I've been away for a few days....my visit to beautiful Granbury, Tx over the weekend, and off and over the wildflower-covered roads of east Texas to celebrate the life of my last little aunt who passed away over the weekend at almost 96. What I know for sure is that Texas in the springtime, whether you're going east or west is a magnificent site to see. It really is God's country!
The bluebonnets were prolific along the roadside west of Ft. Worth on the way to Granbury.
Did I tell you about the couple down by Brennan who mow the shape of Texas out in their front yard and plant it with bluebonnets every year?
Yeah, that's Texas pride for all you "foreigners" !
There were fields and fields of these yellow wildflowers mixed in with the Indian Paintbrushes and bluebonnets on I-20 East.
Granbury is one of Texas' most unique and playful destinations.
But I must admit, I went there, not for events and festivities, but to see dear friends and their unique home nestled among century old live oaks in the old downtown Granbury neighborhood.
This is Vicki and Jerry. She's been my friend since 7th grade.
Jerry built this house himself as well as several others in the neighborhood.
The large space with windows houses a large kitchen and great room and was added on to the original two bedroom house.
The front porch leads up to this wonderful arched door that opens into the great room/kitchen.
The ceiling of the porch was constructed of reclaimed lumber. I love that some of remnants of old paint finishes remain. Jerry is a avid recycler, so using the reclaimed wood as well as the front door, also recycled, allows him to do his part for the planet as well as have a good story to share!
The showpiece of the great room is the wonderful dining space graced with the antique chandelier which was rescued from obscurity back in the early 1950's when Highland Park Methodist Church in Dallas was remodeled. These chandeliers were dispursed to parishioners who wanted them.
Vicki and Jerry have visions of Erroll Flynn swinging from above!
Vicki and Jerry are collectors.....Longaberger Baskets...
....antique toy trucks and marbles that decorate Jerry's closet!
...Toy guns and holsters....
"Tidewater" by Sherwin Williams is the blue on the walls. So pretty with all the brown on the floors and bedding. The trunks at the foot of the bed are antiques.