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, August 30, 2009

A Fall Preview

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps On The Porch For
hosting this event. Please be sure to visit Susan and
all the other talented participants in this event.
You saw this same picture last week from my dining
room makeover.
This little settee gets moved around allot, as you will
see, probably because it's one of the lightest pieces
I own. It's been in my Granddaughter's bedroom, the
dining room, living room and in the foyer.
And now its back in the foyer for the fall and winter
season. This is a painting I have had for years. I really love the colors in it, but it is really hard to use unless you use it this time of the year. So it stays packed away nine months of the year. I guess that's not a bad thing, feels like you have new things when it comes out of storage. The two plates are a set of four that I have, once again I have had these for years, they came from JC Penny.
Mrs. Scarecrow
Mr. Scarecrow
A night view.
Now lets hop downstairs to the family room, hearth room
or whatever you would like to call it. A few decorations are starting to show up.
At dusk
I hope you enjoyed my preview of Fall. I am working on
both my mantels and on some outside decorating. Of
course the teenager says I can't put anything
outside until September. I'll give her that one.
Fells a whole lot like Fall here, suppose to be in the
40's at night here this week.
I hope you enjoyed your visit and will visit again
soon, because if you like holiday decorating, you
will love it here.
Bye for now.

Johnson Brothers Find

It's time for Thrifty Treasures
hosted by Rhoda at
Southern Hospitality.
Be sure to pay a visit to Rhoda and all
the other creative and thrifty people
out there in blog land. The ideals and
creativity are never ending.
My treasure, I'm not sure if it was thrifty or
not, is dishes I found at the local antique shop.
DH and I stopped one day while out riding the
motorcycle and I fell in love with them
immediately. Of course all I could do was lay
them away until I could get back to pick them
I found 5 dinner plates, four salad bowls and six
coffee cups in the stack for $30.00.
They are marked Johnson Bros and there
are three different patterns and names on them.
The dinner plates are marked The School House and the
salad bowls are marked The Stone Fence, the coffee cups
have a different pattern on them but no name all
they say are Made in England.
The Stone Fence, salad bowl, this would be beautiful in
a Fall tablescape.
The School House dinner plate.
The coffee cups with the barn on them. Even the inside is decorated.
I haven't had a chance to really research anything on
these dishes, I hope to get to that soon. I did see a few
pieces on EBay for sale. If anyone knows anything
about these patterns and would like to share, I
would be happy to gain the knowledge.
This little silver mirror I found at the thrift store for
I'm sure you will be seeing this little tray in the next
few weeks. It has great colors for fall.
Another .25 find.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will visit again soon.
I will see everyone at Susan's for Metamorphosis Monday.
Fall changes are still happening here.
Bye for now.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Show Us Your Roosters Party

Well it's finally here the long awaited day.....
The Rooster Party, be sure to visit Barb at Bella Vista
and all of the guest at today's party for the
"Rooster Parade"
Welcome to my little collection.
A scene from Tablescape Thursday. A little canister set ready dressed for the cooler weather.
A tureen ready for an outdoor pot luck dinner or maybe
a Family reunion?
Soup is ready!
This little timer was a gift from my Daughter
and Son-In-Law.
Mr. Rooster always makes everyone Welcome.
Time to cook and you must have a rooster on your
My guard Rooster, gotta watch that copper.
Good Morning!!!!
Strutting My Stuff!!!!
I hope you enjoyed visiting and I can't wait to go look
at all the creativity I know that is waiting on me.
Everyone have a Blessed and safe weekend.
I will see everyone Monday

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Country Dinner With Roosters

It's Thursday and time for Tablescape Thursday.
A big "Thank You" to Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
for hosting this event. Be sure to hop over to Susan's for all
beautiful tablescapes you will find there.
In honor of Fridays Rooster Party,
guess what I am incorporating into my tablescape?
You guessed it, Roosters.
Soooo here we go......
Well tonight we are having a simple country dinner.
Our food will be served from cast iron cookware, and
our place settings will be mixed and matched.
After all this is a country dinner in front of the
The center piece is a bunch of sun flowers, I used blue
candles and my Great Grandmothers oil lamp.
My candle holders are all different, the blue and white
belonged to my Grandmother, and the other two are old
electrical insulators.
I have Rooster pot holders around the handles of the
cast iron pots, we must remember they are hot
when they come from the fire.
You can see the antique bottles. Each place setting has its own rooster.
A closer look at my Grandmothers candlestick, there are
no markings on it.
Rooster salt and pepper shakers.
The stand by iced tea glasses and just some everyday
glasses from a yard sale. I think they are old jelly glasses.
For the place setting, the desert cups are a thrift store
find, I found six for .50 each. The napkins are
dish towels I found two for .49, cut them in the middle
then you hem the end and a you have a country
napkin or at least my version. The place mat is actually
the napkin, just not today.
The blue salad plate is a discount store find.
Trusty Dollar Store flatware in blue.
And Mr. Rooster is from the Dollar Tree.
One last look before we eat. Oh look in the background, I see roosters and chickens
on the pillows.
My Mother made me these pillows a couple of
years ago.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed yourself.
Please feel free to leave a comment, suggestion
or question . I love hearing from everyone, and I
doing my best to reply to everyone.
My life is a little crazy right now. School
started today for my youngest, Cross Country
meets start tomorrow, my Mother has
moved back to her house in SC for the winter,
so I am now taking care of two houses.
Oh and lets not forget about the yard
work on two homes.
I just Thank the Lord everyday for my DH,
he is always ready to jump in and help.
And I am very blessed to have him.
I will see everyone tomorrow for
The Rooster Party.

Beach Party

It's a Beach Party!
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage is hosting this
party. Be sure to stop by and visit all the
creative ideals that are out there in
blog land. Thanks Gina.
I didn't have time to do a tablescape today,
so I am going to just show a few things
I have (hanging) around in my upstairs
The next two paintings you will see were painted by
a good friend of ours.
This was painted when our husbands were out jetsking. Just a little photo I can go look at when the winter is LONG.
Another painting we have hanging, it was so large I
couldn't get the whole thing in my picture.
A little throw when a good friend.
Well I hoped you enjoyed my very small contribution
to the Beach Party. Don't forget to visit Gina and
all the talented participants in today's event.
See everyone tomorrow and Friday.
This has been a very busy week in blog land.