on her wonderful HOME TOUR series,
SHE said, “Nope, I’m not havin’ any of that.”
Our home was built in 1957 and as you can see, it really IS a COTTAGE.
Tract houses in the 50′s were about as PLAIN as PLAIN could be.
Not a drop of cuteness added anywhere.
Everything that I consider CHARM has been
added by us over the 40 yrs. we’ve lived here.
Please, won’t you come in ?
Mr. Sweet, being one of the most talented men I’ve ever met,
made the shelf for me and you can’t tell the difference
A few years ago, before we got so OLDEN, Mr. Sweet and I enlarged our living room….
doubled it, in fact.
Such fun I had furnishing the large room…..
The French doors lead to our patio and back yard….
The sage green hutch you see in the background was bought for
$14.99 at a thrift store…..they are actually 2 pieces, painted the same
and then married.
The little alcove is behind the other sofa.
I have my thrifted wicker desk in this space, beneath East windows…
when he was doing the building of this new part of the room, I asked if we might
have an ALCOVE…something to break up the long length of the room
AND…add a bit more character.
He said YES !
I said WOO HOO !
Thrifted liquor set sitting on a thrifted dresser…..
The pair of red chairs were bought new…on layway.
These chairs are in front of a wall of bookshelves, another thrifted item for which I am sooo proud.
By this time, you may see a color combo carried throughout the cottage.
BLACK and WHITE is my foundation…
tiny bits of dark red (maybe claret?) are added here and there.
THIS is the STORY TABLE Mr. Sweet and I did together and it is one of my favorite furniture pieces in the whole cottage. It sits between the two black and white chairs.
It was a COPY CAT …….I do love COPY CATTING, in case you didn’t know.
A wall of bookshelves along the far end of this long room,
which I have dubbed THE LIBRARY.
Can you believe that a whole wall of BOOKSHELVES could be a THRIFTED item ?
Yes sirree….thrifted to the tune of $80.00 and I was dancin’ so hard,
everyone in the store thought I was passing a kidney stone….!!
Our Franklin Fireplace
is on the other wall across from the black and white chairs.
In the winter, I am kidded by the
entire family about how much wood I burn..
I do love a good, roaring fire.
The kitchen at Sweet Nothings is in the typical fashion of the late 1950′s
and is the HUB OF THE HOME.
I love love love my kitchen.
I like to call it my Country French kitchen….
eclectic, to say the least.
Mr. Sweet built my red
If you want to know what he used to build it,
you can read about here.
This piece of furniture has made me smile more than once…
I have so much fun decorating it….
changing it up at the drop of a hat.
It’s not a working fireplace…..
I have logs that hold tea light candles.
It’s amazing the “look” gives the impression of a small fire going…
I just love it to pieces.
SHE found this thrifted little clock so I named the clock DEEDS..
and that’s a quilt my mama made for me years ago.
My dining room, like most of my other rooms, is in constant CHANGE.
I love decorating and making things pretty and I get so many wonderful
ideas from all of YA’LL.
and, I just took a pan of
SOUR CREME biscuits
out of the oven…
Thanks so much to DEBBIE DOO for asking to showcase my home.
I have to tell you I was thrilled out of my skull.
Thanks to all of you for visiting.