Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Home Tour III

I hope you're not getting too bored with my home tour pictures cause I've got a bunch more. Stop here if you are, if not, here we go. My friend Lorraine lives in a house that was built in the 1800's. They bought the house about seven years ago and added a large family room, office, laundry room, and master bedroom suite. They did a wonderful job renovating the old part of the house. This was the back porch right off her kitchen, now she calls it the "dish room". I need a dish room!
The living room in the old part.

The renovated kitchen.

The master bath. They did a really good job blending the new with the old.

The laundry room in the new addition. Love all of her old sinks, this one she found in a field behind her son's home.

Guest bedroom.

The next home was built in the 1800's too. I loved all of the old molding, high ceilings, and quirky steep stairs. Kirstan was an art major in college. Loved all her holiday touches.

Don't you love this family picture collage? I love it!

I need to thank Aubrey, my new blogging friend, for bringing over a CD with all these pictures. I was having major problems with my camera and she was kind enough to share her pictures with me. So thank you so very much Aubrey. She also brought over a little plate of orange fudge that was to die for. Notice I said was, it's all gone, I ate most of it all by myself! Thank you for the new addiction, Aubrey! It was delish.


Aubrey said...

I'm glad they worked for you.

I loved Lorraine's house and was glad I didn't fall down Kirstan's stairs.

Angie said...

I definitely don't get sick of peeking into other people's homes to get ideas! This house is so neat with all the charm and history in it. Love the old sinks and tub!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Ilove those sinks....soooo sweet! I love all the pics...merry Christmas Mimi Sue!

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Thanks for posting pictures of your neighbors christmas homes...loved to see them, sorry I couldnt make it.
And I am doing the same thing today...working, plus picking up a few odds and ends on the way to work for the men in my life.I will add your blog, its so nice, to my blogsite over the holidays, i keep forgetting, so remind me if you dont see it there for new years okay!

Lallee said...

Merry Christmas, Mimi Sue. Thank you for all the inspiration you share all through the year. Your home looks beautiful. I'm coming back again so I can see everything slowly and really enjoy! Blessings to you and your family.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love that bathtub! May you enjoy a blessed and peaceful Christmas! Create some magical memories.