There is only a 2 1/2 year age difference between me and my #4 sister, Jan. We did everything together growing up in rural Alabama.
After G-Man and I married, we moved to Virginia, then California, then Mississippi. Visits were few and far between during those 20 years.
Moving back to Alabama six years ago has allowed us to get together more often. We discovered that separation hadn’t caused us to skip a beat…we picked up right where we left off.
Jan has always said that it was probably a good thing that we didn’t live close together. We would have stayed in trouble!! We can definitely make some noise - mostly hysterical laughing. When the other four sisters, my brother, our spouses, kids, etc., are added to the mix, it can be pure chaos! But, we love fiercely, laugh hardily, and we can harmonize like crazy!! I thank God daily that He chose them to be my siblings! He is good!
Caroline, Alex, Mason, and I went to Aunt Jana’s for a quick overnight visit on Thursday. Sister # 1 and sister # 3 came over and spent time with us, also.
Jan’s design aesthetics are very similar to mine. I took a few “snippet” photos while I was there that I thought I would share.
This is the lovely bedroom that Caroline and I shared.
I adore the arrangement on the antique side table.
This gorgeous print in the bedroom belonged to our parents.
Alex and Mason got to stay in this pretty room.
This lovely tablescape is in the formal living room.
The bakers rack, also in the formal living room, holds a few of her blue and white pieces and family photos. That is her precious grand daughter, Sophie, on the second shelf.
This photograph was taken while her beautiful daughter Emily and husband, Ilya, were in Russia visiting his parents.
Jan and her handsome husband Rick at one of their travel destinations.
In the breakfast nook, this bird condo is just too cute!
Our talented brother made the rustic cabinet. I wish you could see more of it!
I love this green bench in the breakfast area.
This cookie jar was in the kitchen at our childhood home. It is lovely in Jan’s kitchen now.
She made this incredible seashell mirror. I am sooo jealous!!!
The top of the mirror is great.
Jan picked up a lot of these shells while visiting Emily and Ilya in Florida.
***Jan is the type of sister who will often give you something if you say you like it. Maybe, I should share with her just how very, very, much I love this mirror!!!! JK, I wouldn’t…would I????
I hope you enjoyed the mini tour!!!