There used to be this Penny Candy Shop where my Grammie lived…. In the summertime she/my mom and dad would give us a dime and we would ride our bikes and fill up our little bags with 10 Swedish Fish. I’m sure it was her and my mom’s way of maybe getting us out of the house for a little bit. We love that shop. It was called Klem’s Penny Candy Shop in Avalon, New Jersey. I wish they still had stores like that that kids could go in and use a dime for a cheap thrill like 10 Swedish Fish.
Hey there! How was your weekend? It was a scorcher here…thankfully I was inside this lovely air conditioned house most of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by to say hello:) Hard to believe that summer is more than half way over….we start up school again August 12th. I was hoping to get to the beach house again….seems that summer is so short!
I wanted to continue the tour today of Homearama house #15. I left off last week in foyer…and from that space you enter into the family room. We have heard the nicest compliments when folks enter this room…describing it as “warm, comfortable, livable and happy..” The first thing that will catch your eye is the massive white washed brick fireplace. We used the same technic that I used several years ago on my own brick fireplace. A watered down Pure White paint by Sherwin Williams is all we used…when it dried…the painter wire brushed some paint off to roughed it up more in spots. It turned out to be just the right texture of rough against our more “glam” lighting choices.
I finally get to show you all the goodies I have been working on for the past year with builder Mark Simpson on this year’s house #15 at Homearama. I am using a hashtag so that you can easily search post that I have written or pics that I have shared of this home.
The foyer in this home is unique for several reasons…one being that we actually have a foyer. Most homes in this neighborhood do away with a proper foyer to give more room to the family room. I love walking into a home and having a room to be greeted in…this foyer is so welcoming, unique and classy.
Homearama is officially here! Somebody wipe my brow;) I am happy with how it turned out….very proud of some of the features of this home. For the next few weeks I will be sharing with you some behind the scenes stuff along with all the pretty pictures. If you are coming to Homearama please stop by house #15 to see me this weekend!! My local photographer friend April Tobbe Photography was a gem and photographed the whole house! If you see the house in person, she also supplied some of my wall art—some gorgeous folks that she has photographed in the past.
Hope your 4th was full of fun and fireworks. Our poor Stella girl was not a fan of all the booms and cracks in the sky all weekend.She’s thrilled that it’s over. Wrapping up Homearama house this week into next….we are on the home stretch! Hubs and I are sneaking away to the beach house for a bit first though. I need a bit of a get away;) The new beach bathroom is complete so I’ll be sharing pics of that real soon too:)
I walked the homearama house yesterday with my friend April who will be photographing the entire house so that I can share it all with you! I cannot wait to show you some of the unique features that we have put into this home.
(A little sneak peek at one ceiling that is a showstopper in our #homearamahouse15 home….I adore this entry space:)