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, November 29, 2009

The Decorating Has Started

I'm linking up to two great parties today,
Metamorphosis Monday at
So be sure to stop by both of these wonderful
sites for great inspiration.
I would like to say
"Thank You" to both of our
host for putting these events
Well after taking a little break, I'm back and
going strong. The Christmas decorating has
Remember seeing my front door dressed for
Now dressed for the Holidays!
I used two different types of pine and laurel
for the greenery, clear lights, silver ribbon
and ornaments.
Everything outside is decorated with only
clear lights, silvers and whites, using the
greenery as the backdrop.
The wreath is just grapevine with a huge
silver bow on it made from material I
found at Wal Mart several years ago.
At the end of the garland, I have a bed of
pine with a huge silver bow and packages
wrapped in silver wrapping paper and
and silver ribbon.
Large ornaments I found at the end of
Christmas last year at the Dollar Store for .50.
I painted them silver before putting them
away last year, so they were ready to go!
Silver ribbon also found on sale last year. The window boxes were also filled with pine and laurel, then boxes wrapped in silver placed inside each one. Once again I used silver ribbon. Sorry for the bad pictures, it was very hard to take them, it was either to bright or to dark. Arrangements in the lower windows. I used the fake spray on snow for a little drama. We have been really lucky this year only one day of snow just blowing around in the air, for the last two weeks we have had temps in the 50's and 60's. Great for Christmas decorating! Now remember my pond this fall??? All ready for Halloween.
Now ready to entertain at Christmas.
A sleigh full of presents.
All wrapped in pretty shiny paper.
Don't forget the silver bells.
More window decorations.
Thank you so much for stopping and visiting.
I hope you enjoyed yourself and will come back
again soon.
Please don't forget to let know what you think.
I love hearing from everyone.
Bye For Now,

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Unexpected

It's Thursday and tablescape time.
A huge "Thank You" to Susan at
for hosting this event.
Be sure to stop by Susan's and all
of today's participants for some
wonderful inspiration.
Today's tablescape is unexpected.
Well the Holiday season is upon us and the
madness has began.
Soon the decorating, shopping, baking
and parties will start and we will find it
hard to find a minute to breath.
But before all that madness starts, take
a minute, reflect on this past year.
Think about a special friend that has
been there for you, or maybe that has
been through a rough time. Call up
that friend, for lunch, and when they arrive,
The Unexpected is waiting on them.
A special Thanksgiving lunch!
I have used my pink depression glass today
with Thanksgiving Plates.. I can see all the
shocked faces out there!!!!
The turkey plates I'm using I found at
TJ Maxx, I picked one color from the
plates, which was pink for my unexpected!
My depression glass came from
antique stores, yard sales, estate sales
and some from family members.
I used a pink antique quilt with an
overlay of pink fabric for the table cloth.
The little dish holding the candle belonged to my Great Grandmother and to my knowledge is the only piece of her "Sunday" dishes still in existence. Crystal salt and pepper shakers.
The glasses came from a yard sale years ago.
The desert cups came from an estate sale.
These little bowls as well as the small plates
under came from my husbands family.
Here where the pink came from!!!
I made the pink beaded napkin rings.
The flat ware has been tucked down into
the napkins.
A little wine with lunch!
A final look before we eat!
Well I hope you enjoyed lunch and will
visit again soon. Don't forget to let me
know what you think. I love hearing
from you.
Bye For Now,

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tray Transformation

Welcome to another Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by
Be sure to stop by Susan's and visit with
all the talented participants you are surely to
find there.
While walking around Hobby Lobby the other day, I saw a display with a beautiful mirrored tray used. The price of the tray alone was $34.99. The wheels started to turn, I think I have everything at home to make something similar. A friend of mine cleaned out her storage shed not to long ago and gave me an old vanity mirror. Part of the little ledge that went around the parameter of the mirror was broken, but she thought I might be able to do something with it. Here it is after I took it apart, it's very hard to take a picture of glass. Sorry for the bad picture! So I found some old knobs... Painted them black, the tray in Hobby Lobby had handles on the side. With feet it will be easy to pick up. I also had a few rub on transfers from another project, I added for a little glam!! And here is the final product. My little rags to riches mirror! My cost zero dollars, and a great way to spend less than an hour!!
Thanks for stopping by, please don't forget to
leave a comment, suggestion or question.
Bye For Now,

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Soups On

It's Thursday and time for
Tablescape Thursday at
"Between Naps On The Porch". Be sure to visit Susan and all of
today's talented participants for
this weeks inspiration.
We are having a lazy week as far
as tablescapes go at the Copper
household. Husband is in Atlanta
at school, so it's just the two of us.
And as we all know teenagers are
never home, so really it's just me!!
We have had wonderful weather here
in the 60's most of the week with rain
and cooler weather today. A great time
for me to put my gardens to bed for the
winter. A layer of leaves with another
layer of pine straw and everything will be
So that's why "Soups On".
We are eating at the kitchen island tonight.
I thought I would use red to brighten things
up a bit. We are having potato soup and
cornbread. I pulled out the roosters and a
few of my everyday dishes to put this
together. The soup will be served in the
white rooster tureen, cornbread in the
chicken basket. I am serving milk from my
antique glass milk bottles.
Our soup.
Hot bread.
Cold milk, fresh real butter!
The candle was a gift from my oldest daughter.
The soup bowls are a set of four and have
different recipes on them, for tomato, onion,
chicken and mushroom soup, printed on them.
I received them as a gift several years ago
from a co-worker. I used everyday salad
plates under the soup bowls to hold the bread.
Napkin rings are from the thrift store. I found
three, a rooster, pig and rabbit.
Glasses are from Wal-Mart.
The place mats were a gift from my oldest
The napkins were bought at a tag sale
many years ago, I think they may have
been hand made.
A full view of the napkins.
Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed
your stay!
Everyone have a safe and Blessed weekend.
By For Now,