Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Tour of my Home - Entryway

** To view other rooms in my home, start here **

When you first walk in the front door, this is what you see looking straight ahead to the back of the house - the dining room, kitchen and a sitting area. That hallway on the right leads to the laundry room, bedrooms and bathrooms. (That door you see on the right in the hallway goes to the basement where we have a small apartment for my oldest son which includes a living room, bedroom and bathroom.)

Closing the front door, there is a bench behind it next to the coat closet. We keep our most used shoes under the bench for taking dogs out, getting the mail, etc. The beautiful watercolor on the wall was a gift my husband and I gave each other for our 25th anniversary. It was painted by Maya Simonson and we own 9 more of her beautiful paintings. It is a whimsical rendering of us on Crim Dell bridge which is on the campus of The College of William & Mary. I was attending college there when Jim proposed to me on the bridge over Valentine's Day weekend in 1988.

Next to the coat closet is a built-in book shelf which houses about half of my collection of Penguin Clothbound Classics. I think that I am going to try and read through a bunch of them next year. (Oh, that top sign says, "The words you are looking for are Yes, Dear." That is what Jim says to me whenever I want to buy more yarn!)

Finally, if you turn a bit left while standing near the front door, you will see how the living area is broken up into two sections. The living room is directly to the left. You can see my sweet Shih-Tzu, Gizzy, napping on the couch and, if you look closely, Cody is napping on the loveseat in the other sitting area!

Personally, we wish that wall wasn't there and it was just a big room. We have talked about doing some remodeling to this house, but only if it looks like we may retire here. The house is functional as it is now and so we really don't want to spend the money to fix something we may not stay in permanently (although we have been here for 16 years!).

Onto the next room .... the living room!

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