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November 02, 2008



Oh, how I love each and every photo. What a delightful way to spend the day.


Those colors make my heart go pitter-patter! What lovely photos - thank you for sharing them with us!

Sharon K

It looks like a wonderful day, and spending it with your sister had to make it even better. Love all the pictures of the first home you went through. The house with all the colors had to be the more modern one I think. Thanks for the walk down the street and in the homes. I enjoyed it so.

Sher's Creative Expressions

Thank you Kim for taking us on the tour with you. I adore all the French toile used and the adorable little bunny lamp sitting on that dresser.



Raised In Cotton

What beauty, I felt like I was strolling along with you:) Thanks for the pictures.


Linda@Lime in the Coconut

Oh My! Gorgeous,stunning...full of character! Looks like it could be in your neighborhood! Sounds like a blast on a Florida fall day! Isn't the weather terrific lately??


What a fun day. I relish the time I get to spend with either of my sisters, and unfortunately, we don't get together often enough.

Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

What a beautifu day filled with so much beautiful color! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Enjoyed the trip!


That was so fun!! Thank you for sharing!


Hi Kim,

Thanks so much for such a beautiful beautiful tour!! I felt like I was there, all the photos were amazing , you just have the best eye! I loved the red sofa one, I wanted to jump right through the screen and open a book. I can feel the breeze from those gorgeous white curtains blowing! gorgeous job sweetie!

btw, Im having my first...GIVE-AWAY...I just posted it, so come say hi, there's lotsa red ;) hope your having a fabulous weekend!

~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

Natalie at FL Home Blog

Hi! This is my first visit to your blog and I am already smitten.

I'm just a ways north from there and hope to make it for next year's tour because your post has made it a must do! :)

Off to check out more,



Hi, Kim!

Beautiful house tour. Beautiful are so talented!



It was fun getting to tag along through this delightful neighborhood with you and your sister through your gorgeous photos! Thanks so much for sharing the day...and I love the way you always gravitate towards the happy colors. :-)


Wow, Kim. Thank you for taking us along. I love St. Petersburg, and Kenwood is such a lovely neighborhood.


What a fun day!! Beautiful home.

Jean Eakin

What a beautiful home tour. Susan's home is so wonderful. Thank you for taking us along.
Have a great evening .
Jean in Virginia


Wow! What fun. And a great way to spend the day with your sister. Thanks for letting us tag along. Beautiful photos!


Mimi Sue

Thank you for taking us with you. I love home tours. We have several in our area for various charities. So much fun. Mimi


Kim, thanks so much for taking us on this fabulous tour. I could spend hours studying each detail. And you KNOW how much I love your photography. Such amazing close ups. I have gotten lots of ideas, thanks again!


Swwwooooon, Kim! That was a great tour, I loved it all. xoxo

Lisa from celebrate CREATIVITY

Wow, what a tour. The photos are wonderful. I really love that kitchen and that beautiful backyard with the pool. It looks so private and peaceful.

Kim Hancock

I love all the photos. Thanks for sharing part of the tour with us!


Thanks for taking me. What a beautiful tour and beautiful day. It hardly seems possible to see such green and all the flowers. Things are beginning to look pretty brown here in Wyoming.

Amy Sutter

Wow what beautiful photos of an amazing home! The painting it breathtaking also!
Amy Sutter


What a wonderful trip. Thanks for such a great tour! Laurie


You always take US to the best places!!!


What a sweet beautiful home! It sounds like the perfect day to me. :)


Susie Homemaker

Hello Kim,
Days spent with a sister are the best, aren't they? My sister and I enjoy each other's company so much...thanks you for taking us on a tour with you...wish my sister was here to share it also.

Best wishes,

Joy at Cupids Charm

Hi Kim!!! You were in my neighborhood!!! And one of the homes on the tour was right across the street from me! My hubby and I were also on the tour. I loved the Donathan home the best. By the time I got there she had a problem with people taking pictures inside her home. I overheard her complaining about it so I did not even ask or try. I was delighted to see your gorgeous pictures. I loved her decorating style and her kitchen was to die for! So glad you enjoyed the tour....wish I had passed you on a sidewalk because I think I would have known you!! ~ xoxo Joy

Susana Avilez

Wow ~I'm in AWW what a beautiful tour- Thank you


OMG what great photos. They were all wonderful. Makes me wanna be there. Loved all the color. Especially liked that red lamp.

Domestic Fashionista

Beautiful home decor! I am so inspired!


A lovely lovely tour. Thank you so much for all the photos.


Oh Kim,

What a wonderful tour! Thanks so much for taking me along. The houses were adorable and I got lots of ideas. Oh no!

Thanks and hugs,


Fun tour, Kim! And oh, how I want that pool! The picture made you want to dive on in and swim about twenty laps or at least float on a raft. ;-)

Cute doxies and cute bugs. Glad you had fun.

I have a friend over there who used to have a house with a secret room. It was the coolest thing ever.

Thanks for sharing,


Susan Ramey Cleveland

Thanks for sharing the tour, Kim. I love the red couch.


