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WREC Women’s Real Estate Club

Bonus Space

In preparation for introducing the idea behind WREC, I visited a home today.  I’m not sure how many blog posts I will write about it (maybe two or three total).  This post is about what I found that the agent did not include with the listing.

The Agent's Photo

The Agent’s Photo

I love a house with a front porch

My Photo

My Photo

This one also has a screened back porch – love the screen door on back of house.

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This is what was missing from the listing

The Possibilities

The Possibilities

Let’s start by putting in a blue stone patio in front of the “two car detached garage”

Houzz - Bud Dietrich

Houzz – Bud Dietrich

How pretty to paint it yellow and trim it in robin’s egg blue and make it a play house for little girls

Sweet Colors

Sweet Colors – Houzz – Restyled Home

Houzz - Restyled Home

Houzz – Restyled Home

Houzz - Restyled Home

Houzz – Restyled Home

Or, someone can go the sophisticated route for the big girls

Houzz - Becky Harris

Houzz – Becky Harris

It is large enough for a study-indoor/outdoor dining room

Houzz - Rebekah Zaneoff

Houzz – Rebekah Zaneoff

A summer retreat

Summer Retreat

Summer Retreat

If someone has no imagination, they can always make it a potting shed

No Imagination Idea #1

No Imagination Idea #1

No Imagination Idea #2

No Imagination Idea #2

JUST IN CASE the detached two car garage is not structurally sound and needs to be torn down….

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Cabana Chic – ysvoice – Tumblr 

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Oh no! Santa - don't do it!

Oh no! Santa – don’t do it!

Best, Theresa

A Mid-Twentieth Century Girl Doing Business in a 21st Century World

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Scala Al Paradiso

Scala Al Paradiso translated from Italian is “it climbs to the paradise,” and that can be translated to Stairway to Heaven. I was inspired by the staircase in yesterday’s classic home to search out other amazing stairways.

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Planitserver.com

This one is very interesting – it reminds me of a book I read to my kids – “The Spooky Old Tree.”

The Spooky Old Tree - Image Coloribus

The Spooky Old Tree – Image Coloribus

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The American Legacy – Tumblr

Victoriamag.com

Victoriamag.com

Houzz.com

Houzz.com

brunchatsaks.blogspot.com

brunchatsaks.blogspot.com

cocokelley.blogspot.com

cocokelley.blogspot.com

BHG

BHG

covetdujour.blogspot.com

covetdujour.blogspot.com

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classicaladdiction.com

Georgian Design - Tumblr

Georgian Design – Tumblr

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southshoredecorating.blog.com

delightbydesign.blogspot.com

delightbydesign.blogspot.com

Gracie Swainson - Tumblr

Gracie Swainson – Tumblr

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plushpalate.blogspot.com

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Sara C Mills - Tumblr

Sara C Mills – Tumblr

AND THE WINNER IS

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There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she cant get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.

Best, Theresa

A Mid-Twentieth Century Girl Doing Business in a Twenty-First Century World

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This is Not the Paris Fleamarket

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Innovasion was a vender at a Fall festival in September 2012.  Since “I have been in France” this week on the Innovasion Facebook page – I thought it would be fun to do our version of our fleamarket look.

Great as a TV stand

Great as a TV stand

Cute as a small kitchen island - it rolls

Cute as a small kitchen island – it rolls

Cheryl spraypainted the top of the desk over lace - sold!

Cheryl spraypainted the top of the desk over lace – sold!

The box on top of the desk was the inspiration for this coffee table.

