Friday, May 22, 2009

Show Us Where You Live

One of the blogs, I like to read Kelly's Korner started this up and I thought it would be fun to join in. Today is Dining Room Edition.

The dining room is probably my favorite room in our house. The ceilings are beautiful and curved. We believe the wallpaper is original-but the original owners two granddaughters disagree-one thinks the wallpaper is original-the other does not. So were not sure.

We bought our table two years ago and it seems to fit in with the historic house perfectly. It has two more leaves and 4 more chairs-we need to have more kids! :)

The hanging light is different and I don't know if I love it or not. It was in the house when we bought it. I often think I would like something a little more elegant like a chandelier type light, but I am still undecided. What do you think?

My favorite feature of the dining room (and the house)- is the built in China cabinets. They have light tracks inside and the room looks great in the evening, with only those lights on. I am not much of a China person, but when we bought the house with those cabinets of course I had to get some then! I searched for months trying to find the perfect set. I wanted something old fashioned, and something that had a floral pattern (not what people typically chose now). My husband found this beautiful set, in an antique store. The date stamped on the back is 1926-only five years after our home was built.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hannah's Report Card

"Hannah and Carson were playing on the trampoline. Hannah bit Carson on the left arm. I put ice on Carson's arm and had Hannah sit down and rest on the couch. I told her "no-no" and we sat on the couch together. After Carson wasn't crying, I talked to Hannah about not biting and then Carson and Hannah hugged and kissed"

Carson was oh, too happy to show me "Hannah's Report Card" from the babysitter yesterday, when I got home. Oh the joys of having kids! :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday

One of the blogs, I like to read Kelly's Korner started this up and I thought it would be fun to join in. Today is Kitchen Edition.

As most of you know our home is in the historic district and built in 1920. While I love the old aspects of old homes, the kitchen just has to be modern! Here is our kitchen (pictures taken in the fall as you can tell by the orange pumpkin :)

This little arch is the top of what used to be the old wood cookstove in our house. When we finished the kithchen I begged (and then demanded :) that Cameron keep some of the arch. I am not much of a decorator, and rarely hang things on the wall (obviously) but I do like to keep fresh flowers in the arch and on the table.

I also love our hanging pot rack, a feature I didn't love originally. I had to buy special pans just to hang there (ha!), and according to Cam, I can't even use them! Who would have known? My mom gave me the kitchen tools you see hanging. They were my great grandmothers-I cherish those.

The island in the middle took some getting used to, especially having the stove in it. But now I like it. When we bought the house the kitchen needed the most work. I had envisioned a white kitchen becuase our old kitchen was mostly white, and white just seems light and clean to me. It turned out green with black appliances that have grown on me. Eventually, when our money tree starts growing more money :) I want to get a black microwave and a black dishwasher so it all matches.

The cupboards and the layout were the only things we kept from the kitchen, but all the glass was out of the cupboards. It was a month or so before we had the glass replaced and I got used to never opening up the cupboard doors. I just put the dishes away through the slots where the glass is now.

Next to the fridge there used to be a "wet bar" with a sink and all, but we ended up taking all of that out. My favorite feature is the double ovens. I love those.

The stain glass windows are said to be from the old historic church that was torn down close to our home. I love those windows.

So, there you have it! Join the fun!