Friday, February 28, 2014

Something new

Well new to me anyway....last weekend hubby and I had a huge case of cabin fever so we went for a ride and ended up at Bernat Mills Antiques in Uxbridge. I found these treasures all in the same dealers booth. I was doing the happy dance for sure. As soon as I have time I will be doing some tweaking. I read a great article in A Simple Life on Waterglassing. It was written by Kris Casucci from Walker Homestead. I never knew why some crocks had so much white inside. It was a great article. Who knew it was how they preserved eggs back in the day?

So let me show you a few of my dream pieces...all found on Pinterest. This first one a cake crock is my favorite. I have never seen one at any dealers. Bet I couldn't afford it if I found it.

Well I needed a glimmer of Spring so I put all snowmen away and brought out some bunnies!

I always get a bit down this time of year. I am happily noticing that the days are getting a bit longer and March is just about here, but winter seems to be hanging on for dear life. I could truly move south in a heartbeat, but my hubby just loves New England and winter. Now last night we had a burst pipe in the garage because our grandson washed his car and did not turn the water off or drain the pipes. Not great to come home to a waterfall in the garage and water running down the driveway.  I sit on a board in town so I had to go to a meeting and when I get home my hubby said well after cleaning up the mess in the garage as best I could I got a phone call....our Grandson had an accident. He is fine but had three friends in the car they slid on black ice and hit another car. Everyone is fine, minor bumps and bruising, but the police made four ambulances take them to the hospital to be checked, again everyone is fine. We have to travel about 25 minutes to get there, get a tow truck, ( 2 cars not drivable) pick everyone up, get everyone home. Hubby handled all the details. Thank goodness. We are exhausted. I hate winter it is so dang cold today and I have to go show houses. Sorry for the rant, I really am tired.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day!  

I got this great chalk board last weekend,,,hubby and I drove up to New Hampshire to a place called Sage Farm Antiques. Poked around a bit. This was my big purchase. What a difference it makes using chalk on real slate. My other boards are chalk board paint and it does not flow as easily or clean as good. While this slate has some white spots in it they seem to show more in the picture and less in real life. I love it. I just need to decide where I will hang it.

 The kitties don't like all this rain......ahhhh the mess because the ground is frozen it just sits on top of it. So there is snow, slush and water. But it is February and this is New England~

Sunday, February 2, 2014

My kitchen (part 2)

This is my finished project. There is plenty of light and the addition ceiling height really opens the space up. There was a lot of bead board painted, but well worth it.

                               The view I always seem to show you all.
                               My little cook book area, right by the pantry door.
                                           Looking towards my office and back door.

 My washer and dryer are behind the bi fold doors, no changes here same as before.
Click Here for some of my favorite photos taken by Linda Rudman for A Primitive Place. The dining area has changed, but I loved her kitchen photos.
I hope you all enjoyed the tour of my kitchen which really isn't new anymore, but it is my favorite room in the house. It opens to my dining area which has the brick corner fireplace that has contained many, many fires. Kept us warm on blistery winter days. Kept us warm when the power was out for days last year :)  These are my happiest places in our home. We spend the most time here. Family gathers here, meals are shared, holidays and birthdays are celebrated here.  Memories are made!

Let me ask, what is your favorite space in your home and why?
 Thank you all for coming by!