Monday, July 29, 2013

HOME AGAIN


Now I have to share this picture (above) with you.  I posted it a few weeks ago after finding the funky old birdhouse hidden away in the shed. Well, we must have some daffy birds on this lake, they liked (or didn't like) the birdhouse so much that they built a nest on the roof of it!  Fussy, fussy...maybe they didn't like the accommodations!


Well, The Husband was just about peeing himself wanting to show me a few things he found in an antique shop.  He has been wanting to create a space at the lakehouse where he could bring work with him to do on weekends, and the guest bedrooms were out of the question.  He devised a way to use a corner of the master bedroom.

So, we've settled back in...the house smelled a bit musty being closed up, Abby spent most of her time at work or at her boyfriend Tom's house.  I spent Sunday opening windows to let in the fresh air, dusting, scrubbing, tossing old food, changing sheets, washing towels and then we ordered some good old Chicago style pizza!  Welcome Home! :)

XO,
Jane

Joining Brenda at Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday!

55 comments:

Debby said...

Glad you are back. It sounds like your trip was restful and good to get away. It's always good to be back home. Your husband did good. Wow, it is rubbing off.....wish it would be.
Those birds are silly.....maybe they were too big to fit in the hole, hah.
Have a good time settling back in.

Low Tide High Style said...

Welcome home my friend! Too funny about the birds building their nest outside the birdhouse, and I love the little niche your husband created for his office. Glad you are back in your warm, comfy home and getting caught up!

xo Kat

Helen said...

My dear Jane,
If hubby ever wants to let go of those stained glass windows .. I know a lady out in Bend Oregon who would love them! Good to know you enjoyed your respite .. also good to get back to reality.

Deborah said...

Well Jane, there really is no place like home. ;)
So glad you enjoyed yourself and your hubby is so happy with his new little corner for his work. Its very nice!
That cookbook sounds fun...and those tomatoes look and sound so yummy!
Have a great week!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Kelly said...

You sound like me right now. Just got back from the beach and the house smelled musty from being closed up (only a week)! I think it was also because the A/C was turned up and not as cool. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I like all of the new things y'all found on your trip. I got a laugh out of the birds nest on top of the birdhouse. Hey, at least the birds knew it was a nesting spot of some sort though! LOL! Maybe they were too big for the opening.

Kathleen Grace said...

Sometimes I think the best part of vacationing is how thankful we are to come home:>) I l♥ve your husbands work space with those beautiful windows, and I can't wait to see what you are doing with your chippy old window!

Traci said...

Y'all found some great stuff! That's so typical with the bird house. I bought a bird bath & I think I've seen one bird in it. The prefer the waterfall in the pool.

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, Is he planning on escaping to the lake to work a little more often being he has fixed himself a workspace? It is always glad to get home. We had a beautiful weekend to be outside weather wise. Rain and 66 degrees all day today. I will be anxious to see where you put your window. Have a great week. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

NanaDiana said...

I am glad you are home. I can remember when we had our cottage that it was always fun to be there but also a treat to return home. Sounds like you guys had a good time away.

I like the hubs office space he carved out. Perfect and it doesn't take up too much room. Love the stained glass!!!!

Congrats on healthy eating. I really need to get back on my program. I have been off for a while and feel crummy about it. xo Diana

Kathy Moreland said...

What a great little nook your hubby created! Love the doors. Can't wait to see where you put your window! Welcome back!

20 North Ora said...

Love the office your hubby created! You've taught him well!

Judy

It's me said...

Welcome home darling !!!...love your new office space !!!...love from me...x !

WinnibriggsHouse said...

You sound as though the lake trip has done you a world of good. So laid back and happy. Love your hubby's work set up. What beautiful windows. We are just starting the summer vacation here and so I am busy finding activities for boisterous grandsons! Think I may need a break come Autumn!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It's always nice to come home! Love your hubby's new office space Jane, he did a great job! I also know I'd love that Chicago style pizza-enjoy:@)

mississippi artist said...

The older I get the more a vacation just wears me out! It is easier to just stay home! It will be near 100 all week here, glad ya'll are enjoying cooler weather!Love the windows you and hubby bought.

