I'm back with part two of our house tour! Here is the mister's desk and his many collections of toys and video games. The arcade cabinet doesn't have any guts but it is hooked up to emulators and systems so you can basically play any game on the TV inside.
I was trying to get Wednesday to pose somewhere else so she is looking at me like I am crazy here. Apparently, she will only model on her terms.
And this is my desk. It has become somewhat neglected and a dumping ground for things I need to do or take care of. It is an organized mess! My only surviving plant right now is the cactus on the far right (can you spot it?). We just don't get enough sun with all the trees around our house, but strangely that little cactus has held on.
You can see an old photo of my grandma in a bikini and my favorite photo of my grandpa here. I also have some vintage paint by number kits stashed back here. One day I will have time to complete them!
And if you turn around, there is the kitchen!
I have been incorporating lots of useful owls in the kitchen.
We got our kitchen chairs and desk chairs at Ikea. Like a lot of our furniture, the table is a hand-me-down. My motto is usually not to fix something if it isn't broken. So we still use a lot of the same furniture that we got 10 years ago.
Whoa! Messy dishes! Who would post that on their blog?!?! Me! We both work full-time jobs and sometimes the dishes get behind. Some of the dishes by the sink are from the thrift store and waiting for their turn in the dishwasher before we use them.
The clock above the sink was my grandmother's. The painting above the TV and this clock were both fixtures in her house for 40 years. I am told she bought them both new at Sears on credit when she first moved in her house. It makes me happy to keep enjoying them for her.
I keep the bedroom pretty simple. I figure I spend most of my time in here in the dark asleep so I don't hang up as much. Plus I like keeping it somewhat serene. The Eiffel Tower was the original theme so we have Eiffel Towers for lamps. The cherry blossoms above the bed are plastic gold and I spray painted them black.
I recently thrifted two floral vintage fabric suitcases, completely intact! Usually, when I spot them, the zipper is broken so I feel lucky to have them. Marie likes to sit here and listen to Wednesday in the closet. They definitely follow each other around more than any of the three cats.
The closet is where I keep most of my clothes. There is a little overflow in bins. I could probably use a whole room for all my clothes! I have my vintage scarf collection hanging behind the door.
Our bathroom. The blinds are like that all through the house because the cats like to sit on the window sills. The times we have forgotten to put them up, they have busted their heads through! Cats are the official blind destroyers.
I keep my Avon owl collection here.
We like our little one bedroom cottage in the suburbs. We are tucked away behind houses and it is always quiet since we are away from the street and people passing by. We call it our sanctuary or sometimes our bat cave. I am lucky to have someone that I feel like two peas in a pod with, so we share our little space with no problems. I like how our styles and hobbies compliment each other. We could easily stay home for days and not be bored! I hope you enjoyed the tour of our cozy and teeny home.