August 31, 2010


I saw this post on Lou, Boos, and Shoes and thought it would be interesting to do the same.  Take pictures of favorite little corners of my house to see if I could capture the overall feel of our home.  
Our house is old by US standards (1852), but it hasn't had too many owners.  The original family owned it for more than the first 100 years, giving it its name.  I love houses that have a history, and I love thinking about the lives of people who pass through houses.  
The house is a work in progress.  The original house was small, and it has been expanded through the years.  Unfortunately, it wasn't always done with the highest quality.  We are in the process of redoing a lot of it, and we are trying to keep the original spirit of the house in tact.  So far we've done the upstairs and the entire original part of the house.  Down the road we'll get to the kitchen and living room.  We've been here five years, and it's really starting to feel like a home now.  
Looking at the above collage feels like home to me.  I guess I was successful.

row 1
our front porch
this tile and green paint are my favorite parts of the guest bath
Turkish bowl, on display on our buffet
row 2
firetruck in the big boy's room
my tub
historical sign next to the front door
stone wall and view of the baseball field in the back yard
row 3
rug and original wood plank floors
wooden doors with latches
dining room bay window through chair
quilt in the little boy's room
row 4
tea kettle and blue olive oil bottle from Vermont
shelves in the big boy's room
corner of my bed
fireplace mantle


  1. That is a really great idea...I also love old houses that have a story behind:) Its so lovely to think like: who lived there and how did the house looked before...Great photos:)

  2. Yep! It looks and feels like a home. I love it when other people live in and restore older homes with all of the original fixtures and that, but I don't want to live there! I'm more of a shower, pool, dishwasher, etc...kind of girl. (But you didn't ask me, did you?! ^_^)

  3. what a lovely home! i love all of the details. i particularly love your tub!! and floors!! love a house with a history.


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