Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pinch me :)

Old houses mended,
Cost little less than new before they're ended.
~ Colley Cibber

Oh how true!! And given the chance, I'd do it all over again. I wake up every morning with a big smile on my face and can't believe I'm here!! Thought I'd give you all a look into my world :) be kind, It's only been a week :)
My crickity crackity old front door, inviting you in :)
This is the living and dining room. Still lacking curtains and things, but you get the idea :)

And my kitchen. Love, love, love being in here. It's bright and cheerful and I have my GREEN CABINETS!!

And the lovely antique candy makers cabinet. Aint she a beaut??
And Mr. Wallace, sooo happy to be home :)

Sorry such a short post but I have plenty more unpacking and organizing to do! I'll share more details on the house next week.


  1. OH DORIS!!!!! I. AM.DYYYING.~~ GREEN with envy!!! LOVE IT! and just shush with the "it's only been a week" business. It looks more put together than most could do in a lifetime!! I know the wait has been long for her and you....but you have done ya both right! GREAT JOB girl (and Rohair!!!) Can't wait for more !!
    p.s. Am I spotting a few repurposed items that are familiar to me???? hehe!

  2. Ummm, I've been in my house 6 months and it doesn't look half that great! Good job sister! We wouldn't expect anything less from the decorating guru.

  3. Thank you so much for the privileged "sneak peek" yesterday. It was a treat to see you and your beautiful home.

  4. May I be jealous of Wallace? I would love to hang out on the front porch! The house is gorgeous! I am sure Ellye is smiling!

  5. Wow...if I didn't like you so much I might be jealous;)!

    Love everything...it is just GORGEOUS! I am saving it to my favorites...someday I may copy your kitchen...it is may all time favorite...so glad you chose the green!


  6. Ok, I'm one of those secret blog admirers coming out of the closet (so to speak)! I'm Allison's neighbor, and I just couldn't keep quite anymore! You have turned me into a thrift-store-aholic ~ and I LOVE IT!! I would love some tips on repainting old furniture! Anyhoo, You have made Tuesdays much more FUN! You're new home is beyond words - Fantastic! Thanks for sharing Dorie! ~Katherine

  7. GORGEOUS!! Can't WAIT to see more!! :)

  8. Dor-
    I could sit in your kitchen ALL day-I'm in love:) Your green cabinets are the prettiest I have seen and you have a way of making everything so cozy and beautiful. AND the kitchen WINDOW.....Even prettier in person!!
    Amazing-don't be surprised when 3 little girls come knocking with their suitcases..they are in love too....with the house, and its owners:)

  9. hey its boots i had to say your house is finally its finished!!!!!SO I NEED TO SEE WALLACE I HAVENT SEEN HIM IN FOREVER!


  10. Aaaah, it's lovely--green AND white cabinets! More photos, please, with details...?? It looks like a happy,soothing space/place. Thanks for sharing.

  11. ABFAB!!! Wallace looks so content which can easily be confused with aloof. What a great job you guys did. Here's to happily ever after.

  12. Your home is gorgeous! If I could plop myself in a home and move in yours would be it.

  13. Your house is AMAZING. So, so jealous.

  14. love your home... I am your newest follower. thanks for stopping by sweet as june. :)

  15. Hey there...I don't even know how I stumbled upon your blog now, but wow, am I glad I did...it's beautiful and so is your home you and the hubby did a fantastic job...I love old homes too, I don't live in one, but I'm always dreamin'.... if I never have my dream come true of having an old home...I still want a home with old charm and vintage flair...there's just something special about homes like that. I want you to know that it's so nice to meet you and I'll be back to visit you again soon :)
    Big Hugs,

  16. totally a dream! love it...i can only imagine how hard you and your hubs worked to accomplish such a sweet place. i have been introduced to your blog via tara finch....who btw - is hosting the valley's FIRST - or at least her first...barn vintage sale at our farm in n. scottsdale! i'm so excited and working feverishly to pretty up the place. do come!

    xoxo lylah

  17. Please tell me.. Do you like your wood island? Im replacing my formica Island and was in love with the wood. I think it may be to much maintenace. Im thinking granite in a honed finish

  18. Look at Wallace!!! I want to smoosh that sweet little face.