Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Welcome to the launch of The Queenly Abode

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by my first blog ever. I started this blog so that I could share some of my ideas and talents with all of you. I have enjoyed being a "Domestic Engineer" for the past 26 years. I now feel it is time to change career paths and go into my lifelong passion of being an Interior Decorator. Before we get into showing some of my design ideas however, let me introduce you to my family.

This is little ole me sporting my new hat that I bought for myself on Christmas.
This is my son Caleb, last summer while on vacation in Toronto Canada. He is in his third year of college and is studying to be a molecular-biologist. He is also an awesome keyboardist. More on that later.
This is Caleb backstage at one of his bands concerts being goofy in front of the camera.

This is my husband Darryl, the love of my life for 26 years now and I at Christmas 2010.

Everybody say cheese!

This is the true king of the house. Our other son Toby, before the grooming began.

This is the aftermath effects of such grooming.

This is the other Queen of the house, Gracie before grooming.

Post grooming and sulking a bit I might add. She doesn't like the groomers very much.

And last but not least, this is our cat Lyric who thinks that we are just short term renters in the house that he lives in.

Now that we have been formerly introduced, let me show you some pictures of our home sweet home.

These were taken right after we had it painted and new shutters installed.

We planted these while my husband was in Toronto working last year. What a wonderful surprise it was for him to come home too after being stuck in Canada for the entire winter.

Here are some of the things I am into right now.


These are my first tassels. They were so much fun to make.

These are my chefs in the kitchen. They help me make ingredient decisions.
This is our shelf that sits above our kitchen desk with my collection of grape plates.
Decoration on top of our Bombay chest. Simple items that make a bold statement.
This arrangement is above our TV armoire in the family room. The picture to the right is one that I got from my grandmother. I have no idea how old it is, but I love and cherish it.
My first frame that I decorated, I really enjoyed this, it's so easy. I used scrapbook paper for the background and hot glued the letter onto the glass to produce a 3D effect. The frame was a gift on our 25th wedding anniversary.

This is our coffee table.
This is our new chair we purchased recently. I love the fabric. I made the round pillow from a foam pillow form that I got from Hobby Lobby and upholstery fabric that was leftover from another project.

The buffet in the dining room,oops you can see my bread machine.
That's better. This is a good view of our Tuscan themed wall mural.

Gotta go for now. Hope you enjoyed our first time together here. Next time I will showcase some of the other arts and craft projects I have worked on including my decorative wine bottle creations.



  1. I can tell that you are a very talented person. I love your decor, your family, and your pets. I can't wait to see more of the things you are inspired to create.
    Congratulations on your first blog. You are on your way to living in the cyber world of blogging. Enjoy the ride!

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging! I'm sure you're going to have loads of fun with it!


  3. you are invited to follow my blog

  4. Hi Regina, I'm glad you found my blog. Thanks for introducing us to your family. Let me welcome you to blogland! You will find it amazing and inspirational; there are so many very talented women with blogs who share their ideas and talents.
    I've always wanted to be in interior design and have often talked about taking an online course. But currently I'm the wedding coordinator at our church and I just started a vintage/antique business and make and sell things on etsy. So, maybe I'll fit it in sometime in the future. Let me know how the classes are going and if you find it worthwhile.
    Keep in touch.
    ~ Julie

  5. Hi Regina,
    Welcome to Blogland! Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comment. =) Love your house and those tassles, so pretty! Can't wait to see more! ((Hugs)) Liz

  6. You have a beautiful home. Welcome to Blogland and I am sure everyone will enjoy seeing your projects and decor! Thanks for your recent visit to my blog:)

  7. You should try selling on Etsy. You have so many beautiful things and I may be interested in buying some of them. Can't wait to see what else you are creating.

  8. I love your little yorkie! I use to have a yorkie as well.

    Your house is BEAUTIFUL and so are your flowers! My goodness! You've inspired me to go dig in my dirt! haha!