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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The House In the Country

Today and tomorrow I'm going to share some pictures of our home in the country.  This is in no way a post to brag about us or what we have.  This is to the glory of a great God who answered my ten-year prayer for a place we could call "ours" with enough room to entertain family, friends, strangers and God's servants.  In the nearly four months that we've lived here, we've already gotten to serve all of the aforementioned.  It's been so wonderful.  This house is the Lord's, and we desire to use it for His honor and glory, and it is with that heart that I share these photos with you today.

I placed these luminaries at the front walk...
I placed about a cup of Epsom Salts in the jars, then added a tea light.  The salts sparkle like snow.


Step up to the front door...

I love this doorbell ringer I found on clearance at Gracious Designs.
My sweet husband got it wired in before our open house!

Down the hall from the front door is a dining room area that opens into the kitchen.

The dining room table is an antique that I've had for about 20 years.  I painted it this off-white before we moved to the country.  I love the way it turned out.  I love all painted furniture and my house is evidence of that!

 I LOVE my rooster stained glass in the dining room window. My dad made it for me a good number of years ago. It gets the afternoon sun and is so pretty with the light pouring through it.  It's so cheerful and adds such a colorful spot in that room!


The kitchen:


 The Christmas touches I added in this room were in this corner - the wreath on the pantry door, the gingerbread garland in the window, and the greenery and "Merry Christmas" sign on top of the cabinetry.  There's a strand of battery operated lights up there, too (I failed to turn them on for the picture!).


Here's the official Back door that leads out to our covered porch.


Opening up from the kitchen is the family room.  All warm and cozy for a cold winter day.


 My Pinterest inspired chalkboard...



At the top of the stairs is our family room, which is still lacking curtains and other wall hangings.  I haven't found just what I'm looking for yet.  However, I still love this room.  
It's very bright and cheery first thing in the morning.

 With our tree in this window, it's visible from the road at night.
I love seeing it when we pull in the driveway.

 Come back tomorrow for the rest of the "tour."  Thanks for stopping by!

I pray you'll have a wonderful Christmas Eve preparing to celebrate our Savior's birth!

With love,

3 comments:

Whitney Pendell said...

love!!!

M said...

Everything looks so lovely and Christmasy. Your home is just what the Lord ordered for you, or you ordered and the Lord delivered!

Denise said...

Thank you. The Lord "delivered" far more than I ever asked for. It's just like Him!