That's how I feel about Deborah Peterson Milne's Dumbwit Tellher.
The postings are few and far between, but when one pops up, it is imaginative, heartfelt, and original. Every photo chosen is considered and special. It is not a cookie cutter blog.
Having said that, I want to share some photos of the home of Dumbwit Tellher. I asked Deborah to tell me something about the house she decorated.
Deborah writes: "I'm not 100% sure what to say other than yes..the house is for sale.
We moved here just shy of four years ago from Seattle. We are now empty-nesters and selling the house means we can finally start living our dream, and that is moving to Scotland. Then as you know from reading my blog, we both lost our moms this year.
So..making a change is what we hope for. We just sold our motorcycles, next the cars, stuff will go in storage & we will be off to beautiful, cold, rainy Aberdeen.
Sound crazy...just maybe!! Life is short and I want no more regrets because that shopping bag is over-flowing!"
I spy a fab wheat sheaf coffee table - maybe Deb will sell the furniture too!
She also says: "Each item has a story and a history and very often a few coats of paint. I call our home the house that eBay built."
Love this bedroom - check out the side table lamps - very Emily Henderson!
I love the personal style of this home, and I think it is move-in ready for a young buyer, or a buyer young at heart. I feel a kindred spirit in Deborah. We share many of the same decor choices.
After seeing so many Cote de Texas style Houston homes, this Houston house is unique and refreshing.
It's a good size home with several bedrooms and bathrooms, and wonderful yard with a pool.
Deborah sent me a photo of a guest bathroom after she read my post about fabric HERE
It turns out we both use the same source, and used the same fabric for a DIY project.
Deborah has done so many great projects in her home. She knows how to swing a paint brush!
If you did not know that Deborah and her husband Graham are empty nesters you would think a Lonny/Rue/Domino young cutie pie blogerator did up this house. The decor is very young at heart, but filled with the wisdom of someone who has lived long enough to utilize and balance color and vintage eras.
It's funny how we attach a certain age to certain decor. Like older folks use antiques and refined serious schemes, and younger people use flea market finds, fun, and color.
When I first started posting photos of my home, many readers thought I was young. And I am very youthful at heart and in my mind's eye ha ha, though old in years with the wisdom to be confident.
I see confidence in Deborah's choices. Love too. And great attitude. This is a woman who clearly makes delicious lemonade from tart lemons.
You can read her own personal story about her home HERE. Many of you already have. But go read it again, and if you haven't discovered Dumbwit Tellher, add it to your blog list.
And we are both Jacked up! Go HERE to see why!
And if you are in the market for a house in Houston, get in touch with Deborah. Besides getting the fantastic decor, you will be getting a home infused with love and good vibrations that will enhance your new life in this house with those very same qualities. And make her an offer to buy the furniture too!
Please send me your house stories and photos. I love sharing and showing Readers Projects.