Thursday, March 26, 2009

Toilful Thursday


I love the kitchen.


My front door. There is wood as far as the eye can see in this home.

I'm pondering the tile work here. I own a couple of pieces of Pewabic tile, and I think this may be the real deal. I don't know where the fireplace screen is hiding. I may have to buy one. The stained glass picture was made by my sister Mareseatoats. It was the first thing, besides the Dyson that I brought in here. Eventually it'll be hung in a window to catch the light.


I took 800,000 pictures of the kitchen. I'm a little disappointed they took the oven that was in there and swapped it out for a Henry Ford Museum piece. I may replace this, but I don't know what I'll do when it's time to move again. Perhaps I'll just make do for now.

Sebba went over there today with her girlfriend and cleaned the house from top to bottom. She busted her behind and I'm eternally grateful. She's a good girl and cleans like 10 Merry Maids put together. She expressed concern over the carcasses of 3 moths that she found-she's worried about my wool (and hers too).

On a different note, I've gotten someone to work for me every single day except next Wednesday. Starting tomorrow at midnight, I'm officially on vacation. Yeah, right.

23 comments:

Winifred said...

That looks like a lovely house Rudee. Love all that wood, especially the floor. That picture is beatiful.

Happy housewarming.

Rudee said...

I love the floors too Winifred. I need to buy a lot of area rugs though.

Brenda said...

Yeah!!! Glad you are getting some time off from work. The house looks great!

debra said...

I am in L.O.V.E. with your house!
I love the Craftsman touches. It is absolutely wonderful. I wish you happy healthy peace ful and loving days there.
xox

distracted by shiny objects said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! Happy vacation and happy new home:>)

Poetikat said...

Beautiful! I love that wood and your front room looks kind of like the reverse of mine with the staircase going up beside the front door.
I also like the stained glass piece.

I wish you much happiness in your new abode.

Kat

Rudee said...

Oooh, I can almost taste it-I'm tired of packing and ready to unpack now. The movers are coming Tuesday. Yippee!!!!

Rose said...

The door is lovely! And your wood floors are beautiful too. That's one of the things I love about our house; I think the wood reflects a lot of light somehow. Good luck with the moving! Hope you have good weather for it.

Sandy said...

Ohhhh loved seeing these pics and that kitchen is gorgeous! Also the fireplace. I will go follow that link when I'm done here. I love wood! Next house I get, I hope is a Craftsman.

Keep the pics coming!!!

Sandy said...

I enlarged it and that's a beautiful stained glass piece.

Kathleen said...

O-M-G!

Rudee said...

Sandy-my sister is quite the stained glass artist. I'm blessed to have this one since she doesn't work on it much anymore. I think she plans to get into it again when she finally retires.

Kathleen-I know. It's the same thing I said.

Rose-those floors were completely sunlit today. I'm hoping for 50 degrees and sunshine next Tuesday. Fingers crossed.

Miss 376 said...

It makes a big difference to be able to move into it after it has been cleaned. Hope the transfer over the next few days go well and you are happy in your new home

Betty Flocken said...

OH RUDEE.. This is such a beautiful house and it'll soon be your beautiful home. I'm glad you're getting some time off work to do this. I'm really excited for you. I so love those floors

Martin said...

The fireplace is looking very artistic. The tile work with wooden sides is an excellent combination.
I Buy Wood Stoves

laurie said...

that's an amazingly gorgeous house. you must be so happy. i love the front door. your kitchen looks like mine, only much nicer (we have formica, not granite).

laurie said...

and that fireplace is WAY cool. it's gas? you can convert it back, you know. we love our fireplace, but it does make the house extremely dusty.

flydragon said...

Love it!! Can't wait to see more. Hope the actual moving day is dry. Cold isn't too bad but wet tend to put a damper on things. How great that Sebba cleaned it for you!! Does she hire out? I'd be more worried if the moths were still alive:)

Rositta said...

Oh to have a kitchen like that, wow. I don't think I will ever have one since we're never moving again. Beautiful house, you will be happy there, it just looks like a happy house...ciao

Amy said...

Oh, so beautiful. That fireplace is amazing.

Winifred said...

You could make some rag rugs or what about knitting some?

Gail said...

I love it all!

Jadekitty said...

Try and enjoy your vacation a little :)