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, September 19, 2011

Before I Packed It Away

 Yes, as I packed things last week, I just couldn't
resist doing a little vignette. Here is another of
my great ceramic pots I found last summer at a
yard sale! I suppose this could be used for chili,
beans, soup, I just loved the little bowls that
attach to the side!
 Mr. Roo is great for holding bread. A couple of
S & P from the Dollar Store, last year.
  Nothing to elaborate or creative, and I guess a little
silly when your packing to move. But...
I couldn't resist.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

My New Best Friends

 Meet my new best friends!
They are wonderful!
These came from Dollar General, since I have to travel
thirty five miles to get the real space bags, thought I would
give these a try!
Sooo... from this to.....
 This, two large afghans and a lap quilt! 
 A linen closet and a trunk!
Not bad!
See you for Table Top Tuesday!

Monday, September 12, 2011

No Cost Changes

As you know we have had our house on the market
for the last eight months. But we all need a little change
in our lives even when we are selling, so to add a
little spice to the kitchen and the office area I
removed a couple of cabinet doors. Not knowing if
it was a detail that anyone would like, I carefully
explained that each door was wrapped and stored
away and could be put back into place very easily.
The change was a huge success, everyone loved it said
it really broke up all the wood. This kitchen has thirty two
cabinets, allot of wood! 
 One of the cabinets in the office area of the kitchen.
Great storage for cookbooks!

 Small cabinet over my stove.

If for any reason we end up staying here, I think a
little paint inside would be a plus. What do you think?
But for now we have a closing date of October 11th.
I hope you will join me for a new journey, we will be in
a rental for a few months, until we decide were we want
to buy. It's been really hard to house hunt living in two
different states!
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Are You Brand Loyal?

 Are you brand loyal?
Do you coupon?
A little thing my oldest daughter got me into this summer.
I haven't gotten the extreme couponing down yet and I don't
think we need fifty toothbrushes. Some days I can can hit
50 to 90% off. I usually set aside a certain amount every
week, search the sale papers the Internet, grab my coupons
and have fun! Here is this weeks haul, total price $28.67,
paid $20.67 with tax, an $8.00 savings.
 As much as I love to decorate and change things
 around, we still have to do the dreaded, CLEANING!
Since I have two houses to stock this is actually a
hobby that is helpful. Not to mention I really can't
do any redecorating or changing at this time.
Tried these babies yet?
They are great!
I have the stainless look one already in my kitchen.
Soiled hands after handling meat, no problem and no mess
where you have touched a soap dispenser.
I scored this one for $7.00, but made out like a bandit on
my first one buy stacking  Dollar General coupon with a
manufacturer's coupon, paid $2.00 for my first one!
See you soon,
Maybe someday I will show you my pitiful little stash!

Monday, September 5, 2011

"I've got the blues"

 Just a little kitchen counter vignette.
 The blue bottles were a gift from my  father in law.
The wine bottle holder a thrift store find. The metal rooster
 was a gift from my daughter a few years ago.
 I placed enerything in a shallow black wicker tray
then places that on a wicker placemat for a little interest.
 Tart burner from Kirklands.
 Tuned an old picnic basket into a holder for my
dishwashing detergent. Used a couple of old wine
bottles to hold the detergent.

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for Table Top Tuesday.
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Few Completed Projects in 2011

 As summer winds down here are a few of the projects
I managed to complete.
 My summer door wreath.
 A little black and white wreath I used for late winter
and early spring.

 A few new pillows and chair cousins for the family room.

 A great little chair cover I found at the thrift store.
And my old star that I covered in French wrapping paper
after seeing one at Hobby Lobby.
Hope you had the opportunity to finish a few projects.
See you soon.