Hey everyone! The POP Up shop is tomorrow Saturday, December 2nd. I’ve been busy all week getting ready for it and am so excited to have you all join us! This year I will have a bunch of friends joining me. You can read all about these talented friends in the last post here.
I’ll have lots of vintage home goods including pitchers, glassware, kitchenware, pottery, art and candlesticks.
DIY Wrapping Station
Macrame Hanging Plant Holder
Hope to see you here!
I am so very excited to announce that our home was featured on Philadwellphia, which is a local mid century modern home website. Check out all the gorgeous photos that were shot for the feature. They also have a lot tidbits and info about us and our home. It was built in 1963 by a local architect, Robert Morrison.
Check out the link HERE.
The craziest thing happened when this was posted. My Mom shared the feature on her facebook page and we found out that a nurse that she used to work with is a nurse for the architect of this home! As you will read in the article, the architect built this home for his family and they lived here for almost 50 years. We feel so lucky and honored to be able to live in this amazing home. It’s like living in a tree house and our friends have nicknamed it Ewok Village.
I’d love it if you check out the article and comment here with your favorite room. Mine is the living room/kitchen area.
And here is a link to a post about it from my old blog shortly after we moved in.
We absolutely love our yard and the many garden areas. But it is definitely hard work to keep it looking nice! I actually really enjoy doing yard work, however, I have been so busy lately that I have been severely neglecting it. This morning we had a couple of free hours and tackled some weeds that look more like trees, and the never-ending battle with the ivy.
For the love of god, don’t ever plant ivy. I have to say it does cover an area nicely, but it won’t ever stop growing and it will become a life long battle to keep it in check.
Above is one of Winnie’s favorite spots, right in the sun. Below is an area that has especially been neglected. That area is at least 60% weeds.
The tree below is my favorite tree in our yard. It gives perfect dappled light right over this whole area.
Our peonies are blooming right now and they are stunning.
I brought a few stems inside and they are brightening up the living room with their beauty.
In my opinion, the best season is spring! Each year it seems to get better and better. After months of cold weather and barren trees, it’s so amazing to see everything sprout to life. Here is a little trip around our gardens.
Lungwort on the right, solomen’s seal on the left
Our bathroom remodel is complete! We are so happy with how it turned out and had a great experience with the remodeling company that we used, d remodeling. They turned this bathroom around in less than two weeks and it looks spectacular.
Back wall with recessed niche
Floor tile and sliding pocket door
Tub and tub filler
Shelf behind the toilet. Perfect spot for plants with a basket for storage
Recessed niche and side walls
Window above the tub
The new toilet. Everything else on this wall is original, we kept the tile and shelving. I actually didn’t realize that there was a towel bar underneath this until I took this photo.
I am planning to hang plants above the shower area, but haven’t gotten around to that yet. The ceiling is higher in that area and there is a window above, so it will be a perfect spot to hang plants. The tile is from The Tile Shop
and the details are as follows:
- Marble tile on the main wall is Venatura Nero Polished
- Floor tile is Charcoal Blend Gatsby
- Side wall tile is Leyre Gris
You can see the before here.
Here is a sneak peak of the progress in the bathroom. The tile has been installed and the grouting has begun.
This is where the tub will go. It’s a white freestanding tub and will also function as a shower.
I am absolutely in love with this marble tile, and the mosaic tile on the floor.
We are using d remodeling for the work and they have been absolutely fantastic to work with. I highly recommend them for anyone in the Philadelphia area looking for a remodeling firm.
Happy New Year!
I have some exciting news to share with you. We are remodeling our bathrooms! Maybe it’s just me, but I could spend every day’s lunch break walking through tile shops, designing the perfect bathroom in my head. I finally made some decisions on tile and they are laying the new tile as I type!
Here are some before photos. The wall to the right is actually staying in all it’s 80s trim glory. We are trying to keep the cost down and the tile is nice and neutral, so it will stay on this wall.
This is the problem area.
The area around the tub is leaking and so we decided to gut it. It’s going to be a glorious standing tub, with the back wall covered in large marble tiles, and the sides in a large format grey subway shape tile.
Here is a sneak peak of the tiles. The bottom mosaic tile will be on the floor.
The remodel also inspired us to move our master bedroom to the back of the house so we can enjoy this new bathroom. The back of the house has two rooms, which share a Jack and Jill bathroom. We will be taking over this area and our current bedroom will become my sewing room and guest bedroom. I never even got a chance to show you what we did to my craft room over the summer. We (Dave) ripped up the carpet and painted the floors this amazing shade of blue, which looks terrible in this photo.
This room will become our dressing room, and the other side will have our bed. The one downside to all of this is that we have to sell our Crate and Barrel Tate Bed. It just won’t fit in the new space. It’s currently on craigslist, so if you’re interested, hit me up!
Stay tuned for more updates on the remodel!