Friday, January 29, 2010

What A View!

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The view from our bed last November

A different angle of view from mid-December 2009

The view from our bedroom window - January 31, 2010 at 7:15 am

How would you like to wake up every morning with a different view out your bedroom window? That is exactly what we have and often the view will show drastic changes before we even make it out of bed. As the sun rises over the mountains the changing colors and shifting fog create a show of the glory of God.

Our bed and two Steve Hanks paintings

We positioned our bed so that we could see the best view. We even placed the cushioned lovechest that Rich gave me one year for Christmas right in front of the window. The size of the bedroom is wonderful for our bed—an oversized king size poster bed. The bed is so high that I must use steps to get into it. The size of the bed dwarfed our old bedroom, but it fits nicely into this room. The only issue is that the top knobs of the bed can’t be used without hitting the ceiling. One of the pieces of furniture that would not fit into our previous home was a restored working 1904 Victrola housed in a mahogony cabinet. We found this little treasure early in our marriage and it has been a treasured memory of a romantic weekend excursion.

1904 Victrola with Steve Hanks painting above it

We couldn’t fit the armoire up the stairs, so all the clothes that we had stored in it would need a new home. We have used my lovechest and also two night stands we had before purchasing this bed.

This is the area to the right of the bathroom door

The art work we chose for this room are limited edition prints from our favorite artist—Steve Hanks. His watercolor paintings are so soft, while still so sharply accurate, that many mistake these beautiful pictures as photographs. The paintings just seem so perfect for this house. They are so timeless and unusual that you have to stop and take notice of them. I also have two Steve Hanks prints in my sitting room. I have always felt that the pictures I hang up in our home are a reflection of who we are and what we feel is important.

Cast iron cross on glass-top table under Steve Hanks painting

We have a wonderful and large bathroom attached to our bedroom. It holds a Jacuzzi tub that the whole family has spent long hours enjoying—of course, surrounded by lighted candles. It also has a separate shower for those normal have-to-get-ready-in-a-hurry days. I have placed a bench outside of the shower which is very handy.

The view from this window is the same as from our bed

The beautiful curtains in these rooms were the same that hung in the livingroom in our previous home. They are perfect because they fit the tone of the room, but allow the view to be seen clearly.

Jacuzzi tub and shower (and candles)

Next I hope to show you David’s rooms—his bedroom and “his” bathroom.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,

I LOVE the view from your bedroom!! It is gorgeous!! I'm really jealous!! God sure provided your family with a GREAT HOUSE and a SUPER VIEW!! Love your bathroom too!

You are really a great decorator too! Can't wait to see the rest of the house!

Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling too good!! Hope you get back to normal real quick!!

We have tomorrow off of school because it is election day and our schools are used as a polling place!! So, i'm going to enjoy sleeping in!


Kim said...

Thanks Janet! I have begun to feel better and now Rich is getting a cold.
Yes we have been very blessed by God. We love the view and do not take it for granted.One of the many blessings in this house is that we only had to buy curtains since all of our furniture just seemed so perfect for the house.
Our schools opened 2 hours late yesterday because of the snow. Tonight, tomorrow and Friday through Sunday we are expecting more. It creates such havoc on our hardwood floors and keeping them clean.
I'm so glad you could have an extra day off from school and teaching. I hope you get that extra sleep!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,

I've missed your blogging lately!! Hope that you are all doing ok. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of David's bedroom and bathroom!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,

I hope and pray that you and your family are fine!! I REALLY miss your blogging!! I just popped in to wish you and your family a HAPPY EASTER!!