And yes, you were right! these are Kleenex box covers! and there were several of them throughout the house. Too Cute!!
This is the inside of the front door, if you've known me long you know I'm a total sucker for lace and to see this window treatment made entirely of rose/mauve lace just made me melt!
Stephanie asked how far I was from home. About 20 min, give or take if you count drive time. About a million miles if you count mental distance.
This guy sits just inside the door. And you can see that I spent my time talking on the phone and taking pictures....simultaneously! It's sad I know, but one of the things I was looking forward to was making a couple phone calls....and being able to talk UNINTERRUPTED FOR AS LONG AS I WANTED!!! felt soooo good!
This guy also greets you as you walk in....for some reason I was quite smitten with him!
As you might imagine tartan (or plaid) and thistles can be found everywhere at The Tartan Thistle. From this table setting in the foyer to the dinnerware.
Looking at the front of the house you will notice an octagonal tower. This is the inside of that tower on the first floor.
This part of the house with its amazing woodwork is all original to the first 1880's one story home.
isn't this piano beautiful?
I just love these details!
Flowers, fresh, dried and silk were everywhere.
This is just the neatest little dish with edges turned in and gilded.
From the Parlor to the canopied Dining Room.
Part 3 of our tour will take us up to the second floor. I was fortunate to have the entire second floor all to myself as the only other tenant was a business traveler in the first floor room...whom I never saw or heard!
And no searching for the cord to turn it on either!!