We often feel like we really know each other through our blogs and yet most of us have never met face to face. And, really, when you make friends you have them over to your house. You show them your stuff and you sit and chat. Since you can’t all come over to my house, we’re going to try it this way. I is for Inside My House.
Hope you like the looks of things!
This is my kitchen. We did this about 9 years ago and I still love it. While I’d like to replace the countertop with granite, I do love the green color of the formica.
The bay window lets in lots of light and air as all three windows open. And that kitchen table belonged to Dale’s grandmother. I roll out my pie crusts here and feed my family. And I like to think of Dale’s grandmother hovering over and making sure I’m doing it all right.
The dining room is central to most of our other rooms. The kitchen, living room, bathroom (only one, sadly), mud room and computer room are all off the dining room. The table and hutch belonged to my nana and it’s Rock Maple. Heavy stuff, that. And not really my style but I’m stuck with it.
Yes, I made the quilt on the table. That’s actually the backside but I like to flip it over now and again for a bit of variety. And the piano mostly just sits there looking pretty but I can play.
The living room is where we all hang out to watch television. It’s also where most of the knitting and spinning goes on! That big Longaberger basket under the coffee table holds my current knitting projects!
The wood stove keeps up cozy and warm and the artwork is mostly by family members.
So, here’s the bedroom. We searched high and low for that wrought iron bed and finally found it at L.L. Bean about 2 years ago. It’s one of my favorite pieces of furniture that we’ve bought. I made the quilt. And the drapes, too, because it’s so much cheaper to make them than buy them.
There are other rooms, of course. Three bedrooms upstairs and the office which we recently wallpapered. But, I’m not showing you that until it’s finished and we’re not quite there yet – we still need a rug and a curtain.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of Maison Carole Knits. My house is old! The rooms are small and the walls and floors aren’t very straight. But it’s cozy and safe and there’s lots of love inside those rooms. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, I sure hope you’ll stop by fer real!