1.02.2009

Friendly Homes Friday~

For today's Friendly Homes Friday we're visiting the lovely home of my darling sister-in-law Betsey! Betsey is married to the Hubby's older brother. They live in a wonderful old farmhouse in Northern Maine! It has so much charm and character that you fall in love with it immediately when you drive up the 1/2 mile dirt road through the woods into the clearing where it sits! And once you come inside, you're tempted never to leave. Betsey is a wonderful hostess who rivals Martha with her creativity! Her home is warm, inviting, and creative...just like Betsey. Enjoy the tour...

This is the sun room...the Hubby remodelled this room for his brother and Betsey about two years ago. It used to be a 70's "greenhouse" addition, and now it is a beautiful room that fits the vintage of the home! My favorite place in the house!
Here's a wider view. You can see that the sunroom sits right off the family room separated by an old weathered beam. So charming!
This chair-and-a-half is so comfy you can sleep in it! Trust me...I have on many occasions!

I'm always looking for great storage ideas...and I just love these boxes! And the baskets? Longaberger. Love them too! Betsey used to be a Longaberger rep so she has many of these lovely baskets throughout her home.

My other favorite room in Betsey's house is the guest room. This wall pocket is found there. I just love the colors and textures in this little floral arrangement...so pretty!

This charming old desk serves as a bedside table.


And here's the bed...love the pineapple finials! Just makes me want to curl up for a nap!


Betsey is the queen of signs...they are everywhere in her house! I am drawn to this little vignette with the dried floral wreath and the sweet vintage-inspired sign.

Another view of the mirror over the bedside table/desk. I'm a fan of using ribbons to hang mirrors.



This pretty stained glass window lights up the room.



This cute chandelier sits over the kitchen table...yes those are flying pigs! How fun is that??


Oops! This one is out of order. Here's another photo of the sunroom...you can see the beadboard detail on the ceiling. I LOVE BEADBOARD!

A bench welcomes visitors just inside the front door. Love the wreath over the mirror (and, of course, the beadboard!)

Another chair-and-a-half in the living room. I love the red and white ticking!



I love this lamp full of sea glass. It sits in the beach-themed bathroom on the main floor. Betsey collected all of this sea glass herself!
Hope you enjoyed your tour!
I have some fun things planned for next week, so please join me here on Monday!!
Have a wonderful weekend~






29 comments:

Betsy said...

Great pictures you took. The house looks like it could be in a magazine and so do the pictures. Amazing.

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Love the Sunroom! What a beautiful Home, and sea glass, you would never find that on a beach in Southern Calif. Thank you for the tour! :-)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

What a charming home! The details are what make this sweet home so wonderful to me.

Kari said...

Your friend has great taste! Thank you for taking the time to take the pictures and make this post. Very inspiring.

Laura said...

What a beautiful home! It's so warm & inviting! Love that red & white striped chair & a half! Love that you're doing this feature on Fridays - I love to see other people's homes!

Darlene said...

WOW an absolutely BEAUTIFUL home! She does show attention to detail and it is so warm and inviting! Just gorgeous!

Stacey said...

Oh, I spotted that beadboard immediately. What a beautiful sunroom and I love that the beams separate the spaces. Fabulous! Also, any house with a pig chandelier has to be a gret place!

Thanks for sharing your Friendly Friday home. I might try to do that next week. :)

Pedaling said...

what is it about living in a farmhouse in Maine that i find so intriguing? dreamy home indeed. love the touches that make this house the home that it is.

Kasey Hunt said...

I love that sun room. It's gorgeous. I like her style.

Kelly said...

I love the idea of the desk as the nightstand. It's a very welcoming home.

Laurel MacD said...

I absolutely enjoyed the tour - thanks for showing the details!

Julie said...

Wendy the house looks wonderful! I love those chair and a halfs so comfy. Great photos of the house.
have a great weekend
julie

Shannon said...

Great pictures! She is very talented! I love her house. It seems so peaceful and cozy. One of my favorite details were the little wreaths in the window behind the red ticking chair. So cute!

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

I so love the fly pig,,,wonderful great pictures, hugs, lisa

Girly Stuff said...

She has a great house! I need a bedside desk like that for my guestroom. I like the sunroom the best. Is it cold in there right now?

Wendy said...

Hi Girly Stuff...surprisingly, the sunroom is not cold at all. The windows are well insulated, so I think that helps. :-)

Kasey said...

How cute! I am finding myself jealous! I want a house that cute, and to live down a dirt road in the middle of a clearing...Wow! I would be in heaven!

Sandy Toes said...

Everything is so pretty!!! I love all the windows and natural light!

That chandelier with the pigs is just wonderful!!!!
-sandy toes

Gray Matters said...

Beautiful home - it looks like it gets so much natural light! I'm sure it's so special for your family and theirs to have your husband's beautiful handy work as part of their home.

Leigh said...

SOOOO cozy! I love that weathered beam!

Jen r. said...

What a beautiful home!

Holly said...

It doesn't surprise me that her home is so beautiful, but it still takes my breath away. She is such a clever decorator like some one else I know.;) ;) Hopefully someday I will get to see her home in person.

Feel free to use anything on my blog anytime that you want to.

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

I'd love it if you shared a photo of my pixies! You're the inspiration! (I can hear a song playing....)
=)
Blessings,
Megan

Glitter and Bliss said...

OH MY!!! I loved her oversized chairs. I do believe you could take a "long winters nap" in those. I love Maine.... What a wonderful place to visit!!

Amber said...

Oh, that sunroom is fabulous! All of those windows! I bet they love sitting in that room during the snowy Maine winters and enjoying the beautiful views from inside their warm & cozy home.

The flying pigs remind me of my hometown, Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the flying pig city. Is there a story behind her flying pig chandelier?

Cristin said...

Charming!

I'm in love with the chandelier...so fun & original...
The sunroom looks heavenly, and all the beadboard {sigh} is PERFECT...
And, as you can guess {living near the ocean} I'm a little crazy over the lamp... & how your SIL is displaying the sea glass she has gathered!

Another fun tour!

karlene said...

i love the barn wood surrounding the sun room! You are right, it is very delightful.

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great tour. Betsey has real decorating talent. Ican't choose just one thing I like. It's all gorgeous!!
My first visit to your blog. I'll be back tomorrow for your "plans"
Janie

Ms. Tee said...

What an absolutely lovely, whimsical home! I love all of it, but my favorite is that beautiful sunroom - and all that snow! I hope to get to Maine someday. Have a wonderful week :)