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A replica of an antique cabinet made by Ed and finished by Cheryl

A replica of an antique cabinet made by Ed and finished by Cheryl

Don't think I really want to part with the tool box - used it on my front porch

Don’t think I really want to part with the tool box – used it on my front porch

My Front Porch

My Front Porch

The tool box is now at the shop and held Spring flowers for an event we hosted for In The Works – link at the bottom in case you are interested in what that is all about.IMG_7234 (2)

Isn't she beautiful

Isn’t she beautiful

There’s the tool box again

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Notice the cute wicker shopping cart

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How cute is the farmhouse table

Another angle of the cute wicker shopping cart

Another angle of the cute wicker shopping cart

French gray marble top table - so Paris Apartment

French gray marble top table – so Paris Apartment

The cute little bench did find a good home

The cute little bench did find a good home

Another view of the lace top table with a cute set of nesting tables underneath

Another view of the lace top table with a cute set of nesting tables underneath

One of my favorites - it sold a while ago, but is only now leaving for Ocean City, NJ

One of my favorites – it sold a while ago, but is only now leaving for Ocean City, NJ

What else did we do while at the festival?  We designed the Music Lounge Stage

Ed built the mock baby grand piano.

Ed built the mock baby grand piano. – Read Abigale’s Ashes to learn about that

They made such a mess

They made such a mess

After everyone left, I put it back together

Now it looks the way I like it - all neat and tidy

Now it looks the way I like it – all neat and tidy

Then we brought the backdrop back to the shop

So cute - but it doesn't look like this anymore

So cute – but it doesn’t look like this anymore

And what is the backdrop exactly?  It is the top of a 60’s jukebox that I found at a fleamarket.

Top of 1960's jukebox

Top of 1960’s jukebox

The fleamarket was not in Paris, but right here in the good old USA – which is a prelude to my other business that I am attempting to launch – Found In America

Found In America - Discovering What You Will Love

Found In America – Discovering What You Will Love

For The Schreadley – the baby grand piano featured at The Music Lounge – read Abigale’s Ashes posted in June.

In The Works – www.intheworksone.wordpress.com

Best, Theresa

A Mid-Twentieth Century Girl Doing Business in a 21st Century World

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It All Started With Forsythias

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Spring is in full bloom where I live in South Jersey, and I have been inspired by all of the forsythia that I see.  No….I don’t have any in my yard or in my house, but there is plenty to go around on the internet.

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drivenbydecor.com

Houzz - Janell Beals

Houzz – Janell Beals

I found a tuturial on how to make a forsythia wreath

Or, if you prefer your forsythia in an umbrella

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eclecticallyvintage.com

And then I got distracted and began to wander a little off course…..but not too much – I found rooms decorated with forsythia. – Love the drama of this centerpiece and combining the forsythia with lemons.

Houzz - Kelley & Company Home

Houzz – Kelley & Company Home

And then I find myself not only looking at images of forsythia, but now reading questions and answers on Houzz.

Houzz - Karen Evans

Houzz – Karen Evans

Where did the sofa come from?

Karen Evans I purchased the sofa from Pottery Barn several years ago. It’s the PB basic with a warm white denim slipcover. I’ve had it for 4 years and it still looks like new-that’s with 2 teenagers and a very naughty dog in the house. I’d highly recommend. It’s a great price and since you can clean it yourself you would probably spend less in the long run. I think it run about $1,100 before tax and shipping.

Then I found an image that was a resource where this coffee table could be bought if anyone was interested.

Durham Cocktail Table - Ballard Design

Durham Cocktail Table – Ballard Design

But then somehow I found myself looking at images combining yellow and gray in room designs.  I found this next image on Indulgy and always want to make sure that I can track down the original source…but I gave up on that for this image when it directed me to….ThirdAge.com – Health for Boomers & Beyond.  The article on “New Pap Test Could Prevent Cervical Cancer?” is something I will go back to when I have the time.

Indulgy

Indulgy

I spent a few minutes being distracted by the other photos of this home.

Houzz - The Ladue House

Houzz – The Ladue House

Then what happened – I found myself looking at furniture that was painted yellow and gray.

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Younghouselove.com

Younghouselove.com

Younghouselove.com

Houzz - Yellow Gray Living Room Products

Houzz – Yellow Gray Living Room Products

And then, somehow, I ended up with….Alfred Hitchcock….but in my defense, I did start the post with a bird.

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brittanybarnes.tumblor.com

Best, Theresa

A Mid-Twentieth Century Girl Doing Business in a 21st Century World

 

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