What You've Never Seen

I really don't think I've ever shown you more than a few glimpses, mainly of the mantle, of our sunroom.  We love this room and spend a lot of time here.  I don't have any before pics, so just visualize a concrete patio with a 30" slump block wall and screened panels on the two outside walls.  Got the visual?  I've taken a ton of pictures, so grab a cup of something sit back and relax.  I promise not to do too much dialogue.

This is the view from our dining room.  Not too much wall space in this room, but mostly windows & doors.  The Man built this room and did the tile.

The Man built these shelves about 30 years ago.  They were originally a very dark stain that matched our dining room furniture.  I like the sage green.

A few more of my California Missions have found a home on these shelves.

Abby's shelf.

 I apologize for all the glare, but that would be the AZ sun and why this is called a sunroom!

Love this table for morning coffee, jigsaw puzzles, & games.

Have had this print for many years, but haven't used it in some time -- I'm not real fond of it.  Decided to hang it from a wreath hanger on this big mirror and kind of like it here.

This and.....


and this are some pieces I purchased at Tuesday Morning last fall.  Got all 3 for around $15, I think.

 These next 2 photos are pieces that The Man's aunt made for us.  She learned china & tile painting & wood carving when she was in her late 70's.  We have been the recipients of numerous items of her many talents, and they are truly cherished.  She's long since left us, but her spirit continues on in her art.

This is the view from our Master Bedroom.

This is my cozy corner where I read or blog, usually with Abby in my lap.

This is an old sewing machine & cabinet that had been my dear sweet MIL's.  It's a great side table.  I love my little stained glass lamp.

Adorable bird plate from Pier 1 -- $6, I think.  Not new!

Great place for a nap!

The closet that you see, is my decor storage/gift-wrap closet that you can read about HERE.

This cute little guy belongs to The Man.  It is truly the only decor item in our entire home that he claims as solely his.  He's very possessive with it.

He is all leather stretched over some kind of frame.

The eyes are glass.

Can you guess?

Love this fan.  Makes me want to sip Mint Juleps or even iced sweet tea.

A few pics at night.

Our view out the back.

Our view into the dining room and kitchen.

I don't have a green thumb, I just have a great sunroom for growing things.  Some of what's pretty right now.  A lovely gift from our neighbor.

This is actually an '09 poinsettia that bloomed completely on its own for this past Christmas.  I didn't do anything except feed and water it.

Love orchids!  This is a Dendrobrium in full bloom.  The other one is a Phalaenopsis that is just busy getting new growth.

This African Violet has been blooming since last summer.  As soon as old blooms dry up, new ones are opening.

Whew!  I warned you that there were a ton of pictures.  I hope you didn't get bored to death and that you will come by again soon.
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  1. Oh everything is so pretty. What a wonderful room and patio area. It looks so comfy and inviting. Love the shelf and your clock and candlesticks in the yellow are stunning. So many pretty things and such lovely vignettes on every surface. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. Everything is very pretty Cas, and you are gonna be so glad that you have all of these great photos and the blog to look back on when your in your new home.

  3. Lovely sunroom. I'm new to your blog. Seems you are moving. Good luck and I hope you have a nice sunroom in the new place. I am a new follower. Want to follow the move. Please enter my giveaway . Ginger

  4. What a gorgeous home...filled with light and beautiful things! My hubby loves giraffes and we have one just like yours! ♥

  5. Cas, what a great room and I am jealous of that warm sunshine. I blog in my sunroom, too. Love your green bookcase.

  6. Oh, how I've enjoyed my tour of your lovely home! Everything is gorgeous. Now I love seeing the bright sun shining through! I love the story about your giraffe and our little man.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  7. This is an awesome post, I would really love it if you linked this up to Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage, the link will be up all Week! Take care, Mary :O)

  8. Beautiful room! I love your bookcase ... and, I'd love to have a cup of hot tea lounging in your wonderful space! Your mantel is lovely as well ... really like how you layered the print over the mirror. *Becca*

  9. What a fun sunroom, looks so cozy and pretty.
    like the idea of the pic on top of the mirror,
    cool!! Your outside deck is gorgeous too.
    and like what you did with your mantle and all your lovely birdie plates. I too, love birds.
    Are you starting to miss this place already???
    Just keep thinking where your going will be so much better since
    all your kiddos are there!! Right!!

    Thanks for the nice tour, enjoyed it.
    Blessings, Nellie

  10. What lovely photos. Such a wonderful room.

  11. Who could have guessed that "flower" was your ceiling fan!!! Really like the picture you hang over your fireplace...I think it is nice! SO CREATIVE to hang this with a wreath hanger, great idea!

  12. Sorry, love the picture you hang over your table & chairs...not fireplace!!! (Forgive me...must be too early in the am!)

  13. This is a beautiful room...I envy your "sun"...Tn hasn't seen the sun for a few days!!!
    Your fan photo is amazing!!!

  14. A lovely room! Your Atkinson print is really pretty. I also loved the giraffe.

  15. Love the sunroom ... and what a great spot to do lots of family things. The mantel is a neat touch and I love the mirror over it ...to reflect that great AZ sun! It's gloomy and snowing in Southern Illinois today ... so I'd liketo have some AZ sunshine! Thanks for sharing this great post.

  16. What a beautiful room!!
    Love all the birdie pretties on the mantel and the little game table.
    If I came to visit, I would LOVE a mint julep and a game of Rummy!
    Or Go Fish. Whichever :)
    Abby is a cute name for a cat!
    We have ferrets and they have human names: Sylvia and Claire :)
    Wanted to tell you that I am still working in the "Snippets" room, but will be done this weekend, and show the results early next week :)
    HUGS and so nice to meet you and see your lovely blog!

  17. What a pretty space. I really like your large framed mirror with a picture over it. Your mission collection is so cool! Blessings, Kim

  18. What a great room! I enjoyed every photo and actually could have looked at even more photos of this room. Love those bird pieces you got at Tues AM. The whole room just looks like a wonderful place to relax. laurie

  19. Your home is so beautiful and so inviting. Thanks for your nice comments!!

  20. Hi Cas! I'm pretty sure I have a pair of candleholders that go with that set on your mantel. I got mine at Tuesday Morning also!! You've got good taste! Lol! I love how light and bright your space is and even just seeing the sunshine in someone else's home does my soul good. Thanks so much for linking this up to the party this week!

  21. Such a lovely warm and inviting room filled with so many treasures. Thanks for bringing your home to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


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