Friday, July 17, 2009

My Sister's House and a Recent Graduation

This is a week or so late, but I wanted to share with you some photos of my sister's kitchen. She had been wanting to lighten it up for a little while. She wanted something with a gold tint to it, but in these photos the walls look mostly beige. You know how paint is, it changes with the daylight. She found a great black floral print in Waverly and let that be her starting point.

A baker's rack is her focal point for decor,
and she has some fun things for every season.

This cute little wire rack is above an antique buffet that my mom had while we were growing up. It sat behind her long jaquard sofa and seperated the Living Room from the Dining Room. I'm not sure why I didn't get a shot of it. It has Queen Anne legs and is very sweet, not to mention functional. It's black now, but has been several colors over the years.

In this picture you can see the touch of gold in the paint color.

Becky has this wonderful bombe chest in her entry that I love.

Since this is a "family" post I wanted to share pictures from my nephew Nathan's recent High School graduation. You met his younger brother, Spencer, at Spring Creek Tea Room for lunch a while back. Nate is a talented young photographer, (Hmm...lessons??) who was co-editor and Art Director of his school newspaper and Art Director of his yearbook,
both of which received national honors. Not only is he talented, and handsome,
but he's also super-smart.
He won the Presidential Scholarship for Drury University, here in Springfield.
His girlfriend, Sarah, will be attending Kansas City Art Institute,
so I imagine momma will have to agree to some road trips.

Here we all are at "Millie's", which is a great little downtown place,
celebrating after Nate's graduation.
Becky's husband Tom is setting behind my mom, Sarah and her mom,
our family friend Retta, My hubby and I, and Chris and Alyson.

My proud sister and her boy!

Becky's husband Tom was there, but he was taking pictures
and didn't make it for any of the outside shots.
For holidays we beg Tom to make his mean smoked tri-tips roast, and awesome
"Faux-garitas", virgin margaritas. yum.

Thanks for letting me share a few shots of my family life...and brag just a little.

Sure do love 'em!


  1. I love family pictures. Thanks for sharing yours. Congrats to Nate!

  2. Precious pictures of a loving family. Sweet!

  3. Wonderful post full of family and love. You are blessed. Love the pics of your sister's house, great taste!

  4. The photos of your sister's house are wonderful!
    What great family memories!



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