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Thursday, May 19, 2016

~ A Tour of Joan's Home ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!

I have been wanting to share, for a long time now ~
the most-beautiful home of my dear bff Joan's warm & cozy home…
and today I will!
Some of you reading have met my sweet Joan at our shows & events.
She is my sidekick and 'manager' of all things I can't manage
{which is a whole lot!}

this will be an ongoing tour, though…
so you will have to stay tuned to see the next rooms in the coming weeks :)

We will start the tour
 in Joan & Art's newly remodeled & finished
 Dining Room:

a beautiful mantel and hearth, simply decorated with beloved items...

Joan has a knack for finding well-loved hooked rugs at great prices!
{love that little wagon holding the lit candle}

on the hearth, a wooden ferriers' box holds rolled-up hooked rugs
and a well-loved stuffed monkey!

on the opposite side of the room are two huge windows...

…under the windows is a long green bench that holds another hooked treasure and doll.

Joan & I both love collecting primitive dolls :)

bookshelves flank the french doors at the end of the room,
and Joan has all of her old books color coordinated on them.

this looks like one huge cupboard, but is really a marriage of two.

Her keen sense of decorating style comes naturally
just from displaying everything she loves...

I am smitten with her hooking chair!
a deep and comfy wingback covered in butter-soft denim ~
a sweet good-witch doll by friend Mandy of Bittersweet Folk Art
sits on a make-do shelf above, that Art made from a child's buggy seat...

a quiet corner of this room…not fully 'finished' Joan says ;)

one of the rugs that she hooked hangs above an old old tin noodle board with matching rolling pin.

Joan's collections are many ~ as you will soon see in upcoming posts.
and they are eclectic as well!

*make a mental-note of the doll's head for future reference!!*


Joan can throw things together and everything works…
do you not love those scalloped-edge prairie curtains?
me too...

and let's not forget about those chairs.
THEE chairs. they are awesome, huge & …robin's egg blue!


and what would you expect to be under the table, on top of those glowing wood floors?
yep ~ a huge hand hooked rug!

 I know you will enjoy this tour ~ each time I visit with Joan & Art,
I see something new or different from my last visit.


~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

22 comments:

Silent Stitches said...

Lori, Thank you for sharing the photos with us. (Note to Joan: Beautifully done Joan! I love everything! You have awesome taste! I would especially love to "steal" those chairs & curtains!!) ;-) ~C

HomeSpunPrims said...

Thanks to Joan and Art for letting you share with us! I love Joan's style and she has a real knack for putting things together just right. Can't wait to see more! Wonderful!! Hugs, Lori

Fran Caswell said...

Love everything about it. I could move right in! :) Can't wait to see more.
Thank you Joan & Art for sharing your home with us.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lori,
If I were you, I would not want to leave!! Such lovely pictures taken by you, and a wonderful home filled with beautiful pieces by Joan and Art!! I can't wait to see more!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

elaine allerton said...

Lori,,, wow,, thanks for the tour! Joan its beautiful, ,,, just beautiful, ,, love everything,, but that hooked rug under the table,,, just adore it,,,,
So cozy,,, thanks again,,,,

Orange Sink said...

OH BE Still my Heart!!! What a beautiful home Joan and Art! So lovingly put together with a keen eye for the unusual little touches!! Those chairs!! Thank you Lori for posting this! Enjoyed this tour and can't wait to see more!! AWESOME!!!
Cathy G

Annemieke said...

Thank you and Joan very much for this tour. I loved seeing her dining room and everything in it!!!
Groetjes
Annemieke

Annemieke said...

Thank you and Joan very much for this tour. I loved seeing her dining room and everything in it!!!
Groetjes
Annemieke

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

LOVE her home!!!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

I want some more...please! The best style is always displaying what touches your heart. It makes it your very own in a warm and charming way. Thanks for sharing...and thanks to Joan & Art.
Robyn

The Eveningstitcher said...

Beautiful home...thank you for posting pictures...I needed some inspiration this morning! I love all of her collections and how she has a nice mix of everything..Thank you...looking forward to seeing more!

Penny said...

Wow! Love the home of Joan and Art...thanks for sharing it with us! Can't wait to see more!

Linda said...

Oh how beautiful Joan and Arts home is Perfection!!!!! Love those Chairs Thank you for sharing Cant wait for more

linda m

Rugs and Pugs said...

Just gorgeous. Cozy and comfortable. I love how she has her books arranged. Actually I just love everything and look forward to seeing more.
Thanks for sharing.
Lauren

TeresaM said...

WOW!!!! Beautiful home Joan!!! Love the blue chairs around the table!!! Can't wait to see more! I think I recognized that Old Cat hooked pillow too! A *primitivebetty* design and one of my favorites!

jan said...

I love everything in it and how it is all arranged. So warm and inviting. Please thank Joan for letting you share. ...jan

Gayle said...

WOW! Can't believe all these treasures are in ONE room! Thank you so much for sharing and I look forward to seeing more of Joan's home!!!!

NMK said...

Her home is beautiful , Love her hooked rugs ! Can't wait to see more , so warm & cozy !

Kathy L. said...

Absolutely lovely, so comfy and welcoming!!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Thank you for sharing these pics. Joan's home is just as lovely as she is!

Anon E. Mouse said...

Love! Looking forward to the next installments. Also, love Joan's personal style. Mouse

Martha Doe said...

Love Joan's home...just lovely!

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