My mom's brother, Uncle Harold,(and his wife, Aunt Mary) spent many years in Colombia, South America as a missionary. They still go back every once in awhile and travel to conventions here in the states. When they go to the conventions, they pass through this area and stay next door with my mom and dad. One particular time, they had a native Colombian pastor and his wife with them. We enjoyed listening to them talk and we learned a little more Spanish. When they were leaving my mom's house, he smiled as he waved his arm in a gesture toward all her angels, and said, "House of Angels". That's a very appropriate name for my mom and dad's house....as a collector of angels and firm believer in Psalms 91.
My mom and dad live in a modular (or double wide) home. My mom has made their home really cozy and inviting. I took some pictures to share with you all. She doesn't decorate necessarily prim country....but it's country. I thought you might enjoy a tour and mom agreed to the "photo shoot". So....come on along with me and I'll take you a tour of mama and daddy's home next door....(and if you'll notice...you'll see angels everywhere!)
Here we've come in the front door and this is an overview of the living area and dining area. It's an open floor plan which makes it feel and look really roomy.
This is the built-in entertainment center that spans the entire wall. These aren't the original cabinets, but were custom built later (as the cabinets were also refaced in the same way in the kitchen). This makes a great focal point for the room!
This picture was taken from the living room looking into the dining room. The couch acts as an instant visual divider between the living room and dining area and has a sofa table directly behind it. Notice the shelf above the window with the graniteware. Jason made the bar stools over at the bar.
This is a picket fence chair that stands right beside the front door. Here she also has angels watching over! That's a piece of driftwood my dad brought home and fixed up for mama with the birdhouse (it also has a light inside and it's really cozy all lit up).
This is the shelf that her favorite son-in-law (umm.that would be my Jason again) built her to showcase her angels....she has just a few! lol! It started with just one here and there and people buying them for gifts! She really likes the more rustic ones and willow tree angels alot!
This is the telephone table that used to be my grandmother's. I remember it well and always loved that table. I remember their old phone sitting so neatly on it in the kitchen area.
This is the master bedroom which is on one side of the house off the living room. It is really a big room. Jason also made the bed. Can you find the angels?
This is the hallway on the other side of the house that leads to the other two bedrooms and bathroom. I love this wash stand cabinet at the end of the hall. It is her americana accent area! I really love this! There's even a little angel hanging out there in the middle of the shelf.
This is a shot of her dining area. From here you can see out the window into the back yard where they have quite a few birdhouses. Lots of bird watching goes here and this is where the family gathers for meals when we have get togethers at mama and daddy's. The corner cabinet was also made by Jason (there are two...one in each corner).
This is the coziest accent piece. This is the electric stove. It makes it feel so homey in there in the winter with it going. I had to get a picture of it. Can't you just imagine sitting in there in the dim lamplight with your cup of hot chocolate watching a Christmas movie? I want one of these for my bedroom!
This is the opposite view of the living room. It was taken from the side of the entertainment center looking toward the front door and master bedroom.
This is what you'll find on the opposite side of the entertainment center from the little black stove. This is a rocker glider. There is another arrangment of angels there on the wall right behind the chair.
This is a picture of the guest bedroom on the other side of the house. I don't know if you can see it, but my favorite picture of my brother and me hangs in this room on the far side of the bed. My mom loves anything with hearts on it too! You'll see the heart shape showing up in many places!
This room is my dad and the grandkids' room. It's where you'll find his gun cabinet, John Deere stuff, and hunting stuff. It's also houses the computer desk. It is most definitely the grandkids' hangout with it's own TV and box of toys. As a matter of fact, you'll see the three youngest ones in this picture....Kemper, Joy & Laci (over there in the corner with the toys by the TV).
With angels sitting on beds, perched on shelves, hanging on walls...now you see why it was lovingly called......"House of Angels".