Saturday, January 21, 2012

Home Tour

Who is ready for a home tour!? I know I ALWAYS love looking at homes for sale and going to open houses. Yesterday I took y'all to an area that I just love back in my hometown that  has many many gorgeous homes. Today I thought that I would share one of those home with y'all! 
My mom read my post yesterday and asked how in the world I was going to pull that off cause she knew we had not actually gone inside any of the homes we saw. So let me go ahead and state that these pictures are NOT mine. I am sharing them off of Zillow. I went and looked thru tons of homes for sale and decided I wanted to share with ya this one for all of its beauty! Zillow is a great place to browse thru homes for sale.
Without further ado...
This beautiful home was built back in 1911 and the home owners did a fabulous renovating it I think! It was purchased back in 2002 for just $480,000 and today they are asking over $800,000 but you will soon see why!

Here is the foyer of this magnificent 4200 sq ft home. I LOVE those columns.

The formal living room with stylish furnishings and a better look at these amazing columns.I am guessing that the chandy may be original to the house possibly.
Lovely dining area.
Cozy living area. I love the old brick fireplace but I would have to say I am not liking the bar area thing. That would have to go. It makes the room look really small. It appears for some reason they ripped up the wood flooring that can be seen thru out the rest of the home and tiled this area. Not sure why. Maybe the floors were original to the home and they could not save them in here. I would have gone a different route though than a large grey tile. Something that is more fitting to the home even if the wood would not match or I can even picture a brick flooring. In a sec I will share the link so you can view the Virtual Tour and see for yourself more of what I am talking about.

Next up there appears to be a very spacious master bedroom. You will see more of this room as well as others when you view the virtual tour. 

A very spacious kitchen that I am sure they redid back when they purchased the home but could use a another refresher. With a few minor tweaks like stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and new hardware and this kitchen could be a show stopper! I can see a chandy hanging over the island instead of that pot light.

A porch that would be very fitting for me! I can imagine sitting on this front porch blogging all day long!;)

The backyard does not leave you disappointed either! The landscaping is just beautiful.

And this pool is amazing!! Yes, if we moved back home and had $870,000 to spend this home would be a contender for sure! 

So if ya wanna see more of this beautiful home here is the link you can go to. It includes the virtual tour that is a MUST! You will see many more fabulous features of this home like all the fireplaces!!

What do you think the original homeowners would think about their home today!?

Have a great one y'all!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Walton Way

When we go home at Thanksgiving I always love taking a drive down Walton Way. Some years we get lucky and the leaves are just hitting their peek. This past year  we missed it but I still enjoyed the drive. One of the reasons I love driving down there is that there are sooo many beautiful homes to look at. 
I apologize in advance for the poor picture quality. I was taking them with my phone and my mom was driving. 
The Gegorgian style home is seen primarily thru out the area. They are so stately and beautiful. Reminds me of Gone With The Wind and Designing Women!Ha!

A cute cottage style home. You will see a lot of cottage style homes as well.

Another Georgian style home. Many of these homes are considered historic.

This onis actually is in historic Summerville. A coveted neighborhood off of Walton Way.

This home has the cedar shingles. I would hate to think about the up keep on this one.

A Georgian styled ranch home which I just love!

There are also some new homes popping up in the area. Arcadian style homes seem to be the most popular choice with new home builders and I can not blame them.

Another Arcadian styled home. I dream of one day having a home with huge front porch with rocking chairs and swing.
 Come back tomorrow and I will take you inside one of the beautiful homes on Waltons Way!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Treasure Hunt Thursday #40 & Highlights

AMAZING turn out last week y'all! We hit over 70 party goers which is the highest turn out we have ever had!! Y'all make me smile! We had so many amazing links and though I was not able to leave comments on each one know that I appreciate ya taking the time to come and party with me! Maybe we will make 100 links this wee!? Okay lofty goal but maybe in a few weeks we will. On to Highlights!

Did y'all see Rhonda's make over of this awesome lamp over at My Blue Creek Home!!?? I want one!

This bench pulled at my heart strings because of its story and because I have one almost identical to it and always wondered if I should repaint ours someday. Head over to Redoux and check it out if you have not already!

