1.05.2013

My Favorite Room....Peeking thru the Sunflowers


Hi! I'm Des from Peeking thru the Sunflowers
Thank you so much Kim for inviting me to share my favorite room....I am so flattered that you chose me and it really is such an honor!!!!!

A little history about our home:
Our home was once a schoolhouse…..it was built in 1870 and then later converted to a private residence for a family with ten children. Originally there were just two rooms and a horse stable attached to the back of the house for the teacher’s horse.  When the home was turned into a private residence it was divided up into several rooms to accommodate the large family and operated as a small farm for many years. The home was remodeled into a B&B in 1980 and was added to the Kansas Historic Register at that time. We have lived in the home nine years during which we have done extensive renovations………

Today I would like to share my favorite room with you which was such a hard decision because I really love our master bedroom........... but in the end I chose our living room.


        
 The French armoire and little table behind the settee were both Craig's List finds that have been transformed with paint.
The rocking horse on top of the armoire was found at a New Year's Day auction fifteen years ago....






                    The French Morbier clock was a gift from me to  my husband for his 40th birthday........
I have been collecting white ironstone for twenty years....most pieces were only a few dollars a piece.


This French chair was also a Craig's List find. Originally it was painted a bright gold but with a little paint and a little distressing it now looks like this!
  
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a little Jeanne d’Arc Living pillow tucked in a basket……


I fell in love with the brick maker's table from Restoration Hardware but with the expensive price tag the piece was out of my budget. So, my darling husband made this one for me out of reclaimed wood
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I have been collecting canes for many years.
They are so much fun to hunt for when out junking and shopping at antique stores!


This French Vasselier is my favorite piece in the living room…..

door
Our front door was originally a window since this was once the side of the building. Although the door is not original to the house it is quite beautiful and has a stunning etched glass window.
It even has a little brass hand crank door bell!
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Thanks so much Kim for letting me share my favorite room!

 I hope you will stop by Peeking Thru The Sunflowers and say,”Hi”.
Have a great weekend…….

43 comments:

  1. How gorgeous! I love the history too. Very beautiful room, I can see why this is her fav. Happy Weekend to you!~

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  2. Your space is one of my favorites hands down! Always give me something to inspire to.

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  3. so beautiful! I love the mix of gorgeous antiques, collections and transformed craig's list finds. Stunning.

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  4. Wow, I can see why this is your favorite room. I can't get over the hutch and the settee...what awesome transformations. Your home is beautiful and I never get tired of seeing it. You have such a beautiful style.

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  5. I just love her home and this living room, although all her rooms ( especially the master) are just beautiful!

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  6. Oh my,this is gorgeous. Such a beautiful room. Hugs marty

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  7. What an absolutely beautiful room filled with character! I am in love with the clock and the door and the simple decor.

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  8. Great decorating ideas here Kim, I love the door and the hats piled above. Here collection of canes is so neat and beautiful clock too!

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  9. Des, your home is STUNNING!!! Knowing the history makes it even more interesting. I adore your beautiful style and choices in making your home so inviting.
    Mary Alice

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  10. How luvly... A beautiful room that evokes such charm and peace. Now I have to hop over to that blog and peek at the rest of that luvly home.
    Thanks so much for sharing Kim. Thank you Des for letting up have a peek.
    Cheers, Gee

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  11. Thanks for sharing Kim, another blog for me to get hooked on :)

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  12. Tremendous taste in decorating!

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  13. What a fabulous home and what warm and cozy yet so chic furnishings! Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed this.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  14. Yes. Des's home is one of my very favorites.

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  15. Geez, just tried to leave a message and it disappeared!!! I was just over at her blog cause Rhoda has featured her today too!!! Her home is gorgeous and I love her style. XO, Pinky

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  16. Always a treat to see Des' house!

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  17. I just love Des's style and really enjoyed learning the history behind her historic home. I learned some new things about it today! Thanks for sharing her amazing home today.

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  18. Such a beautiful room with so many wonderful antiques...each piece so lovingly selected to create a very special space!...I also loved seeing a "peek" of her dining room!..Des' your home is beautiful and just love the history of it...thanks Kim for presenting Des' favorite room!!

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  19. Mmm! What a lovely tour. All the light, breezy white mixed in with lovely decorator pieces is pure heaven! What a lucky girl to have her hubby build her a Restoration Hardware knock-off. It was tres' fab ;)

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  20. Oh Kim I love everything about Des's home!! Awesome tour!

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  21. It is easy to see why the living room is your favorite. Such a beautiful and airy looking room.It appears to be elegant yet comfortable and SOO country french. The canes are such a lovely collection. I noticed them immediately as I also collect canes. It has been quite a while since I picked up any and Des's collection is much larger than .mine

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  22. I just love Des's room. She has some awesome French pieces and it's so serene and inviting.

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  23. Gorgeous room. Now I am going to pop over to your blog to see if your bedroom is posted. Thanks Kim, for introducing me to Des.

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  24. Her home is just beautiful!


    hugs
    Sissie

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  25. So charming! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Thank you, Kim, for hosting the tour. Now I have another blog I will enjoy visiting as well as yours. Love this room and just took the tour of her entire home. Her master is a favorite of mine. So much fun looking at a beautiful home with a calming touch. Melinda

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  27. Her home is adorable...thanks for sharing.

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  28. Kim, thanks for introducing me to Des. Her home is gorgeous and the history makes it even more so. I like her style. She has certainly found some amazing pieces on Craigslist. I'm off to visit Peeking thru the Sunflowers.......Sarah

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  29. Des~ what a beautiful and refined room. It's the perfect mix of french chic and farmhouse! I love your attention to detail!!!
    Thanks Kim for hosting my favorite series!

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  30. This is so beautiful and I can't stop staring at the french armoire. I think I'm in love! Just a beautiful space.

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  31. I'm coming for that clock. Don't tell.

    Bliss

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  32. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. It is so relaxing to get a cup of coffee and take a look.

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  33. What a gorgeous room. She's transformed so many beautiful treasures.

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  34. gorgeous!!!! just gorgeous!! and you know i love the old ones!!

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  35. Such a beautiful room.
    Oh Kim I love everything about Des's home!!

    http://stylopoint.com/

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  36. Stunning! I love how edited it is allowing all the special pieces to make a statement. Wonderful job creating such a unique room!

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  37. Whoa...gorgeous! And those hats above the doorway...love that whimsical touch!

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  38. What a beautiful room! It is so peaceful and serene. Thank you so much for sharing this, Kim!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  39. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    I hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Happy New Year!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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