Dream House Details

Thank y'all so much for the birthday wishes and for indulging me in my dream home fantasy.  If you're not reading this until 3:00 am Sunday morning it's because it took me forever to finish this post.  Edward is changing up his sched on me (read: dropping naps) and I can barely get a shower in now.  So please bear with me as posting might be spotty for a bit.

I'd like to address a few concerns from commenters on my dream home.  First, yes Allie, I will most definitely have a pool house for you to live in if you so desire.

Hopefully, it will look something like this:

The Suzeday Files 

The Suzeday Files 

The Suzeday Files 
With maybe this bedroom:

Shannon Bowers
Second, an Anonymous commenter (who sounds like my friend Crystal) expressed a legit concern when she asked, "Wait! Where's the blue & white room?" She's totally right! In a fury of blue and white-less panic, I did some online shopping for my Dream Home.  Obvsies, I didn't actually buy anything in real life, but I did purchase all of these things in my head and no one got mad at me for maxing out my Centurion Card.

18th Century Delft Chargers 

Antique Persian Rug 

Kate Long Stevenson Art

Blue and White Garden Stool 

Blue and White Ming Ginger Pots

Blue and White Porcelain Vase Lamp

Blue Hand Painted Tole Chandelier 

Vintage Side Chairs

European Trumeau Mirror 

Fleur De Lis Needlepoint Pillow

Ivory and Blue Toile Pillow 

Ivory and Blue Tole Painted Bin

La Cornue French Blue Stove 

Madeline Weinrib Rug 

Madeline Weinrib Pillow

Nina Campbell Damask Wallpaper  
Paule Marrot Blue Wreath Reproduction 

Topsail Decorated Chest 

Twenty-Two Piece Blue and White Porcelain Canton Collection

Seriously, I did that in 30 minutes, which should scare my husband because it scares me.  I'm a super fast shopper, especially with an unlimited budget :) Now I have to do moodboards for all of these. I think I'm going to try to do a weekly series with a creative title like Moodboard Monday or something.  Then maybe y'all can vote on your favorite.  We'll see.  I may be overcommitting myself.  

And, finally, on a serious note, I have to put this out there.  I would be %100 totally fine if I never got my dream home.  In fact, I would be fine if we stay in this home the rest of our lives or have to move to a smaller home and get rid of all of our stuff.  I can make anyplace a home.  I learned that from The Suze.  I would not be fine if something bad happened to my family, my child, my friends or my health.  Then I'd be like completely freaking out.  This blog makes it possible for me to have all of the things I want, which is why I love sharing it with y'all.  And just for sticking with me through the end of this post, I give you Edward Bieber and The Great Pumpkin.  

BUUUUTTTT, if I do get my dream house, y'all really are invited to my housewarming party.  I mean, y'all will actually appreciate it and I can say you were there with me when I dreamed it.

Have a lovely weekend! 


  1. Hi, from "Wait! Where's the blue & white room?" I don't know you. I just go to your blog because you have beautiful blue & white pictures of interior decorating. I use Anonymous because I don't have any of the other selections.

    Could you do some posts of your past pictures of your favorite blue & white living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms? Maybe entitled, "Most beautiful blue & white living rooms", etc. I started looking at your blog from the beginning for those kind of pictures but don't have enough time to find them all.

  2. Love it..and you are fully redeemed in my eyes, the unofficial "blue and white jury" wth your "shopping spree" which totally meets my approval btw, you can go shopping with me anytime. (Actually my hubby probably won't like us together on second thought).
    And you know what..think I might take that second twin bed in your pool house, now that I know what it looks like, I am kind of digging it and it will do just fine especially with spiffy living room open to a great little kitchen, I think I will be fine with it!
    Looks like you have a fellow blue and fan above and it is apparently NOT someone you know, Jennifer.
    Last that little Edward is sooo cute, looks like he could go riding on that pumpkin if it had wheels...oops don't tell him that, he might get an idea!

  3. I was going to ask to share the pool house with Allie but Tina beat me to it!!!! Maybe Tina and I could take turns??? Maybe???? I have a very similiar garden seat that you showed and a collection of blue and white jars but totally want ALL those jars you showed too. Seriously, I do!!!! It is SNOWING like crazy here in Pa. right now (Sat., 4;50 pm) Crazy weather!!!! XO, Pinky

  4. Love, love all the blue and white. I have those garden seats in my living room. Found them on Craig's list. Lets toss for the pool room!

  5. I love the items you have chosen and am looking forward to seeing your mood boards. I'm like you. I love design...I love to dream...but I'm happy regardless of my surroundings. XO, Mona

  6. Oh Girrlll! I hear you on those damned naps. When I my twins gave up the morning nap, I'd thought I'd lost my mind. Now that they (very unexpectedly on my part) have up their last nap, I've totally lost my sh**. No naps. Cherish the one you have left. Cherish it.

  7. Everyone has their own dream house where they can retire peacefully; or where they can raise their children. And it’s good to read about yours. I must say, you definitely know what you want, based on all the details you’ve mentioned here. But I think the pool is one of the best parts of the house for your kids, especially during summer season. Cheers!

    Silvia Morris @ Claudette Pools


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