Tuesday, July 30, 2013

HOUSE TOUR TUESDAY

This blog post was featured here!

 
And here too!


You probably thought I'd forgotten all about this feature of my blog, but it's back......with lots of pictures!  Now when I'm reading a blog and it says lots of pictures, I get excited to see something that will spark my own creativity.  So....I hope this does that for you.  

This room is a bowling alley--very long.  So....I thought I give you that view first. Then we will settle into the area where my family watches movies and takes naps!


And this isn't even at the bottom of the stairs leading to the basement!  A pool table was a necessity in this room.  The burgundy felt is not a wonderful color choice--it was another time and another decorating scheme.  And, yes, that is a treadmill over to the left--watching TV helps pass the time!



This is the pretty end of the looooooong room--at least in my opinion.  Believe me, it was a looooooong time coming.  I never thought I would like this room.  Then, a friend came over and accessorized it for me from my own storage room!  Funny, I can help others in their homes, but this room had me stumped for 18 years!  Now I love this space because it finally feels like part of my home.


Left side of the room



The bookcases have so many treasures...

 A picture my son drew in high school
My daughter's 4 year old hand

My Mom's movie camera
An hourglass from the church Christmas tree

My husband's Grandmother's radio that still works
My parent's wedding picture

 
Front & Center
The monster TV that we all love

This fireplace never drew the smoke out of the house very well so we took down the mantle and hung the TV on the bricks and can NEVER have a real fire here again.  Okay by me, I'll just pop in a video of a burning fireplace!

Right side of the room


A table from my in-laws home that I really didn't want until I put it in this spot.  Now I love knowing that we have a part of their home in ours.

Well, I warned you about lots of photos and I haven't even shown you the bar or the other end of the room.  I'll give you a sneek peak as you leave.  Maybe another day, in another post, we'll look at that end of this bowling alley room.

 Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you enjoyed the tour.
Robin

Linking Up With
(yes, it's a bunch, but I'm sick on the sofa this week and this is my diversion)
Cedar Hill Ranch
Home Stories A-Z 
House on the Way
A Stroll Thru Life
A Bowl Full of Lemons 
Boogieboard Cottage 



25 comments:

  1. Awe, so cozy:) Love your collections and keepsakes in your book shelves!

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    1. Thank you for your visit and lovely compliment. Come again!

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  2. It looks like a lovely room to really live in and enjoy.

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  3. What great memories you must be making in that room...its huge...I'm jealous!

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    1. We are now starting to make a few more memories--ugly rooms tend to keep people out and this room has been ugly for a loooong time.

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  4. You Know I love this room! Looks Fabulous!!!!

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  5. Oh wow, such a pretty room and I love your decor. The bookcases have such lovely vignettes. I think this is the place where my whole family would gather. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty. You know I love your style too. Keeps me coming back for more inspiration!

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  6. Wow! What I wouldn't give for a huge room like that! I love that mirror window with the shutters behind the sofa. Thanks for visiting and following my blog today. I am following back via Feedly. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  7. It's so nice to have you over to my place. It's great to have another blogger friend that I admire!

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  8. Robin your living room is beautiful and OMG on that t.v! Thanx for partying at Treasure Hunt Thursday.

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    1. Hope you got my response by email. I'm glad you stopped by.

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  9. What a fabulous room! Love your decor!

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  10. Robin, Your room is fabulous and I love the shutters and coastal décor! Thanks for sharing your pretty room at the Open House party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  11. Your room is just gorgeous. I will be featuring this tomorrow night at my Sizzle into Summer party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  12. You have a beautiful room! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-my-new-rug.html

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  13. Robin this room is marvelous - you've divided it wonderfully to be enjoyed by the whole family in so many ways - love the decor and love the treasures on the shelf! Dearest would LOVE the radio! I am delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  14. Hello Robin I wanted to share with you that your post will be featured in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    I appreciate you sharing,
    Kathy

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  15. Hello Robin, I am working backwards in my posts! So delighted to visit your lovely room once again - loving your treasures! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    I hope you have a blessed week,
    Kathy

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  16. I love your house, Robin! You managed to blend the vintage and modern look in every room! I also admire your passion for the stuff owned by your parents, though they're really old enough to be displayed. I just hope you continue to treasure your precious collections and maintain your awesome-looking home. :)

    Calvin Mordarski @ CityBlockTeam.com

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