Monday, February 15, 2010

Obsessed! Happy President's Day!

























Happy President's Day! For some reason this day made my little mind connect to the word federal. Makes sense though really as the word federal usually pertains to or notes a central government...and we do have a government with a president and with presidents before him.

Anyway on to the REALLY, REALLY good stuff that pertains to federal....you know, the nitty gritty of the above photos. When I first came across the above images I just about did a back flip. I mean I can hardly type right now as they sent me into pleasure overdrive. The title of the article that these images came from is "Inside Lisa Martensen and Don Skipper’s Fabulous Federal-style Home". As I read on I discovered this home was in Texas and how fitting since most people from that state are highly patriotic (understatment..to my understanding they want to be their own nation..I have a few Texan friends:). See this post fits perfectly into the whole President's Day theme. Are you with me..

As I read the article from the "D" magazine I felt an immediate connection to Lisa, the home owner because I aspire to be that good at collecting. I would love to hang out with her any day. Not only is she self- educated on collecting and finding treasures but she a eye and passion for anything thrift, flea, antique, garage sale, estate sale, etc. As I looked through the photos her talent for finding treasures and having an eye for design is evident as you can see the control she has and the curator she is over her meticulously decorated home. Anyway just read the article here. The only thing this article made me long for was pictures of her kitchen.

credits:
above pictures via dmagazine.com
photography by Stephen Karlisch

In the patriotic spirit & collecting, does anybody like federal mirrors? 




So far we have celebrated President's Day with the eating of breakfast on the curb in front of husband's big jeep. They will make their Dad really happy when he gets word of the girls trying to help the Jeep not feel so lonely. I have a few ideas of my own on how to make Jeepy not so lonely....

I don't feel too sorry for Jeepy because he has seen such great places as Jackson Hole, Moab, Hollister and Sedona...just to name a few...and we have flipped him in half of the places.




The girls packed their backpacks with drinks, apples, baggies full of cold cereal and Bear Naked bars. They told me that they even had a 4 minute nap after they made the trek around the culdesac. I especially love that one of my girls is in a sleeve-less dress but insisted upon gloves because it was cold.

It's a good day worth celebrating!

21 comments:

Shannon and Carey said...

Happy Prez's Day. We are chillin' here in Austin. We might color some pages of President's faces later....I dunno.

My mother used to have these black eagles (wooden) things that hung above the doorways in our old house. WISH I HAD THOSE NOW!
And she used to cross stitch alot and I remember she stitched the Pledge of Allegiance for the living room. Of course they went with the red, black and gold plaid couch. I think my aunt has this stuff now.
(Flipping through my black book to find Aunt's no. pronto!)

Shannon in windy Austin

Lovely Little Nest said...

SO beautiful! I love every room :)

Lavender and Lilies said...

Ok I love that whole house but I absolutely love the child's room with the wallpaper. Gorgeous!

Brooke said...

Hi, I am just curious, but I am quite positive you know my mother... because your children attend her pre-school? My mother was showing me your beautiful flowers, and I thought I might search for a blog or site. Someone as creative as you, would have a blog, I thought :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Absolutely stunning.

Amy! said...

Oh to be little again!!!

angela | the painted house said...

Gorgeous home! That TX gal is a mixmaster! LOVE IT! Love TX girls...(uh, I'm one, displaced). :)

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos (especially love the bedroom and dining room). I also love the photo of your girls--so individual!

Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Glad that jeep is not lonely. Those are so cute. Thank you for all the great idea photos. Those are great.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Kelley Moore said...

Love this post! Do you know who the designer is of the wallpaper in the kids room?

Thanks!

Lauren said...

This home is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Grace said...

I love the photos of the house and love the picnic your girls took themselves on. A good President's Day, I would say.

bazaarofserendipity said...

That first image looks like it would fit right into your home!!!


www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

NYCCustomFurniture said...

Wonderful home decor i white...difficult to maintain though...but the look is ecstatic.I love the extensive washroom idea that you have developed.

hand made furniture

kelly said...

i pretty much just died and went to heaven while looking through those home pictures! soooo perfect.

JIN said...

I love the photos of the graphic wallpapaers!

This is my first time visiting your blog and I think it's great! Twins and Triplets, you really are a lucky woman, lol. I look forward to continuing to visit your blog :)

Aimee's Family Journal said...

Reading you today makes me laugh! You are such a genius dear Christina. I think back to those long afternoons, sitting with you on the bed, and trying to convince you that you needed to be blogging. It was a selfish request. I just like to take peeks into your life, and leisure, at my leisure! I am so glad that you do such an amazing job there. I love stealing from your idea bowl.

laura said...

Now that is what I call a great President's Day. A picnic by the jeep, who'd have thunk it. Marvelous idea!
Stunning photos full of great ideas. I love it!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Hola, fellow mother-o-trips! Firt, let me say - that mirrored vanity in the first photo? Well, I DIE. Guh. It is gorgeous.

Secondly, you have been served, milady:

http://merciblahblah.blogspot.com/2010/02/major-award.html

Merci!
Shannan

Annie said...

Oh my goodness, I love Lisa's house. Let's go figure out how to be her friend.

michelle b said...

hi there! lovely blog!! i especially love this post for the gorgeous bathroom with the stand alone tub and coral flowers to offset all the white!! and the mirrored dressing room is something i might only ever dream about...sigh! thanks for taking me away to a happy place!!