Thursday, December 20, 2007

Home Sweet Home

Since I have neglected to post pictures of our home since we moved in, I decided to combine pictures for the BooMama's Christmas Tour (which started Monday) and add pictures from around the house...there are lots of pictures! I hope you'll come visit us one day :)

This is the front porch area of our house. We put a garland around the posts and added a few lights to the house!

Here's a close up picture of the garland around the posts - I love the look of natural grapevine!

I love flocked trees, but since I don't have one, I opted for a flocked wreath, which is very welcoming, if I do say so myself :)

This is our family room, and the first room you see when you walk in the front door. I love our tree, and look at all the presents under it!!!

This is a candle holder my mother did for me for our Merry Open House that was a few weeks ago...I just love it!

Here's fun picture of our tree! People say our tree looks like something straight out of "The Grinch," so I've been saying it's my "Who Tree!"

These are some of my favorite ornaments...this little bird is so cute and funky - I HAD to have it for my tree!

Another bird - this one has feathers for the tail - LOVE IT!

Lastly, this little penguin is too cute for words - he looks like he's flying!

And here's the PICKLE! When Brad heard about this, he said we had to have a pickle ornament on the tree. The way it works is, someone hides the pickle on the tree, and on Christmas morning, whoever (our children) finds the pickle gets an extra present because that child was extra observant! I just love this, and I know Brad enjoyed hiding it from me even though I FINALLY found it last night!

This is an old mirror that Brad and I purchased at an auction this summer. The shelf is a flea market find, and it holds my "old people" figurines and a picture from our wedding. The frame was made by my grandfather who works with stained glass!

And here are my favorite two snowmen! I got these for super cheap at Old Time Pottery earlier in the fall! I just had to have them!

Here's another view of our family room. It's decorated with a nautical feel - Brad and I both love sailboats and the ocean!

Here's our sofa with two prints that Brad picked out!
This is in our eating area - this is our china cabinet with our fine china. We haven't used our china yet, but whenever a nice occasion comes along, we'll pull it out!

Here's our dining table that we painted black when we moved in - I think it looks nice alongside our black china cabinet!

Our eating area is beside the kitchen - here's a view of our cabinets - I put garland on top with lights and red gingham ribbon. I think it turned out cute!

My collection of salt and pepper shakers and other nick nacks from antique stores! I collect anything with a mexican feel!

This is a sweet little pot holder I found in an antique store one day - I think it was $2!!! Someone put a lot of hard work into it! Isn't it adorable?!???
Here's our coffee station - come over one day, and I'll make a nice big pot of coffee :)

Here's a view from the eating area of the rest of the kitchen! I just love our stainless appliances! So modern!

Guest bathroom - love the brown and blue!
Now, here's my favorite room - the guest bedroom. It's extremely girly, and it contains all of my antiques. Here's the bed with a collection of plates/trays hung above!

This is a very special little tree - my grandmother started collecting ornaments for me when I was in the third grade. She got one every year for me, and sometimes I got to pick it out! She always said that when I got married, I could have all of the ornaments and hang them on my own tree - so here they are! It means very much to me, and I plan to have a box of ornaments for my children as well :)
Here's one of the ornaments - I got this one when we visited Dallas, Texas - it's from South Fork Ranch, and it's one of my favorites!
Here's a little antique table I painted white - some of my etiquette books are here! Notice the antique sewing box on the floor??? Love it!
My antique dresser my great aunt Frances gave me when I was younger. There's the stocking my grandmother made me when I was a little girl, too! And at the end of the bed is my antique baby doll bed that Brad purchased for me at an auction this summer!
A little table and pictures that sit in the hallway.
Our office/crafting room. This is my side where I try to get all of my scrapbooking/card making done! Brad's desk and computer are on the other side!

Our bedroom - I love our bedding, and it took me a long time to find what I wanted!

The antique chest of drawers that matches the dresser in the guest bedroom.
My nightstand - I love to have an assortment of books by my bed - I'm trying to read "The Mermaid Chair" right now. I finished "The Secret Life of Bees" this summer, and now I can't wait to read another Sue Monk Kidd book! A picture of my bridesmaids and I at the bridal luncheon sits on my nightstand, as well as one of our wedding invitations that I love so much!
Our master bathroom - green and brown! I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but I think it looks pretty good!
Our shower curtain that I found at WAL-MART!!! I searched and searched, and lo and behold, I found one at Wal-Mart! Ha!

This concludes our tour of the Warnock house - thank you for visiting our Home Sweet Home :)



  1. Sweet Lena ~ Can I please hire you to help Web and I decorate our home when it is built? I absolutely love how you have decorated your home. Also, you NEED to make some of your crafts to sell at are so talented! Have a Merry Christmas!

    XO Megan

  2. I love your tree! It's beautiful!

  3. Oh, I love those birds - so bright and funky and fun! Enjoyed the tour --

  4. I love the garland and ribbon over your cabinets.
    Thanks for having me over...

  5. You have a lovely home. I love what you did with the candle holder.

  6. Everything was very lovely!! I love the pickle ornament....I have yet to find a set for us. Do you have the three pickle set? or just the one? I believe its a German tradition but I'm not positive. I love that idea too and before our kids get too big I HAVE TOO FIND A SET!!!! ANyway Merry Christmas and Happy new year.

  7. Your home is so fun/funky! I LOVE the garland on your front door!

  8. You have a lovely home.
    Merry Christmas.

  9. So many things to comment on...

    1. I love the brown and blue in your bedroom. We also have a browna nd blue bedroom and bathroom and I think it fels so soothing.

    2. I like the monogram letters in your craft room. My craft room needs some jazzing up.. Maybe I need to copy that idea.

    3. I like how full your tree is at the top.

    Thanks for sharing!