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, November 15, 2010

Around The House

Come with me as I make a few changes for the
Holidays! I took last weekend off to do some
Christmas shopping for the Grand kids. A shopping
trip to Charleston, SC and now I'm ready to roll!
I have a week and a half to get the rest of the house
ready for our Thanksgiving/Christmas gathering.
So here are a few more changes.
Hope you enjoy!
My foyer chandelier, dressed in white!

Back to the kitchen, the mirror over the mantel
is ready.

Lights are ready for the big day!

Lets take a look at the dining room chandelier!
I always use a fruit theme in my dining room.
I guess you caught a glimpse of the Christmas
tree going up in the dining room. I'm almost
finished with that one!

Thanks for visiting.
I'm joining Marty at
for Table Top Tuesday.
Bye For Now,

Monday, November 8, 2010

It's a Grandma Thing!!

Come with me and lets go visit Marty at
for Table Top Tuesday.
Thanks for hosting, Marty.
Well the Holiday season is here! I'm sure everyone
is getting ready for Thanksgiving, just like I am!
We are expecting about fourteen for dinner, so the house
is cleaned and decorated for Thanksgiving. BUT WAIT!!
I received a wonderful email from my Son and DIL
asking if we could celebrate
 Thanksgiving and Christmas together  this year.
OF COURSE is every Grandma's reply, but oh no, the
 little ones have to have Christmas trees and decorations.
So up bright and early this morning, take down the
Thanksgiving decorations, pack them away, put them in the attic,
 start pulling down the Christmas decorations. OK, I have
 two weeks to decorate inside, which usually takes me a
 full three weeks.
Ready, Start, Go!!!
Where to start first????
Well silly, of course, in the cleanest rooms in the house!!!
Guest bathrooms and bedrooms!!
A little peak into one of my guest bathrooms.

A few goodies in the guest room.
My collection of music snow globes.
Lots of snowmen in this room.

Then I skipped onto the kitchen!
A little pick me up for the chandelier!
Some dried hydrangeas, a few sticks from the yard, pine
cones blue ribbon and a few small ornaments.

Now this is the only tree I have managed to put up
and I did it last night. I had to show you this, before the
decorations. I bought this tree at a garage sale last
summer for $10.00. Yes a 7 1/2 foot
Martha Stewart Christmas tree for $10.00.
Perfect condition!!
I just love the fullness of the tree.

Well don't forget to visit with all of today's party
goers!! Your sure to find some real eye candy!
Thanks For Visiting,
Now on Rudolph, Dancer, Vixen.......
A decorating we must go.....

Monday, November 1, 2010

Random Changes

Yes, I know you are tired of seeing this view, but I
just couldn't help myself.
So join me at "A Stroll Thru Life" for Tabletop Tuesday.
Thanks Marty for hosting!
My changes came for two reasons, two thrifty finds I just
had to show you. One is the blue and white tea light and
the other is my new made to look old radio! Both were
yard sale finds, and the best part was the bargain price
 $2.00 for the radio and $1.00 for the tea light.
 The radio did need a new plug, but that was an easy fix.
 Now I must tell you, I have never really been a person to
 use allot of blue in my house, so when I moved here
I was really at a loss as to what to do with the kitchen.
 With the ceramic floor tile being blue and gray tones
 I had to work with it, so after five years,
it's growing on me, and I have started to collect a
 little blue to go into the room.
Same lamps as before, the plates were changed from
 white to blue, more yard sale finds, these are just little
 metal plates a service for eight for $3.00, not bad!

I also changed my little plate rack over my sink.
Used the little tin cups that go with the dishes.
I'm really glad I started to do a few of these changes,
it will really help when I start my Christmas decorating
after Thanksgiving, since I decorate this room in blues.

But for now, fall is still in the air!
Thanks for visiting.
Bye For Now,