Monday, August 29, 2011

WELCOME TO OUR NEW HOME........come on inside....

Last time you heard we were being rejected by
House Hunters.....
They don't know what they missed....
It's been weeks since we moved in but believe it or not the house looked like this
Three Days after we moved in.....
Me and the Boss did not let any grass grow under our feet....
Fifty new pieces of furniture......Five deliveries in two days....
New Neighbors wondering who the Wacky new people are moving into their
Cul de Sac.....
Oh No.....don't tell anyone we're from Jersey.....
We are happy to announce that We are Thrilled with the new Manse.....
Beautiful landscaping......Something we know nothing about.....Making us feel like
We are on vacation with all the sea grass....
So peaceful and beautiful.....with a horse farm leading to the property.....
I think we made a very good choice.....
The Boss has always loved the look of a brick home.....

And then add "Sissy" to the mix.....

Hang an American Flag.......and we are Home....
Come inside and Let me Know what you think.......
I was advised by many to use a Decorator...
But we decided against that.....Letting our Personalities design the house.....
Crazy as it may be.....me and the Boss agree on everything....
It's us.....and I think that's all that matters....
The entrance hall.....
The Boss treated himself to a real Persian rug from 1930......
The oil lamp is a "Family Heirloom"....
Belonging to the MIL....it's from 1890 and was purchased at Macy's NYC....
For a mere $4.50
We didn't plan on using it in the house but I thought it just went perfect in
This spot....

I love how high the ceiling is.....

A birthday gift from me to the Boss.....
It reminded us both of an old French Train Station Clock....

Directly off the Foyer.....
This is the Boss' Library...
All the furnishings came from "Englishman's" in Atlanta.....
All the furniture in this room was made in England...
All the rugs in the house are hand knotted
from India...
I found this adorable little chair and it's one of my favorite pieces....
We sit in here every morning and "discuss"
the days plans....

One whole wall filled with ceiling to floor book shelves....
It is a work in progress.....

Yes....that's right...."The Kramer" from Seinfeld....
Just a little bit of whimsy....
until Daughter arrives and makes us take it down....

Across the hallway is the Dining Room....
We will probably never eat in this room...
But it sure came pretty...
All the furniture is from Crate and Barrel.....
Another fun poster on the wall to bring in a little color....
an adorable red cabinet for some of my Milk Glass...

My dear friend and now ex-next-door-neighbor Necie brought me that
Fabulous milk glass covered butter dish to the right of the Punch Bowl as a House Warming Gift...
Thank you Necie!!

And here is the Mother Load......
The white milk glass looks fabulous against the black background of the
cabinet.....

Right outside the dining room was the perfect spot to hang our
oil painting of "Boo".....
The Boss can see him everyday from the library desk....
The "Hunt Board" also came from England...

We had the stairs carpeted after I decided to break my foot right before
Moving into the house....
It makes life easier climbing the 17 steps with a cast on....

And this is what you see when your coming down those stairs.....
it is from 1870
Every man that came through the house from the delivery men to the Comcast guy
to the Safe mover commented on this chest....
The seat opens so if I ever stop blogging for a long time Please.....somebody
tell authorities to look in the seat....

This is the eating area off the kitchen.....I am planning on having
Balloon Shades made for the Bay Window....
Yes Yes.....I know they are out of style but who cares!!

The Great Room....
Furniture from Pottery Barn....

A view from the Keeping Room....

I broke down and bought the pillows from Pottery Barn....
I love the colors and the embroidery...

The Boss' old rocker....Just waiting for Miss "B" to visit...

My new obsession....
Globes.

Finally.....a Kitchen I can cook in...
Not a fan of Sub-Zero fridges....This one is a side by side...and is very user friendly....

The island is huge and will get a Pot Rack to hang over it as soon as I find just the
right one.....
The ceiling in this room is all painted wood slats....
The island base is painted a light green....

The view out one of the windows....
Nothing but green...
And my neighbor's
beautiful weathered gray shingled house.....
Another reason that I feel like we are on Martha's Vineyard...

The previous Homeowner really never did use the Wolf Stove.....
I went to bake bread one day and the oven was dead...
It seems it was shipped that way from the factory....
Wires inside had never been attached....
Wolf came right out and fixed the problem...
cute Rooster rug came from the Daughter....

The Boss treated me to all new Copper Core All-Clad pots....like the double-boiler
on the back burner....
He also got me the beautiful
Ruffoni hammered stainless pot with Sterling Silver fruit on the lid....
He knows who cooks for him.....

Every cook needs a Pantry.....
Mine just happened to come in the form of it's own room....

There is a space for everything....

And last but not least.......atleast on the first floor....
is my favorite new aplliances....
My Red Maytag washer and dryer.....
Made in the USA.....
and in my signature color....
it makes laundry day a pleasure.....

I hope you enjoyed the little house tour.....
But this was just the first floor....

