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, September 29, 2010

Get Cozy

Thanks for taking the time to visit with me today.
So in honor of your visit, lets go downstairs and
have a cup of hot chocolate. I know I just showed
this little space a week ago, but I thought I might
change things up a little and replace the silver tea
service with a copper chocolate pot and three little
cups from Germany, I found several years ago.
Now lets not forget when we finish our chocolate,
we have to visit Susan at
for Tabletop Thursday.
Are you warm and cozy now? There are spoons if you would like to stir in your whipped cream, and napkins if you need one.
I found the chocolate pot on ebay last winter.
It's one of my favorite copper pieces.
Well thanks for visiting.
Bye For Now,

Monday, September 27, 2010

Does This Count?

I wasn't sure if this would count as a table top,
but I will show it anyway, since I am still falling
behind in my fall decorating. You know we
all have those huge black hole in our fireplaces, so
I decided to brighten mine up a little!
A few pine cones and fall foliage added to the
greenery I already had in the fireplace. A throw in Autumn colors, with a few pillows.
Well may be to make it official for Marty's
Table Top Tuesday I will add a little something to
the mantle.
This might work to.
Without the light on.
The other side of the fireplace.
Hope this qualifies me for
Bye For Now,

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Welcome to my kitchen, come join me while
I make a few changes! After spending a little
time with me be sure to drop by
and enjoy lots of wonderful ideals, waiting for
you there.
My eat in kitchen has looked like this for the
last few years. So after seeing all the faux
fireplaces out there in blog land, I decided to try
one. My heart always beats a little faster when
I see that wonderful fireplace in Paula's kitchen!
Not that mine will be anything that wonderful and
grand, but I can pretend, can't I??
The old....
My old wooden ironing board I used with my
old farm table. This table has saw better days I'm sure, but I love it!
So in keeping with that rustic look, here is a peak! No mantle yet, just the surround.
A couple of coat hooks from Hobby Lobby
will help hold the mantle in place.
Now all this started from all this great old barn
wood. Worm holes and all!
I have lots!
Well I that's enough of that until next week, and
I hope to be finished with this little project.
I turned the table lengthwise and added another
wooden bench. By turning the table lengthwise,
there will be more room to walk around it. Now with the extra bench, I can seat six at
this table.
I have these oak chairs dressed in a slip cover,
it helps dress the table up a little and creates
quiet a contrast!
Maybe toooo plain????
What do you think?????
Well did anyone see the post from Cote De Texas?
If you did, you saw the beautiful covered benches.
Yes, I copied the ideal to add a little softness!
Of course mine are no where near as glamorous,
as the ones in her post. Be sure to visit and see
that beautiful home!
My little bench covers started life as a bed skirt!
Yes I said bed skirt!! Now let me explain, sometimes
my ideals seen a little strange, I know, but please
remember I live forty five minutes from the
nearest fabric store, Walmart, ect. sooo when I want
to do anything, I have to consider the two hour travel
time, to even get my supplies, hence a vivid
imagination. I saw that the covers in the post
were pleated, remembered a white bed skirt I had
in my stash along with the dark brown material.
Oh my, tooo white. Well lets go take a coffee break!
I let the bed skirt stay in the old coffee for about
twenty minutes and now I ave a great color match
to the chair covers.
Thanks for visiting.
Hope you come back to follow the saga of Changes!
See you at Marty's!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Where We Gather

It's been sometime since I posted for
Tablescape Thursday, but maybe
things will get a little less hectic for me with
summer winding down.
So be sure to stop by
to visit and see all the wonderful ideals waiting
for you there. We have a center island in our kitchen and
it seems anyone who visits always ends up
there. The three of us usually have our meals
here, but today it's just the two of us for a
little soup and salad!
Nothing here is new, everything is recycled from
previous years. The black plate is acting as my
charger and the orange plate playing the role of
my salad plate. I used the little pumpkin mug
as a soup bowl. The napkins and place mats
were found at a thrift store.
The stemware and plates came from Penny's
many, many years ago.
These little mugs came from a yard sale
again, many, many years ago.
Well thanks for visiting, I hope to see everyone
Sunday. I have a new project going on in my
kitchen (a faux fireplace mantle), I'm not sure
if I will be able to get everything finished by
Sunday, but I'm trying. Maybe I can give
you a sneak peak.
See you next week.
Bye for now,

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Touch Of Fall

Thanks to Marty at
for hosting and giving everyone the opportunity
to share ideals.
I have been moving in the direction of fall
decorating, but I haven't gotten allot accomplished
to tell you the truth. I just don't want to let
go of summer!
Here are a few little vignettes I have in my
dining room. I left the dark burgundy tablecloth
on the table and started adding oranges and golds.

The old crock holding the dried hydrangeas

is hand made. I bought it years ago from a

friend who was in the process of downsizing

from her family home in Charleston. She told
me stories of her Grandmother using the crock
in the fireplace with fresh flowers from the
garden to brighten things up a little. Her
memories and stories were priceless. How
many of us have the opportunity to live in an
old plantation house where generations of our
family have lived and handed down stories and
The amber glasses were a thrift store find and
the candelabra a yard sale find. All I have to
do is add plates and flatware, then dinner will be
Orange napkins, brass napkin rings, on rattan place mats.
The place mats were also found at a yard sale
Are you ready?
$1.00 for four!!! Can't beat a deal like that!!
A bad picture of the tablecloth, very bad color!
Now for the sideboard!
Have to add a little copper, after all this is
I found this copper bowl at Cracker Barrel
several years on sale after Thanksgiving.
Lets move onto my Grandmothers desk.
Now I have a confession!
I planned on participating in Marty
Cloche Party, but I was a week off!
Go figure, I thought this Friday was the
17th, imagine my surprise, when I logged
on Friday night and saw all the cloche vignettes! How funny is that?
I changed the large picture over the desk to
this one I found years ago at a yard sale.
I just think it looks like fall. This is the same
picture I used last fall in my foyer with the
orange plates. Same ole decorations, just used
in different rooms. Who knows where it will be
next year!
Well thank for visiting. Hope I didn't bore you
tooooooo... much. Hope to be with everyone
Thursday for TT at Susan's.
Bye For Now,