Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Our Humble Abode

As promised, here are some photos of our new little apartment. I've never posted so many photos before, so keep scrolling!

Here is my favorite little addition -- the baker's rack/workstation. As you see in the next pic, counterspace is at a minimum, so this gives me that plus storage. And it is so cute! My She-Woman poster at the top gives me inspiration to make Ramen Noodles and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. :)

Below: pretty basic. I'd like to point out my "bon appitit" wall art (from a rummage) and chicken basket from 10,000 Villages (anybody else shop there? It is a favorite of mine!).

I can't believe I am posting a picture of my bathroom, but it is kind of a cool room in its own merit, and I am into the black and white. I call this room "West Side Potty". Not really.

Above: the slightly messy-still living room, featuring my new couch pillows, thanks to Johanna and Mandy and my sister Emily's version of "Starry Night" on top of the bookshelf. That is one of my favorite works of art ever. Please ignore the Ohio State Gnome on the side table. That is Josh's funny tricksterness. He moves the gnome around and hides it in the house. And he won't let the trash can be a hiding place. :(

Bedroom, with the bed neatly made up by my mom and Misty. Also, they selected the artwork to display, and I think it looks great. My house hasn't ever looked so "Pottery Barn"! And it was mostly done with what I had on hand!

This display is on the gorgeous sideboard table that we found at a rummage several years ago. My mom had the inspiration to put this bench on top (it was formerly in our hallway -- there are no hallways here!). I love it! Atop is the "Shicasso" version of "Girl with Sailboat" by Shea (pictured in the last post holding a light bulb above her head). Again, I love it that I have windows. As much as I had it good at the last apartment, we just were a bit short in the window department.

Thank you for touring the Neisler Family homestead. Now please pray about visiting us here!


brittany said...

CUTE place! Thanks for sharing it w/ us. Everyone is dying to know if you got the job at the book store! How'd the interview go?

Anonymous said...

O MY WORD!!!!! SO cute!!!!! I LOVE that baker's rack, and all the cute stuff on it- is so cute!!!! Love the red!!!! Thank you so much for showing us- you made my day!

The quilt on your bed is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Gret-Adorable! you did a great job with the white walls....showcasing the "pops" of color around. I absolutely love it love it! Great ideas. My friends are the coolest.

GloryandGrace said...

Same baker's rack you'll find upon visiting my humble abode!!!

Amber said...

Wow, I didn't know 10,000 Villages had more than one store location! I am a friend of gloryandgrace's and was admiring the baker's rack that I would "find upon visiting [her] humble abode" also when I noticed the comments about one of my favorite little stores! I live in Connecticut, so it just struck me and I had to comment on it. Kinda random, I know.

Nice place, btw. Welcome to Louisville, home of one of my best friends in the whole world!

Steph said...

You're on line faster than I thought! I like your new place - very cute! hey since you are on now, I'll tag you too for the ABC's. I got it from Sara's site.

megan said...

thanks for the tour of your new house. it looks really cute. i'm glad to see you found a place for your kithen aid mixer in your kitchen. it is a staple in a kitchen!

all the decorating looks really cute too. it looks like you have already converted your new place into a "home".

did you get the bookstore job? just wondering

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the positive feedback, everybody! Sara, I just thought you would probably like the red! I am red with envy over all your cutie stuff.

Geen -- no, you are the coolest

Grace -- was this humble baker's rack from Tarjay?

Amber -- nice to meet you! I know, I was amazed to hear that it is a chain. I think you can pick up a store locater map in the store. When I knew I was moving here, I checked to see if there was one of these in town, and yep, there is! I just have to find it now!

Steph, thanks for the tag. It may be a couple days before I can post on that, as I have some others I must do first.

Meg -- I'm with you on the Kitchen Aid. I refused to put that item into storage! Of course, I'm not the daily-cookie-baking Betty Crocker that you are, but that is because I would be as wide as a house if I were!

Concerning jobs -- I'm still in the market, as it were. I know the Lord will provide!

Julie said...

HI, boy do we miss you here at the store. I have to do A.G. next week, a birthday party and H.P the next. All by myself. Maybe its time for a trip home? Just wanted to let you know your missed. Enjoy your cute place and exploring a new neighborhood.

Setrn said...

thanks for sharing, I hope we can visit sometime!

Anonymous said...

Your place is adorable!!! Can you please come and do a "FreeStyle" makeover on my house? (Have you ever watched that show?--they go to someone's house and redecorate a room all with things they already own--very cool!)I would love the Gretchen touch in my place. :-)

Janet said...


Your new place looks GREAT! We miss you so much! I walked in the front tonight with with Cede and wished we could knock on your door to say "hello". Guess we didn't do that enough when you were so close. Love you and miss you!

Anonymous said...

It looks so great! I can't wait to see it in person. See you soon.

Anonymous said...

What a doll apartment! Love those colors. Praise the Lord for answered prayer. YOU GOT YOUR JOB!!!!!!!! YEAH! Blessing on you and Josh. I know God has great things in store for you both.
John & Shawn :)

Donettesmom said...

Grethcen It is so good to see that some of the girls I met are going on with the Lord. there are so many getting off places in life. I will be praying for you and hubby as you
enter this new "phase" of life! We so enjoyed Dr. Mohler at the NANC conference in IN this year. We go through Louisville on the way to see family. We'll yell hey as we go thru next time!! Am blessed by your blog!!