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At Home in Houston

I took a quick flight down to Houston this week to see my family and celebrate a belated mother’s day, and it has been a wonderful week!  I always forget how beautiful and green everything is down here, and my mom does a really good job of keeping everything in the yard looking fabulous.  I thought that while I was down here I would post a tour of my parent’s house since there are so many great details and beautiful decorations.

Let’s start with the kitchen since that’s where everyone loves to be.

Flowers for mother’s day in a beautiful vase.  The little Chinese animal is keeping watch over everything.

This display behind the sink makes washing the dishes much more fun, although I still avoid washing them whenever possible.

I have always loved this bread box, and I’ve noticed that they are back in style.  Well, at least I saw Martha Stewart is selling a very similar version of this guy.

My mom and sisters usually make the snowflakes hanging at the top of the picture around Christmas and then hang them around the house.  It seems that we have built up quite a supply of these little guys and they are now on display in the doorway.

Here’s a close-up of them.

The window display in the kitchen with lots of little handmade hearts and butterflies….

Part of the living room area.

A flower painting that my mom did a couple of years ago.  It’s a little bit dark in the photo I took, but the flower looks like a photo itself in person.

The display when you walk into the door.  My sister, Zoe, painted the inside robin’s egg blue, and it looks so great with the silver pieces!

My mom redesigned the upstairs bathroom a couple of years ago, and it went from looking like 4 teenage girls had been sharing it for a few too many years to sophisticated and fabulous.

Here is their doggie lounging in the backyard with her new summer coat.

And some more garden pictures…

And the post wouldn’t be complete without some pictures of my mom’s favorite kitties!



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