…. if they came for Christmas this year!
Well here we are again – your Blogging world’s “Celebrities at Home,” but…Bloggers! Who doesn’t like to peek behind the scenes and see inside people’s homes and lives? There’s a group of 6 of us who have been sharing our workspaces, homes, towns, etc. for almost a year now. though because of COVID we don’t expect to see guests this year at Christmas – you can still see where they might stay. 😰
My main guest room is upstairs and I rarely go up there unless I’m about to have guests (or write a blog post about it 😉).
We added an addition to our home 20+ years ago and it has served well for kids and grandkids (it’s purpose in life). Each room in the addition (both upstairs and downstairs) are named – not by me but basically by #3 son. Of course they are, doesn’t everyone have their rooms named? We had the addition built but did all the interior finishing ourselves and yes, the walls are paneled – and yes, that’s because that’s what “I” wanted (I know, not popular these days – but I’m not a very popular person).
Upstairs there’s the:
- “FROG Room” (family room over garage)
- Guest room (I know – the dullest name)
- Barbie room – originally housed my large collection of Barbies – then became youngest granddaughter’s room when they lived with me for awhile. I’m in the process of re-doing it to make it more comfortable for grown kids.
- And a bathroom
Downstairs in the we have the:
- Garage (one side houses MY car and the other ‘stuff’)
- Chuck’s “workshop” which today houses tools and stuff he would never throw away that frequently comes in handy.
- The “GRUB Room” (guest room under Barbies). That room was originally Chuck’s office and now is an additional guest room when bunches of family are here.
- And, a half bath
The top of the stairs empties into the GRUB room where where’s a large Christmas tree in the front windows (please don’t tell anyone that tree has been up for 3 years – it’s just too much for me to handle taking it down). It only contains lights and can be seen from the road near my house. I did add additional LED lights this year and it shows well – from outside. Of course I only turn on the lights at Christmastime. Bettye, note the cute wicker cat carrier I use as a decoration.
Chuck made the cornice over the window – as he made the ones in the main part of the house (at my request). They were my birthday present one year. The room also contains a large TV (bought by #2 grandson), a large seating area and a pool table.
So, the pretend guests who will be here for Christmas will have access to a large family room that will hopefully give them something to do. (Works pretty good with grandkids).
So on into the guest room, which is pretty basic, but a good sized room. It opens onto a deck that has almost never been used. The bedroom suite is one we bought unfinished almost 40 years ago and “I” finished it. The tops have a gazillion coats of polyurethane on them. It was a LONG process. The lamps are even older.
The Barbie room just next door is in transition right now so does not have a bed there. It was originally a great room for grandkids (hence the daybed with trundle that’s now in the FROG room). Then it was youngest granddaughter’s room when they lived with me for awhile. So now – I’m working on it!
For ‘real’ Christmas decorations it’s back downstairs (and I’m not even finished there). This is my new living room ‘pencil’ tree. It fits where I can sit and see it and it’s lightweight enough that even I can manage it. I Love Christmas decorations!
Be sure to check the links below to see how everyone else would be hosting guests.