Wednesday, January 8, 2020

New Years & Winter Hello

Hello dear friends!
Happy New Year!

I can't believe I'm actually here, on the old blog, posting something.  
I have to admit, I'm a little rusty at all of this.

Winter is upon us here at Random Thoughts Home.
If you need proof, I will oblige....
this was taken this morning.


A good day to stay in with a warm blanket & a good book.

I have a few photos to share today.

The winter mantel is ready for the season.
It's always so hard to decide what to do after taking 
away all the Christmas decor.


Blue & white color palette...texture added with
fuzzy pillows, trees & pinecones.  


The dining room hutch & sitting room got a touch of winter, too.


I had a little fun with my Winter bird collection.


Wishing you many blessings in the New Year!






Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Home Tour 2018

Hello!  

I have been so preoccupied with the
Most Wonderful Time of the Year, 
I almost forgot to post my decor on the blog.
Shame on me!

I did something different & decorated 
before Thanksgiving this year.
I wasn't sure if I was crazy to decorate early,
but I think it has made things a lot less chaotic...
well at least as less chaotic as they can be at this
time of year.

I was going to break this tour up into
several different posts, but I decided to
give you one big tour.  Get ready
for lots of pictures!

So without further adieu,
let's begin in the living room.

This year's color palette in here...white & gold.








Moving on into the dining room & sitting room:









Next up...the kitchen:








The master bedroom:






Center Hallway:


I hope you enjoyed the tour!

As always, I am grateful for your visit today.
I know we are all so busy, so if you took
time out from your day to come along on the
tour with me, I thank you.

See you soon!


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fall Throughout the House

I'm back with more Fall décor today. 
It's hard to believe it's October already.
I no sooner finish decorating for Fall
and now it's time to decorate for Halloween.
I can't keep up!

Don't let my first picture below fool you.
I love a neutral look, but
I'm also a girl who loves color. 
I could never go totally neutral.

Let's get started with the Dining Room:



The Sitting Room:  




The Kitchen:


 My sister bought my that sweet hedgehog cookie jar
because she knew I loved it.
Sisters are the best!

 

Happy Fall!


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fall Mantel & Living Room

I'm thrilled that Fall has finally arrived.
It's my most favorite season.

I went fairly simple with the mantel this year.

Are you like me?
Some years you want simple 
and others...well...you go all out & 
maybe a tad overboard?


How did we all survive before the 
velvet pumpkin was introduced?



Thanks for visiting today.
I'll be sharing more of my Fall décor in the days ahead.

Tonight,
 I am on my way to see
 the kickoff of the national tour of 
Hello Dolly with Betty Buckley. 
I can't wait.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Kitchen Reveal

Hello! 
Is is really September?
This Summer really flew by.

Two years ago,
we did a little kitchen refresh.
Because I tend to disappear
from the blog from time to time,
I never shared it here for you to see,
so today is the day it'll make its debut.

I painted my cabinets white
some 9 years ago.
They are old cabinets, original
to this house built in 1933.  
I never want to part with them because
they are huge and can house so many dishes.

There were a few things I knew for sure:

 I hated my blue tile backsplash,
       I hated my brown linoleum flooring,
I hated my wood look countertops,
I'm not a stainless steel appliance girl. 

I wanted fresh & clean & white.
But....
here's where I differ from the rest of the white kitchen groupies...
I really, really love color too.

Come take a peek:


Now let me give you a few less than flattering
before pictures so you can get some perspective here.

Here's that brown linoleum:
(please forgive the mess)


Here's that blue tile backsplash and those awful countertops:
(please forgive the pile of dishes drying in the sink)


And the same view now:


Much better, huh?

How I love my white subway tile and quartz countertops!


No more brown linoleum either!


I apologize for the reflection in the glass cabinet doors below.
They are so hard to photograph.



So that is my kitchen reveal.
Not a major reno, 
but enough to make a huge improvement
and most importantly,  
 enough to make me happy.

 Thanks for coming by today.
I'll be back soon  because hey, 
it's time for Fall décor!




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