This is the room where we spend most of our time. The room is not completely done yet, we are still toying with getting a sleeper sofa.
As we walk in to the right we have the gorgeous built in. This houses several bits of collecting I have. Heisey glass, Nativity globes and cherished teddies to name 3. The bottom left holds our games and the end cabinet on the bottom holds toys for the children who come to visit.
The dining table, or as we call it game table, was MJ’s grandmother’s then it went to his mother, now it is ours.
The roll top desk was something he picked out of the estate. We decided to make this the family wall. Here we also set up the old clock fil had. We sent off for the key and now it chimes the hours for us!
Then there is my favorite piece. The curio cabinet. It is full of things from grandmothers Hummel plate and bell to fil’s indian pots. There are the salt and peppers I kept from the last culling, I think about 150 sets… not sure anymore! Plus my nativity sets. I inherited several sets from fil. My favorite set though is the one on top, the Jim Shore set my beloved got me for Christmas last year. It never left its box until I put it in this cabinet.
Then the TV area. We are keeping with our old theme of indian motif. The 2 large prints mil and fil gave us when they down sized their home. The smaller one is a photo of a Souix chief, the gentleman above him is the photographer that took the picture. There is also the indian rug. We have no information on it. We just know it has always gone with the indian prints and so we keep it with them. The wood and iron shelf holds pewter figures of horses, indians and 1 lost cowboy!
Then there is the back door. To the left is a huge closet, filled right now with empty totes. To the right we have the guys bathroom.
The center piece of the area though, besides the tv, is this table. In fil’s home it housed his collection of pocket watches, in ours, my Beloved’s collection of old calculators and hand held computers, including a Raspberry Pie!
What do you think?