...

Oh what a beautiful assortment of furniture. A pleasure to see.

Gypsy Heart said...

Hey lady, I've been missing you! Thought I'd stop by and say hello as I'm not getting any email updates from your blog. :( Of course, my mind is still not in a good place but I have thought of you!

P.S. Sorry, whose house is this? Looks like you're doing a beautiful make-over.

Low Tide High Style said...

Looks like it is ready for lots of full price bids!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I have a Jasper Secretary..it was so sad that they went out of business...the secretary and curio are beautiful...
looks like you are having fun!

must love junk said...

So many beautiful doors! You're 'moving' right along...!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Diana,
It is looking so good. The cabinet looks great next to the fireplace. So pretty. Great job and what a great angel you are to Ruth. I do not know what she would have done without you.

This N That said...

With you, it's always pretty..Good job Diana..

joanne said...

a teapot collection? A girl after my own heart! It looks beautiful in that cabinet. My gosh she has a lot of lovely collections, why do mine look like 'stuff' and hers so very pretty??

Dixie Delights said...

You're doing such a great job! I've enjoyed watching the progress!

Donna said...

That woodwork is just amazing, Diana. The two chairs and table look so inviting (I have that very same table, it belonged to my mom). Wow, you have been so busy, you must be beat!

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful transformation so far, Diana!!!

xoox laurie

farmhouse-story said...

oh, i love that fireplace! it's all looking beautiful!

Holly said...

Hi Diana,
I had so much fun looking through all of your pictures of Ruth's home. What a lovely place and belongings! I'm glad that she gave some of her treasures to someone who would love them too - it makes it so much more special - for both.
Thank you for stopping by and your comment.

Dewena said...

The wood doors there and in the boy's bedroom are fabulous! That will help sell the house for sure. The Jasper secretary is lovely with the great fireplace.

Laura said...

Lovely cushions diana! and the teapot collection is awesome! she is lucky to are there to give her such a helping hand!!

Miss Kitty said...

Girl, you have been SO busy! All of your staging looks just amazing...are you having fun too? I love the red and white china that you "inherited" from the home you are staging.

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

Looking good Diana! Does HGTV have your number???

Cheryl @ TFD said...

She has such beautiful things. I know this is a lot of work, but it looks like fun, too. You are really good at staging, Diana!

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

She sure does have some wonderful things - like those teapots for example. I'm enjoying all the befores and afters.


Busy Bee Suz said...

She has a home full of beautiful treasures. You are doing great ;love the staging.

cindy said...

Isn't it funny how we notice stuff out of place in a picture? I do that ALL the time. I'm catching up on posts, and was glad to see some 'afters' :) She has beautiful pieces!

Red Rose Alley said...

I am lovin' Ruth's dark furniture. She has very good taste, and that cabinet is gorgeous! I've always loved the darker wood. This has been a process for you, I'm sure. Is it coming to an end, or do you still have a lot of work to do?


Savannah Granny said...

Ruth has my taste in furniture. I do prefer lighter colors especially the blues.
I love everything I have seen in her lovely home.
I am heading now to see the rest of the living room.