Open House (not the sort we’re used to) by stegall
December 24, 2008, 3:02 pm
Filed under: Family, Friends, Holidays, Home

After owning two different places in as many years, the phrase “open house” tends to make us a little nervous. But apparently an “open house” is also a sort of party where people stop by and stay for as short, or as long, as they like. Kir’s parents usually have one, but this year they passed the torch to us and it seemed appropriate since we hadn’t done a house-warming yet. This meant that we had to rush to complete all of the projects (see the last few posts) to get everything ready in time. We think we did ok.


img_37651The dining room, complete with tree, centerpiece, and stockings hung on the windowsill.



Living Room 2.0. We painted, hung our artwork, and installed a new ceiling fan. Oh God the ceiling fan. It was an epic installation–one worthy of its own post, if only I could bring myself to remember it. Traumatically frustrating. But it looks good I guess.


img_3770And finally the kitchen. Not a whole lot of fuss here–just a simple garland running down the staircase and our usual cafe curtains that just happen to match a Christmas color scheme. Time to party!

img_3777Lindsay and Dennis enjoying some hors d’oeuvres around the kitchen island because…

img_3776…we’d run out of real estate on the dining room table…

img_3778…and in the living room where everyone was crowded around the Iggles game. Things were also getting crowded in the guest bedroom where we were throwing everyone’s jackets. Note: Cats hate crowds and strangers, but boy do they love coats.


All in all the open house was a smashing success. I just hope none of our guests have feline allergies.


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wish we could have been there!

Comment by elizabeth

Your house looks great! Love the LR paint and the bath too. (Not to mention the first live tree and Christmas preparations.) Talk to you today. Love to all.Mom(Helen)

Comment by Helen

Your open house was a success and your home looks so warm and inviting! Everyone who came really enjoyed themselves. You guys have done a great job! We love you and are so happy for you!! Love, Mom

Comment by Donna

Hey Guys

Place looks great, sorry we missed, so much going on with the holidays. Best of luck..
Mare, Steve & Gianna

Comment by Mare

Wish we could have been there, but a 12 year old and his sports (soccer,hockey & basketball) doesn’t leave much room for socializing on a weekend. Your house is lovely, you guys have done a beautiful job. Enjoy & Happy New Year !
Much love to you – Lisa & Dominick.

Comment by Lisa

The house looks adoreable–and SO cozy!!!
I’m glad you two are settled in and comfy at last.
Love L

Comment by Loretta Mossman

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