Tuesday, September 25, 2007

{Karla's House Party!}

Karla is having the house party of all house party's over at her blog Karla's Cottage today! Be sure and check it out and take a peek through all the links. The photos people are posting on their blogs are absolutely amazing. Every one of these homes could be in a magazine. As a guest of her party I'm having a little open house here at my own humble abode. Karla is having the party to celebrate her article in the most recent issue of Romantic Country magazine. I also squeezed in a picture in this issue. I haven't been able to find the magazine here yet, so Karla was nice enough to scan the page I'm on (pg. 70). There's my little picture in the bottom left corner. It has the first paper dress I made out of flocked wrapping paper last Christmas. It also has a fun shadowbox frame I did at Silver Bella last year featuring a picture of my sister and I when we were kids. It's always fun to have a picture in a magazine:) Karla wanted us to write about what we love about our home. As a stay-at-home-mom I feel like I am in my home a lot. I am constantly moving around and taking in my surroundings. I want my home to really reflect myself and my family. It is an ever-changing state of affairs here. It seems like every weekend I find something new at an estate sale to incorporate into our home.
Our dining room area is also my "studio" space, so I like it to be a whimsy gallery of artful inspiration. This is my current fall set up. In our living room area we have two big bookshelves that really draw the eye in. I change it seasonally and it is my prime space to display my art, art of my friends and little vingettes of things that I love.

My bedroom really wasn't up to par to photograph, but I wanted to show off my favorite bed spread of all time. LOVE this autumn leaf spread that I usually put on in August and leave on until December. It is just soooo me!
So there is a peek inside my ever-changing home. I love that it feels cozy, warm and lived in. I always get asked about how I have all this stuff out and the kids don't get into it. Since I've always had it out, it's just a part of their everyday life and always has been.Now what can we do to cheer this guy up?! :):)

42 comments:

jessi nagy said...

cute stuff kari!
this is really fun! see ya soon.
jessi nagy
www.scrappyjessi.blogspot.com

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I agree, that bedspread is wonderful. I'm also drawn to the paper dolls in the pink frame!

Bethany Hissong said...

I love that quilt!! It's so me too! Thanks for inviting us over!!!

misti said...

I LOVE that spread! Is it from your family?

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Love your spaces! That quilt is just to die for!!! Congrats on the pic in the RC! I'll have to go pick up a copy!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous, Kari!!!! I adore that quilt! WOW! And your piccys make me feel like I want to go decorate for Fall. :) And by the way, YOUR pics look like THEY could be in a magazine, as well! And congrats on the magazine pic and mention...so exciting.
hugs, cheryl

Sweet Remembrance said...

I love your home...
thanks for sharing!
Priscilla

Anonymous said...

Thank you for allowing me to take a peek. Love your fall decor. Really HGTV needs to create a show around real life decorating by real life individuals.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

I love the way you have things displayed throughout your home!

Flea Market Queen said...

Love it...
Love it all!
Thanks

She'sSewPretty said...

What great pictures! I love your autumn vignettes!

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Wonderful decor in your lovely home! Thank you for sharing :)

AmyB said...

Your home is lovely. The displays of loved and handcrafted items are charming, and that bedspread is THE BOMB!
-Amy B

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Love the quilt and your displays. Congratulations on you being in the magazine too!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Congrats on your magazine mention Kari! I am also in the same article on pg 71! So exciting! I recognized so many names from blogland in this issue! Love your halloween decorations too!

sharon said...

That is a fabulous quilt. Love it.
sharon

michelle said...

wow! love the jbs bingo houses and the nested boxes.. these rock!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love, love, love the bedspread! And congratulation!!! Wow that is three that I "know" that is featured in this month's magazine! I know where I will be tomorrow! Gotta get the magazine! Your home is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us!
Barbara

twinkleshabbystar said...

Kari,
Your home is amazing! Sooo charming, beautiful, and cozy! Thank you so much for letting us take a peek. :)
Jennifer

Heartinmyhand said...

your house is putting me in the mood for Halloween. I think I going to start digging my stuff out. Thanks for sharing

Debbie said...

You've inspired me to get my fall decorations out. Your house is beautiful. Love the quilt...

Amy P said...

Great fall decor! I was going to ask you about the kids and your "stuff" lol! Mine just seem to think everything in the home is their's. Very curious creatures, I have :)

Beth Leintz said...

Beautiful bedspread- what great fall colors!

Brigitte said...

OMG !!!!! is this your home ?? it IS SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL...SOOOO PERFECT, it looks like a shop !!
Well done on you to take so much pride in doing your home (makes me feel ashame !! mine is....a real bomb !!! with toys and scrap stuffs everywhere !! :)

jennalee said...

Kari- love your fall decor and the bedspread. way fall hip.

The Rose Room said...

Lovely, I love how you decorate for seasons, your home looks lovely and warm. I am so envious of the 1920's Paper Dolls, lucky you:) Take Care - Rachaelxo

Heather said...

such fun pix of your home Kari. I LOVE that quilt too and the new framed bits of paper doll clothes and dolls. SO CUTE! I wouldn't have been able to resist that either.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

love the quilt. I have never seen one like this. It is really something Your place always has wonderful eye candy!

Julia said...

I love your blog and all that cute stuff !

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Very nice arrangements. That bedspread is so unique. Love it! Those paper dolls are divine!

Have a wonderful day
Kitty

Christi Snow said...

Kari, I love seeing more of your home...it just feels so good and cozy! Love it and all of your autumn/halloween decor! smiles...

Sandy McTier said...

WOW! Such beautiful things ~ I'd love to be a dragonfly and fly through your home one day and see all the amazing things you've made and displayed.
have a fabulous day.
Blessings,
Sandy :)

Tammy said...

I say, give that sad little clown a Halloween cupcake! Darling home, Kari!

Jeanne said...

Kari, you home is so lovely. You are way ahead of me - I don't have any of my Halloween things out yet...maybe this weekend I'll drag out the boxes!

Hilary Glime said...

wow that is an awesome bed spread

Kel x said...

That quilt is just gorgeous!

Jeanne said...

Kari, I just got back from the store and I saw the new issue of Romantic Country on the news stand. I flipped thru it to see the photo you mentioned on page 70 and guess what?....there are two more pictures of yours on page 71! One is of a victorian cone and the other one is a scrapbook page. I didn't know if you knew, so I thought I'd let you know. Congratulations! You are getting published everywhere I look lately!

lollysnestegg said...

What great pics, Kari! And congrats on the pic being published...that must be so exciting! And the quilt is so wonderful and very unique....I don't think I've ever seen anything like it! Thanks for sharing! It was so much fun to see everyone's favorite things about their homes yesterday!
-Lolly

jill and wes said...

You're house is awesome! It makes me look foward even more to having my own place to decorate one day!!
I have to know about that quilt. It's soo beautiful. Did you make it?I want one just like it.
Thanks for sharing. COngrats on the magazine pic!
jill

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Congrats Kari I'll have to get that copy of Romantic Homes so happy for you...Blessings, Jennifer

Sandy said...

Great fall decor! It makes your house so warm, inviting and festive.

star said...

wonderful pictures! and i adore that quilt! did you make it? i want to make one like it! it's gorgeous!