Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Tour of My Sister's House!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I have so missed you but I've had so much fun visiting my sister.  Would you like to see her house?  I thought so.
Some of you may have seen pics of her home before but she has changed some things around that I think you'll enjoy.
So, let's get started....
Her faux mantel.  We found this in an antique store in Virginia.  It was dark brown and ugly but had good bones, so we hauled it to her house, painted it and tada!
Her hubs attached it to the wall and added tiles.  It looks real.

She has an obsession for vintage pink flamingos so here's a few up close....

Don't you just love the patina on this pretty vintage table.  We found it an antique shop and it was love at first site!
More flamingos too.
Check out this marvelous, enormous and very beautiful mirror from Horchow.  Notice another flamingo......

Did I mention that she also has an obsession for majolica....
Pay no attention to those red ties on the doors.  They are there to keep tiny little fingers from getting inside. Oh, and also cloches!

Her walls are a soft yellow, much softer than this photo.

Her home is as pretty as she is.  Thanks for all the fun Sista!!!

We did some shopping too and I have some things to show you in a later post.  So stay tuned



Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Sissie, I have missed you! But I am thrilled to see your sisters house, especially the cabinet chockerblock full of majolica! Wowsers! I love it! I think it is great that she likes to decorate too and that you can share that together. She is pretty!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your sister has a gorgeous home Sissie, love the great flamingos:@)

Low Tide High Style said...

Sissie, I can see that wonderful taste runs in the family! Your sister's home is beautiful, just like yours!

Kat :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Your sister has such a gorgeous home, Sissie! I love the flamingo collection, it's so cool! Her china cabinet and all of her treasures are wonderful, too. You are definitely sisters!! ;-D


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Sissie, glad your back. Your sisters home is beautiful. I love her collection of majolica, it's gorgeous!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sissie, your sisters home is GORGEOUS and she has fabulous collections!! Martina

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...


Her home is beautiful. Love her majolica collection. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Gail said...

Hi Sissie, your sisters home is gorgeous! I love the vintage table. Sounds like you had a wonderful visit with her sister.

Enjoy your evening,

Nancy said...

Hi Sissie!
Thanks for the fun tour. Your sis has great taste, just like you. I like that green table; and the mantle is really neat!

I'm looking forward to seeing the treasures you bought while shopping. Take care!


Ann said...

Just beautiful, lovely touches everywhere!!! The faux mantel is decorated lovely. The majoilca collection is awesome.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your sister has a beautiful home, Sissie! I love the mantel and the vignettes she has set up.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Sissie! Your sister's home is very lovely, and yes, she does have quite the flamingo collection :) They're adorable!! Looking forward to seeing what goodies you found!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Okio B Designs said...

Thanks for the tour! I see your sister has the same fabulous taste as you do! And I see my own sister above my comment. =)


Mari said...

OHH Sissie, your right your sisters home is just as pretty as she is :) so glad to know you had fun with your sis :)


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie I am so glad you had a great visit with your sister. You know I love her vintage Flamingo collection! I only have a few vintage one's but she has so many I would just swoon! hugs, Linda

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your sister has a lovely home and I like her collection of flamingoes. The faux fireplace is wonderful. Thanks for the tour.


Sharing Shadymont said...


Thanks for sharing your sister's home. It's beautiful too! So is she! I know y'all had fun.


Cindy said...

Her house is so Charming, and she's a cutie. Wow to that mirror and double wow to the mirror with the flowers! The flamingos are so whimsical and fun... and i cannot believe how real the fireplace looks!


stefanie said...

oh, I love her colors!!! so pretty!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your sis has a beautiful home...and what wonderful collections!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow..her home is as lovely as YOURS is!thanks for the tour. you two are cutie patooties! ;)

Marydon said...

Swoon!!! She has such a gorgeous touch for decorating. so love the floral arrangement! Such beautiful furniture so warmly shared.

Have a beautiful weekend ~

Sharon Wengel said...

Your sister has a lovely home . And I love the flamingos and majolica , who knew they would look so good together ? Thanks for showing her home to us !

Jane said...

Such a beautiful home!! I'm glad you two had such a great time.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie, what a fun house! So happy...I love her flamingo's what a great thing to collect! So glad you had so much fun! I am so jealous of all of your sisters, all I have is stupid brothers LOL!


Cyndy's BEACH HOUSE said...

FABulous get-a-way with a sister you obviously love so much. Fabulous sis decor.

Your wheels are non-stop, Sissy. Isnt it grand to get new perspectives and start in again? Have a safe trip home.

June said...

Your sister's home is so lovely. I am crushin' on that green green chair. If I sat down in that you would never get me to leave. The mirror is beautiful!
I bet you two had a blast together Sissie!
hugs from here...

Riet said...

What a beautiful home. You sisters both have a wonderful taste. I love love the mirror, gorgeous.!!!

Anneke said...

thanks for sharing your sisters home.
beautiful decorated and a wonderful livingroom to sit there for hours

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Your sister's taste overlaps with yours. Ain't genetics a kick?

Nancy's Notes said...

Hi Sissy, what a lovely home, so warm and oh so, charming! You and your sister have a great eye for decorating! Oh, I know you must have had a wonderful time together, lucky sisters!


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie your sister's house is just lovely! Very cozy and she uses the same color scheme as me! How nice to share the decorating passion together!~Hugs, Patti

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

So pretty! I love the look--very English--with a good dose of mid-century American kitsch! Those flamingos are fabulous. Thanks for sharing! Also, what antiques shops do you visit when in Virginia? I'm always looking for different ones!

Now Following!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

Passionate for White said...

Great taste and style certainly runs in your family!

Shelia said...

There you are! I've missed you. Your sister's home is so pretty! I see beautiful decorating taste runs in the family! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie said...

How pretty, Sissie! that table is gorgeous! and so is the white framed mirror.
I'm anxious to see your treasures you found while shopping.
So glad you had a great time with your sister.

Sweet Meanderings said...

Your sister has a beautiful home. I especially love the fireplace mantle. Glad you had a wonderful time.

smutaskowe krzyżyki said...

Beautiful home,gorgeous sisters .

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is so beautiful Sissie!!

Lou Cinda

Dorthe said...

Love the pink flamingoes, and the Magnolia-
such an elegant home,your sister have-- dear Sissie-

Charlene said...

Sissie, It looks like you had a wonderful time on your visit to your sisters. Her home is beautiful! I LOVE all the use of color! Thanks for sharing.

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

your sisters home is lovely....glad you had a good time and welcome home!

About Vintage French Hen said...

hi sissie! You and your sister both have beautiful taste! I've missed you, hope you are doing fine my friend!
Marcia in California

bj said...

O, is GORJUSS !! is SHE. :))

Ginger said...

Beautiful. I can see it runs in the family.

Micha said...

Todo es de una belleza increíble!
Eres una reina!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, Your sister's home is beautiful and what an amazing collection of Majolica. Love the faux fireplace too.

Olivia said...

Hello sweet Sissie! What a darling home your sister has! That mirror is ooohhh la la ! What fun to have a sister to decorate and shop with!

Lisa said...

Hey Sissie,
Is this the sister with the white pants & peanut M&Ms?
I adore her home, it oozes class! Good idea with the red ties on the cabinet. I need those all over my house. Her Majolica collection is amazing & I love the flamingos. Thanks for the tour!
I miss you too!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

So many beautiful things! But I'm REALLY loving that mirror and the green distressed table! So glad you got to spend time with your sista! :)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Wow! Such beauty all around! You girls are both so gifted and your homes so amazing. HOw much fun to have a sister to share your passions of decorating with.


My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup