Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Back From Home

I've been away from blogging for a couple of weeks as we were busy working on our 1907 old house in Alabama.  Dear husband finished staining the floors and we needed to move the furniture back in place. We came to work on the porch but it rained at least most of the days we were here.  I persuaded dear husband to help me move furniture around.  Here are some of the little changes we made.

We turned everything in the living room on the diagonal.  It made the room (in my humble opinon) a little more interesting.  The fireplace became more of a focal point.  We hardly watch the TV when we visit so we have it available for the news.

Also, I created a cozy reading nook by a sunny bay window in the living room.

In the front hall, we bought a new red rug to place in front of the fireplace.

We moved the bookcase into the center hall and I love it there!  I keep the lamp on all day and just love the cozy feel of the bookcase.  I would like to fill it with games and more books to give away to visitors someday.
And then we started putting back the master bedroom.  Dear husband did a wonderful job on the floors in this room.  We washed the windows and hung sheers and curtains before moving furniture back.

We did some rearranging in the butler's pantry.

And that brings us to the curtains in the butler's pantry and dining room.  I showed you last time you visited the old house that I was unsatisfied with the curtains in the dining room.  There was too much lace and not enough light!

I forgot to take the AFTER pictures from our last visit, so here they are.

Actually, the curtains look better open all the time!
Now I just need to find a  l-o-n-g table to put in the dining room!

We were away a week and I had started a walking challenge for the month of July.  Dear husband walked with me while we were here and I was able to get a mile in each day.  It was strange walking in the city with sidewalks and "curbs" to step on and off.

Thank you for visiting today!  I just wanted to share with you some of the changes.  Have a great day!




  1. The house is so pretty and I really enjoy watching what you and Mr are doing with it. Love the fireplace and the front door. The bedroom looks huge. Thanks for thinking of my cousins.

  2. The house is absolutely lovely! You and your husband have done a lovely job on it. The curtains on the pantry and dining room windows are perfect! On another note, I must add that I'm very fond of the name Lottie. It's the name of my favorite character in my favorite story/movie Enchanted April. It's also the name I gave to my stove/range. :)
    Wishing you blissful tidings...

  3. Your living room is lovely! The blue and white so cooling and refreshing for Alabama summers. I love seeing furniture put on the diagonal instead of around the walls. And those beautiful windows with the handsome wood frames! This house is a real pet!

    Glad you showed the butler's pantry too. How nice!

  4. Your house is so pretty. My favorite color is blue. Congratulations on keeping up the walk.

  5. The floors are gorgeous, Lottie. The living room is so refreshing with it's blue and white decor. And a butler's pantry - okay, I'm officially jealous!!

  6. Hi Lottie,
    Everything looks great! Your husband did a wonderful job on the floors. The trim all looks nice too! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi Lottie, what a beautiful house!! I don't know how I have missed it, and your picture looks so familiar. Anyhoo, I am following along with you now, and I am going to explore more of your blog :)