View Full Version : The home of Elvis, JD, Yertle and TimTam

06-22-2004, 12:24 PM
Hi guys! Welcome to Elvis and JD's home! Come on in!
We live in an apartment in Queens, NY.

Here's the entrance hallway, as you come through the door:


Directly to the left is the kitchen:

It's one of those long and narrow kitchens. :rolleyes:


When you come out of the kitchen, you pass this little niche into the dining room area. On the very bottom shelf, I have a pic of my sweet little Charlie, who is no longer with us.


My dining room table is the official drop off station when I get home. I keep asking the kitties to do me a favor and straighten it up for me, but every night when I return from work, it's still a mess. I think I may have to actually tackle this mess myself.


More coming!

06-22-2004, 12:32 PM
That's the living room, which is across from the dining room:

Another angle:

Sorry, the kitties are not being very good hosts. It's their naptime:
http://img.ranchoweb.com/images/thelmalu99/jdzzz.jpg zzzzzzzz.......

http://img.ranchoweb.com/images/thelmalu99/elvissleeponcouch.jpg zzzzzzzzz......

In the other corner of the living room, behind that tall plant, is my "office" area:

http://img.ranchoweb.com/images/thelmalu99/compscreen.jpg :D

More to come!

06-22-2004, 12:49 PM
Elvis is up, and wants to say hi, "Hello Pet Talk People! Welcome to our home-sweet-apartment! Can you please remind our momma to stop by Petco and pick up a new refill for our scratchy-toy-thingy? Thanks!"


Back through the dining room to "the orange hall". I just recently painted in here, so the walls are still bare. I plan to hang pics of family and friends in here. Please ignore the black stuff on the floor. It's carpet glue, which apparently isn't coming out without a good sanding!


First door to the left is the bathroom:
I know that orange line isn't straight, but we have a lot of lovely wires up and down the corners of our NY apartments, and I followed the line of the wire. *shrugs*

06-22-2004, 12:54 PM
Unfortunately because I am on dial up I cannot see many of the photos in these threads, because there are just too many and it will take about two hours to load them all. :( Is there any other way I can see the photos? Can you post them as links so I can click on them, so that those with slow connections can see the photos too? I really want to see them LOL! :p

06-22-2004, 12:56 PM
Eucalyptus makes the bathroom smell so nice!

Hey, look who's in here having a swim! It's TimTam! He's an excellent swimmer:

"Hey, JD, what's that crazy turtle doing in momma's bathtub?"

"I don't know, but this water is nice and cool! I'm having a sip!"

"Hey, good idea! You're smarter than you look!"

Got a few more. Hang tight!

06-22-2004, 01:05 PM
Ok, leaving the bathroom, and back down the orange hall:

To the left is a closet, straight ahead is the guest room:

...And to the right is my room, but I'm not going to show you too much, cause it's a mess. I have been clearing out closets and stuff, so you can imagine. I want to paint in here soon, and of course, take care of that peeling paint above the windows.

06-22-2004, 01:09 PM
Thanks for stopping by! We'll miss you!


Here's the view from the window:
Empire State Building, Citicorp Building (In Queens), and Chrysler Building. All the way to the left, we used to be able to see the WTC towers. :(

06-22-2004, 01:22 PM
Nice apartment!! Love the orange color - goes so well with the cats! ;)

06-22-2004, 01:24 PM
WOW no wonder I couldn't load the photos, they are HUGE! Next time you post photos, can you resize them smaller so they can load faster? They are very big. I was finally able to see them. I closed MSN and started IE. :) Your house is LOVELY! Now that I am back to work perhaps I can add a little something cute to my home as well. I love all your decorations. Very nice. I especially loved the photo of the kitter cats with Yertle in the tub, and the water movements from lapping.

06-22-2004, 01:25 PM
I love your apartment, and what a beautiful view you have!

I really love that color you are using here:

I want to paint my entrance hall, and I think it would really look great in there! Fact is, my whole house could use a paint job. I do love that color!!

Thanks for inviting me into your beautiful home!


