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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.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Mantel

I'm joining Marty at
for Table Top Tuesday. So be sure to drop by
and visit with everyone.
This is my very unused living room. For years
I have collected books, old musical instruments
in the hopes of one day getting to have my
library/music room. Well I think it is now coming
together. We have lived here four years and I have
gotten the last thirteen boxes of books unpacked. I have
two more shelves to be put in, a little trim and the
room will finally be the the way I envisioned it.
I know most people put shelves on both sides of the
fireplace, but there was no way two shelves would
hold all the books I have. So after allot of searching and
research, I decided to do an entire wall of bookshelves.
I hope to have everything finished and post soon. So onto the mantel. I wanted the whole room to
flow, so after days of placing, then taking away. Taking
photos, looking at my mistakes, this is what I settled
with.
Most of the books here are antiques.
I'm still not satisfied with this yet. I think it
might need something, I'm just not sure what.
Any suggestions?
One of my favorite pillows, The Meeting
Street Inn in Charleston.
Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to let
me know what you think. I love comments
and suggestions. Now I have to get back to
putting books in shelves.
Bye For Now,
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