This is my fireplace flanked with bookcases, which I love. I display a lot of family photos because they are the most important to me. I have a few small diddle daddles on there too. My opening to my fireplace is so large, I thought I would never find a fireplace screen to cover it up. I found this one at Pottery Barn on sale, love it. Over in the left hand corner you can see a little rocking chair for my grandsons. I'm waiting to get a picture of my whole family at the beach for over the fireplace.
This chest I got from a yard sale for $75.00. It is cedar, and it was her grandmothers. I couldn't believe she was selling this. I fell in love with it. I wanted something to put blankets in and use for extra seating also. This fit the bill.
Well this is my family room that I thoroughly enjoy everyday. You see this house was a gift from God. When we seen this house is was everything and then some that I had been praying for for 2 years. It became a foreclosure, went through the offer and then they decided to turn it over to another lender. So we bid again. We were outbid and my realtor told us to start looking for something else as soon as possible. To make a long story short, that same day I went looking just to see what I could see. NOTHING! I said, Lord, you are going to have to drop it in my lap, I don't know what to do. I was walking in the house and my phone was ringing. It was my realtor, she said "You got the house", the other one fell through. Talk about dropping into my lap. We have been here for 6 years and I love my house. Thank you for listening, I just thought I had to tell my story.
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