Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Favorite Room

Have you been to my house? I don't really have a style. I wish I was more crafty and could decorate better. My sister, Julie, has a way cute style. She knows all about hanging things on the wall and putting things on shelves. She knows about colors and patterns, blah blah blah.

I thought I'd share my favorite room in our house. I love it because it stays clean, and it feels like home. I have lots of pictures and books and nicknacks.

Here's what it looks like from the front door. The book shelves were made by Jason's dad. They were in Grandma Hunter's house and we got them when we got married. I LOVE them!Here is a closer look at the top of the fireplace. Norah gave me the plant and the flag. I gave Jason the picture of the Temple when we got married. The pictures (left to right) - Jordyn and Tessa Christmas 2009, Steven, family pictures 2009, Jordyn and Tessa Christmas 2010, Jason and I on our wedding day, and new baby Hallie.This shelf is in the corner you can't see in the top picture. It was my Grandma Johnson's. She died along time ago and when my Grandpa died just before we got married the house got cleaned out and nobody wanted it. I know it looks like a "grandma shelf" but I love it. It belongs in my front room, like hers. These are my two favorite shelves in the entire room. My girls, Heber and Houston, a picture of my sisters and I, baby Hallie, and the wedding dress. And last of all...The flag raising at Iwo Jima. Jason got this picture for his graduation. Isn't it beautiful. (It might surprise you to know that most people who see it say something like, "That's a cool picture of September 11th." HA!)
So, there you have it. My favorite room. Clean. A little bit of grandma style. Cozy.


Liz said...

Aw, I love seeing your front room! I feel like you invited me over to "hang" or something. :) I'd totally have you over to "hang" also if we didn't live in Houston...

2 things--love your grandmother's shelf you have.
And seriously, September 11th? Eesh, I hope you give everyone a nice history lesson! ;)

Rachey-Foo said...

i like this post. it inspires me to do something similar. :)

i love how you have family pieces. that's awesome. i'm kinda in love with spray paint at the moment. so if you want to change the feel of your gramma shelf, you could spray paint it and voilaaa! brand new old shelf. and then it fits your room style or colors. :) greg hates my fondness for spray paint but it's so easy to change something to work with my changing tastes.