On today's tour I'm going to show you the room at the top of our stairs. We call it a loft but it really just has a half wall that overlooks the stairs. It does allow for a lot of light in the upstairs hallway, and has a great view of the mountains, which we love!
Somehow this room has evolved into containing quite a few of old family pieces. This bookshelf was in pieces when it came to us. It was in my husband's room as a child, and his parents kind of dismantled it in their empty-nest enthusiasm.
Another piece from my husband's side. They were really into collecting antiques for awhile. They always refer to it as "the cow box." I'm sure you can see why!
This is the alternate view of the loft. Those double doors lead to the master bedroom, which I will show you next week. And that big wooden piece is the hope chest that my mom gave me when I graduated college. A family friend made it for me. I love it!
I love this little collection. The desk comes from my husband's grandfather, and the needlepoint chair comes from my grandmother. When we first got married and I put these two pieces together, I cried when I saw how well they fit, like they had been made for each other. I know I am super-sentimental, but it just made me happy to think about our two families, our individual heritages, coming together to make a new one.
And just in honor of my blog's name, I had to show you my little bee pillow. I am always drawn to bees in decorating...so charming!