As soon as I hang some more pictures and find an adequate comforter or bedspread that
will fit the ridiculus 3 feet tall King size bed that
the Boss had to have I will show you the second floor....
And if anyone out there knows where I can find said quilt or comforter please let
me know....
Everything I bring home is not long enough on the sides to hide the mattress and
box spring....
Oh and it's so high that I actually had to buy one of those step stools so I can
get into bed at night.....

39 comments:

Salmagundi said...

Oh, I've waited and waited to see the NEW house and I wasn't disappointed. Especially the rugs - they are gorgeous and I'm in love! What fun you must have been having the last few months, while I'm just here only shopping at the grocery store. Well, actually I guess I shouldn't feel sorry for myself - I did get to do a little shopping in Europe this summer. I hope we will now hear from you on your blog every week!!!! Please!!!! Sally

Jojo said...

Sue, you gave us a spectacular tour! Your new home is magnificent! Congratulations on your beautiful new home!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Having been lucky enough to visit your new home I can tell everyone that it is lovely and decorated to perfection for both you and the Boss! I think you did a great job and it shows your personalities! Great tour of the first floor! Love your kitchen and the amazing food you cook there! hugs, Linda

Rue said...

Love it!!!! Everything is fabulous (except the Kramer... ;) but that's why I'm bringing you NINE posters from Paris!) keep up the good work... Oh, and in addition to the rooster rug, who did you getvthose kitchen roosters from... And that lovely Dualit toaster??? ;)

Sue said...

Your right.....Daughter did provide the ceramic roosters and the Dualit toaster....Thank you daughter!!
The Kramer is only hanging until you bring down the posters....We are planning on hanging the map of Paris on that wall....Glad you approve!!

Cathy M said...

Your home is gorgeous. Enjoy and lots of luck. Can't wait to see the upstairs.

Cheri said...

Kitchen...now that's what I'm talk'n about. I expect when I come visit a fabulous meal and maybe a cooking class (or cake decorating since you are taking a class on that). Seriously...the house is fabulous and I agree that you need to make the house "yours." I can't wait to come and see you.

The Country Nest said...

Sue,
How beautiful your new home is. I thought the Kramer was great, we need to laugh! The new pans show the Bosses good taste. The panty and new washer and dryer, wow. The whole place looks so wonderful.
Godd luck in the new home and you are right House Hunters really missed the boat on this one~
hugs,
Donna

Helen said...

This is one spectacular home! Decorated perfectly because it comes from your hearts! Thank you so much for sharing ... now, get out and find that over-sized comforter for your huge king bed!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

BEAUTIFUL! And I see all of the wonderful red touches you are adding to your home. I love it!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Your new home is so beautiful Sue! I'm sure you are going to have so much fun finishing the decorating, and by the way, it doesn't look like you needed soeone else to do your decorating, you did a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing it:>)

Chatty Crone said...

I was another lucky person that has been able to visit the most gorgeous home I think I've ever been in. High ceiling and so much space was what I loved. I think you guys did a marvelous job and you both have great tastes. Great tour of the mansion - the first floor! Love your kitchen with all that glorious wood. Oh you forgot to tell every one that you are a gourmet cook as well. I really appreciated the invite, the lunch, your beautiful home, and the company - boss included.

denisek said...

Just lovely. Love the red shades on the dinning room light. Much better than the crystal. You left out the butlers pantry on your tour. In between the keeping room and the dinning room is the room I would die for. I waited in the empty house when Sue and the boss went to the closing(to wait on one of the deliveries). I heard a ping...ping...ping...crash! Sounded like someone throwing rocks at the house. It was their ice maker in the butlers pantry.

Jennifer said...

Sue...How very exciting! I love the kitchen and pantry! and love all your furnishings...so you really broke your foot? hope it is healing quickly...
Wishing you much happiness...you will have much more peace not dealing with "hollywood".
I have always wished for a brick home too...Cheers! Jennifer

Neabear said...

Lovely! And as you know, I love the red splashes here and there. So nice!

Enjoy your new home to the fullest!

Linnea

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sue, I'm so glad you didn't use a decorator...so much better to get it just the way you and the Boss like. I love the first floor...you've done a wonderful job furnishing your home. That kitchen is amazing! Love the Wolfe story...to funny that it had never been connected. Glad it's all set to go now. Great cookware! Gotta keep the poster up...just gotta! :)
Looking forward to touring in person!

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! Congratulations on your new house and it's gorgeous! Everything looks wonderful and your kitchen it to die for, well, faint anyway!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

Sue, your new abode is lovely. I can't believe you've done all this in just a few days. Wow! Thanks for taking us on a tour. Enjoy your new home!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful home you have. You make a person feel welcome from the moment you step in the door. I'm so glad I found your beautiful blog, I look forward to hearing more from you. hugs ~lynne~

Pondside said...

Just beautiful - welcome home! I look forward to visiting the next floor.

Fairfield House said...

