Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ginny's home

How much do we love the hanging half-tree in the entryway of my sister Ginny's home? A LOT! Oh my gosh, I want one!
One of the highlights of our trip was spending a whole day with my sister. And that can only mean one thing... the sewing sisters were at it again! Ginny had a new project for me to learn and well, drum-roll please... Designer pillow cases!

Remember the two pillowcases she made me for my birthday that I showed you HERE? Well, my son Tyler loved them too. So I surprised him with a flannel pillowcase. The John Deere logo/ Christmas/ snowflake print could not have been more perfect... symbolizing the memories we made while in Wisconsin. I made one for his brother Shawn too. They loved them.

I love my sister's home. I usually spend the first hour just walking around admiring her many creative vignettes that express her love of mixing the old with the new. No one does that better than her. But what made this trip extra special was to see her home at Christmas.

Love the oak curio cabinet that displays her glass collection. That cabinet has been in the Larson family for generations. It could not be more at home in her lovely home.

Click on the above pic and check out the inspiration for her dining room remodel... the vintage fabric on her dining table. She recently enlarged the windows and repainted the walls using this fabric as her inspiration. And don't you just love the way she draped her Christmas cards on her window valance rods. Oh and guess what she used to attach her Christmas cards to the windows? Photo corners! She just peeled them off and attached the cards. Looks so much better than using tape on the back. Great idea Ginny!


ceekay said...

Oh...I love how she put cards for valances...that is a great and unusual idea!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Linda,
I love how she decorated her dining room for Christmas, it looks so pretty! Glad you got to spend time with her, being with your family is so important when your all going through such a tough time. I am hoping to get to AZ. next month, I am so needing some warmth! Thinkin of you,

Laurie said...

How cute is her house!

And thanks for the tip re: photo corners - it never occurred to me that I could use those to put photos on my stainless steel fridge - thanks!!!