Home Sweet Home

So a few days ago, I told you about the incredible fabric market in Bejiing. Well the curtains and chair covers are finished and up, so I wanted to share a few pictures of the finished product — and take you on a little tour of at least part of our house. (These are the parts of my apartment that I like and feel like home!)

The fabric I chose for our chair covers and curtains.

The finished curtain, and a glimpse of the view out our living room window.

The living room. All of the furniture belongs to the landlord, and it was certainly a blessing not to need to buy all those things!

The decorative touches are my own… a tapestry from India (purchased in China), and a Tibetan scarf.

Our bedroom.

Our dining room, with newly covered chairs thanks to my amazing husband!

There are a few other random things I want to share with you, but we’re having a wedding at our organization today, and I’m the decorating coordinator/flower arranger. I only have 20 minutes until I need to leave, so the other random things will have to wait until later. This has officially become a post only about the way my apartment looks. I’m sorry if you were expecting something more meaningful, like about orphans or something else deep and thoughtful. Sometimes I can’t help it… I’m a girl.

9 thoughts on “Home Sweet Home

  1. Carrie,

    Your apartment is lovely! Thank you for sharing. You have done a super job making it homey.
    Blessings to you and Jacob.
    Alycia
    p.s. is it possible to set up the ND blog comments like this one? I can comment here, but, not on that one.

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  2. Oh gosh! It is gorgeous!!! You really have an eye for that kind of thing. I love the fabric you chose. So pretty!

    It is so warm and cozy, I am thinking about inviting myself for a nice vacation! LOL!

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  3. Carrie, it is beautiful! Thank you for letting us get a glimpse of your home. The fabric is simply beautiful too. I'm pretty sure we have the same duvet cover on our guest bed! Again, good taste! Can I ask about the wood on the wall in the dining room. Is it decorative or does it serve another purpose as well? I'm intrigued by it. I like your vinyl lettering by the way (wink, wink)
    Blessings!

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  4. You're so cute!…you can't be serious all the time. Gotta have some fun and do some girly stuff now and then, too!! 🙂 Love Val's letters up on the wall…great to see it all put together. The fabric is really pretty, too.

    Have a blessed weekend! <><

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  5. @AlyAbox – I need to leave the comments on the other blog as moderated. (i.e. – I have to approve them before they appear.) I'm not sure why you aren't able to comment — it should be no different. Maybe you could have a techie help you out?

    @Valerie – I think the wood paneling is just decorative. It was here when we moved in; it's very Chinese-style!

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  6. I think we all need something light hearted and fun every now and then! personally, I love to see how other people live, especially in other parts of the world. I'm Robyn, by the way, a Georgia girl in the process of adopting a boy, SN, from China. Your blog has enlightened me, encouraged me, and brought me to my knees in prayer more than you will ever know!
    Thank you!

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  7. Carrie, I love the last part of this post about being a girl. Oh, so true.

    The fabric choices are GREAT. I love the curtains and chairs. Way to go! Will you show us pics of the wedding you helped decorate? Pretty Please..

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