Thursday, September 18, 2008

Designing for Your Life

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Kari & Kijsa asked bloggers earlier this week to share their favorite spots around their home. I'm just getting around to posting mine. (sorry these are old photos I've pulled off my computer to share again...yes, reruns!). This photo above was taken as I'm sitting in my favorite corner on my sofa where I like to relax with a glass of wine, smooth jazz playing in the background and a big stack of my favorite decorating magazines. It's one of my favorite ways to unwind! I also love to be out in my patio just tinkering around my little garden.
It's hard to pick a favorite spot in my home but I do love my nice comfy bed and I love waking up with the light streaming in the window and being surrounded in a cloud of blue and white.

49 comments:

Glenda said...

I like reruns.

I like sitting in my chair with my computer and my girls all curled up on me and watching old movie and looking at decoration books, and drinking tea.

Ciao

Jan and Tom's Place said...

I love the way you've decorated everything to suit your needs and likes.

That's exactly what I've been doing and will be doing for a bit longer. Did you see my re-do of our Bedroom/Bathroom? Check here: http://jt-jantom.blogspot.com/2008/09/inspiration-room-and-real-thing-our.html

~Blessings,
Jan

Kathleen Grace said...

I never get tired of looking at your home, reruns or not!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

You have a stunning home and a calming patio (just wonderful!)

Thank you for the ideas for my urns, I am going to take it and use it.

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Beautiful blog, I'm so delighted to find you! Hugs, Kimberly

Bia said...

We're poised to re-do our brick patio and deck...your's looks like some of what we are trying to achieve. Just lovely.

Karen said...

Oh my, your patio is wonderful to look at. You are one creative gal, keep doing what you are good at and that is fixing things up pretty.

Blessings, Karen

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Cindy your bedroom looks so cozy I don't think I would ever get up out of the bed!
Hugs~Kelly

Morse farm said...

Hello Cindy!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

How fun that your great grandfather was Swedish! That probably why you like white so much, hi hi.
I can't get enough of your home, it's so nice.
If I had your bedroom I would probably never get out of bed!!!
If you want to visit my Swedish blog , that is the one I'm writing from.
There is a translator you can use but I don't think it's very good.
Take care!
Bodil.

Brown-Eyes said...

Cindy...there is something about your lovely home that just speaks to my soul...so beautiful. ;-) Bo

Debbie said...

Your home is just lovely Cindy. Each space echos a calm and peaceful feeling. You add such a beautiful touch!

Liz said...

Oh! I think your garden would be a favorite of mine in your house.
So Pretty!
~Liz

DishDiva aka Kay said...

Love what you have created .I keep coming back for another look...

The Rose Room said...

I like seeing your photos over again, always notice something different. The wine looks very nice! Rachaelxo

ROXY said...

wow, I simply LOVE your patio!! It must be so nice to curl up out there and enjoy a book or a cocktail. It really looks great. BTW, love your blog:)

decorator101 said...

How can you not love reruns when they look like these? I can see myself waking up in that comfy bedroom too... love your style...
hugs ~lynne~
aka/decorator101 over at RMS

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I've not seen them so they're all fresh and new. It would be difficult to choose a favorite spot from these photos...each one is wonderful...I love your patio and your bedroom is scrumptious.

Erin~Old Grain Sacks and Lavender said...

Beautiful, Cindy! Love the patio too!

Erin

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I love all of those areas, they are peaceful. I wish I could just tinker in my yard put there is just so much work~~~~ One day I will be able to afford someone to do the work and then I could tinker!
Have a great weekend,
ginger

Amy said...

I just love the photos of your home. Each place you showed would be lovely to sit in and enjoy life. I never get tired of looking at your photos...re-runs included! Amy :)

Neabear said...

You inspire me! But I have a long ways to go to get my home as lovely as yours. But I can look at yours and dream. Thanks for sharing your favorite spaces.

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Cindy, Ive left a message for you at Debbies blog on the post you commented on...All explained there X

PennySuzie said...

Hi Cindy,

I sent you an email on your yahoo account, but I didn't hear anything back. I suppose you are a pretty busy lady. Anyhow, I was so glad to find your blog in one of my Romantic Country magazines. I have been enjoying reading and checking out old posts over the past week or so.

I have started my own blog, but I'm a little slow at getting things in order. I want to feature my small business and life. Look forward to seeing more of your posts.

PS

judicreations said...

