Sunday, December 14, 2008

Decorating the Al and Martha Room

School masters desk in the entryhall.
Fireplace in the Al & Martha room .
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The entry hall sampler is in German and I never knew what it said until my stepson read it to me "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord". No coincidence it had chosen to hang it in the entry unware of what it said.

Painting the Al and Martha room
was a challenge with 14 ft. ceilings and 3 coats of paint on all the woodwork including crown moldings. I drug a 12' step ladder around and around the room.

My mother and my daughter's portraits hang beside the dresser.

A vintage tree candelabra sits on the heartside table. The tall bookcase secretary belonged to my great grandparents who had it built for their home in Louisville, Ky in the mid 1850's.
This has been a busy past few weeks. We had a nice visit from my stepson and his wife and baby. I was able to finish painting the Al and Martha room in time for the kids to stay in it. They loved it and thought it was a definite improvement. After 2 weeks with a cold, I am back to myself and bustling for Christmas. Posting some pictures of the redone room and a few holiday decorations.

Set the tree on the sunporch this year since that is where we spend out time. I put everything on the tree from graniteware to duck decoys.
Note the basket of pecans from our trees.


  1. Such a gorgeous tree, love the branches at the top!! Your newly painted room looks wonderful, it was worth all your hard work ...
    Merry merry ~Debra
    P.s love your new look on your page Carrell! you have been busy girlie!

  2. Your home is beautiful ! I love every bit of it ........ I love a mixture of old and new and that's how I choose to decorate my old home also .
    Happy Holidays To You ! Sue

  3. The Al and Martha room is HUGE! You should be renting that out as a bed and breakfast room. I love the 3 little books on the nightstand. Great job, doesn't it feel good to be done!

  4. Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely (and appreciated) comment.
    Your tree is absolutely gorgeous- I love its simple charm!
    And each and every room is a masterpiece of Interior Design! Love them all!
    Thank you for sharing, I'll come back again (and thanks for I have seen I am on your sidebar!!!).

    Merry Merry Christmas to you and your beloved ones,

  5. Oh, that bedroom is absolutely gorgeous!! And that bed is exquisite!! You did such a great job! Thank you for sharing!


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