The Entrance Way

The entrance way of the home is the first thing our guests see. My grandma use to say that you can tell a lot about the people who live in a home by their entrance way; something I never really gave much thought to as a children. Now that I think back to my grandma and the things she would say, I can now see how the entrance way opens the world to those who live within the home. Some entrance ways are clean with everything in their place and others are a mess with items strewn here and there. My favourite entrance ways are those with clear signs of animals and children. You know this home is filled with love and they are not afraid to show it.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Coille Home by :CP: Cheeky Pea

Indoor Decor

Nature & Art: Swans in love by La Luna *available at the Home & Garden Expo until June 4*

Black Langley Hanging Storage and Storage Bench by {Q-Essentials} *available at Lost & Found until April 1*

Westwood Stained Buggles Glass Cabinet by {Q-Essentials} *available at The Old Fair until May 25*

{Q-Essentials} Music Note 2 Wall Decor, Treble Wall Decor, Music Note, Music Sheet Wall Decor, and Bulb Vase by {Q-Essentials}

Slumber Lamp – Cat – Calico by +Half-Deer+

Kitten Collection :: *FaMESHED Bonus* Sitting Kitten, Puff Pups :: Sleepy Puff RARE, and Kitten Booties :: Decor Sleepies *group gift* by Jian

Landscaping:

GumTree_v2{4Seasons} by Little Branch

grass field green 01 – random by [we’re CLOSED]

Windlighting:

*Starley* Settings 2

Be sure to stop by the Home & Garden Expo and explore the many designers who are helping with a great cause!

The Quiet Guest Room

I stood in the entrance way to the carefully decorated spare room. My grandmother, busied herself inside cleaning the room as if someone had been in it. I smiled watching her clear a bit of dust off the wall hangings, light the small candles, and freshen the flowers. I watched on as she carefully laid fresh linens on the bed and fluff the pillows. I knew though that no one had slept in the guest room since I was younger. The room remained quiet in hopes that one day someone would come bounding in and ask my grandmother about the toys that filled the room, and why the hippo was upon the wall. I watched as my grandmother set to work on the quiet guest room humming to herself. Ever so often a smile would creep on her small mouth and she would ask how long it had been since I last spent the night; she knew thought that I was just there for a visit today, it had been this way since my own children had been born. Yet she remained hopeful that I would change my mind one of these visits.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

~ The Old Orchard Cottage ~ by The Domineaux Effect

Indoor Decor

Eterna Bed Grey/Brown, Rust Old Car Red, All for love white, Vintage Games Wallart RARE, and Dizzie Set *includes Mannequin, Room Divider, and Wheel* by Serenity Style

Teddy Friends Forever *featuring Baby Rare and Love makes me fly* by {YD} Your Dreams

Davis Office Desk with Black Drawers, Dais Black Office Chair (Animated), and Black Mesh Wastebasket by {Q-Essentials} *available at Lost and Found until April 1*

Charcoal Chevron Rug, Helen Side Table, Posing Hippo, and Corrugated Nature Wall Decor by {Q-Essentials}

Flower shelf, Chaise Etana Brown, Lamp Noir, and Stacked crates blue by Mistique

alarm clock – black by erratic

Bohemian Curtains Ocean Wave by :CP: Cheeky Pea

Windlighting:

A-12PM

Relaxation is in the Art

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Paint could be smelt drifting down the small narrow hallway, letting the others know that something was taking place in the small room at the back of the house. Usually you could hear the whirl of the sewing machine as a new vision came to life. Today though, the medium was paint and the inspiration was the view out the small window in the ceiling as the clouds drifted lazily in the sky. Those who snuck a peak from time to time, could hear the slowly sigh as the individual relaxed within the art room.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

The Painter Place Skybox Rare by Serenity Style *available at Shiny Shabby until March 15*

Indoor Decor

Home Sweet Home *featuring glasses, rattan chest, hanger, box with cushion, clock, bench rare, and lamp* by Serenity Style *available at The Crossroads until February 28*

Mail Sorter White Edition by Serenity Style

The Painter Place *featuring brushes pot 2, brushes pot 1, used canvas, canvas, easel, oil paint box rare, paint pots line, paint pots tower, carpets, and dummy* by Serenity Style *available at Shiny Shabby until March 15*

Sewing Machine – Blue Set *includes pin set, scissors, sewing thread, and machine* by {YD} Your Dreams *available at Lost and Found until February 28*

Savannah Coffee table by {Q-Essentials}

 

Decorating has Begun

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Piece by piece, the house began to fill with the seasons spirit. Snowmen adored each room, wall hangings clung to the walls. A tree could be found standing tall and proud on each floor of the little house. Slowly, crates were pulled from the attic and crawl spaces. Each decoration had its’ special place of honor within the house. Slowly the decorating had begun.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Hardwick Manor by Apple Fall

Indoor Decor

My little reindeer- wear by Serenity Style *gift from the MadPea Christmas Calendar for 2016*

Cozy Cute Troop *featuring BLUE BOY -REZ and STARS GIRL -REZ* by Serenity Style *available at The Crossroads until December 29*

3 PCS Frosted Red Velvet Container Set, Blocky Snowman, Cork Wine Tree Decor, Onyz Atlas 3pcs Container Set, Warm Winter Wishes Sign, and Westwood Chestnut Cabinet by {Q-Essentials} *available at The Frozen Fair until December 16*

Baby It’s Cold Outside by {Q-Essentials} *available at The Pretty Things Showroom until January 3*

Havelland Rug by {Q-Essentials}

Stringlight Soiree Curtains – Black – Tied by +Half-Deer+

christmas tree RARE by dust bunny

Windlighting:

Bree’s appleblossom