Sue,

Your new home is absolutely stunning. I cannot believe you are 'settled' in and off to a great start making it your own. (Are you on a steady diet of Red Bull?!) Thank you for the tour. I love your red cabinet, your family room, your pantry, your new red washer and dryer -- love it ALL. The Bosses office/library looks like the perfect place to plan your day.
Looking forward to seeing the second floor.
On another note, how did you break your foot? I hope it is soon healed. Sounds very painful.

Your Friend,
Deborah

PS Please email me your new address. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers during Irene.

Rettabug said...

Oh Sue!!!!! I am SO excited for you...this is a dream home & you must feel like you've died & gone to Heaven.

I can't believe the former owner NEVER even noticed that the oven wasn't hooked up properly. What a dolt!

I wish you many, many wonderfully happy years, filling this house with laughter & love.

Mega Hugs,
Rett

p.s. May I suggest that you get some teacher's clay...that tacky stuff they roll into balls & use to temp. hang up posters & such. I would anchor that beautiful oil lamp to the table, just so that in case it gets bumped by some little hands, the lamp is more secure & won't topple over. Safer for when kidlets are under foot. I have it ALL OVER THE PLACE here...under my Lladros & my Waterford items. Prevention is my middle name!

Susan said...

What a gorgeous home you have! Congratulations. I LOVE balloon style on windows. So glad you are sticking with what you love. Decorating styles come and go and I'm like you-----who CARES if the decorators say it's obsolete?

For example, I like brass. Decorators say it's passe. I LOVE it and use it.

Same with white appliances. I like them MUCH better than aluminum---for ME.

Thanks for sharing your great photos. Looking forward to the second floor! Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Ellen said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to see the upstairs.

Clipped Wings said...

Amazing...like starting out new. So many wonderful touches to the downstairs. It is truly wonderful. Makes waking up in the morning a sweet adventure.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Sue, Your new home is just stunning!! The curb appeal alone is breath taking. I am in love with your collection of milk glass and know where at least one piece came from! If one day you should open the pantry door and see a short woman standing inside...not to worry...it will just be me...I think it is a divine space. I hope that you and your family have years and years of happiness in the new house!
♥, Susan

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Your new home is gorgeous, Sue! I am in love with the script print chair! Have a wonderful first Labor Day weekend in your new place!...hugs...Debbie

Janet said...

drooling..................slobbering................

Mimi Sue said...

It's gorgeous Sue! And sounds like you got a great deal. Mimi

Sue said...

Sue, It's all coming together so well! Love what you've done so far. I would so be loving to prepare food in that kitchen!! But Kramer?! LOL hugs, Sue

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on your new home! It is beautiful, and I hope you enjoy it.
You did some job furnishing it so quickly, it is huge!
It is magnificent. You will be on vacation all the time now!
Love the pots too!

Kathleen said...

I hope my previous comment went through, I can't remember if I typed in the bloody id word!

Donna said...

Sue, your new home is beautiful! I love it, and your decorating is wonderful. Looking forward to seeing more!

Hugs,
Donna

houndini said...

OOOOOOOH WOWOWOWOW - absolutely stunning house and you've made it sooooo homely inside - thanks for sharing. (I LOVE that bench too!) I can't wait to see the next installment ;-) Al x

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Sue your house is ammmaaaazzziiinnngg!!! And milk glass AND globes...a woman after my own heart. And who buys a fancy stove and never even hooks it up?! Lawd.

Sounds like you have a ton going on (foot....owie!). Hope everyone is hanging in there!!

p.s. "until Daughter arrives and makes us take it down..." Hahahaha!

The Country Nest said...

Sue,
It worked, I loved having a comment from you!
I have to say again how beautiful your new home is. I love the brick and the lines of the house. Oh I meant pantry in my last comment not love your new panty!
hugs,
Donna

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Sue! :-)

Oh my goodness.......what a BEEEE.U.TI.FUL home.... I swear I could fit at least four Bellamere Cottage's in there...... Love all your new furniture too....I'm with you... a little fun shakes things up a bit doesn't it... love the Kramer picture. It made me smile.

And, that Miss B... how darn cute is that little one? A model for sure....

THREE new cars? WOW! Holy moly.... .........

Loved seeing Bob on the TV too... He's really sumthin' isn't he?

Big hugs to you dear Sue...

xoxoxo
Spencer

Curtains In My Tree said...

OMG SUE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what a great house, fabulous, gorgeous, devine wonderful,

my dream of a what a home should look like.

I love everything you showed us and then when you got to the RUFFONI pans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG again I have wanted those since I first seen them at whats the name of that store on the PLaza in Kansas City Missouri? (senior monment early ) Sonoma Williams

I am so happy for you

Janice from my lillte red brick house built back in 1961

xoxo happy days to you & yours

Susie Q said...

I have been so excited o see this Sue...(Missing hearing from you!)
and know you have been SO busy! I am thrilled to see these!
Your home is glorious! I thik my whole house could fit into your pantry!! I am serious!!! Egad!!! I am green with envy!!
Just loving it and am going back to look some more!
LOVE ya!
Sue