Hi Cindy
Nice pictures of your home. I have seen some of the before but its nice to see them again. They look so cozy. How nice that you have such a lovely litle garden too. Even it is decorated cozily.
I love sitting surrounded by decorating books, or crafting books..or cook books...and a nice cup of tea...

Enjoy
Judi

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Cindy, I have said this many times before and I will say it again, lol! I LOVE your bedroom! It is so calm and serene.

Hugs,
Amy

September said...

Just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Tem

Rose said...

Oh my goodness Cindy, I just love your spots! Your house is just gorgeous!!!! That patio is fine to! I LOVE IT ALL! NOW come to my house and fix mine for me! lol This is something that I have FITS with! This is just not in my blood to decorate and I keep trying because I want to get it. Some folks, like you, make it look sooooo easy! UGHHHH and it's sooooo hard for me! lol
anyway just love what you have done! Keep showing us pix and maybe one day, I will learn myself! ;)

Connie said...

Oh my gosh, can I just move in!!!
Your home is beautiful. Found your site from my friends site, lulus cottage. I love your home and your wonderful talents.

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

O-o-o-o-h-h-h Cindy - I love your decorating also!!! I especially love the patio, is it a covered over patio, or do you need to bring those soft and comfy things in all the time? I have always wondered about this?! It looks so inviting tho!

And now I have just spent the last several hours reading all the blogs from the people who have commented on this one blog alone - sooo interesting, and such neat people out there!

But since it is 1 AM now, better go - tomorrow morning is looming quickly!

But - huge from Michigan - Diane

Kate said...

Dear Cindy, I was reading your archives and noticed the one about the pillow case with the nasty yellow stain from ebay. If you will soak the linens in white vinegar over night and then launder as usual the stain should come out. Less damaging than bleach.(some stains need to soak longer to completely remove them. The yellow stain is from body oil. I have used this method for old linens (collect)and have had great success. vintagerosekate

Becky said...

You never fail me Cindy. I always come away inspired by your beautiful surroundings.
Becky

paperjunk-lc said...

I don't know whether to curse you or thank you for that Red Lobster biscuit recipe. I made them last night to go with some soup I made. I'm in denial as to how many I ate. OMG they were wonderful!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I can see why it's hard to pick one favorite spot in your house!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Cindy! I don't think any of us get tired of looking at "reruns"! Every slightly different angle just brings more eye candy we didn't see before! Have a great weekend - Jeannette (I totally agree with you on your way to unwind!)lol

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

It's always a treat when you post pics of your home and garden! Absolutely lovely!!!

LaundryBasketCase said...

Hi Cindy,
You have gorgeous house and an inspiring blog! Thanks for sharing.
x

Brenda Kula said...

I so admire how you have managed to make your surroundings so timeless and beautiful. Not to mention cozy! I think I could sink right down in any spot in your home, Cindy!
Brenda

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

So lovely--your garden spot is divine :)

Anonymous said...

i love your little patio garden.. but i have a question? how do you keep that cute slipcover looking so cute.. outside?
-Lindsay
lbnelson76@hotmail.com

kari and kijsa said...

Cindy-
Your home is so wonderful and inviting...(we are ready to join you with a glass outside and listen to that jazz!!! Everything is decorated with wonderful personal style!! Love it!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

chezgrisouille.canalblog.com said...

Hello,
In first excuse my english!!! I see for the fisrt time your blog it's wonderfull. If I am e bedroom like that, I don't want to get out my bed...
I wish you a beautiful we.
Joƫlle

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your home provides me with such happy sighs.

Home By Virginia said...

Loooooove your style...!!! Soooooo many beautiful things you have... :)

Annabelle said...

Luv , luv your bedroom and I too luv to wake up in a blue and white bedroom. Luv all that you share.

Annabelle

Joy said...

Your house is so beautiful! I think my very favorite place in your home is your patio. I am amazed at how you made such a small spot so beautiful and lush and relaxing!
You really have a gift!

Thanks for coming by to visit me!

Pear Street Studios said...

Hi Cindy!
Wow... what a wonderful surprise! I guess I've been away too long... but you did a blog- redesign! It's beautiful!!!!! Very very lovely!!!!

Kristin Green said...

oh my I just love your decorations!! I could so use you to come a decorate my house lol keep up the geat work! check out my website www.customarttreasuresbykristin.blogspot.com

Laura said...

I can't pick a favorite in your home either! I love everything in it! Beautiful!
Have a great week,
Laura

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Your outdoor sitting area is divine! The color contrast between the black wicker and greenery is breathtaking!