First stop- the guest room. A cozy spot to relax. Any guest would feel right at home. Nancy found the old mantle at a thrift store and painted it a lighter mossy green than the walls. Many fun and eclectic things going on here. My favorites are the little pedestal bowl, the ceramic bird, the fern canvas, and the large jar of shells and rocks.
Some old pictures of family members. Something I didn't get pictures of was an old trunk that has been in Nancy's family for years- inside she has many family heirloom type things- an old wedding dress of a grandmother, the flower girl's dress from her wedding, a maternity shirt worn for a pregnancy. I love this idea! We have stuff like that around here- but stashed in drawers and in boxes in the attic. I think putting these items in a special place shows your children the love and importance of your family members and your heritage. Thanks for the inspiration, Nancy!
Guest room bed- love the idea of the art hung a little lower to give the impression of a headboard.
Pastor went to Nancy's pottery class with her and from what I have heard picked it up with ease. These are his creations. Pottery is not easy- I could never get a pot to look like anything besides an ash tray (and we don't smoke!) Pastor has the knack!
Nancy says this quote all the time! So I had to make her a painting for her wall- now she can just point to it when she wants to say it to her kids :)
Pastor & Nancy- this photo was taken when they were working on the upfit of our new church building.It is evident when you walk into this house that there is a mother and wife who takes great care of her family and loves them (and the Lord) very much. Nancy is a good example to us all of a Proverbs 31 lady!
I have more pictures of the teen girls' room- but those pictures are worthy of a post all their own :)
Thanks for letting us invade your house :) It is a true inspiration!