Thursday, April 22, 2010

Claudia's House

When I had first planned our trip to the Denver Hook-in, I thought we would be staying in a hotel, but Tonia's best friend Claudia lives there and we were able to stay in her beautiful home instead. She allowed me to snap some pictures that I'd like to share with you here. She had a ton of wonderful hand-stitched alphabet samplers displayed throughout the entry area.

This is a needle felted pillow  of a willow tree that Tonia brought to her as a gift. I think I'd like to make one for myself too! Cute, huh?

Her fun bookshelves that had all the books turned around backwards - what a clever and original way to diplay them! She says she knows exactly which each one is even without the covers on them.

Glass cloches on the piano.

These are the guest rooms where we slept.

Such a wonderful comfortable home where we were made to feel very welcome. Thank you so much for your hospitality Claudia & Kendell!


Nedra said...

The house is so YOU, that I know you had a wonderful time staying there. Beautiful home.
I just gave away two of my alphabet samplers to a girlfriend this weekend. They have been in the closet since we moved to St. G. and I figured they would at least be put to good use.

Kim said...

How lucky to get to stay in a beautiful comfortable home as opposed to an impersonal hotel. I'm sure that added lots to the trip.

Diane and Kelly said...

Hi Gayle,
What a cozy spot and so much nicer than a hotel.

Second Hand Chicks

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
Thanks for sharing the lovely home. The samplers are wonderful and I love that four poster bed.
Pug hugs :)

The Wool Cupboard said...

Gayle ~ Teriffic pictures, as usual! WOW! I'd love to have that many wonderful samplers. What a beautiful home, and I know you enjoyed your visit.

Karen said...

I can understand why you felt so comfortable in your friend's home. I especially like the headboard with the cross stitch pictures on it.

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Wow, how nice of eher to allow you to stay there. What a beautiful home she has too.

Lori said...

So much nicer than a hotel!!