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Old 01-09-2006, 08:04 PM   #31
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The family room has Southwestern pottery and Spanish paintings. The kids' loft has a safari theme with palm trees and animals (lots of elephants) and a Noah's Arch painting. The formal living room has a Paris theme with pictures and paintings of Paris and bronze statue clocks. The formal dining room was just painted in a ripe wheat color and has a French look incorporating some grapevine decor to go with the kitchen. The kitchen has recently been painted in a beautiful sage with grapes overflowing from Italian red pottery and wine bottles as an accent. I can't get pictures on here since I don't know how to reduce them. You can probably see some pictures through this website: http://groups.msn.com/cookingclubfam...nw?albumlist=2
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:05 PM   #32
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Pfshew!

Just "lost" first attempt!

I made a blog tonight: http://nswates.blogspot.com/

It has some pictures of my girls and some taken inside the house on Christmas day. They're not in the right order - you have to scroll down for the decor!

Decor: Just about everything I own is second hand! We're kind of old fashioned, but I don't care!

I came here on my own 12 years ago with literally just a suitcase. My husband and daughters had to wait almost 6 months (husband even longer) to get here (girls were 9, 7 and 5). We had zero dollars to spend on furniture...bought a car for $100 (1984 Buick Century) which went like a bomb (that's good) for 18 months.
A lot of the furniture I love - I polished it up with Old English Lemon Oil and Old English scratch remover.
Kitchen has sort of an African theme but I couldn't find a photo. It's small - black and white. The curtains I made from some really interesting material I brought back from South Africa last year - images of Bushman (the San people) cave paintings on off white muslin.

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Old 01-09-2006, 08:09 PM   #33
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You have beautiful daughters!!
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:14 PM   #34
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Sandy,
I love the furniture, my buffet and hutch are old and I polish with lemon oil..Now then, you have the most beautiful girls..They are stunning..You must be very proud not only of their looks but everything about them..My two boys are way to old and one is married or you'd have to beat them off with a stick
Your tree was so pretty all bright and shiney with Christmas color..Lovely home and family..
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:18 PM   #35
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Thank you ladies - I like your homes too - they sound like they're pretty AND filled with love and happy memories. The girls are my joy. Roseanne is sitting next to me right now sighing "mooo-hom" (she wants the computer). See you! Sandy
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:18 PM   #36
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That would be fun Mudbug.. but.. Mines a messy mess! How about tomorrow after leftover night is over??
It sure would be fun But after Cade scrounging the top shelves by climbing on the bottom shelf and Ethan yanking out veggies, jam, upturning a bottole of pickles and juice, AFTER he managed to open it, welll I don't think so Where was I you ask, ehhh, changing a very messy diaper

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Kadesma,

This is a little off topic, but you reminded me of something that happened when I was little. I don't remember it, but my mom told me about it. Early one morning, when my sister and I were around 2-4 years old (I'm the oldest), we got into the refrigerator and brought everything into the middle of the living room and dumped it all over the floor (mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, pickles, you name it). Just as she discovered us there with the mess, someone knocked at the door. It was her oldest brother and his wife, whom she hadn't seen in a few years! I think he saved our lives!

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Old 01-09-2006, 10:00 PM   #38
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I suspect they did save something, most likely your bottoms Barb, off topic or not you've made me howl with laughter and also remember the mess my two boys made when I went grocery chopping and dear old dad baby slept They opened up the cabnit under the sink, I kept the glass coke return bottles there, as daddy slept they played bowling!!!! Used a soft ball and lord knows what else, but broke every bottle in that cabnit..Dad slept right through it..Didn't wake up til I came home and really raised the roof!!!
Needless to say, he never did that again, sleep or baby sit

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Ouch! That had to be a mess to clean up kadesma! My mom had to go through another incident with my cousin (he and his mom lived with us for awhile). Dan was a toddler at the time. He dumped all of my mom's perfume into her underwear drawer!

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