Summer Home Tour – 2015

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Welcome to Our Summer Home Tour!  My kids just finished school last week so summer seems later here than for most of my blogging friends and our family all over the country.  It’s pretty crazy to think we moved into our century old farmhouse this past week exactly two years ago.   Our house was originally the tenant farmers house on a turkey farm that has had many additions since it was built in the 1800’s.

No longer a farm our house sits down a long driveway off of a very busy road in a very old town in Pa.

Our Patriotic Front Porch

We brought 2 pickup truck loads of plants with us.  I love to garden and hydrangeas are my absolute favorite shrub!  So happy they are starting to bloom:).

Summer Home Tour - 2015

We have this beautiful Southern Magnolia just off of our front walkway whose flowers are just starting to open and the smell is heavenly.  I try and bring in some flowers every couple days.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

I keep my patriotic decor out all summer long:).

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Moose says Come on in!  My husband Jason and I love the character of old houses and love remodeling them.  We love the community and the schools where we live and hope to enjoy living in this house till all our 4 kids finish high school.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

 Here is our Foyer.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Here is a sneak peak of our Powder Room.  Jason has been busy putting the final touches on this room with a new counter top and sink (a post about what we did coming soon)!  To see the progress of this little bathroom part 1 is here and part 2 here.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

The Living Room

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Summer Home Tour - 2015

I have always loved this print of the sea.  Jason thinks its too girly so I just get it out in the summer.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Summer Home Tour - 2015

I made this book page wreath quite a few years ago.  It looks great year round but I always add a seasonal touch to it.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

 

Summer Home Tour - 2015

The Dining Room

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Summer Home Tour - 2015

I still love our old table that Jason refinished to look like a Restoration Hardware farmhouse one.  To see how he did it click here.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

I made this clam shell wreath last year from shells collected through years of going to the Jersey shore.  I love the contrast of it against our dining room walls which we painted “Manor Brown” from Sherwin Williams.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Our Kitchen

Summer Home Tour - 2015

My New Kitchen Faucet, isn’t it pretty?

Our New Kitchen Faucet

Our New Kitchen Faucet

Our kitchen has a lot of wood happening in it and it is the darkest room in our house.  We have slowly begun to make small changes to it and I am hoping more white paint will brighten it up in the future:).

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Our Laundry Room, this room has had a big transformation since we moved in to see that click here.

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Right off of our kitchen & laundry is this beautiful shady patio where we love to have dinner most nights in the summer.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

This blue sailboat pitcher was my Nana’s.  Every summer she would put lemonade in it when we stayed with her at the Jersey shore.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

We just finished Master Bedroom last month.  It is a true retreat. To read about we did click here.

Master Bedroom Reveal

 

Master Bedroom Reveal

That chair above is my favorite spot to sit at night.  I keep shells collected from our beach vacation on my mantel.  Our family loves the beach.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Summer Home Tour - 2015

I made a shell wreath from last years Emerald Isle trip too.  I like to collect shells:).  I love the texture of them.  It is amazing to me how they can be so different from beach to beach.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Tucker’s room used to be our Master closet.  He has the red, white, and blue theme going year round.  To see more of his room click here.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Back downstairs on the opposite side of our foyer is our Family Room.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

I made this pillow with an American flag that had lost it’s pole.  It’s sitting on my newest Craigslist find and Jason’s favorite spot to sit.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Bocce anyone?

Summer Home Tour - 2015

On either side of the family room the sliding doors lead to our back deck and side yard where the kids play

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Summer Home Tour - 2015

Here is a pic taken last night of the boys and Jason playing Kubb with my dad on Father’s Day late into the night.  Can you tell how much we like lawn games?

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It was too hot last night for s’mores on our new stone patio fire pit but on colder nights it’s perfect!  To make one of your own click here.

Summer Home Tour - 2015

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We decorated our house for summer! Stop by for simple summer decorating ideas from our summer home tour! http://lehmanlane.net

Thanks so much for stopping by to see our Summer Home Tour.  We are keeping summer easy this year, no camps just lots of trips to our local pool and library and of course the beach, to collect more shells:)!

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(Photo Credit: Judith Krasiniski)

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25 thoughts on “Summer Home Tour – 2015

  1. I truly love your blog, your home, your decorating, yard, Moosie!!! And, today I see YOU – a lovely young woman. In my youth, we spent a lot of time at the Jersey Shore – I was born in Rahway NJ and my aunt lived in Pt. Pleasant! xo

    1. Susan, I didn’t know you were a Jersey girl:). So fun! I truly appreciate your incredibly sweet comments! Thank you so much for continuing to visit and see what I have been up to! Take care and I hope you have a great week!

  2. I love your older home. It is beautifully decorated. Love the red doors since you know I love red. I would love an older home, but hubby not so much.

    1. Hi Kim! Thanks so much for stopping by to see my home! I appreciate your sweet comments so much! Glad you like the red too:). Have a great week and take care!!!

    1. Hi Eilis, Thank you so much for stopping by to see my summer home tour and for commenting! You are so lucky to have a magnolia trees in your yard! Hope you can enjoy bringing them inside not just now when they are blooming but the leaves look beautiful in the winter too! Take care and have a great week!

    1. Hi Linda, thank you so much for visiting my summer home tour!!! So glad you like all the red:). Have a great week and take care, Tara

  3. Your home is beautiful. I love that you keep your patriotic decor out all summer. And you have such an adorable mascot too! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door Opens Friday! 🙂

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

    1. Hi Lorelai, Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my summer home tour! Thanks so much for inviting me to your link party! I will be right over to check it out:), Have a great weekend and take care!

  4. Tara your home is so beautiful! I love love love all of your tables and I’m pretty sure there are a few rugs I could totally steal tomorrow 🙂 It’s all so gorgeous. Hope you have a happy weekend, Coco

    1. Alayna, thank you so much for visiting our home! Your comments are so sweet and good luck with building your home that’s so exciting! Have a great weekend and take care!

    1. Kathleen, Thanks so much for having me at the Home Matters Party and for your sweet comments about my home:) Have a great week and take care!

  5. Wow, everything is just lovely! My son’s name is Tucker also, but mine is 19 and just enlisted in the Navy! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your beautiful space at Talented Tuesday!

    1. Staci, thanks so much for stopping by to see my summer home tour and for hosting talented Tuesday!!! Best wishes for your Tucker in the Navy and please thank him for his service to our country!!! Have a great holiday weekend and take care!

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