Historical Home Tour End

I was going to do one HUGE post on this last Historical Home we toured. But as I was writing my post and getting impatient loading the pictures last Friday evening, I came down with the flu. YUCK!! I must have gotten it from my daughter whom I held while she was sick. I spent all Friday night hugging the toilet and didn't bother getting dressed or even get out of bed all day Saturday. And the wonderful plans I had to get sooooo much done this last weekend! Oh well, life goes on without us. I feel much, much better now, but it's taken a while. Anyway, as I was saying, I saved this much as a draft and now when I wanted to post the rest of the pictures of this 'Oh So Lovely Home', I can't find my CD. So it'll be a two part post. I think it's well worth it 'cause it's the BEST!! Grab your cup of java and follow me!
This home is owned by the Alber's. Kristin Alber was featured in the May 2007 Country Home magazine on page 54. They own Domestic Bliss in Mesa, AZ. If you ever get a chance to visit there, the store is worth seeing!
These first four pictures were a pass through/sitting area.

These show the master bedroom. She makes wonderful use of textures and colors. Sooo luscious!
I love how she's framed beautiful fabrics.

Here is the master bath... The peek of the blue room is where the commode is. And another beautiful piece of fabric/wallpaper framed.

Isn't it just fabulous?? She puts thought into every detail! Of course it was staged, but I have a feeling it still looks like this most of the time! Can you imagine bath time here? Ahhhhh.........

My husband told me he thought this room was too pink for a boy. Okay, it's not pink, but a deep red.
The furniture is out of this world! I'd give most anything to have this much beautiful furniture. One piece at a time, I suppose.

This would've been my dream bedroom as a little girl! Actually, to make a confession - it still is my dream room! I'd love to have one now just like this!! The colors - *sigh*

I love.love.love this papered wall! I wish I'd looked hard enough to see if it was pieced or from a roll. So beautiful. Wonder how hard it'd be to do it with scrapbook papers.

An older girl's room. More sophisticated. Still sooo lovely. I'd like it!!
I love the sweet patterned paper above and stripe below the trim. Beautiful message board - so easy to make!

My dream porch! A wraparound porch is my one request when we get to build our home. I adore porches! Of course, it's another excuse to decorate - it's another room!

I enjoy looking through these pictures frequently. I always see something new each time!
I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Mine of course went too quickly with being sick. My husband managed to get a ton of yard work done and a few more things planted in our growing garden! On Monday he took the kids for a hike. I wanted to go, but didn't want to get there and then feel miserable the whole time.

All day Monday I thought of our Armed Forces and what they're out there doing for us so we can have what we have and enjoy our freedom here in this country. I found myself getting teary-eyed several times just thinking of those young people giving their lives for us. When our 6 year old daughter was snuggling with my husband and I in our bed, she told us she loved us and then added "with a thousand hearts". Awwww....how precious! Then I thought of all the mom's and dad's out there that have lost their child to this war and who won't get to hear their children tell them such things anymore. Or children that have lost one of their parents in this war that won't be able to tell them that they love them again.

I am thankful....


Susie Q said...

I have just discovered your blog and absolutely love it all. I have it bookmarked for an easy return!
I am so sorry you have had the flu bug. Yuck...I hope you are much improved now!

I will see you again soon!


Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

That stomach flu is really going around! I LOVE that house. I really love the master bedroom. Thanks for sharing.

Ele said...

I will go back to this post many times, as I'm sure each time I will see more WONDERFUL things. What a dream house. The decorating is absolutely fab. I love the mixture of dark and light colors. Sorry you were sick. It's so hard when moms are sick! Glad your better. I keep making stuff with the great things you sent me. I've had a blast!

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Dear Anita, I'm so sorry that your weekend was spent not feeling well...I hope you're feeling better now.

These are some great pictures. I just love this home....the porch is great!

applesonastick. said...

Oh, I am so confused, how do you know about this house? I thought you lived in WA?

I've been to Kristen's house (not inside, but my SIL has). She had a garage sale a few weeks ago that she advertised on the Domestic Bliss blog. YOu should have seen some of the "vultures" that were there snapping things up like it was life saving medicine!

The whole neighborhood in Mesa is so cute. My SIL and I each dream of owning a home over there.

Southern Heart said...

I love the photos of that house....the colors and fabrics are beautiful!

I hope that you're feeling better...


Deb said...

Thanks for the tour! Hope you are much better.

Sarah said...

I went on this same homes tour back in Feb w/ my cousin! (I'm applesonastick's SIL.) My friends live in the house you posted as Historical Home IV. : )

Did you know that in those large white cupboards in the walk-through/sitting area of the Albers' home hide their washer and dryer?

I am SO tickled to see your pictures of this tour! I didn't take my camera because it's kind of big and bulky and my cousin's camera's batteries ran out just as we walked into the Albers' home. We had both tried to describe the home interiors to our moms and to my SIL, but our descriptions didn't do them justice. Now I can just send my mom to your site! : )

Hope you are on the mend - the flu is no fun!

Sarah said...

p.s. if you'd like, I can send you a picture of the front of Historical Home IV ... pedslp.at.gmail.com

cammyk said...

I just love this house and that wallpapered wall is just too cute!! I recognize some of that paper as 12x12 sheets of scrapbooking paper. I am tempted to give it a try in my daughter's room....if she goes for the idea. If not, maybe her closet??!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have such a lovely one and I will definitely be back for lots more visits.

Gypsy Purple said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!

onehm said...

I just found your blog and LOVE IT! I grew up on the street that all these beautiful home tour houses are on...and I am friends with the Alber's. I have to say, yes it does look like that most of the time. Kristin is amazing! And I am 99% positive that the "wallpaper" in Anna's room is scrapbook pages that they used wallpaper glue to put up. Beautiful indeed! Fun looking at all the homes! I will check back often!