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, January 27, 2010

A Little Break

I hope each and every one of you are doing great.
I had to take an unexpected break due to the
death of my Step Father.
I hope to be back up and going again this weekend,
after I get the work at home caught up. It's really
amazing how much stacks up when you are away
for a few days.
Everyone have a Blessed and Safe weekend.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Bit Unusual

Time to get out the dishes and start playing.
Head over to Susan's at
to see all the beautiful tablescapes waiting
My tablescape this week is A Bit Unusual.
No girlie stuff here this week.
It's a manly kind of table.
My inspiration for this table came from this
salad plate. I found these last Fall, on
My place setting, the flatware is tucked in the napkin, napkin ring is a mans watch. Three belonged to DH and the forth to my Father. Dinner will consist of a salad and chili. A simple centerpiece.
This card box was a gift from my dear
friend that I spoke of last week. It belonged
to her husband and had been given to him
as a gift, after a friend passed away. The note from the insurance company,
notifying him, he would receive the box.
My elegant candle holders, courtesy
of DH, a friend gave these to him.
I hope you enjoyed your visit.
As you can tell by the placement of the
cards, I know nothing about playing cards
other than old maid and go fish. But that's
why Thursday's are so much fun, we get to
pretend. Thanks again Susan!
Everyone have a safe and blessed weekend.
Bye For Now,

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Dressing Room Table

It's Tuesday and party time again!
So make a stop at
and visit with Diane and all of today's
participants at 2nd Time Around Tuesday.
Then hop right over and visit with Barb at
for Tabletop Tuesday, for lots of eye candy.
Thanks to both Barb and Diane for hosting
these events.
This is just a little table I have in the dressing
room part of my bathroom. It's an odd little
space between two pocket doors, one leading
to the master bedroom, the other leading to
the walk in closet.
The table is a hand-me-down, from my Mother
(Thanks Mom, again), one of the legs had broken
off and my Dad made the repair. It was a really
dark wood, and the repair couldn't be hidden sooo,
whip out the paint. The flower arrangement was also a yard sale
find as well as most of the accessories on the
You can see the legs of My Lady, she is another
estate sale find. The Gentleman selling her
said, he bought her back from France, she
rather scantly dressing, so I didn't show the
full painting, so as not to offend anyone.
A bottom view of my second hand table.
Don't forget to notice the dust bunny hiding
under the table.
Bet you wished you had one!
A .50 thrift store find. I added the white paint.
A little marble swan, brings the marble up
from the floor.
Thanks for stopping by.
I will see everyone Thursday at Susan's.
Bye For Now

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Just Toast and Tea

It's Thursday and time to get our
dishes out to play.
Thanks to Susan at
for hosting this event.
My contribution this week, is quick
and simple. So lets go have some
toast and tea.
This tray was found last summer at an estate
The tea pot, you saw last summer, it was a
gift from my Mother. The sugar and creamer
don't match it, but they are close enough to
work. The saucer and cup I bought several
years at an antique store in Va.
A close up of the tea pot.
The cup with my silver antique tea strainer.
OK, it's time for me to sit back in the sun,
coming through the window and enjoy my
peace and quiet along with my toast and tea.
I hope you enjoyed your visit and I will see
everyone soon.
Bye For Now,

Monday, January 11, 2010

Asian Inspired

Come with me while I enjoy the fun at, two
parties today.
is hosting 2nd Time Around Tuesday and
is hosting Tabletop Tuesday.
Thanks Diane and Barb
This is my library table in my living room,
I have had it for many years, I've used it a
number of different rooms, from the bedroom
to the dinning room. I now have it in my
living room, using it for my personal desk for
writing cards, ect. Most of the items on it are
vintage and were either a gift, a thrift store
or antique store find. Several of the Asian items
came from a dear friend, who is now gone, but
not forgotten. She was a professor of Asian
history. I love keeping these things out
where I can see them, and remembering the
stories she told of her travels.
The clock was a gift from my Dad, he bought it
at an action several years before he passed.
After he had made the repairs, he had it
waiting for me, when I visited one weekend.
The lamp I bought at an antique store last
year, it was made from a tea container, a big
$2.00 purchase.
The letter opener is bamboo, letter opener and
binder both belonged to my friend.
I still have hand written notes belonging to her.
A few antique books and my dogie paper weight. My old $4.00 typewriter from the thrift store
A yard sale picture frame with my
Grandparents, in their younger days.
A small dictionary my Grandfather always
carried in his pocket, with a few other little
A closer look at the tea canister.
Sorry for the bad picture!
A picture of my Grandmothers desk in my
dining room, holding a Asian chest. I store
my china, chopsticks, rice bowls, ect. in it.
This was a Family Dollar Store find, last
Thanks for stopping by, I hope I didn't bore
you to much.
Bye For Now,

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Warm and Cozy

Hop on over to
to see all of today's wonderful creations.
Lets just sit down and have a simple
warm and cozy dinner.
On a night like this what else can you do? Make a little comfort food and have dinner by the fire. I used my library table to set a table for two, covered the chairs with white chair covers, used a large white table cloth for the library table, then ran a fabric remnant I have saved for years across the table to define my place settings. The remnant has the same color pallet as the china I am using. My gold chargers, you have seen many times. A black coffee server, the amber glasses I have used before.
I used gold flatware, handmade gold wool
napkin rings, white napkins and lunch plates
rather than a large dinner plate. Have to do
better after the Holidays on the serving size!
This is a set of china I found at a garage sale,
the last one I went to last year, a place setting
for six. No special marking, but I did like
the colors used in the pattern. I just thought it
looked like a fall and winter pattern.
A view just before dark.
OK, did you see my blooper?
I forgot to move my candle sniffer.
I realized it once I had all my picture loaded.
I was not going back for a redo, had my lighting
somewhat descent for once, but we all know
it shouldn't be there.
I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Don't forget to let me know what you think.
Bye For Now,