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March 09, 2011

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Julie Harward

I love that mantel....have fun! ;D

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Kim,
Cindy's "happinest cottage" looks adorable! The table looks beautifully set and ready for the many visitors that will be sure to enjoy taking a peep into Cindy's home. I love all the photos you took and previously posted. My favorite room, too, is the "lady office." I love the rich, dark wood against the color of the walls. I can't wait to hear about the tour in a future post. I can certainly see why Cindy's home was chosen for the tour and wish I lived close enough to come! Have a wonderful time hosting one of the homes. I am sure you will have fun and meet some great people as well as old friends. Love, Kim xoxo

Trish Rowley

Hi Kim, Cindy's home is Beautiful I love the colours. I hope you have a beautiful weekend with the open homes. Trish xox ;)

Vintage Gal

Kim ~ Cindy's house is just beautiful. I can't wait to see more. Wish I could come up for the house tour ~ alas ~ not to be. Have a great weekend and enjoy the house tour ;-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

Her home looks gorgeous; just my style, Kim! What fun to go on a house tour. I wish they had something like that here.

Donna

We all hope you have your camera with you during the home tour...would love to see your shots of all the beautiful homes...

Donna in L.A.

Pamela Gordon

Your friends home looks lovely and I sure wish I could join you on the tour. Have fun! (I hope you get a chance to take some pictures) Pamela

linda moczan

it is so much fun to attend a house tour. and it is so much work for the ones who are on tour.
i know first hand because ours was selected for the christmas house tour a few years ago in our home town.
its a lot of work and well worth it!
so im sure that cindy is quite the busy lady getting her home prepared for the big day!
and i know you kim are sooooo anxious to be a part of this whole day! maybe you could possibly share some new and great ideas for us all! lol!
have fun with it and cindy ~ looking at your photos of your wonderful home ~ your home will be enjoyed by all!

Barbara Anne

Oh, goody, goody!!!!!!!!!!!! Cindy's home is delightful and I enjoyed revisiting her home from the last tour. I really enjoy seeing the pictures you take of the lovely and charming homes in your area! Thank you!

I won't be in your area this weekend but I wish I could be. What fun!

Hugs!

Dan

Sounds like a lot of fun! Too bad I live to far away! I hope it is a success and you have a wonderful time!

~Dan~

Carol Balducci

Hi Kim,
its Carol, Cindys friend, great pictures, can't come this year. I know it will be great!!!!

Wendy

I would love to go! But with 3 kids in tow, I don't think I dare! Maybe next year :(

Shirley

Hi Kim: I just want you to know how much I love your blog. Although I rarely comment, I read it everyday and really miss it when you go on vacation. I live in Ocala, not so far from Lakeland and hope to get to the Fancy Flea this year. Thanks for your uplifting messages. Shirley

sarita

probably l0 years ago i went on a local house tour. One of the houses belonged to Dusty Rogers. He is Roy Rogers and Dale Evans son. The house was great - a very lived in house. Full of Roy and Dale memorabilia. I remember thinking that i use to have Roy, Dale and Dusty paper dolls! and here i am in Dusty's house! Then in another house there was Dusty and his wife touring that house. Made me smile! i know that this tour will make a lot of people smile also.

Barbara F.

I wish I could be in Florida for all these fun things! Easier said than done, for me. But one day.......(sigh)

xoxo

Michele

What a lovely home, can't wait for more eye candy you are sure to share with all of us lucky blog fans of yours!

Enjoy the home show - sure do wish I was there instead of cold rainy grey OHIO. I cannot wait for things to warm up and bloom, it has been rainy waaaaaay too long lately.

Have fun!!!

maria

oh, how beautiful - i love the bird nests - i would love to join you all - send some picture our way - thanks for the invite - have fun!

love ya, maria - cottage feel -
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Gayle from Vintage Farmhouse

Beautiful! I really enjoy seeing these homes. We have garden tours in our town, but no house tours. Please let me know how this works, maybe I can start something.

Thank you,
Gayle from Vintage Farmhouse

Michelle

Goodness Kim, I've been in such a decorating funk lately and then I come to your blog and I'm all cheered up! I think I'm going to get off this computer and do some furniture moving. It's a cold day in Pa so a perfect day to try and make it more spring like in here.

Have fun hosting the tour! We were on the Christmas home tour in our area this past year and it was such an experience, lots of wonderful memories. I told them I'd love to volunteer and help out in the homes that will be on next year, fun for me without all the cleaning. ;)
Have a great day!
~Michelle

Cindy

Love her antiques and the black accents! Thanks so much for sharing! You will have fun this weekend! Love from Okla, Cindy

Peg

My living room is that same color with black bookcases and cubes. Need new smaller sofa and I love that chair!!!!

LANA BROOKS

Oh how I want to be there!!! But I will be next fall! I love the black, white and brown colours in the rooms. It must be so much fun showing people the house! Kim, I feel like we are friends/sisters, we have so much in common. See you in the Fall! Lana

Sherry

Oh my I wish I were closer. That tour would be incredible. I love the stacked picnic baskets. I have stacks in each room of my house. They hide so much and look great in the process. ~~Sherry~~

La

Have fun, Kim!

Kathy :)

Oh lucky you I wish I could get into every home in America....lol

Have fun at your tour....

I remember Cindy's pretty home....thanks for sharing it with us again....

Have a wonderful week-end Kim,
xo Kathy :)

D. L. Ledbetter

I have been waiting to see pics from the tour----hope there are many more----you are such a tease. Can't wait!!!!

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