This home was built around the turn of the century and acquired by Paul's parents in 1942. It belongs to my good friends and I have wonderful memories at this farm. I bought my first horse here and, little did I know, that 30 some years later we would still be great friends.
This living room was originally a garage, but Paul rebuilt this and was finished in about 1980. The table was original to the farm. What a great place to work on projects - and Bonnie does bunches! She is a gourd artist among many other things.
This barber pole and sign were original to her father's barber shop in St. Louis.
Isn't this a cozy place to curl up and read a good book. Bonnie made the coffee table out of an old window.
Paul built this fireplace and it covers one whole wall. Don't you love the old window with the vintage quilt blocks? Bonnie also made the yo-yo quilt on the rocking chair.
Bonnie uses this old enamel top drop-leaf as her island. French doors lead to sunroom and hot tub and then on out to their deck.
The big, old icebox was left in a previous home. They had to remove the porcelain to get it out of the house!
They bought this kitchen table in Illinois. It was SO dirty and covered with bird droppings that they took it through the car wash!
These French doors were a wedding gift in 1980. They had the stained glass added before they were installed. Beautiful!
These Christening dresses belonged to Bonnie's grandmother and great aunt. You should see them up close, they are just wonderful.
I hope you have enjoyed this home as much as I do. I will be bringing you her gardens and barns whenever Michigan gets some warm weather.
Crab leg update: Abbey had a ball at her first attempt to eat crab legs. She even had to take one of the claws to school today to show her teacher! (I'll bet she was thrilled.)
Until another day...