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, September 30, 2009

Apple Harvest Time

Welcome to another Tablescape Thursday
hosted by Susan at Between Naps On The Porch.
Come join me today for a dinner in the kitchen.
Our menu is a simple one just chicken pot pie and
apple cobbler with ice cream.
Lots of red and green to carry out my simple apple
harvest table. I'm now using my farm house table
in the kitchen and have moved my smaller table
We have cider if you like.
A view from above.
The center piece is just two swags of apples that I had
in my stash of greenery.
I used two copper colanders to make my arrangement,
just stacking the two.
I have layered my serving bowls in copper pots
then set them on red trays.
Apple candles.
A wooden antique rolling pin and spoon.
Vintage bottles as salt and pepper shakers.
Our place setting consist of a red bowl for our cobbler and
ice cream and our plate for our chicken pot pie. I have
used red dishtowels once again as napkins the flatware
is very simple with red handles. There are no chargers
or place mats, just pieces of green flowered material
going across the table to define the place settings. The
tablecloth is red. Remember I said simple dinner.
A nice BIG napkin for the comfort food!
I have had these plates for some time now, I'm not
sure where I even got them.
The glasses are some that belonged to my Mother.
I used little green nut dishes under the glasses and some
of the candles, just for drama. Another little apple candle.
As night falls.
As the candles glow.
Are you ready to eat?
Thanks for joining me for dinner tonight.
I hope you enjoyed your stay.
Be sure to stop by Susan's for all the wonderful
tablescapes you are sure to find there.
If you have a question or comment, please don't
forget to leave it.
Bye for now,

Sunday, September 27, 2009

All Boxed Up!!!!

It's time for Metamorphosis Monday at Susan's,
so be sure to drop by Between Naps On The Porch,
for jaw dropping ideals from Susan and all of
today's participants.
See this bunch of boxes?
Nothing really special to look at, they are still in their
card stock color, but they do have great little rope
handles on the side as well as a handle that goes across
the top of the box.
See the great little rope handles?
A great little detail on the side, with little rivets.
There are five, and that makes for a tall stack.
Then while rummaging through a drawer, I came up on
a bunch of these little knobs.
Then I rummaged a little more in my basement storage
room and found this.
So now lets see what we can come up with.....
A peak at the final results!!!! You can see the little white knobs I hot glued on the
bottom of each box. They were about 1/2 inch in height,
but added a little extra drama.
A close up, the finish turned out look like leather.
Not a good picture, the camera bad light or the
photographer, just couldn't get it right.
A closer look at the whole stack.
They have great dimensions, the smallest is 14 inches
in diameter and 8 1/2 deep and the largest in 19 inches
in diameter and 14 inches deep.
Now do you know how many dishes and tablescape
goodies you can get in these???
Lots I tell you!!!!!
So thank you for joining me today for another one of my
experiments. Please don't forget to let me know what
you think, ask a question, or leave me a hint.
I love hearing from everyone.
And be sure to visit Susan and all the others for a treat,
after all Halloween will be here soon and we all
could use the extra treats, and these are the non-fat
Bye for now,

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Celebrating Sunflowers

It's Thursday and Tablescape time.
Be sure to stop by Between Naps On The Porch
and visit Susan and all the other participants
in today's event.
Today we are eating downstairs and will be enjoying
lots of sunflowers.
Just a little peak at the table with the center piece.
I used a wicker basket then added pine cones to the
bottom to show through the flowers just to add a
little more fall color and texture.
A view of the table in candle light. I used gold candles in hurricane shades and some little clear glass candle holders. I used extra bread plates to set the candle and globe on to allow the tablescape to blend better.
Not a good picture, the lighting today would not
cooperate at all., no matter what I did.
I used gold place mats and gold flatware.
The bread plate and the cup are old diner dishware.
I'm using the cup for soup tonight.
This little gold bowl for salad.
I have had these plates for a long time, I think they may
have come from an estate sale
The napkin is just a gold and white dish towel.
These little glasses were also a estate sale find, I have
six. I paid like .50 each.
I have used two glasses today, this one also has a brown
tint, with wheat on the sides.
The mantle also got a little gold and sunflower action.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your stay.
Visit again soon and leave a comment, suggestion
or question. I love hearing from you.
Bye for now,

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Today, I am joining Susan
at Between Naps On The Porch, for Metamorphosis
Monday, Cheri at, It's So Very Cheri for The Knock
Off Knock Out Party. Please make a stop at both of
these events to see all the great ideals that are
sure to be waiting on you. Bet you were wondering about my title!
My thoughts are, that when we accessorize our home it's
comparable to the jewelry and accessories wear with
our clothing. Or at least that's the story I give DH, when
he gets his, Honey To Do List.
Here is a picture, although not a good one of my
kitchen chandelier hanging. Plain ceiling,
nothing special.
This is where the matching light goes, but DH was taking
things apart and down so fast I didn't get a picture.
The fish were waiting!!!!!
Stay with me, this is were the Knock Off comes in.
Have you saw the medallions at Lowe's?
The one similar to this was $27.99 and was plastic.
This one came from Hobby Lobby, is metal and was
priced at $19.99, but was 50% off.
So since I have two ceiling fixtures in my kitchen, I
bought two of the medallions for less than one at Lowe's.
All DH did was remove the plastic white thing in the
middle, it was in place with a little silicone, then drilled
holes in the middle for the wires to go through.
Final result!!!
If you have seen any of my earlier post, you saw I put
a large one over my dinning room table. It was a
garage sale find for $3.00.
This was the little chandelier that hung in my daughters
bathroom. Like I said the fish were waiting on DH, and
he was moving.
Now if we were having a Today's Thrifty Treasure,
these next track lights would be thrifty for sure....
FREE!!!!!! A friend of mine had them, changed her mind about
putting them up, now Queen Bee has better lighting
in her bath room.
As you can see she has the jungle thing going on..
Hope you enjoyed your visit.
Please don't forget to leave a comment, suggestion or
question. Bye for now,