The living room is the space you walk into...she made no changes in this room except taking the drapes from the dining room and putting them here. I really love the jewel tones in here. I really should have taken a pic of the dining room, b/c the wallpaper was a mess...it was like 70's linoleum tiles of fruits and veggies in wallpaper form. Yuck.
The kitchen was an add on done by the previous owner, and poor Maggie has already had a contractor out about taking down those cabinets...why would someone cover those fabulous windows? Cute little breakfast bar was left open, thank goodness!
Ok, This i love. I need to find this piece, which she ordered years ago from a catalog, and do this.
She never realized she had so many blue pieces, and decided to display them together along her windows. Love it! And love this peanut butter cheesecake she made for us to enjoy!
The previous owner was Swedish, and left little notes around the house. This must be some sort of affirmation? It was on the inside of one of the kitchen cabinets. Does anyone know what this says?? i know i could look it up, but i thought i'd see if anyone knows. i apologize if it's something that shouldn't be on here (but i doubt it!)
She also labeled this box and the contents in Swedish so an intruder wouldn't know what they were...isn't that genius?! She wrote them in English for Maggie...it means neighbors keys, and each ring was labeled as to which neighbor it belonged to.
Maggie and the woman met a few times, b/c she wanted to impart advice about rattling windows and other idiosyncracies of the house.
Maggie moved in to find many instructions and labels...this note says "When it rains, i put this towel on the floor by the front door for boots, etc, to try to keep water off the floor." Is this sweet or controlling, i can't tell.
Hardware for shutters
An empty box. Labeled as such!!
Hope you enjoyed this tour, and i just had to tell you guys about these notes! I will be posting a neighborhood tour with some amazing older homes, too!