May 26, 2016


When you visit someones home,
you can instantly gain an insight as to their
interests, their personalities and their passions.
I love seeing what others love to display!
Here are some of my favorite nooks and crannies
in our home...welcome to Estelle's!

Faith...Hope....and Love...
It's the foundation for our family..
this graces our entryway
will always be what binds us together.
I also display the darling's parent's
vintage wedding invitation.
I treasure this so much!

I refer to the darling's office as
"Mr. Big's office!"
We surround ourselves with family photos of very special times.
The Divine Miss M's wedding photo is framed 
where we can see our lovely daughter every day.
We had such a grand time at their wedding
which took place at The Ritz Carlton in Puerto Rico!
I made her wedding bouquet and we shipped
her gown down to the resort!
We then hurried down to the Dawn Princess
sailed away into the Caribbean for a week! 

My Dad's movie camera....
I can still hear the low hum of the filming
as he recorded our family vacations and celebrations!
I would not take a million dollars for this! 

Sometimes, it's the little things...
a tiny iron scottie which I purchased
right here in our beautiful historic district....
he's just a touch of whimsy!

I probably have angels in every corner....
this particular one is a favorite and is 
displayed in our family room
atop my grandparents gateleg table.

Who doesn't love their fireplace mantel?

Grandhchildren photos are in every room.....
ever so precious.....

The Master Bedroom....
touches of romance....

The Master Bedroom...
my mother's vintage cherub was always on
the sideboard in our dining room growing up...
she now graces my Mother-in-law's
antique dresser.

Our Butler's Pantry...
one of my favorite spaces in the house....

The beautiful mirror 
belonged to my parents...
heirlooms honor your family's history...
My motto is...
Surround Yourself with the Things
that Matter Most....
Thank you for stopping by Estelle's today!

Thoughts of Home on Thursday


  1. This is gloriously lovely and touched my heart.
    Your home is a precious haven for your family.
    Each and every corner and niche have been decorated thoughtfully with love and style.
    What a wonderful way for me to begin my day, right here!

    1. What sweet and lovely comments Jemma! Thank you for hosting such an ispirational gathering! I so appreciate your visit! Have a great holiday weekend!

  2. Betsy, the things that mean the most to us absolutely should surround us. Thank you so much for this beautiful post. Sharing on Facebook today. :)

    1. Thank you Stacey! I so very much appreciate you stopping by today! I really enjoy the sharing that everyone links up to...beautiful idea! Wishing you a lovely holiday weekend! I simply love, love your outdoor pond and waterfall!

  3. Yes, our homes reflect a lot about those who live within. Living with things from our past, special things passed down through the generations is important to me. Thanks for sharing the special details that make your home a haven for your family.

  4. Betsy,

    Your home is lovely! You create a beautiful and heritage rich atmosphere!

    1. Thank you Deanna.... you are so sweet to leave me such lovely comments. I wish you a beautiful holiday weekend!

  5. Betsy, your treasures are lovely and irreplaceable! I love being surrounded by family heirlooms and photos that mean so much to me and my husband. Thank you for showing us your treasures, dear one. xo ♥

    1. Hi Martha Ellen! I so love hearing from you and enjoy your visits! I hope you all have a lovely and safe Memorial Day weekend!

  6. Oh my! I thought that bride, was you!!!!!

    Lovely, everything is lovely. And everything looks "like you." Because you are lovely too, of course. And you would have a warm and inviting and just-about-perfect home.

    Gentle hugs,

  7. Betsy, you haven't just showed us things- you have truly invited us into your home and shared your heart's greatest treasures.
    Thank you for that.
    I am honored.

  8. You create such beautiful displays! Framed photos are perfect for making a house a home. -Jenn

  9. Truly what home is all about! Treasured memories and those we love!


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