Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tour of Mom's Apartment- Part 1

 When we were looking to by this house my dad had just passed away. Being the only child I really wanted my mom close by and when we found this house with a full above ground unfinished walkout basement I new it would be perfect to do a mother/daughter set up. So my mom agreed and sold their house which was  to big for one person to live and we had an architect come in and draw up designs that would work the best. When she picked the one she liked, the contractors got right to work. We love the fact she's here with us and I love how my kids can be with her all the time. She does everything with them and those are memories they will always have.
First up, tour of her bedroom. The furniture in here is from when they got married and is 43 years old and still looks brand new. I love this set.


                       She just changed to her winter bedding.

  I really want that little silver teapot lamp but I can't get her to budge!








                   Her dressers and bed came from Ethan Allen




We had to do a drop ceiling in most of her apt due to pipes. It makes it much easier if we had to get to them. Her kitchen is the only room with a 9ft  sheet rock ceiling.





Well that's it for the bedroom tour. I'll show you her other rooms soon. She is in the process of getting a new couch and chairs, so I will wait until they come in to do the tour of her living rm and dining  rm. I always look forward to our visits.    Thanks so much for stopping by!
                                  Martina
I know I just had the Ramsign giveaway but I'm still going to do another one for hitting my 100th post so stay tuned!


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http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com 
http://www.atthepicketfence.com/ 
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/ 
http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com

50 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Its lovely Martina. I hope each of you enjoy every moment together.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is very pretty. The furniture is wonderful...and I see she collects Hummels!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

So nice that you have your Mom there with you Martina! Looks like she has a fabulous set up too. I love her bedroom. I can't get over the shape of her furniture, just gorgeous!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, that furniture is timeless. Ethan Allen only sales quality. I love her bed. Your children are so lucky to have their grandmother live with them. Beautiful room.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Martina, what a special gift to have your Mom right there with you.

My parents' bedroom set looks very similar! I believe it's about the same age. It's amazing to see the quality of the pieces that were made so many years ago.

Your Mom's bedroom is beautiful!

Pam

Susan said...

Martina your mothers apartment is gorgeous! I love the little teapot lamp to!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Oh my how beautiful. I could move right in. I like how you chose to put the mirror off center of the dresser, great touch. I'm sure your Mom is loving the new place.

Gail said...

Hi Martina, what a darling teapot lamp! I don't blame for you wanting it. Your mother's bedroom is beautiful and I love that picture above her bed.

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful evening celebrating both your birthday and anniversary.
Gail

Sharing Shadymont said...

Oh my, looks so comfortable and restful. I could just crawl up on that bed and sleep! You're lucky to have her there with you and she's blessed that you have a place for her. Just the best situation!

Will look forward to seeing the rest of her space.

Blessings,
Kathy

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty bedroom...I love the bed linens and the Hummel collection is pretty! I would love to have that teapot lamp, too!! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Pamela said...

Such a pretty serene room! I LOVE the picture from your parents wedding day!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Your Mom's room is so pretty! I love her style. My parents have a very similar set that also looks great still--they really did make quality pieces back then!

You are all so lucky to be able to live together. What a gift!

Have a great day.
Pam

Betty Sneeringer said...

Sounds like a great set-up for each of you. Love you dollar plant and expecially the hedgeapples in your other post. I am your newest follower.

Betty Sneeringer said...

Sorry, I misspoke before. It was on The old post Road where I saw the dollar plant and hedgeapples!

Sue said...

Your mom's room is lovely. So restful. I will look forward to seeing the rest of her space.

A Hint of Home said...

I love her furniture and she has the room decorated so pretty!
I wish my Mom was closer but she is stubbornly staying in FL.
Enjoy all the time you can with your Mom!

Toni said...

First off, you are so lucky to have your Mom there with you, and your children will look back with such fond memories of all the time with Grandma.

Her bedroom is beautiful. Is that your Mom & Dad's wedding picture?

My Mom gave me the same silver teapot lamp about 6 years ago - you can't have mine either. (wink)

Andrea said...

That is so nice that you can have your Mom so close! Her bedroom looks so cozy, yet bright!

Kelly said...

