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.

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,

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