Lori said...

Welcome home! Love the new space at the lake ~ hubby did good.

Suzan Sweatman said...

I just told John last night that it almost feels like September - there's briskness in the air at night -
Dear God - did I actually complain about the heat wave a couple of weeks ago LMHO???
LOVE your husband's corner - and love old windows - can't wait to see where you put it!
XOXO

Susie said...

Blondie, So cute the corner your husband made into a work area for himself. Love all the windows. Your flowers look nice and at least you have tomatoes..we didn't even plant one this year. xoxo,Susie

podso said...

Its good to go but it's always good to come home. I love your windows! with a hint of turquoise. Since we got new windows I gave some of our old ones to a woman who has a shop of painted furniture, etc, and she fixed them up and sold them quickly. We were up in Chicago for a funeral on the weekend and enjoyed the deliciously chilly weather! It felt like fall.

Karen said...

I am in LOVE with your husband's new finds and workspace!!! and look forward to your window placement...

Life at your house(s) is definitely.. GOOD :-)



Primitive Stars said...

Morning, great for you and Hubby, love time away.....want those windows, great find Jane......beautiful flowers....Blessings Francine.

Stacey said...

Welcome home. Your time away sound great to me.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm sure you enjoy your time at the lake house, Jane, but there is nothing like coming home! Love the windows you found. I'm keeping my eyes open for a couple at decent prices. How funny that those birds built their nest on the roof of the house. Maybe there is another family inside.

Theresa said...

It's nice to get away but OH SO nice to go back home! Love the Hubby's space AND would love to have those windows:) Have a blessed day and enjoy being home! HUGS!

Mary said...

Great to see Al's new career taking off - interior design, ha! ha! He did well - everything is fabulous.

Glad you're enjoying being home again - those cooler temps must be nice and the flowers are looking lovely.

Looks like a good cookbook - Mediterranean meals are the best - yes, even if it's just eating a fresh, juicy tomato over the sink - love that!!!

Hugs - Mary

Lori E said...

Love the stained glass and your other window too. We have collected a few ourselves and they can be used in so many places.
Your tomatoes look so good. I haven't had a delicious "real" tomato in so long. The grocery store ones are terrible.
That bird house is adorable. I guess the birds wanted the penthouse!

Julie Marie said...

Too cute!... love that little birdnest on top of the birdhouse!... maybe they wanted a sunporch???... your hubby's new office is wonderful, those old stained glass windows are a treasure, and I can't wait to see what you do with your windows... tomatoes look juicy and good... wish mine would hurry up!... let us know how the new cookbook is... xoxo Julie Marie

Debbiedoos said...

Welcome Home Jane. Always a fun adventure with you. Love the birdhouse.

Judi Morris said...

I adore the stained glass windows ~ must be true how our tastes can change as it's seems that is what is happening to The Husband! Your shabby window is great too ~ Such an eventful treasure hunt! Can't wait to see how you use it ~ Judi

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Your hubby's office space looks great! He did a great job! Love your tomatoes. I only got one measly tomato this year. I think I'll stick to just growing flowers from now on. :) I love tomatoes with mozzarella too. So yummy!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Welcome home Janie and Al!
Wow you were up there awhile, but it sounds like you had an amazing and restful time.
Hey I just love what Al did, he's got the knack Jane!
Your tomatoes look really yummy too!
We are back into the upper 70's. the fair starts tomorrow and I love it!
Looking forward to our get together!
Big big hugs Jane,
Cindy

Shelia Williamson said...

Welcome home, Janie! It's great to go have fun but so much better to get back home. I know you had fun but home sometimes is 'funner'! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Hubby did a good job picking out those pieces! I love that the birds built there nest on the birdhouse...how funny!

Lulu said...

The day my hubby takes an interest in antiques or much of anything having to do with decor will cause me to fall in a dead faint. In well, he is useful in lots of other ways!

Val said...

I love those stained glas windows he found!! Ohhh, I have visions and dreams of a home full of stained and leaded glass someday. ♥ And garden tomatoes! And gorgeous Petunias! Both homegrown tomatoes and simple Petunias are so overlooked, and they're both treasures of summertime to me. :)

Welcome home. :)

Melanie said...

