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, February 22, 2010

I'm Broken!!!

Hope to be back by the end of the week.
The ole girl should be fixed by then.
I will admit she doesn't look this bad!
I hope everyone is doing well!
I can't wait to see what you have been up to.
God Bless, See you soon, I hope!

Monday, February 8, 2010


Thanks for joining me for Tabletop Tuesday.
Be sure to stop over and visit with Barb at
and all of today's participants.
Thanks Barb for hosting this event!
I really have just a short little post today, I
have cabin fever so nothing in my house is
looking good to me at the moment!
This vignette is at the end of my kitchen, in
the breakfast area. I used a huge old farm
table and and old wooden ironing board for
a rustic sideboard, to hold some of my
I like the contrast of the lamps with the hanging
crystals and fringe with the iron, copper and
old wood.
I have several pieces of old chestnut barn
board and hope to get a sideboard made
this summer.
Thanks to the size of the copper pot, I was
able to hide most of the wires to the lamps,
until you looked at the floor.
While shopping the house, I found an old fire
screen that I bought at auction several years
ago, and solved this problem.
Works well and hides the outlet. Thanks for stopping by, see everyone Thursday at Susan's for Tablescape time. God Bless!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Valentine Tea and Buffet

Play time!
Be sure to stop by
for lots of creative and beautiful
Thanks Susan for hosting this event.
Now lets go to A Valentine Tea and Buffet.
You have saw my pink depression glass
dishes several times, with the exception
of the new plates. I found four matching
plates on eBay a few weeks ago and
decided to use them today.
I have never really decorated allot for
Valentines Day, so my decorations are
limited.The pink candles and flowers
were in my stash.
This was my inspiration for the tablescape.
I bought this last summer at a yard sale,
still in the original box, a $3.00 find.
Our desert cups. Water, sweet tea or wine, your choice. Open the box, you might find some little chocolates.
I added the rose plates under the serving
pieces, just for color and the place settings
are ready to be picked up, so you are ready
to work your way around the table.
The table covering is a coverlet with roses
on it.
Pink linen napkins and white flatware.
Thanks for coming by, don't forget to let
me know what you think.
Bye for now,

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sweet Dreams

It's Party Time!
A big "Thank You" to
Diane at "A Picture Is Worth A 1,000 Words" for hosting both of these amazing events.
As you can see I am participating in two events
today. So be sure to make a stop at
Grits and Glamour to see all the beautiful
tabletops waiting for you there and there will
be more treasures to be found at
A Picture Is Worth A 1,000 Words.
Today we are going to visit my guestroom.
We always hear that we should have all the
comforts of home, to make our guest feel
welcomed and relaxed.
So lets see what my guest may find!
I have rather a large mirror just sitting on this
small dresser, this mirror belonged to my
Grandmother. I remember her using this mirror
in her bathroom to put on her makeup. The lamp
was a yard sale find last summer, I have two of
them and have moved them several times, as
my decorating mood has changed, in this long
cold winter.
This tray is also a yard sale find, I loved it, and it's the perfect size. So now lets take a look and see what's on it! We have fresh water and a drinking glass. Several new magazines tied with a little black ribbon, a nice selection of body lotions and hand creams in a old silver bowl, (patina and all). Tissues and roses (silk, it's 10 degrees outside) in another piece of silver.
Not interested in magazines, how about a
Well sleep tight and I will see everyone
Thursday for, Tablescape Thursday.
Don't forget to visit everyone and leave lots
of comments.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bye for now,