Dearest Kim,

I enjoyed your Kenwood tour almost as much as going myself. Thanks for taking the time to take me along. This is really "smelling the roses" to the highest level.
Hugs, Marcy

christy in georgia

oh, thanks for taking us along. it was great!!!!


Kim, thank you so much for taking us along on the tour. Enjoyed it immensely and I too would love to live in Susan's home.


And thank *you* for taking me along on the tour. I adored that first house. Everything seemed so casual, yet classic and elegant.


Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage

What a beautiful home tour.....thank you for sharing your day.......


I've been away from your always-lucsious blog far too long! Good timing today, as you know how much I adore home tours! Fabulous photos Kim! I have a penchant for anything in shades of green like that dreamy door!

Hannah Shaw

Sounds like a very fun trip! I love the photos, you captured everything beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing. I really enjoyed looking at each one. I hope Maggie wasn't too jealous! Have a wonderful day.


Lovely. Thanks for sharing:)


Great tour and beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for sharing with us!!


What an absolute LOVELY walk thru this wonderful neighborhood...and, as usual, your photos were just MAGNIFICENT....
love, bj


What a fun way to spend the day! I love visiting other people's homes and seeing all their lovely decor. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful pictures!

the pleasures of homemaking

That backyard is die for! Love the apple green door! What a fun way to spend the day!


Kathy  :)

Oh Kim I love the Donathan home, that is so my style I could move right in !!!!

Thank you for the tour...

Kathy :)

ps Your secret is safe with me...I won't breathe a word to Maggie (did I ever tell you that was my nickname ??)


Feels like I was there with you!

Thank you for such a nice escape from cleaning my kitchen!!!


Looks like it was wonderful! And i love those colors Too!!!!!



Oh Kim that was so much fun! I found some new ideas too :)


Nicole Ahrens (Donathan)

Hello! I just took a peek at your blog and I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the wonderful pictures of the Kenwood Home tour. Susan is my mother and I am her biggest fan. She has an amazing eye for beauty and is a super creative lady! Thanks for showcasing their home.

Jules from The Roost

What a beautiful day for a beautiful tour! Very inspiring :)

Art Cant Hurt

The green in your post may possibly get me through the month of November! In this frigid-land-called-Indiana our color is almost gone and I'm missing it terribly!
I'm loving the bingo balls ala flower vase. Have to try that!
Thank you for sharing!
Take care!
p.s. HI Maggie!


looks like a very nice day out. hope you have a lovely week!


Hi Kim,
What a wonderful tour...the home was very warm and inviting!


Thank you so much for sharing! These pictures were awesome! I love old houses and decorating! I felt like I was walking around with you!
God Bless you!

Julia (honorary Kenwood resident)

Hello from Delaware! Thank you for sharing your photos. I love BungalowFest but this year I couldn't come. :( I missed being part of such a great event. I was there in spirit however, I wore my t-shirt from last year's event all day on Saturday. My mom, CeCe Keeton, said it was the best she's seen. I miss everyone and I'll see you in December. xoxo

Becky from Tennessee

Oh Kim, thank you for taking us on your tour.
What an absolutely amazing oasis that I can only dream about. I loved the shower curtain.....wish I knew where she got it. BEAUTIFUL!! Would love to have that in my bathroom. Thanks for sharing and we won't tell sweet little Maggie that
"other" doxies got to go with their Mom's. LOL! Becky

mary carroll

Oh what FUN! Thank you so much for taking us along in this wonderful tour, Kim. :)


Hi Kim,
I love historic home tours so really enjoyed tagging along. Your pics were wonderful! :-)

Susan  (

Hi Kim,
I love historic home tours so really enjoyed tagging along. Your pics were wonderful! :-)


The Donathan home is beautiful! I love all of those photos! Thanks for posting them! And thank you to the owners for letting you do so. I love home tours...


Oh what fun! I love the tour...and I love the houses!

Thank you for taking us along with you!


Sweet Cottage Dreams

I love taking tours through the lens of your camera. Such gorgeous photos and plenty of inspiration. Thank you!!

I reeeealllly like her red floral sofa!!!


Betty Jo

Kim your photos are so gorgeous and bring such life to me. Someday the rain will stop and the sun will shine for me again too, just as a dear friend said it would!


SO pretty!!!


thank you for the tour, love the outdoor pics & the cute sunroom & the POOL, take me away :)


Wow! Your photographs are always breath taking, striking colors and awesome choice of detail. Such a lovely home, the garden is beautiful, the decor is warm and welcoming. I especially love those little white flowers, window treatments and brightly-colored cars. So much to look at. Thank you for sharing.

I see Maggie got to go along too :)


Oh Kim, what a fabulous tour! Thank you!


Terri Takacs

OMG ~ I was So surprised to be scrolling down and see my sofa!!! I thought I was the only one in the world that had that red floral sofa!!!

renee finberg

wow, you have great composition (in the pictures).

beautiful shots, i wanna be there !


Refreshingly charming

Flor Larios

I love flea markets as well and you are right I sometimes feel like a found a treasure.


I was there too!

I met you at one of the great homes on the tour as you were photographing a lovely room full of the owner's paintings.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful world of color, photography and living life with joy!

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