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 4, 2013


As I have said before I am a volunteer guide at Middleton Plantation in Charleston, but from the latter part of October to December the 23rd I work at a little shop in town. Christmas is a huge deal at this little shop and we are already decking the halls. These pictures are from my phone, so not the best, I will try to remember my camera tomorrow. This is the Diva tree and matching mantle.
Hope you enjoy! Not one inch on this mantle is not used, I just love the legs and the burlap together.
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We have several trees in the store and all are decorated completely different. You can see the red tree in the back, we have an elf tree, woodlands tree and several more up and at least two more to put up.

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See you soon with more Christmas ideals and better photos.
Linking to: Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Warming Things Up

Seems like I am always creating work for myself and constantly trying to arrange and make the long hallway in this house look a little more cozy and warm and not like a bowling alley. This is how it looked a couple of weeks ago. The walls were a bright white, which did help lighten things up a bit but made the room feel so cold.


And the walls now, with a few accessories added.

As you can see we still need to have the floors sanded, which will happen after the holidays. 
 A night view and I love the warm feeling the area now has. I hope to have a full  shot of the area in a week or so. I still have paintings and a little more touch up painting to do.
Ok back to work organizing bookshelves.
See you soon,
Linking to: Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Little Thanksgiving Mantle

So with Halloween over I guess it's time for a little sprucing up for Thanksgiving. I usually do my dining room in in a fruit theme for Christmas and that means I can start decorating using my fruits for Thanksgiving. I didn't change allot on the mantle, simply added a ceramic turkey my son made twenty some years ago in cub scouts. Added a few hydrangeas from the garden and the little acorn topiary from the table.
The clock I have had for years, my Dad found it, repaired it and gave it to me.
I have also had the lamps for years, used them in my kitchen in our old house, the fruit vase
I found at a yard sale this summer.
I just saw all the cords hanging on the side of the fireplace, (note to self, fix that one).
A few sticks in a brass coal bucket, tied with burlap.
Most of the fireplaces in our house are old coal fireplaces with this type of cover.
My harvest tree is up and ready for the changes at Christmas, so I just have to decide on my sideboard centerpiece and table centerpiece.

See you soon.
Linking to: Amaze Me Monday at The Heart Of Your Home
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House