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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.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Triple Post

I would like to thank both our hosts for these parties, and
remind everyone to visit and get some really great ideals.
I am also going to try and answer a few questions or show a
picture, since I have been bad and not answered questions
individually, I don't know where my time goes. I would also
like to Thank everyone for your gracious and kind comments
and all your encouragement it means the world to me!!!
This is a full view of the pepper grinder I used on my
Tuscany tablescape.
I had several people commenting on my cloche, they
thought it might be an antique because of the air
bubbles in it. It's not!!! I bought it several years ago
at Big Lots.
This is a larger picture of my wine rack. Yes it is shaped
like a cello, it holds ten bottles of wine. It was a gift
from my DH a couple of years ago for Valentines Day.
As you can tell I like unusual stuff, and take my word
for it you will be seeing more!! Once again Thank You
for your interest.
Now for my first Thrifty find. I have no ideal what this is.
I found it at the thrift store for .50 and just couldn't pass
it up. Looks like it may have been some sort of drying rack.
After a few new spindles on the bottom and a little stain,
not to bad. But the question will be asked, (what is that
thing)?
Well it could hold extra dishes and linens.
Let me think of something else I could do with it.
My next find was a .25 tassel. Way to plain for me!!!
See I told you I knew what this thing was. Simple, it holds
guest towels .
Now I can live with this tassel.
I know I said last Sunday I would show you the completed
facelift to one of my guest bathrooms. But as construction
goes, it didn't all go this week. So I am going to show you a
sneak peek, at some of whats gone on. So here we go!!!
This was the beautiful stick on tile we had before!!!
Sorry I didn't mean to hurt your eyes twice.
This is what I am living with now.
This my dear friends is the cottage cheese off the ceiling.
And if you think this is ugly, you would not have wanted
to see me, because I was the scrapper, sander and painter.
The plain white textured wall.
Same wall with some bead board and my surprise
piece for the room. You will find a surprise peice in every
room in my house. You can still see a little piece of the green
floor in the background. I love the contrast between all the
white and the antique chest. I changed the knobs from the
original wooden knobs the chrome and white. The chest
recieved a very light sanding, then staining. I failed to get a
picture of the old vanity, but next week you will know what it
lookied like when I show you a picture of the lighting, it all
matched, in the 70's. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and
will come back soon. Please leave a comment, and I will see
everyone at Barb's Tuesday!!!
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