Welcome to our old farmhouse. Over the past year I have learned so much history of this house and the people who lived here. Ninety six years of love, loss, hopes and dreams. Preservation continues and there is always a repair to be done. We are trying to be purest in our preservation as much as we possibly can. I hope you follow along and each week I will try to give you a little history of the house as well as the first owners of the house. I've been lucky enough to find a journal from a Granddaughter who talks about the house as well as her Grandparents. So come follow along and learn about this old house as well as the occupants, old and new.

Monday, February 1, 2016

A Bright and Cheerful Farmhouse Bedroom

Have you ever had a room you just couldn't get right? This was mine!
I think I have it now, when I walk in I just feel happy.
All the bedding and red accessories where in the master bedroom, so one day I just took everything out and stared working in this little space. 
This was the girls room when the house was built, it's the middle bedroom. All the bedrooms were walk through, meaning you could go from one bedroom to another through attached doors.
I think any child would be happy in this room.

Can you imagine how warm the room would have been on a cold day with that big fireplace?

The two plates hanging on the wall were my Mother and Fathers first set of dishes given to them by my Grandmother, these are the only two pieces left.

The old plantation shutters are just leaning against the window, a thrift store find $3.00 for the pair.


Friday, January 29, 2016

The Vessel

Do you ever buy things at yard sales or thrift stores and never end up using them for the intended purpose?
 The story of my life!
I bought this popcorn bowl years ago thought it would be cute for our usual snack. To be honest it was just to heavy to carry around not to mention a storage problem. I really don't think I paid over a $1.00 for it, so no big deal other than it was taking up room.

It did have a little red insert that was much more practical.

Then there was this water cooler with stand I picked up at a yard sale for $1.00. I gave it to Daughter one then Daughter two and they both brought it back. I have a large one in the pantry so I didn't need the smaller one.

There has to be another life for it.

How about a serving vessel?

The lid was made from an old wooden circle from a craft store I had laying around, a wooden knob, a little blue paint. After turning the popcorn bowl upside down and sanding off the writing, I watered down a little black paint, rubbed it on, and a new serving piece!

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Monday, January 25, 2016

The Other Side

A 2012 view of the kitchen. you can see the microwave shelf hanging form the cabinet. I'm guessing that when the kitchen was remodeled the refrigerator sat there. I remember growing up our first refrigerator was very short. I think it was one from the fifties when my parents were newly married. Anyway a modern refrigerator sat beside the self and cabinet, because of the size and took up way to much space.

Making the best of the space you have, 2012.

2016 and yes that is the traveling fireplace mantel. I think she's found her home for life. I used it in a rental on the patio, on my back porch here and then in our outdoor kitchen

We still have lots of work to do, new counter tops and a new/old sink but I expect to finish by spring.

But for now we can still sit and have a big ole bowl of hot soup on cold days and enjoy the work we've gotten done so far.

Until next time.
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