A True Hero

This past Wednesday we lost the last of a generation on the Forrer side of the family, my Dad's Dad. The loss of Grandfather was especially hard because with his passing was a feeling of emptiness. The home where my Dad and all his siblings grew up was also the home where I had some of my greatest childhood memories. This home is now vacant, but oh how those walls still talk. Walking from room to room the warmth of Mammie fills my soul. Christmases, Thanksgivings, and Family Reunions are only a few of the memories we shared. Any given day you could find grandchildren playing in the yard underneath the Magnolia tree or rolling down the hill in a barrel (several broken arms-I don't recommend it).
My Grandfather served in the Navy and was awarded the Navy Cross, the highest decoration that can be bestowed by the Naval Department. He really was a hero. He would have given his life for his Country and for his family.
When my Grandmother died almost 2 years ago, a piece of Grandfather left with her. It comforts our family to know how happy is to be with his Bride again :)

WWII Naval Officer
what a stud!


Playing on Polyvore

Tayphill and I have a very open floor plan with the fireplace and living on one end and a wainscot accent wall in the dining on the other. All my fine china is still stowed away waiting for the perfect place to live. I'm thinking this sideboard is the perfect home. Hopefully I can convince the hubs, we need all of these things :)

The Lamps are from Robert Abbey, the mirror is from Wisteria, the dried boxwood is from Park Hill Collections, and the bowl is from Crate and Barrel.

Dining Room Sideboard


Get it Beth!

 This past Saturday we took a little drive to the promise land for Beth's graduation. It was quite a big graduation weekend, because they combined Spring and Summer graduation. Beth walked at the 9am ceremony so we got see the parents of the tornado victims receive honorary diplomas for their children. I don't think there was a dry eye in the place. It's hard to believe the tornadoes came through almost 4 months ago.

Beth managed to party harder than anyone I have ever met, and yet she was inducted into honor societies and maintained a pretty rockin GPA. We like to call that multitasking. Gallettes may go out of business now that she's no longer around. I'm pretty sure her bar tab covered their rent each month.
Congrats Shaster, I am a super proud big sister and can't wait to see your next accomplishment!


Working on a full house...

Full house of furniture that is :)

I have been waiting PATIENTLY on my new chairs to get here and they finally arrived today! I am not going to show the whole room until it's finished...which probably will not be any time soon, but here is a little peak at our new chairs! 

next on our "check list" are counter stools and theeeen I get to finish our bedroom :)
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