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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Little Peek At My Lexington Abode

I guess you're wondering where I'm at and why I've not posted since last Thursday. I'm out of town again in Lexington.  Seems like I'm here more and more often.  I've not shown you any photos yet of the small house that we have here, so I thought I'd give you a few peeks.  Warning: Sorry for the poor photo quality...no editing software here.

It's a nice little single family dwelling on a golf course.  Perfect for us to get away and not have the hassle of a hotel.

This is the family room/dining room combo.  I keep everything to a minimum here so there's not so much upkeep (dusting!).  Not a lot of accessories of tchotchkes.  I have a housekeeper come in only a couple times a month.

 It's very comfortable and remember I said it beats a hotel room.

 I even have an upright piano in this place.  This was the piano I played on at my church when I was a little girl.  We bought it from the church many years ago.  It still has the best sound of any piano I've played.

 One of my husband's favorite pieces here is the custom mirror that says "Private Bar".  We are in horse country you know.

This is a vintage rosewood bar cart that I've had for a long time.  It's so old it even has rubber around the wheels.

I'm not sure you can see it, but I used Wall Words here to say "Le fruit de l'espirit est l'amour".

This is a little area in the kitchen.  This was the first French wine tasting table that I ever purchased.

This is the master bedroom.

I have a pair of these vintage capiz shell mini boudoir lamps that I just love.

Many of your have seen this colorful toile that I have on the master bath window over the tub.

 I couldn't get any kind of descent photo of the piece of antique stained glass that I have over the tub.

 And, finally this is the second bedroom.  I used a bed crown that I had in storage and added a murano glass chandy.

And there you have my home away from home whenever I am in Lexington.


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Sooner Laura said...

Wow, Kim, how nice to have this little 2nd home in addition to your beautiful main home. I think a place like this that is very minimalist is refreshing and peaceful. It allows you to rest more than your large home where there is always something else to be done.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

How awesome you have a pretty getaway, Kim!

My little sister graduated from UK and I know (knew at least) Lexington very well.

How NICE you have a true home to go to during race season!

My tea society friends are getting together there this year and I had a committment so had to decline and I have been pouting ever since.

I have a closet full of beautiful tea hats!

Beautiful home.

NanaDiana said...

I like the fact that it is simple and easy. That way you can get away and not have to worry about fussing to do this or that-or have to think about rearranging things all the time. We used to have a live aboard boat that we spent summers on and it was one of the times I truly relaxed. Everything had it's place and once the spruce up was done I was free to read and relax and just breathe. I can see that is what you probably do there, too- xo Diana

Sarah said...

Kim, how fun to have a little get away in Lexington. I agree, best to keep things simple when it's a second home. Thanks for the peek. Lexington is a beautiful spot. Oh, and that mirror would be a favorite for me too.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kim, what a lovely retreat! This beats a hotel any day! I am sure that you have enjoyed making it your "home away from home". Beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very nice, Kim! It's great you have a place of your own to stay in when you are in Lexington. I do love that valance in your bathroom. I have some of that fabric myself and used it in little projects. I just love it!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

That is so nice to have....a little place away from home! When we went to Paris we rented an apartment for that reason....no one coming in daily and more privacy. I am in love with the wine tasting table!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Well, I was wondering when you would share this beautiful Lexington getaway with us....such a beautiful place to relax and unwind...love the wine tasting table and that cute tea cart....have a wonderful week Kim!

Bliss said...

It still has the touch of "Kim" just on a smaller scale. Bet it feels like home and a vacation all rolled in to one each time you stay.


S H Elliott said...

Yea! For Lexington. I graduated from Transylvania, in the historic area of old Lexington, and did my junior year abroad program in southern France ...en Provence. Mon coeur est déjà là! I teach college French now....and save some of your posts for my students. Merci pour les voyages virturelle. Sheila from MyKentuckyLiving.wordpress.com

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