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.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Paper or Plastic

Please join me for another Metamorphosis Monday at
As you can see I have a little help today with my project.
Meet Copper, I think we may have told him to many times
he's a pretty boy, because trust me he would not move. Sooo,
onto my project...
I found this little table at the thrift store this week, a $2.00 find.
This was really one of those times when you  had to have
imagination and see the bones. I just loved the iron legs!!
Have you ever been asked at the grocery store, paper or
plastic? We still have a couple of grocery stores in the area
that do that and even carry your groceries to your car!
So one day I said paper, please!!!
After tearing the paper into pieces, adding a little glue, then
a little walnut oil based stain.
The nail trim is from a chair I am in the process of
reupholstering. A pack rat never throws anything away.
As my Dad use to say, I might need that one day!

Thanks for visiting!
Bye For Now,

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Please, Bear With Me!!!

 Please follow me to
for Table Top Tuesday!
Well you knew I just couldn't leave things alone on
my faux fireplace! So here are my changes. I changed
the wreath from a fall welcome to a burlap wreath, that
I made from an old burlap bag and a wire hanger.
 Nothing new here, the bears I used last year on the
family room mantel and the little tricycle is a flower
vase given to me by a friend. So everything here is
She's still waiting on her ride!
A night view!

An old ceramic pumpkin that I have had for years,
I just painted it white last year!

Thanks Marty for hosting!
Thank you for visiting!
Bye For Now,

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Ghostly Time For The Kiddies

Please join me for a ghostly time at
for Tablescape Thursday.
Now lets go see the ghostly table for the kiddies.
Things need to be simple for the little ones, sooo
simple place setting and a simple centerpiece.
The center piece is just simple cheese cloth, wrapped
around the candelabra, a ghost made of the cheese
cloth and a few sticks from the yard.
And of course a wrinkled table cloth!
Now would a haunted dining room have a freshly
starched and ironed table cloth?

Now everything on this table you have saw many times.
The black dishes, gold chargers (my stand by), everyday
tea glasses, dipped in sugar.
The napkins I used last year as well as the ghost napkin

I hope you enjoyed my simple and fun kiddie table.
 Thanks for visiting.
Bye For Now,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Table For The Little Ones

Thanks to
for hosting this wonderful event.
This is my first post of the week, it's
already started to be a busy one! So I will
just get to my centerpiece for the little guys table
 So what will it be? I really don't want to climb
that attic ladder again!!
A little cheese cloth goes a long way!
A shabby ghost and a few torn strips wrapped around
the candlestick. Lets see a few branches from the
outside and I think we are on our way!
I had to dress him up a little, just a little black ribbon.
Now lets add a little light!

Now join me tomorrow at
"Between Naps On The Porch"
for Tabletop Thursday and I will show you the rest
of my ghostly table.
Thanks for visiting and letting me join in on the fun! 
Bye For Now,

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Heart of the Home

It's finally here!!
I am so excited to see all those wonderful
"Heart of the Home"
spaces. But first, a huge "Thank You" to
Shelia at "Note Songs".
Be sure to make a stop and see all the wonderful
spaces and ideals waiting for you there!
Now over the last year, I'm  sure you have saw my
kitchen far toooo many times, but here we go again!
The kitchen had been remodeled when we bought the
house, so most of what you are seeing was already here!
I did add the pot rack over the island and stained it
black. I added the black refrigerator last year and have
added a few other little changes along the way and I
will tell you as we see them.
I am very fortunate to have LOTS of cabinets and
counter space!

This is our gathering space, the first place we go
everyday, and anyone who visits ends up here as

The eating area of the kitchen.
This is a great space, I can get six people around
this old table!

My faux fireplace that you saw a couple of weeks

This a little corner that was already here and needed
a little face lift. The shelf was open, Hubby made the
door and we added the screen, knob is from Hobby Lobby.

These were solid doors, I had the glass put in a
couple of years ago.
The other side of the kitchen. More great counter
This was pretty much a useless shelf, so Hubby put the
spindle up there, left over from another project, a little
black paint and it became a handy little plate rack.
We added the cup hooks, and......

We can easily grab one for tea or coffee!

This is a view coming in my back door!
If you turn completely around and look in the other
direction, you will see what I guess is suppose to be
a mud room. But as you know, I can never leave
anything alone, so now it serves as a mudroom/pantry.
Extra storage for dishes and large pots!

There was also a coat closet in this little room, which
I turned into a food pantry, for those heavy canned
items, I don't want to put in the kitchen cabinet pantry.
Hubby put in a few shelves and we worked the space
 from there.
I also added a smaller microwave, this is great
even though I have a large one over my oven, helps with
the overflow, when we have lots of people over.
These are recycled baskets and great for keeping
We also added a small refrigerator, once again great for
extra drinks.

Well I hope I didn't bore you to much.
Thanks for visiting,
Bye For Now,