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Friday, April 5, 2013

Show Off and Inspire - Dwellings - The Heart Of Your Home

This week I am just super thrilled to have Cindy @ Dwellings - The Heart Of Your Home here so I can Show off and Inspire you with her fabulous talents.  I love her style and everything she does, but there is one room in particular of hers that I just especially love.  It's her Laundry Room.

Now most laundry rooms leave a ton to be desired no matter what we do, but this one is just so pretty and has so many charming details about it, that I just love it.

Instead of paint, she wallpapered the cabinets, now how creative is that.  She found matching fabric for the sink skirt and the valance on the door.

Don't you love her choice of accessories with the plates, the shelf, lamp and other accessories.

She even found this fabulous drying rack for all those things that you don't want to put in the dryer.

I think you'll have to agree, this is really a fabulous laundry room.

This is the front of her home, I am so envious of that fabulous porch.  They just redid it and you can see that post here.  Wouldn't you just love to sit in one of those rockers and pass the time away.  This just reminds me of an old Southern Plantation.

Her entry is gorgeous.  I love her beautiful glass front doors.

She is such a master at mixing colors and patterns.  Love the prints in this bedroom.

Doesn't her dining room look like it belongs in a lovely old Southern home.  I can just imagine fabulous meals served here with soft candlelight, gentle music and friendly conversation.  That chandy is stunning.  Be sure to see the whole post.

There's even a beautiful screened porch.

I want to thank you so much for featuring my home.  Here's a little about me.

My inspiration for home and garden I would have to say originated with my grandparents. Granny’s home was small but full of antique furnishings, ticking clocks, floral wool rugs, and porcelain figurines. It was pretty, warm and comfortable. I am so thankful to now have many of her pieces in my home. She and my grandfather were gardeners and I loved following along and helping them string those green beans.
Style changes? My style hasn’t changed much. I may incorporate hints of a trend but my style comes from my love of historic homes, antiques, and family keepsakes. The history of a piece and the well-worn inspire me.
Projects. I love to sew and have made many window treatments, table skirts and pillows. I’m enjoying chalk paint and have been doing quite a bit of repurposing for my shop. My main focus for a while now has been planning our guest bath, front porch and double door remodels. We have many other remodeling projects in the planning stages. Our home is 40 years old and we have lived here for 12 years. She has the flair of an old Georgian Colonial and is a bit well-worn, so we are excited to move forward with projects that will bring out this part of her character.
About me....(wow, this is hard…how to sum me up? J ) I love the Lord and so thankful for his love, grace and mercy! My family is my heart, I love fluffing our nest, and have a great time with my gift & antique shop…Dwellings.

Not only a beautiful home, but a beautiful lady.  Thanks so much Cindy for allowing me to brag on you just a little.  I love your style and it has been such a thrill to see some of your rooms again.  Be sure to go say hello to Cindy and follow her, always something wonderful.  Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home.

If you would like to be featured, just send me an email.  I would love to brag about you too.

 I am linking to the following parties:
Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage for The Power of Pinterest
Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
Becca at Home Is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for Weekend Wrap Up Party Friday
Karen at Redoux Interiors Friday Party
Aimee at It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity Sat.

I would love for you to follow me.

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  1. That is the prettiest picture of the front of the house!

    Have a great weekend & see you soon!


  2. Thanks so much Marty for inviting me to be a part of your Show Off & Inspire series. Such an honor to know you and to share our home on your lovely blog!

  3. thanks for sharing, am so jealous of that charming room...

  4. Hi Marty! I love Cindy's pretty home! Thank you for featuring her and she's also being featured over at Debbie Doos! :)
    She is one popular blogger today!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Cindy's home is absolutely gorgeous! I love the Southern plantation style.That is the most beautiful laundry room I have ever laid eyes on. Oh if anyone could see way would I ever let anyone see my laundry room.

  6. Thanks for sharing Cindy's lovely home! Love the dining room...stunning!

  7. Very pretty! I love the dining room's color contrasting with the woods of her furniture.

  8. Thanks for sharing - I love that laundry room!
    I'm visiting you today from Feathered Nest Friday. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Medicine Cabinet Makeover

  9. I love the laundry room! It looks fabulous! The dining room is gorgeous too.


  10. Graciousness... the front of her house is to die for. I love every details. Very homey and absolutely Southern or English home.

    TY you for featuring her warm and lovely home, Lady M. And my lil lounge too last Tuesday during your TTT. Me & GH were so happy knowing that, when I opened my laptop in Lissabon.

    Happy w/end.
    /CC girl

  11. What a wonderful feature, marty!

    And isn't that 3 season room to die for- I think that is the perfect spot to take afternoon tea for SURE!

    She seems like a very sweet gal - and I loved her home and furnishing and details.

    Have a fabulous weekend!!!

  12. Amei conhecer o seu blog e achei maravilhoso. Me visite:
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  13. I may never want to leave my laundry room if it looked like that! ME: "Kids, are you sure you don't have any more clothes to wash?!" :)

    That is so lovely, and I am not even fond of blue!

    I love how the dappled sunlight was painted all over your floor from those lovely doors!

  14. Hello Marty!
    Thank you so much for sharing Cindy's gorgeous home! I love everything, and her laundry room is so charming, too. Have a great wknd.

  15. Marty- I just love Cindy and her blog. Not only is she talented she is a very sweet lady, too. Her whole house is amazing, isn't it? xo Diana

  16. Marty,
    Thank you, dear friend, for sharing Cindy's lovely Traditional Home with us!!!
    I love how she captures the "Heart of the Home" in each and every room featured!!!
    Inspiration abounds @ A Stroll Thru Life!!!

  17. I love the toile on the laundry room cabinets! I'm visiting from It's Overflowing.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

  18. Wow! This house is beautiful! The exterior is ready for a movie set and I totally agree the laundry room is spacious and decorated perfectly! Thanks so much for showing off this gorgeous dwelling Marty! XO, Aimee