Everything is not quite where I want it but I decided to give you a snippet of what the house is shaping up to be on the inside. The majority of the furniture was already here. We brought very few things of our own. We sold them all at a yard sale prior to moving. The bookshelf to the left is one of those things we brought. It was an entertainment center that did not sell. I thought it was so ugly....it was a piece that Frank had BEFORE we married....but we brought it anyways....and he made it into the cutest bookshelf. The top center shelf is done with cute little squirrley things. The flags on top of this shelf are from Frank's grandfather, H.F. who fought in WWII, and my father who fought in WWII also. They were both in the Navy. The shelf houses books, DVD's and VHS tapes. It is almost full.....Like I said earlier...the parsonage was FULLY furnished.....but that does not count for the stuff....oh yes...the stuff that is all ours. Before the next move...we will be lighter on the stuff too.
Across from the bookshelf wall in the den/tv room is a wall grouping of tiny cars. My father collected scale model cars for years. When we began working in my moms house we found all of them...hundreds....still in the boxes they came in. Frank was delighted and gathered them all together...plus the shelves and created Doug's Wall. My sweet Frank has displayed all the cars (that were not duplicates...he gave them to my uncle and cousins)...in a great wall grouping he did on his own. He has dubbed the TV room...the car room...and you know what...he did such a good job....I let him.
The formal living room I have deemed....the Music Room...and made it a Still Magnolias haven. Frank and I put up a wall of Still Magnolias stuff over the couch(which came with us) and I love it! The topper piece of the wall states, "If Life is a Stage then I need better lighting." Rebecca gave those to us one year at Still Magnolias Christmas.
The hallway became the wall of fame/shame this weekend. The left side is Franks family and I am still working on some of it. I have some other pictures that are not framed yet....the right side is my family and I have too many of my pictures so lots of them are scattered through the house on tables. Hey...I am a girl...girls frame pictures. Guys don't. The end of the hallway houses a desk with a mirror.
The formal dining room is lovely. The people here really took some time to make the pastor feel at home. The pewter tray we got at Waverly looks really lovely on the buffet in the dining room. I cannot wait for Christmas and to host an Open House here. I cannot wait to decorate for Christmas...so many possiblities....still cannot find the can opener....and now I am missing a stone picture of my mom and her sisters.....so I know I am not losing my mind. I will post again on the house this week when I get some more pictures made. Hope you enjoyed my tour. Have a Happy Monday!