|Carole has an affinity for slip covered anythings and marble topped tables!|
|This lovely natural wood console leads the way to the turret room. It is adorned with various objects d'art and antiques.|
|This fabulous ironstone compote holds years of shells from many shell contests that Carole and Bob would have every summer with their grandchildren.|
|One of my favorite objects are these delightful antique glove |
molds that adorn the extra bathroom mirror and cupboard.
The entry level also boasts an additional family. This family room also has soft cotton slipcovers on it's couches which are perfect to curl up in a quiet spot with the latest decor magazine. There are several very impressive pieces of furniture in this room. This antique roll top desk is truly a piece of art! I can't imagine how organized you'd have to be to work at it! There is also this lovely hall tree. I am particularly taken with this stack of wood boxes that I'm sure each have a delightful story to share.
As I mentioned Carole loves marble topped tables. Many of these adorn the 4 more bedrooms on this level.
We've come to the piece that I wanted to smuggle out with my suitcases. Carole says it's a French antique and it too has a story to tell. In one of the many houses Carole has had the mirror had an extremely unfortunate accident resulting in the demolishing of the gorgeous gold leaf surround. She carried it with her from house to house for many years because she couldn't part with it. Finally she came upon a craftsman that would be able to resurrect it to it's original splendor. Unfortunately it came with a hefty price tag of over $700 but Carole feels it was worth every penny.This is just a little sneak of the surprise party that brought us all together at the beach house. My dear friend Tina was about to celebrate a birthday. For Tina this is a monumental thing. In November of 2010 she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and wasn't given a year to live. Because Tina is: special, courageous, tenacious, lovely, kind, brave, unique and funky she is still here. We thank God for her every day! Come back to the next blog entry and celebrate her birthday with the recipe for a delicious Lemon Meringue Cake!
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