06-22-2004, 01:35 PM
I love the orange hall!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D your apartment is gorgous!

06-22-2004, 02:35 PM
You have a very nice home. I love all of your earthy accents... pillows, pottery, candles, etc. Do you ever go to Pier 1 ... I bet you would LOVE that store!

I also like your orange hallway ... it looks very nice, and the turtle in the tub is adorable!!!:D

06-22-2004, 02:39 PM
Love the orange hallway and the little furry hosts and the cozy, friendly kitchen ... Heck, I love your home. Thanks for sharing with us!

06-22-2004, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by thelmalu99

http://img.ranchoweb.com/images/thelmalu99/elvissleeponcouch.jpg zzzzzzzzz......

Looks like it will be a while before Elvis leaves the building....

I don't think he'll be off the couch for a long time!:)

Great picture!!!

06-22-2004, 03:53 PM
Thanks for the tour of your beautiful apartment. I really enjoyed seeing all of your fur and furless kids too.:)

06-22-2004, 04:15 PM
Great tour Thelma - your apartment is so light and airy - I love it. I too adore the orange walls in the hallway - in our first apartment I painted the hallway orange and everyone thought I'd gone mad - it was 1970! I thought it was soooo cool!

I adore your 'nick nacks', pictures and cushions they give your apartment such a 'lived in' look.


06-22-2004, 04:36 PM
what a COOL apartment, and right in the heart of the city, Loved the tour and seeing your view, amazing, I have always wanted to visit NY, thanks for sharing and seeing those cute kitties was the icing on the cake, they are so adorable.!!!

06-23-2004, 10:44 AM
Thanks, everyone!

I have also enjoyed everyone else's homes here.
This house tours thing was an excellent idea!

I'm off to visit some more homes! :D

06-24-2004, 01:17 PM
Thanks for the tour, Thelma, Elvis, JD, Yertle and TimTam:D What a fabulous apt. and lovely home, Thelma! Oh, you've made me homesick for NYC! I love your colors and furnishings; a perfect match for the critters:D And what a view! Those pictures of Yertle swimming and the kitties taking a sip of tub water were the best:D Thanks for the invite!:) Sandra

06-24-2004, 01:56 PM
Oh wow, what a view!!! And I love the orange hall!

I enjoyed seeing the kitties drink from the turtle's water - too funny!

You have a very nice home and I love your decorations and knick knacks, thanks for the tour.

06-24-2004, 02:32 PM
you have a wonderful Apartment!!!

Thanks for the tour!

06-24-2004, 03:14 PM
Beautiful! I really, really liked the tour of your home. I love the colour in the hallway, it really wakens the place up. Lovely!!

06-25-2004, 06:48 AM
I absolutely LOVE that mirror in the first picture!!
Thank you for the tour. :D

06-25-2004, 06:56 AM
Thanks for the tour of your most beautiful apartment! It is so bright and airy and cozy!! Of course the pictures of the kitties and turtle were just perfect! :) Richard, your comment was so appropriate! LOL! I have a tea light candle holder just like yours (you have two sitting there together) and mine came from Pier One so I am guessing you got yours there too.
Don't they have nice things! I love the view of the NYC skyline! Everything was so pretty!!. Thank you for inviting us in and please apologize to the kitties if we disturbed their naptime. ;)

06-26-2004, 12:21 AM
Um....can I come LIVE in your guest room?? I love your place so much, Thelmalu! Wow...its just like I'd imagined NY living...way cute and way fun!

I love those pictures of the turtle swimming and the kitties drinking. :)

06-27-2004, 04:05 AM
sooooo wonderful......loved best" the pictures of the cats and the great ny view.....always makes me homesick!

06-29-2004, 08:09 AM
I've never been to NY before! Your home is beautiful and I just love the Orange Hall! I don't know if I'd ever have the guts to paint that color. Your so very bold and I love it!

Thanks again for inviting me in:D Give the kitties a belly rub for me.

06-29-2004, 08:44 AM
ThelmaLu... it is SOOOO you! Just as I would have imagined it! Great pictures too! Wow.. turtle soup for the furkids :rolleyes: