Hello my friends. Feeling sentimental and going through old pictures.
I found some pictures I took in 2010 of my Mom's house.
Warning- her home is stuck in the 90's and a bit overboard. It's an eclectic mix of Victorian, Country and a wee bit of Asian influence.
I'll start with her Bedroom.
These are candid shots I took- no real set ups. She had the curtains made to go with a bed set in that cabbage rose style that was so popular then.
She made this chair cover later on out of the extra fabric.
My mother loves dolls so you'll see them here and there plus some more stuffed things that I made for her too.
That's a picture of her mother on the wall next to the lion.
Nothing has changed with the exception of a few little doodads that may have made their way onto her dresser. Craft shows were the rage back then and she picked up a lot of things from there.
We will have a lot of stuff to take care of when she's gone.
I was making stuffed animals and dolls like crazy back then. The doll on the left was one I made. It had no hair when I gave it to her so she found some and glued it on. The patterns I was using were often designed to be Amish so they were plain.
The carpet piece on the wall is from Japan- my sister and her husband made a trip over there and brought that home for her.
My dad's chest of drawers . The wood wall shelf is a family antique.
My mother always said she liked to gussy things up! So she did everywhere!
Dad is in the picture to the lower left. Can't hardly make it out. We lost him in '91.
The glass "DAD" up above was from Dan and I for a Father's Day back in the late 70's.
My mom keeps everything.
Another of my creations. A cat.
The walls are the softest pink- I always liked the color. I have no idea what it's called.
After Dad passed she reduced the bed to a queen so the headboard is way oversized now.
So that's Mom's room where she sleeps a lot these days.
The guest room.
See that blanket with the big flowers- that dates back to the late 60's when I was growing up.
Sorry about the clothing hanging there- like I said I didn't stage the pictures.
I spent a lot of years in this bedroom. She shelving unit was made by my grandfather in the early 60's so we could put our toys, games, books etc. when we were little. This display has changed since I took the pictures- it seems to evolve.
I hadn't made the bed so I was trying not to show much of it my bad! The room got stripped down and most of these things went into boxes because for a year my daughter lived here while she worked a job in Detroit. Our area is about 30 miles north of Detroit but the freeways aren't too far to get to so the travel moves along pretty well.
This crazy old rocking chair is still around. Mom and Dad found it discarded and Dad used some old leather that had been stripped off a buss seat in Detroit (he worked briefly as a mechanic at a bus garage 1946-47) I just noticed the old pink waste basket- that's been a part of the house since I was a little kid.
This has all be cleared away now- which I'm glad for because it drove me crazy!
Too much for me. I got in trouble a lot as a kid for griping about having to dust around all her stuff! LOL… I had an opinion even then!
This is the smallest bedroom and it is a menagerie of stuff. It's been cleared of a lot of these things but it's still pretty much an area that collects things. The house is on a slab so there's no basement. Honestly I don't know how she managed with us 4 girls in this house. The closets are small to boot!
Silhouettes of us kids and some grandkids through the years. I'm the one on the left right by the tip of the wood piece.
A lot of this is in boxes in the garage now.
I was born in this house. They bought it in the fall of 1956 and I came along in the spring of 1957.
The desk is still there. A good petite sized roll top.
Well that's the tour of the bedrooms- are you exhausted??? I get exhausted thinking about what we'll have to get rid of some day.
I'll do a part two of more of the house tomorrow.