Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Tour of My Childhood Home

This is what we refer to affectionately as "Scary Wreath". When Eldest was a baby, it freaked him out. (Some days I feel like my hair looks like that.)

Plates on the wall that say "Happily Ever After".


The wall o' grandchildren with "Kindness Matters" plaque.

This is the grandfather clock that my mother bought for my father in the mid-late '80's FOR FATHERS DAY. She always joked that "he never even knew he wanted it!" It chimes every 15 MINUTES and then GONGS on the hour. Sometimes it's set correctly, sometimes notsomuch.


And this, the pièce de résistance, is a huDge piece of artwork that has been on the top of the mantel ever since I can remember. It's ornate, gaudy and strangely enough, a part of our family heritage. When we were young, my mother told us that it was a portrait of Grandma Katie, her mother. I swear that I believed that FOR YEARS. I think the 4 of us siblings will fight for this, it's that sentimental, but thankfully, since I'm the oldest, I WIN.

9 comments:

Jenn said...

Let me know how the battle for the treasure works out just because you're the oldest...

And I love the kindness matters plaque--after seeing your home, it's no wonder you turned out so awesome.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love it! Does your mom update her decor or does it stay the same forever? My mom puts something up and it stays for ages and ages. She's afraid to change it, I think. I am TRYING not to be like that! ;)

Amy said...

Your comment about your hair cracked me the hell up!

And that painting looks like 3 giant paintings in my in-laws house - that are ACTUAL REAL RELATIVES of my husband. My oldest son shares the name of one of the stern and no-fun-at-all looking dudes. I guess we'll inherit him and hang him in the dining room.

Martha said...

Great tour of the family home. That is a scary wreath, like it could poke your eyes out.

Life As I Know It said...

I like the scary wreath!

Manic Mommy said...

What a fun idea. I'd love to take you on a tour of mine but I think the current owners might call the cops. But where will you put the portrait??

Jen@momalom said...

Love the scary wreath! I'm with you on the hair. Especially on humid days like this!

Michele Renee said...

That wreath sure does have some texture! My MIL asked her kids (6 of them) to decide a couple years ago on who wanted what in their house. The oldest (not my hubs) got the dibs on the mantle clock.

Night Owl Mama said...

MY grandmother had a Grandfather clock that my Grandfather bought her JUST LIKE that one. I so remember it. ITs long gone. no one knows who has it. IT was nice to see a replica of it. THanks
the pic is gorgeous. whooo wooo on you getting it some day.

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