Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Greetings!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall comes to the living room...

 This is looking into  our small living room from the entry door. We do not have an entry hall or foyer. You open the door and there you are! My newest Fall quilt on wall behind sofa. Looking into the arch is the dining room.

 Sorry dark pic . My camera is not a new fangled one but good enough for me! This is looking in from the hall way. Yes the monster in the room is the huge fireplace! Have no idea why one so huge was put in this small living room! Do enjoy it though come those cold and damp Winter days! 

 This view is from the dining room. As you can see that is the entry way into the room. We did put down wood laminate there.

 This is a treasure from DH's Grandmother's side. Top and all sides are 1 board wide! Has a lovely faded red paint. Gave the cedar chest DH made in high school, I used to use for many years, to son.

 Shelf on back wall. My small pumpkin quilt hanging there.

 My favorite print. I found a free place online to print out the Fall piece. Forget where!!
Under it is one of my stitcheries.

 Sorry another dark pic. This is back wall with my MIL's old wash stand.

 My niece gave me the Autumn cross stitch piece. I found the cute vintage house  piece at our local DAV Thrift store. Debated on painting the frame so just left it for now.

 Here is the mantle. Yes I painted it black! Looks so much better than the white. Does not jump out at you as much!  Took DH a while to warm up to it! Loaded up with pretty Fall items.

 A pretty framed print heralding Autumn!

 My Jacks Runner on the hearth. They look so happy to be there!
 My other stitchery I placed on mantle. Pretty leaf plates were given to me by my pal Alice last birthday!

 Here is old oak chest top. I have plopped a lot on top of it! Niece did the Tom Turkey piece. Love it! The cat tail piece is another thrift store find! My mercury  glass pumpkin from TJ Maxx.

 One of my pumpkin head people from my craft show days. Stitchery, witch hats and runner all my handy work!

 I took some $ Tree leaves tied on my fake candles with raffia. Love how they look when lit!

Simple Pumpkin topiary . Stacked Walmart faux pumpkins and a leaf garland wrapped around.

Hope you have enjoyed your visit to our 2012 Fall Home Tour!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall at Home Once More Dining Room

 We have done up the  house once again for Fall. Not a bunch of decorating but enough for us to enjoy.
Here are some shots of the dining room.

 Turkeys on the old buffet. Have them sitting on my Cotton Boll quilted runner I made in memory of my Mama. She had fond family memories of the cotton fields of Missouri where she was born and raised.

 The old buffet belonged to DH's Grandmother then Aunt Dot. It originally came from Boykins Tavern at Isle of Wight, VA. Has only been here a few weeks. DH has some minor repair to do to it. The butter churn crock is from my family and the bigger crock from DH's Dad's family.

 We placed it at the end of the dining room. Seems like it has always been there now!

 Corner where I put a lot of my old enamelware collection. The small wash stand to the left was one I got at the same auction as the green one.

 Looking at the wall and corner from doorway into living room.

 The owl wall hanging  I made 20+ years ago. Ordered fabrics and pattern from a catalog.
 Pie safe holds brown transfer ware and some old family quilts.

Looking into living room.  When we moved the buffet in we had to move everything all around. So this area was set up. The blue cabinet is waiting for me to paint it black! I love the old cross frames and vintage stitchery too.

My sweet Fall tree sitting on an old school desk! The wool pumpkin runner is one I made a few years ago. I also painted the Jack wooden bowl. The candy corn candles were a gift to my Mama. She adored Candy Corn.

 I made the banner across doorway 2 yrs ago. Some fun fabric. The wooden ironing board was Aunt Dot's.
The  Fall hanging was made a few years ago.

The big yellow ware bowl was DH's Grandmother's and the brown baker too. The corn bowls were Aunt Dot's.
My table grouping. The lamp in the back ground on the buffet was my Aunt Alma's. I just added a smaller shade to make it a buffet lamp!;-) I made the quilted table runner.

We have so many family treasures in our home from our Mama's, Aunts and Uncles, Grandparents, Greats and Greats! It is like being surrounded by family!
They are mixed in with lovely things we have been lucky to win at auctions, find at thrift and antique shops, even at yard sales!

Hope you enjoyed this part of the tour! Living room in next post!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Still here but....

...recovering from knee replacement surgery on May 22nd. Repairs were finished up on the water damage. Hope to have  house back in some kind of order by Fall!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Presidents Day

Oh dear a day late here!
I meant to have this ready to go in auto pilot for Presidents Day but did not happen.
Oh well here is my post anyway!

This is a very pretty toile dish with President Lincoln doing the 1863 Gettysburg Address on it.
I have it hanging in the living room on a rack with three other pieces in same color.
It is a redish pink but not really too much pink or red.

Here is a close up.
It is by Homer Laughlin Historical America china line.
Came to us from DH's Mother.
Love it!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Red Toile Table

For today, Valentine's Day this is our table.
Added hearts made from old salvaged quit pieces.
But we will go back to the one below for every day for a while!

Have table set with these old items.
The Taylor Smith Taylor toile plates are part of a partial set I bought in an antique shop a couple years ago.
Deerfield Silverware I picked up at an estate sale.

These crystal glasses are from the local DAV Thrift!
75 cents a piece. Went one week found just two.
I popped in last week while was at grocery and they had 3 more!
Love that cut ball in stem!
Love the ching sound when we toast a cheer!

The crystal candle hurricanes were gift from DH.
We bought in Williamsburg many years ago.
The crocheted place-mats have to be at least 30 yrs old if not more.
I made the quilted runner...of course. ;-)
The napkins are a set of Waverly I found at Tuesday Morning couple years ago.
I firmly believe you should use and enjoy what you have collected or love.
To me that is the real value of things!

Happy Valentine's Day !!

Please check out some lovely table top setting links at A Stroll Thru Life!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Old New Treasure

We have a new to us old treasure that is wonderful!
It belonged to DH's grandmother.
Aunt Dot who is 92 ,the baby of the family , says it has been in the kitchen as long as she can recall.
Sadly she does not know it's history or how it came to be at the farm.
It is not perfect and has been altered but we LOVE it anyway just as it is!

Too be valued and used all these many long years is amazing!

Tin in the upper doors and original door knob.
Key hole with lock.

Drawer pulls are not original.
Aunt Dot replaced them many years ago.

Inside left door a hook.

This holds the upper doors shut.
Can see how well used it is!

Now this is the shelf supports.
Have not seen this before.

A long bolt goes from the front to back.

Held in place with a wing nut I believe it is called.
Has a shelf in the upper part and one in lower part.

We think this may be the price someone was selling it for..6.50 or 7.00 it says!
No it is not in pristine condition and must be handled with care but a family treasure none the less!!
I love old primitive farm pieces! Poor folks furniture!
Has more character to me then show pieces that never were used!
Our home is small and we are running out of space for more treasures!
I reckon from now on we as in 'me' will have to think carefully on bringing in any more biggish treasures!!
Oh dear!