This make over is beyond amazing!! Head over to Freddy & Petunia and see the step by step transformation. It is out of this world!

If you have been featured be sure to grab the "I have been featured button"!

Now on to this weeks party! As with all parties there are the normal rules. You must link back to From My Front Porch To Yours in your THT POST. Just common courtesy. If ya don't link back ya don't get to party. Only link up to your Treasure Hunt Thursday post and NOT your blog homepage. Please No advertising and PLEASE NO MORE than 3 links from the SAME party goer. If you find your post deleted it is not because I am a meany, I just have to make sure the rules are being followed. You can save some of your posts for the following weeks party! Also be sure to visit at least the link before you and after you to just say Hi! It makes partying all the more fun! If you are new around here I would love it if ya become a follower!:)

Living Room Fluffing

Over the weekend I began fluffing our living room after several weeks of it looking like we were moving out. I started out with the fireplace and mantle.  
Last night I worked on the top of the t.v. armoire. 

 Thankfully again I already had everything I needed. The clock had been sitting in the closet since last fall. I bought it HomeGoods for just $12!

It took me about an hour to pull this all together. I can not tell you how many times I changed it up before I got to this display.

Next up I worked on the area next to the fireplace.

This was the perfect spot to hang my boxwood wreath that I purchased a few weeks back from HomeGoods. I have to say I LOVE me some HomeGoods but ours over the last month or so has been moving everything around and I HATE the new flow of things. It is just awful. So awful that I find that I do not go in there as often. HomeGoods if you are reading and I know sometimes you are please STOP with the madness it makes no sense at all! Anyways, back to accessorizing.

I always keep out the angel from our nativity set. I think she is very pretty though one day I hope to find a Santos angel as well.

My favorite books that I got back at Christmas time that I just can not put down. Also added in these fleur de leis book ends I received. I was thinking about painting them but they work so I will leave um alone.

And here is the final touch of the living room. Well minus the coffee table that has all the stuff I pulled out of the pretty closet and decided not to use!;)

 On a separate note, I woke up this morning and on the radio they were talking about some study conducted that resulted in the conclusion that using FaceBook makes people sad because all they ever see are peoples perfect pictures of their perfect lives which we all know is not always the case. We just like to share only those perfect pictures. Well it got me to thinking that blogging really is the same way. I can not tell you how many times I have gotten a little blue after looking at all the wonderful inspiration out there in blogland and thinking my house will never look like that no matter how great my house may look at the time. I am sure I am not alone. Don't get me wrong I LOVE my house and will be sad to leave it but sometimes it is just nice to know we are not perfect and that we do not live in a perfect world.

On that note here is the unperfect side of our house at this moment. Enjoy!;)

Next up the dining room.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I am in the midst of making a decision for our guest bedroom. I am working on the lighting for in there.
I shared this antique lamp last week that I purchased back in November when antiquing with my mama. It is the one lamp that is staying in the room. Yes, the gold mirror is from last week as well waiting to be made over like its twin or triplet in this case. Anyways, I am trying to figure out what style of lamp to do for the other bedside table.

I came across this Pottery Barn inspiration pic. 

Went to Target today and found this lamp on clearance so I decided to bring it home to test it out. It was only $35 which is a far cry from the $129 PB wants for theirs.
Here is the full view. Still working on the headboard by the way!;)

Next up is another Pottery Barn inspiration pic.  

Then I found this lamp at HomeGoods today for just $40. An even further cry from the $179 that PB wants for theirs! Can we say OUCH!
Keep in mind only one of the mirrors will be staying. I am wanting to do some smaller vintage mirrors on the wall where the lamp in question goes. 

Now there is the love I have of chandy's. Inspiration from google. Check out that headboard while we are here! LOVE it!

This one is a tad over the top but still love it.Not sure where this pic came from. It was in my file.
More scaled to size chandy. Makes me say hmmmmm. Google again. Sorry!

Which brings me to this chandy that The Papa rewired for me. I love it but am torn on what way to go. If I chose this one should I hang it from a hook in the ceiling or should I hang it from an iron bracket attached to the side wall??
I have my two faves from this bunch. What one would you choose?

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