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.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lunch With Santa

Thanks to our hostess, Susan at
for hosting today's event. Be sure
to stop by and see all the wonderful
tablescapes waiting there.
Lets have Lunch With Santa!
I gathered a few of my Santa's for today's
tablescape, then used them as my
center piece. They are sitting on top of
a wool lap quilt, with lots of reds and
greens woven into the quilt.
Ready for the beach? Rocking the time away until Christmas!
Holding the cookies for ransom!
Oh, my aching feet!
My place setting, a large red charger, red
flatware, red napkin, a Santa salad plate
and lunch plate. The glass has a red rime.
The napkin rings are ornaments off my Santa
tree, found at Cracker Barrel several years ago.
Each one is different, as is each salad plate.
I hope you enjoyed you visit!
See everyone Monday!
Bye For Now,

Monday, December 14, 2009

Whites At Christmas

A huge "Thank You" to Susan at
for hosting this event. Be sure to visit
Susan and all the other participants
for this weeks "Deck The Halls". Tonight I am showing you a little of the
decorating I have in my family room.
Here is the mantle, I loved the contrast of
the white against the rock wall.
This was my first attempt at making a rag
White dried hydrangeas.
Magnolias on the wreath.
My tree in this room is just a small one.
It sits on a table covered in white lace, is
decorated with white lights, dried white
hydrangeas and of course all the decorations
are white.
This is my tree topper, a little unconventional
I know. It's just a little white frosted globe
with roses on it, I just thought it worked with
the tree.
I hope you enjoyed your short visit.
Be sure to let me know what you think,
I love hearing from everyone.
See you Thursday!
Bye For Now,

Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas!

It's Monday and time for
Metamorphosis Monday at
So be sure and make a stop at Susan's
for a peak at all the great inspiration,
you are sure find there.
It's been a little crazy here this week.
We lost all power Wednesday afternoon,
and shortly after lost most of our water
pressure. This was a two day event, in
December, not the best time of the year.
All due to a wind storm!
What made it even worse for me was the
fact that we had ordered a shiny new
black refrigerator! Now they delivered it
set it up, polished it before they left at
1:30 pm and the electricity was lost at 1:45 pm.
Now to say that I have been the brunt of allot
of jokes from my friends is an understatement.
But all is well now! I almost lost it though, when
I didn't get to post for Tablescape Thursday!
So onto the Christmas metamorphosis of the
dining room.
This is what it looked like through the fall.
Now, dressed for Christmas.
I carried the fruit theme into my Christmas
decorating using gold and burgundy.
A little Asian chest spilling over with fruit.
A simple plate rack with large gold trays,
gold and burgundy topiary and a grapevine
wreath with gold fruit.
I didn't use a Christmas tree in this room this
year. Instead I did something I had saw in
a hotel lobby. I used clear mini light on my
ficus trees, layered pine cones around the tree,
added gold poinsettias, burgundy and gold ribbon
and gold Christmas tree ornaments.
My Santa in a antique chair.
I hope you enjoyed your visit, and come back
tomorrow for more Christmas decorating at
Thoughts From Over The Rainbow, I'll
be there, providing I have electricity!
I have to go now I have missed four days of
ideals and eye candy.
Bye For Now,

Monday, December 7, 2009

It's A Small World After All

It's time for Deck The Halls!!
I want to thank Susan for hosting this event.
So be sure to stop by
for wonderful inspiration and some
great eye candy. My post got it's name, because of the
decorations in this room.
This is my living/library/ music room.
Every year I put my largest Christmas
tree in this room, its totally covered in
ornaments made by all three of my
children, grandchildren, antique ornaments,
just a little of everything. I decorate the
whole room with children in mind.
This is where all the gifts will go and
everyone will gather to open them.
It's so nice to go in this room and just
look at the tree.
We have some pretend gifts waiting on the old sled, granny hasn't gotten around to wrapping the real one's, but I will this week!!!! I have had this little music box since my son was a baby. It plays: It's A Small World After All. A Santa bell for the tea tray.
Red ribbon tied around a gold candle
and another Santa music box.
My mantel again, you can see the table top
tree, made from my kids baby toys and
another Santa in an old sleigh.
These two magnolia candle sticks were
given to me by my Mother and work
well on the pump organ.
Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you
enjoyed your visit, please don't forget to
let me know what you think. I love
hearing from everyone.
See you Thursday for Tablescape fun.
Bye For Now,

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Nature's Metamorphosis and A Mantel

A big thank you to Susan at
for hosting this event.
Be sure to stop by for wonderful inspiration.
Remember my decorations from last week?
Well Mother Nature was very kind yesterday.
We went from this....
and this..... to This, less than a couple of inches, but soooo beautiful.
Now if you talk to me in February, I won't be thinking this
is so beautiful!
My fall mantel....
Dressed for Christmas.
The mantel in my living room.
This is the room where my largest tree goes and all the
gifts. Come back tomorrow and I'll show the totally
decorated room.
I have had these nut crackers for years.
I think I have nine large ones,and several smaller ones.
I have six grandchildren remember!!!!
And the stockings were hung...
with care.......
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stop by tomorrow
to see my completed living room for
Deck The Halls.
I'll see everyone tomorrow!!
Bye Fro Now,