Wednesday, February 12, 2014


So we'll leave the downstairs and head up.
Lots of favorite pieces along the way

My wee Valentine tree
the books are my Grandma's

Prints from a beloved book
I tacked up with crystal headed pins

My babies many years ago
My dad's favorite chair and his smoking stand
The gallery of photos on the apothecary
is of my parents and grandparents.
The Big Ben from my Dad represents time passing
The crystal ball of my Mom's is the future

My memory gates are filled
with friend mementos.
Bloggie Buds look for yours.
I save them all.
The pennants are for shows
( when I do them- rarely)
It keeps them free from damage
The door opening is to hall

You saw my room at Christmas
This is the entrance to my studio loft

Now starting at left of room
and working back around

Nicer and more detailed shots are in the 
WWC Organizing Book
See my sidebar

Small craft library and more studio storage
in the hallway.
My toy Steiff dog from childhood.
Ben's mouse named Angel

First guest room

Doilies and laces from family
Dresser was my brother's
My husband carved the mirror for me
The antique coverlet from my beloved city
Franklin TN
I made the off white bird quilt
Put the new pillow I made in here

Second guest room
My parents brass bed that I and my brother may
have come from? 
I made the mixed media for Hannah
On the side cabinet her
 collection of hearts
Favorite Ralph Lauren linens
from MANY years ago

I've edited the rooms down to simple palettes.
Except for additional linens all
the drawers and cupboards 
are empty for guest's use.
Purging Success!
The snowflake afghan on bed was made
by the sweet 93 year old Viola 
I cared for a few years back.

Guest rooms available for rent?
Why not?

14 comments: said...

Your home is so beautiful and even with all of your treasures it is so peaceful. You really know what you're doing. lol I could easily cuddle up somewhere in there and just relax:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Gorgeous and filled with amazing treasures, Z. How I would LOVE to just sit in your studio... the MUSE lives there.

Thanks for entering my little giveaway & sharing the link here on your blog. So sweet of you. Good luck!!!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I really love your home and how you surround yourself with memories and items that have a story! Beautiful guest rooms!

Tanya @ Bead and Needle said...

SO "homey" know I love it!!! XOXO

Faded Charm said...

Love all your mementos from loved ones and friends...thanks for adding mine to your board:-)

You have one of the most organized homes I've ever seen. This is an area I can't seem to keep up with!

Beautiful guest rooms, too. Hope you are having a wonderful week so far.


Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh how clean and organized and just fabulous looking rooms.
I am still purging and getting rid of extra clutter working toward your look.

Kathy said...

Your home is so lovely and I adore all the family pieces. I talked to my Grandma last night and she was convinced she was about to turn 100 and took some convincing to make her believe she will be 104 next month. She is allowed!

Nella Miller said...

Dear Suz, I too have some old Ralph, that I still love...Sheets and comforter, I used the sheet to upholster a foot stool..nothing speaks of home and comfort more than these rooms you have shown us...I just love your studio...magpie it! N.xo

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh it's all so fun I just love it all.Looks so inviting and comfortable.Most Important Right !!!

Tracey Broome said...

Like flipping through the pages of a magazine! I have a similar door knob hanger. I had porcelain door knobs from my grandmothers house and I attached them to an old piece of barn wood. I used to use it as a display piece at shows to hang necklaces from, but more people commented on the doorknobs than my necklaces so I stopped using it. The things people focus on sometimes!
Loved the tour :)

Lana said...

Z, I'm sharing your blog with a friend. I told her how much I loved the "view" and also your down-to-earth words of life goes. This was a beautiful post of a peaceful place. Absolutely LOVE it!

Romeo said...

So I am sitting here wondering how long I can wander around your virtual house before I have to pay rent..... I knew I'd missed a post when I read the first paragraph. I'm just loving it all! In the previous post, the table in front of the shutters with the swing out seats and cutting boards is INCREDIBLE!!!! I have never seen or heard of anything like that! Swoon worthy for sure. Just thought I'd share with you MY favorite piece ;) Gotta run, want to take another lap around the house! I'll be sure and watch out for Howie and Justice.....

"her" and Romeo

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Your home is beautiful Z …… so individual and so ' Z ' .It's everything that I love, distressed furniture, pale walls, lace and, your memory gates are such a wonderful idea.
Have a good weekend Z XXXX

Sonja of Hickety Pickety said...

L O V E!!!!!!!!!!