Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day, Pictures of the New House and Roses!

First of all Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms! I had a lovely Mother's Day with my girls, my husband and son-in-laws. Megan's hubby made mojitos from the fresh mint in their garden-they were yummy!!! He also made ribs on the grill smoked with apple wood, Megan made Hot German Potato Salad, tomato mozzarella salad and corn on the cob. Jenny and her hubby brought Oreo Cookie and Reeses cupcakes-they were so good too!!

I promised I would post some pictures of the new house and here they are so far:
This is the antique gateleg table we have in the front hall. I'm going to get an oval mirror to hang up on the wall too.

This is the small formal living room in front of the house which I have turned in to a reading room.

This is the Great Room looking in from the Kitchen.

This is my lovely one and a half chair. I love reading and knitting in this chair. You can see the outside patio from there. There is great light from the outside in this room.

This is a view in the Great Room looking to the right you can see the Butler's Pantry and Dining Room. To the left you can see the front entryway.

My blue cupboard in the Dining Room.

This is the blue cupboard with the doors open. You can see all my green depression glass that I have been collecting for years.

This is my beautiful antique pumpkin pine stepback cupboard from NY state. I love the patina on this cupboard. It fits perfectly in the new Dining Room.

View from the kitchen to the outside patio area. We love eating dinner out here. There is honeysuckle blooming in the backyard right now and it is so heavenly to smell!

Picnic Table on the patio.

John set up the fountain on the patio and I surrounded it with some of the plants for now.

My lemons made it through the move and here is the biggest one!

Yesterday John, the girls, their husbands and I went strawberry picking. We had alot of fun!

Here is the bag of strawberries (2 gals. to be exact) waiting to be cleaned.

This is the end results. John and I had strawberry smoothies last night and they were so good made with the fresh berries!

John bought me some beautiful roses yesterday for Mother's Day.

This is the bouquet that John bought me-just gorgeous!

I put two roses, one for each of my girls, in the vase that was my grandmothers. I love this vase and it is even more special because my Grandma gave it to me before she died saying I always grow such lovely roses and I could put them in the vase and think of her.

Here is a single rose with baby's breath.

Roses on my kitchen table.

That is about it for today! I hope everyone had a lovely day whether you are a mother or not!


Shirley said...

Dear Sherri, What a lovely tour of your beautiful home. I loved every room. That knitting chair is where I would be most of the time! LOL! and what a great Grandmother you had..that is such a sweet remembrance in her honor..

Heidi said...

Hi Sherry, OMGoodness! Your home is absolutely darling!...not to mention the patio area!...I know you will be very happy there!....Hoping you had the loveliest of Mother's Days!!...Your friend, Heidi XO

Mary said...

Sherri, your new home is beautiful. Your furnishings look perfect. I hope you and John will be very happy living there.
Sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day and dinner with your family. I got hungry just reading about it :-)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Gorgeous, Sherri! I love all the windows and the lovely chair and a half! Your collections are so beautiful! Lori

Florence and Mary said...

Your new home looks lovely and so perfect!

Victoria xx

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your new home is lovely Sherri!

Joyce's Journey said...

Hi Sherri! You always do such a nice job fixing your home. I love your furnishings . . . especially that chair and a half. It looks so comfy and inviting! Your roses are gorgeous and I also love the story of your grandmother. What a beautiful memory/tribute! Sounds like your Mother's Day was wonderful. I'm so glad you had a great day. I did too!

Low Tide High Style said...

Sherri, what a wonderful Mother's Day you had...we are both very lucky women! I loved getting a peek at your beautiful new home, and that vase your grandmother gave you is so very special!

Kat :)

Darlene said...

Sherri, your home looks just beautiful. I love your reading room - I think that would be my favorite although your one and a half chair looks heavenly to lay back in and relax with a book. You have such a lovely patio as well to enjoy the warm weather.

The flowers are lovely and those strawberries - oh my I wish I had a bowl of those! lol.

Have a great week Sherri!

Donna said...

Sherri, It sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day. Your new home is beautiful. Loved seeing everything.
Beautiful roses, too!


Michelle May (Shell) said...

It's wonderful! Just wonderful! I want to steal that blue cupboard from you! Oh my gosh is that charming!
xx, shell

Jacqueline said...

Dear Sherri,
It sounds as if you had the perfect Mother's Day. We have ours in March.
Many, many thanks for your lovely comment the other day. Our grandson is indeed a joy and I bet you can;t wait for yours. XXXX

Anonymous said...

Your home is gorgeous! I love your patio.


Rhondi said...

Hi Sherri
Your new house looks wonderful. I love it! Hugs, Rhondi

Kay said...

Sherri, your home looks like it's straight out of one of those Good Housekeeping, Home and Gardens, Superlooking House type magazines. Everything looks so perfect and exquisite! I am full of admiration and those roses are just so spectacular. Your husband has good taste.

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh my goodness, so many wonderful things! Your mother's day dinner sounded delicious! I love your new house! Lots of light! I had to enlarge that photo of the green glass and try to get a good look at everything. You will have to do a post with up close pictures for me! And the pine cupboard is absolutely beautiful! I think we like a lot of the same things.

Nan said...

Sherri, it is really a lovely place. I envy you the 'doneness' of it. It feels like this old farmhouse is never all done at the same time. :<)

Armandina Skerl said...

The interior of your new house looks so adorable! Were you the one who designed it? I’d love to stay and relax in your patio! I bet your entire house is wonderful -- both inside and outside! I hope I’d be able to purchase a house like this.

-Armandina Skerl

Carmen Monrovia said...

Hi Sherri! I honestly find your house very stunning! What makes it beautiful is its simplicity! You made a good choice! Congrats!

-Carmen Monrovia

Anonymous said...

I can see that your house is a combination of a contemporary and a traditional look. It’s evident from the style of your home up to the furniture and embellishments you have. Was the patio already there when you purchased the house or were you the one who built it? It’s really wonderful. I think it’s a great feature in your house too!

Sara Owens

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!