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A Peek at Our New Home


We had our first guests today. Stephanie, Jack and M & M came over a Mom’s day meal prepared by Mr C. He grilled skewers of marinated meat and purchased salads and appetizers. I was not allowed to participate and he got mad when I changed the napkins on the table – couldn’t help myself!! Stephanie made strawberry shortcake and made special gluten free biscuits for me. It was delish.

While we had the house looking spiffy, I took some photos. Above is the view towards the fireplace from the dining area. Below is the view in the other direction. I love all the windows in the dining area – this is where we get the view of Mt. St. Helens. (Click on photos to see them larger.)



Here is the table set for dinner.



And Mr C, slaving in the kitchen. You can see that we live in a very compact area, but it works.


This is the room that I call the multi-purpose room.


I have my Janome set up here, the sofa pulls out to a queen size bed. The TV is onthe left and on the right is a credenza with my printer, thermofax and old carbon based copier that I used to make the screens. There is a big closet to the left of the Janome that is holding a lot of my sewing stuff and current quilts. I have not hung any art in here. That is next on my to do list.

Here are two views of our deck.


The door at the end of the deck is our bedroom.



This is looking up our hallway towards the kitchen and living area with Lisa’s painting of birches. We still have lots of room in the hallway, bedroom and entryway to hang more art – going to hang some quilts.


This little plaque is in the entry way. It has graced the entrance to every house we have ever lived in.


I made some progress on my studio. Mr C is going to hang some simple shelves on brackets for me. I need to make more floor room. I am anxious to get to work.

11 Responses to “A Peek at Our New Home”

  1. Sandy says:

    Wow- what a lovely cozy spot you’ve found! It looks like it was designed specifically for your furniture. Love the views, loe the space! Congratulations, I hope you love living there for a long time.

  2. Maggi says:

    What a beautiful home and that deck looks to be a real sanctuary.

  3. Kristin Freeman says:

    Gerrie…Your home is so wonderful…and the transformation from those first “we found a place” photos – everything you have done make your home a showplace, and so comfortable. The deck is like going to a magical forest in the city. Love your home.

  4. Celia says:

    What a lovely home you have. Very nice scenic views. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Ronnie says:

    Just beautiful. I enjoyed your pictures. Thank you. The small ivory bowls? above the buffet, and to the right of the large painting caught my eye. Very unusual.

  6. It is an absolutely beautiful, even exquisite home, Gerrie. It could grace the pages of Architectural Digest not to mention magazines on quilter/artists. Just lovely!

  7. Ruth Edwards says:

    Gerri and Steve, Your home looks lovely! May you be happy, healthy and content for many more years there. Congratulations!

  8. Kris Sazaki says:

    Looks lovely! What a happy place.

  9. Connie Rose says:

    Your home is BEAUTIFUL! The patio is to-die-for. I love that you’re up in the trees.

  10. Susan says:

    Beautiful! It’ll be fun to see what quilts and other art you hang.

  11. Helen Conway says:

    I love the deck! It makes me feel relaxed just looking at it!