THE HEARTH ROOM
I thought I might write about the great room, at our lake condo, or the dining room here at home. In the end, I decided to show the hearth/heart room of our home.
We live just about 50 miles northwest of St Louis, Missouri.
We begin most of our days in this room. We especially enjoy the hearth room on cold winter mornings.
We moved in just before Christmas. The Christmas tree went into this room before the furniture. I could not wait!
The flooring is ceramic from Mohawk. The wall color is Sherwin Williams Sticks and Stones. The curtains were purchased from Pottery Barn a few years ago.
Sofa table is from an antique shop in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
The rug is a hand knotted Soumac I found on E-bay several years ago.
A framed and matted poster showing American Gothic is from a retired wine label at one of our favorite Missouri wineries, St James.
The print above the fireplace is a depiciton of Historic South Main Street, Saint Charles Missouri.
The cabinet, with the tureen on top, is made of reclaimed wood. It was done by a Missouri artisan. This same artisan made the piece that hangs above the door to the back porch.
There are prints, in the room, from another Missouri artist.
Yet another Missouri artisan made the Windsor rocker, using antique tools. The little foot stool and a second Windsor rocker were made by the same artisan. The chairs were made specifically for us.
The old churn and small chair, near the fireplace, were picked up at country auctions, many years ago.
You can catch a tad bit of a glimpse of the basket beneath the table by the fireplace.
It is a Missouri oak split basket made by a Washington Missouri atisan.
Through this door and across the back porch is the door leading from the master bedroom to the porch.
Another example of work done by a Missouri artisan is seen in the background. The cupboard/china cabinet is made of reclaimed wood. The wood is from a Missouri barn, destroyed by a tornado a few years ago.
The handcarved swan, atop the cabinet, was found in a shop on South Main Street, Historic Saint Charles, MO, about 11 years ago.
Because the hearth room is an extension of the kitchen and breakfast room I included these photos, with the hearth room images.
Thank you for stopping by. As you can see, we have filled these rooms with special pieces, from Missouri artists, collected through the years. The rooms also hold very special memories.
Knowing we are approaching 70 years, with what seems like the speed of light, and with bittersweet feelings, we have placed our home on the market. Even though we've only lived here 9 years, there are so many memories. Happy times and sad times, knitted together, making our home the special place it is.
It is the only home, Gabi, Drew, and Noah know as G'ma and G'pa's house. Eldest granddaughter Xanti was only 13 years old when we moved here. Now she is all grown up and engaged. Time really does fly.
Our home will sell if it is meant to be. If not, we will stay and enjoy the hearth room for as many years as possible.
Thank you, Kim, for the lovely opportunity to open our home for your readers.
Thanks so much, Pat, for sharing your favorite room. Y'all need to go over and look around Pat's wonderful blog, Back Porch Musings. She has two lovely homes and does some wonderful table settings.