That's so nice that you have your mom living with you like that. I bet that makes you feel better knowing that she's not alone and you can help each other now. Her bedroom looks so pretty. It looks like you've been able to give her a nice space to live. Can't wait to see her other rooms in the future.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,

What a lovely room for your mother...
It must be so nice for the both of you!
Her bedroom is so bright and fresh,
love her winter bedding!
All the Best,
Christine

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

What a blessing to have your mom live with you. Her bedroom is so peaceful and pretty. Maybe she will start blogging now too!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a blessing to have your mom living with you. Her bedroom set is to die for. I am totally in love with the bird cage with the fern in it hanging from the ceiling.

Paula

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Martina. I think it is so wonderful that your sweet mother is right there with you...and I am sure she feels the same way....Love her bedroom...the quilt and shams are beautiful :)

Enjoy!

Lou Cinda

Lesley said...

I love the highboy!! I have quite a few old Ethan Allen pieces. Love them.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That must be fun to have your Mom there with you, Martina! I agree that it is an experience your kids will treasure. One of my grandmothers lived with us and we were very close. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the apartment!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a wonderful space! The little teapot lamp is so sweet and adorable!

At The Picket Fence said...

It is just lovely Martina and so light and bright! How wonderful to have her there with you and your kiddos and I'm sure she feels equally blessed! :-)
Vanessa

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

What a beautiful bedroom! So many nice details

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

sissie said...

Martina,
It's so wonderful that you have built a living space for your Mom. She will always be near and you won't have to worry about her. Also, as you said, she will be there with her grandchildren.
I love her bedding and all of her beautiful pieces.

hugs
Sissie

Andrea said...

Your mom is one lucky lady to have such a lovely place to live. Sounds like you are quite lucky too, to have have your mom living with you.

debbie~refreshrestyle.com said...

Martina, It's beautiful and so are you for taking such good care of your Mom! I know it makes both of you feel great to be so close to each other! Can't wait to see the rest.
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Me encanta la habitación de su madre, se ve muy refrescante, sobre todo me encanta como se ve la maceta en esa jaula, simplemente preciosa. Espero también ver el resto de la habitación. Saludos

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

What a lovely bedroom your mom has. I can see where you get your talent. I also want that teapot lamp! Too cute. x Sharon

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Such a bright and cheerful space :) Who wouldn't want to spend time in there.

Cindy said...

Your moms room is very pretty, I love the beautiful quilt on her bed.
Thanks for the chance to see it and I look forward to seeing more.
Have a lovely evening.
Hugs, Cindy

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

What a warm, pretty and cheerful space. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Martina, I think it is wonderful that you have your mom so close by. I know your children have to love her being there. Thank you for sharing your mom's pretty bedroom at the Open House party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Town and Country Gals said...

Martina,
How lucky are to be able to have your Mom close to you and your kids! Her bedroom is lovely, can't wait to see the rest!
Rebecca

Becca said...

Beautiful room, Martina! I can see where you get your wonderful taste! Your mom's bedding is so pretty ... love the lamp ... and the furniture, itself, is gorgeous! You're so fortunate (as is she) that this worked out the way it did! What lucky grandkids she has, too! xo

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What a gorgeous room, Martina.

I love the maple furniture. When we were in TN last year, I found several pieces of maple, in pristine condition, in an antique mall. A pair of twin beds, dresser and other pieces. I wish we had come home got the truck and gone back and bought it!!

I love the idea of an apartment for your mother, within your home. Just absolutely wonderful!

Cindy said...

Such a blessings for you and your family to have mom so close! Beautiful room Martina, I just love her furniture!

Nancy's Notes said...

Martina, how wonderful to have her close by! Her bedroom is so sweet and just so pretty, I know she must just love it! Anxious to see her new sofa when it comes in. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy

Honey at 2805 said...

Your Mother's apartment is lovely & it must be nice having here nearby!

I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday! You are such a big help in making it a success!

Marianne said...

Martina, that bed is just gorgeous....and yes, it looks brand new. You've done wonderful thing for your mom and I'm sure you are enjoying her being so close to you and your family. Can't wait to see how the rest of the apartment came out!
Marianne :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Such a charming room. The furniture has held up incredibly well.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

How wonderful to have her there with you!
Her room is so bright and sunny. Lovely, Martina!
xx
A

Anonymous said...

Her room is darling! I can understand why you want that teapot lamp, it is great!!!
-emily

Kristen said...

Aunt Elsie's apt looks great!!!

Dear Lillie said...

Her bedroom is perfect! And how special that she gets to be right there with you!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a darling apartment!

Dear Ms. Marty and I are good real life friends. I adore her and of course your mantle. :)

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