Crafters-I have to hijack my own blog for a moment and post some pictures of this year's HGTV Dream Home in Sonoma, Ca. My daughter and I went and had a wonderful time. I have been entering these contests since the beginning, so she has the bug just as badly as I do. :) For the past two year's my brother worked for one of the sponsoring companies, so we could not enter. We are so happy that he left that job! :)I will get some new Stampin stuff up this weekend... I promise.
Every year the Dream Home seems to be built in a place that we have lived. This time, it was built just 30 minutes away. We feel so lucky to have finally gotten to tour one in person and on the first day, no less!We have always loved Sonoma. They could not have picked a better place.
( Well, the 2007 in Tyler, Texas ( my hometown area) was pretty amazing!)
Our shuttle driver and tour guide were great. Shared lots of info with us. Our tour only had 6 people and it was a perfect sized group. After you check out the pictures, be sure and head to www.hgtv.com to enter for a chance to win!
We started in the lobby of the amazing Ledson Hotel. WOW!
Our carriage awaits.....
The entryway had a big, black scuff on the ceiling that I noticed right away. I did not worry about it for too long! LOLThe First room you see is the family room. It isnt as far to the family room from the front door as it seemed on the HGTV special:
To the left is a formal LR. All in blues. I don't care for blue, but I love this room. What a soothing place to sit and read. I was trying to read all the titles of the books that I could, but it was too hard. LOLThis is in the corner. The bowl is full of Hershey Kisses.
To the right might be my fave room. The Dining Room. It has a sitting area and terra cotta colored walls.
This has to be my favorite accessory in the entire house. A grapegathering bucket.....
A close-up of the tablescape...
The kitchen is a dream. What a joy it would be to cook in there for family and friends . Two of everything! 2 dishwashers, 2 fridges, 2 pantry's, 2 wine coolers, etc.
The cleverly hidden dishwasher....
One of the two pantry's:
This is getting pretty picture heavy. I will start another post with the office and outside and then we will head upstairs. It may be tomorrow before I can get to it though.... See ya soon.