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, October 28, 2013

A Busy Week

The last week has been a busy one. Two trips in one week is allot for this girl! As I have said before I am a volunteer guide at Middleton Plantation in Charleston, that said we are always offered great trips to learn about the Middleton Family as well as extended members of the family. Well I have to tell you, last weeks was the bomb!!! A visit to Chicora Woods Plantation in Plantersville, SC, just outside Georgetown SC. Chicora Woods is a private residence and the owner was so gracious to allow 40 people to tour the house and grounds taking pictures inside the house as well as out side

An outside view of the home and grounds.

This is the back of the home, the portion that you see that forms the L dates back to the 1700's, the rest of the home is from the 1800's
A view from the yard of the Pee Dee River.
Tea in the court yard.

As I said we were allowed to take pictures of the interior, but out of consideration of the owner I have chosen not to post them. Now I can tell you it is quiet the inspiration for any decorator, not your typical plantation home, yes there are exquisite antiques but color, color everywhere!!!
Now the good news is the Plantation is for sale, for a measly 15 million this baby could be yours. If you would like to see more go here or to http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-636-20201245/chicora-wood-plantation-georgetown-sc-, this site has the best photos (most of the ones I have). I promise you will not be sorry!!

See you soon,

Linking to: Inspire Me Tuesday at A stroll Thru Life
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings The Heart of you Home
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House


Monday, October 14, 2013

Black and White

Well we are about 90% finished with this little 6ft by 8ft room. Everything has been a challenge from the floor to the base molding. All that is left is a few pieces of crown molding and a little more base molding.
Another room that is hard to photograph. These were night photos.
My yard sale window in place and the stemware is also hanging.
Storage for candles.
A permanent  home for the silver chest.
Mirrors everywhere, remember no light.
Time for dinner.
I know photo quality was poor today, it was a very cloudy day, so as I play and the weather improves, I will get more photos.

See you soon,
Linking to: A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday

Sunday, October 13, 2013

It's All In The Details

How many times have we heard, it's all in the details?
Well when the time came to close up the walls, the small square over the door frame just kept saying
So what kind of detail?
This, and....
This, a transom window.
So you run to the flea market and find, this....
Put it here.
And it looks like this.
Then the walls, and of course the 12 inch baseboard, that you have to build to look like

So be sure to visit tomorrow, so you can see it all put together, finally!
My black and white butler/dish pantry.
I'm sure I will be tweaking for weeks, but finally I get to play.
See you tomorrow!



Monday, October 7, 2013

Oh Happy Day

That's just what I said when I found this treasure at Habitat for Humanity. She is 14 inches across and in perfect condition.
the remains of the price sticker still on the back.
Howard Kaplan's French Country Store, made in France.
I understand he has a store in New York, other than that I don't know much more.
So I just had to play for a bit.
Yum yum! Oh it's just a candle!
Now if this is not enough to get me excited, the price was, $7.00!!!!!
Forgot the cheese!
That's all for now.
See you soon,
Linking to: Inspire Me Tuesday
We Call It Olde Link Up @ We Call It Junkin

Saturday, October 5, 2013


A simple mantle for the kitchen.

Simple copper pieces and a few things from nature.
The copper bowl came from Cracker Barrel years ago, the orchid was a gift from my girls.
A hot chocolate pot.
The gravy boat is filled with chestnuts.
From my garden.
That's all for now.
See you soon,
See you there.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Progress In My Food Pantry

Now that I'm getting to organize my dish pantry a little better, I thought I would start on my food pantry. I really wanted it to maintain it's farmhouse charm, so I really did nothing but arrange my supplies in a way the cook or the lady of the house might have 100 years ago. So here is my version, I hope you enjoy.
Yes I know, no crockpots back them, but I do and this was the perfect spot. In my other house I was able to leave it on the counter since the kitchen was so large, but not here. It will be in a very convenient space just a couple of steps to the dish pantry and ready for service.
My cookbooks and bread machine are all nicely arranged and at my fingertips.
There is also a self now for our canned vegetables.
Seeds stored away safely for next years planting.
The little lamp hanging was a gift from my son when he was in preschool, so it's about 30 years old.
See the hanging aprons? The pink and white one belonged to my Great Grandmother.
And this one belonged to my Grandmother, she made it especially to match her kitchen, I can still remember her wearing it.
I hung baskets for fresh vegetables, and the old crocks hold dog food and other goodies.
My baskets now have a dedicated home.
The bead board in the room is very unusual, I have never saw it placed horizontally!
And it continues all the way to the ceiling.
Well that's about all for now.
See you soon,
Linking to: Home (work) Wednesday @ The Everyday Home
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style