We are so thrilled to have another beautiful home for you to tour today as part of our ongoing Parade of Homes Series here At the Picket Fence!
We absolutely adore our friend Doreen from the blog Hymns and Verses. Not only because she inspires us daily with her inspiring creations, but also because she exudes grace and beauty and her faith in God shines through in all she does.
Now, grab that cup of coffee or tea, sit back and enjoy taking the tour of Doreen’s gorgeous home!
I’m so excited today to be here At the Picket Fence! I’ve followed these two girls since before I began my own blog! I was so excited to meet them in person last year at the Haven Conference. I was lucky enough to sit near Vanessa while she watched Heather’s presentation! She was so proud of her sister!
I’m Doreen and I blog at Hymns and Verses, a DIY and home decor blog. Hymns and Verses is also the name of my Etsy shop where I sell home decor items based on song lyrics. I love it when you listen to or see the words of a song, you remember all the memories that go with it!
My home is in Lancaster County, PA, where I live with my husband and my three sons. Last spring we painted the front door and shutters. I have to say, I’m still in love with my blue front door!
My living room was one of the first rooms I made over when I began my blog. The barn door sign that hangs above the sofa is one of my favorite projects.
There is a lot of DIY decor throughout my home – like this hymn page wreath.
I love to decorate with natural elements – like this wire vine topiary on my mantel.
This is a shot from the living room into the dining room.
This is another project piece that I love and we actually use! It’s an old door turned into a family message center. You can see all the details here. This song kept running through my head when we had our first real taste of spring a few weeks ago and I decided to write the lyrics on the chalkboard.
This little cottage style buffet has a real trash to treasure story – isn’t the power of paint amazing!
Some of my favorite pieces of furniture are those that have been passed down through my family. The corner cabinet belonged to my grandmother and my dad had his first meals at the yellow high chair (although it wasn’t yellow then!).
This past winter we did some work in the kitchen area. We updated our cabinets with some trim and paint, build the range hood, and made over the formica counters with concrete.
This eye chart is one of the newer items for sale in my shop!
This is a view of the other side of the kitchen – my antique bucket bench decorated for spring.
I love the outdoors and my back yard almost seems like an extension to my home. Here’s my potting bench made from an old door.
My sister’s Schwinn bicycle circa early 1960’s.
My potting shed shutters and window boxes are the same blue as my front door!
Thanks, again, Heather and Vanessa, for having me today! If you’d like to see more of my home, I’d love for you to come by for a visit at Hymns and Verses.
L.O.V.E. it all!! Ü
Kerry Purcell says
What a beautiful area and a wonderful inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing . . .
Fabulous tour ladies…love Dorren’s beautiful home!!
Thank you so much for the tour, it’s great and I enjoyed it so much! Very charming, lovely and cozy home!
Enjoy your weekend ladies!
Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage says
Hi girls! Love seeing Doreen over here with you. Such a treat to get to see lots of her pretties in one post. I don’t recall seeing her porch or that darling patio set before. And her door turned mail station is an all time fav in all of blog land!
Happy weekend 🙂 Shannon
Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane says
Oh what a fairy tale home!!! And such beautiful photos to boot. I love Lancaster Pa…it is where I went to college back some 30 years ago and never stopped loving all of the captivating farms and countryside. Truly a very special place indeed. The porch and its view are really spectacular! Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!!
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
I just recently found Doreen’s blog and have enjoyed seeing the pictures of her home. She has done a great job! So nice to see her featured here today. I have to go back and check out her concrete counters post now because my husband and I were just discussing some way to update our kitchen counters.
I too loved this tour! What color is your front door?I am redoing my kitchen and would love that on my walls!
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I so love Doreen’s home…the details in her home are so wonderful and I love seeing her outdoor areas…the property is beautiful and such a beautiful sense of serenity…Her home is one that from the moment you approach the front door says a very loving family lives here!!
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
Loved seeing more of Doreen’s home here today! I think I realized how talented she was when I saw her home decorated for Christmas! And I was so delighted to actually meet her last year at Haven.
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Heather and Vanessa, you picked one of my very favorite bloggers! I adore Doreen and her home! Couldn’t you just move right in! What a wonderful, God centered home!!!!
Thanks so much for Parade of Homes! I love seeing every guest’s house! And you picked such a lovely lady and a beautiful home this week!
Love to all 3 of you!
Beautiful Home! Loved everything, Doreen!
I love that your home reflects both your unique decorating style and your faith in God.
At The Picket Fence says
Thank you so much Sharon! Your encouragement words mean so much!