Thursday, March 20, 2014

Almost just like the last one. Oh well!

CORDS a no no.

I really like this shot
   I was looking for something in my office and as I went through the desk drawer I found a CD photo card. The title was, "Uncle Boogers Big House, 2009." The photos were taken by my niece Elizabeth. Youngest daughter of my dear sister, Delores. Elizabeth has turned out to be quite the picture taker. When these pictures were taken she was just staring out. I guess I almost have to offer a reason for the name of the CD, You see I grew up in a very large family. I had 5 brothers and one sister. Of which, I was the youngest. When my father would go off to work, he would tell all the older kids to take care of the little Booger. Thus, my nick name, that has stuck around for over 60 years. My nieces find it cute and I don't really mind as they are only giving me there love. It was really funny once when I had my sisters middle daughter, Linda, at Nieman Marus looking for a wedding dress. My sister divorced when the kids were young, she had three daughters. She never remarried so I became like a father figure to them. Went to watch the cheer at ball games, watched them go to there proms and yes, helped them pick out and plan there weddings. Linda was on a platform in the St.Louis Nieman Marcus Wedding section, with a very smart looking dress. I had picked it and it was real pale pink. I suggested she wear pink and the bridesmaids wear white. She did, they did and it was very unique for the time. Anyhow, Linda said to me, in front of the stuffy saleslady,"What do you think,Uncle Booger?" It was a moment.
  Anyhow I know I posted last week of some pictures that I snapped from around the house. These are somewhat the same but are more full views of the rooms. Some things have stayed the same and some things are different. I had people ask for more room views, so here you are. Please come take a tour anytime. Uncle Booger and Sissy Dog will be delighted to show you around. I will always leave the lights on and Sissy  will meet you with a jump and a kiss.

Notice the antique box fan to the right!

Every room has a door to the outside and one of these beautiful screen doors. 

The sun was coming in bright here.

I added this picture so you can see how big the windows are, over 9 foot, all the way to the floor.

This is a good shot of the chandelier there are two cranberry glass.

This shot shows the flow of the house and the front hall

Taking room pictures is much harder than taken a picture of a person. I think she did a good job on her first try.

The dining room chandelier, we call it the little Booger, it is only 5 foot tall and has 24 lights. 


Ann said...

I do hate cords in the photos--my hubby does not really get my phobia about it. Your home is exquisite and I would love to visit. The windows are beautiful along side your niece.


So nice to visit your 'palace' again my friend!!! I have missed you very much. I hope all is well with you.
Now I'm going back to admire each room and all your exquisite decoration. Have a happy spring and a great weekend.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, your niece really captured the beauty of your home, Richard. Those ceilings and borders are so elaborate and beautiful, and of course all your furnishings are too. I enjoyed reading your history. Has spring shown it's face in Clarksville yet? It hasn't found us here yet but I will wish you a happy spring.

Divine Theatre said...

Hello Loves!
I just fall into each photograph...the details are so perfect!

Love and hugs to my Sissy!


Andie and Company

Unknown said...

You have done it again! what photos, evey detail in every room pops out in the photos. Your nieces and sister should be proud of what you have done. An inspiration to all of us, I took a few moments during my break at work to look at them. It is hard look and exit out. It transports us to a beautiful world, in a different time when things were so different and georgeous. I love your nick name I got such a laugh i'm still laughing Have a beautiful day with your wonderful companion your Sissy.

Curtains in My Tree said...

OH Uncle Booger
I love all the pictures even with the cords and the fan.
I am so glad your niece called your Uncle Booger in Nieman Marcus. I won't go in there any more,if they are so uppity why are they working to serve the public???? really
I won't go to the Louis Vuitton store at Frontenac-Mall anymore because of that also
Your house is a dream for a poor girl raised in a 4 room house with 5 other people


molly- See you downtown said...

Always love pictures of your decorated home and it's treasures, Richard. Thank you for the online visit.

Tama said...

You have got just the MOST beautiful house and gorgeous things! Every time I look at your blog I wonder how you keep it so pretty and clean, too! I would dust all day long, haha!

Susan said...

Holy jumping jarazzafrass, Richard. What a show piece your home is.

Oh, that statue! Those chandies! The exquisite mirror above the mantle.

Oh Lordy, Lordy, Lord Lord Lord would I have fun touring your house!

Fabulous. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing it with us. Susan

Anonymous said...

Love the larger-view photos! There's always a new angle, another detail that I haven't seen before.

Last week, I was in your state ... made it as far as Popular Bluff, but I couldn't get all the way to Clarksville for a tour.

I'm determined to see your house, but meanwhile this is the next best thing. Thanks so much for sharing!