Welcome back home! I think I'm surprised as you are that your husband picked out the vintage desk and stained glass windows...I know how you've said he usually doesn't like that type of furniture! In any case, I love what he picked out and think it looks fantastic in your bedroom. And I can't wait to see what you do with that window you found. I have one...I've had it for years and haven't done anything with it except to prop it up against the fence every summer. It weighs a ton so I don't want to hang it anywhere.

The birdhouse...it's because only certain birds nest in boxes, such as chickadees and titmice. Your tenants are probably robins. :-)

Stephanie said...

Welcome home! Your husbands new office space looks great! And I just love the picture of the big basket with flowers - how fun :)

Hugs to you!

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Janie Pooh! Hope you're getting some rest now that you're home. I know that smell. When we go off we set the air conditioning to a high temp and our house just smells old! Well, it is old! I had run out of candles and had to get some and put some sweet smell back in the air.
Thanks for popping in to see my little table.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Art and Sand said...

Love the little birdhouse - anything red catches my eye.

Your husband's little work area is wonderful, but I am so jealous about your window - B E A U T I F U L ! ! !

I finally bought a weathered window this summer after looking for so long. I live in an area where the antique stores charge outrageous prices - some old windows at $800.

I am glad you found me so I can follow you.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love those stained glass windows! So beautiful. They look perfect in the office space. And your window find is really cute, too! Your tomatoes look really pretty and yummy :)

Kit said...

Welcome home! Love that birdhouse! Kit

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

He's a great decorator, you might have to share the accolades with him...

I do love that desk, and chair, and your windows are adorable.

Jen

Sarah said...

Welcome home, Jane. Sounds like a wonderful, relaxing time, but being back home must feel good. Look forward to seeing the finished "office" space.

Pondside said...

Isn't it good to come home?....even if you've been away to somewhere you love.
I am stunned by your husband's choice for his office space - everything I've read led me to believe that he wasn't a fan of the rustic look. He certainly does it well, though!

Anne said...

It sounds so blissful! Even down to the nap you had when you got home.

That office is super sweet - how fabulous that he did it himself!!

You are one lucky girl!

xox

bj said...

Great post...glad you home and happy about it. :)
Love your hubs little office space.
I thought instantly of 3 or 4 shelves where the picture is. Then, he would have a place to put his...pens, paper and such...some cute baskets to hold these things would look great, I think.
Love your olden windows...

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Such a good feeling settling back in to a clean house!

Maggie said...

As Dorothy said "there's no place like home"!
Your time at the lake sounds idyllic, watching the birds build their alternative accommodation must have been fun. Love the new work station, you must be thrilled that the husband is getting into antiques, too. No more driving past interesting little places now he'll be ready to brake whenever you yell "stop"!

chateau chic said...

Home always looks so good after being gone awhile! Those stained glass windows your hubby bought are FABULOUS!!!!! For not liking antiques, he sure found some gems.
Mary Alice

Leslie Harris said...

Jane I've been having fun just browsing through your posts. I love your husband's new work space too. Weren't you so lucky to find another window? Those are hard finds around this neck of the woods, especially at a good price. I love hearing about the details of your life....welcome home.
xo
Leslie

xinex said...

Welcome back home, Janie! That is such a cute office space that Al created. You are rubbing off on him. I can't wait to see it all set up and the windows too...Christine

SmilingSally said...

Morning Jane,

There were several injuries at the explosion, but no one lost their life.

Those tomatoes have me drooling. We don't seem to be able to find good tasting tomatoes!

June said...

There's no place like home is there Jane? I definitely love coming home more than the getting away :) It sounds like your time away was grand though and that you found a few treasures in your shopping excursions.
Your hubby's office space is going to work perfectly and it looks awesome too.
sending hugs...

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love your husband's table and windows...you are converting him! Our flowers are crazy this year...first the tropical weather and now the cool temps. It is soooo much better than last year. I'm glad you got home, I know you needed a dose of that!

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