I love stitcheries and tin molds. This is on top of an old pie safe in our living room. The large stitchery is about "old things".
This is an old chair back made into a shelf with hooks. Great for displaying "smalls".
Another display on the other old pie safe. I also love old bobbins and bobbin lights.
One of my favorite pieces is this old pie safe with the original punched tin panels. I use it to store my material.
The old black hoosier was originally "up north" at my in-laws old cabin. It is an OLDY! I love the wood work top. I hope to take this to "The Little House" one of these days.
Another favorite piece is the dough box between the wingback chairs. Sure wish I had room to put it in my kitchen as an island!
This pie safe is REALLY AN OLDIE! I keep it filled with old quilts and I also have a thing for antique socks!
Onto the dining room. Another favorite is this bonnet chest. The top lifts to put hats inside, it has a little drawer for gloves, and a little front door to put shoes in. I always wish that I could find out who owned these pieces and where they really came from.
Above the bonnet chest is an old divided drawer and another stitchery. This one is called "Dear Old House" and is one of my favorite verses.
Another built-in in the dining room. Makes a great buffet! Oh look at the wonderful Tavern Scene tray that Linda brought me from Primp Your Pad. She had noticed that we collect Tavern Scene dishes on an earlier post! Thank you, thank you, thank you Linda!
Dining room table has storage underneath for linens. It's a reproduction and I would love to replace it with an original, antique harvest table one of these days! The light fixture in this room is also original.
The built in corner cupboard is where my pinkeep collection is housed (at least at the present time).
These built-ins house our collection of Tavern Scene dishes.
Okay, on to our next project. THE KITCHEN! These French doors lead to our family room (where we really live everyday). The crow wallpaper has been up since Amanda was pregnant for Gannon - over 11 years ago, and is going to be replaced with mustard ticking paper (which I already have). The cupboards are going to be painted mustard, and we are putting wood countertops on. I'm hoping to get this project started very soon. Please Dick???!!!
Top of my old piano. Dear Dad and Dick surprised me with this old upright quite a few years ago and I just love it. I only play when I'm here by myself or with the grandkids, but it gives me a lot of enjoyment.
The only "new" piece of furniture is our entertainment center (which I try to camoflage the best I can). Connie and I got this Mother's Day sign right before she moved to Tennessee. The antique shop had 2 of them, so we each have one in our homes. Great memories!
All right, all right. I had to bring the green lamp home from the shop. (And I'm so glad I did!)
Shelf above our comfy "t.v." chairs. I want one of Kenny's beautiful shelves to put in here, but for now I just laid the old shutter across this one. The "yard long" picture belonged to Dick's family. The puppies in it are adorable.
Welcome to our guest room (or as Debbie would say, "My Room"). I think this room was originally a parlor. This was our master bedroom until all the kids moved out, then we moved upstairs. (Okay Melissa, this is where you would stay!) The old bed was found in a basement of a previous house and I had it sandblased and repainted.
Sitting area in guest room. The old door in the corner was cut in half and hinged. I love the old peely paint.
Old suitcases on top of the wardrobe make great storage!
Had to add a t.v. in here for guests, but hate that you have to see it! Oh well.
This old doll buggy belonged to my mother when she was a little girl and I cherish it!
We made some changes in the bathroom and I LOVE our sink and faucet. The faucet is like an old pump. We put wood counters on, changed the door to the medicine cabinet with an old window, and put a piece of painted tin ceiling tile in the door to the vanity.
Old long-johns and stockings hang from the shelf at the other end of the bathroom. I got the white cupboard from Debbie a few years ago and it is such great storage.
Now, this is the spot that I want to hang that "first aid" cabinet that we have at the shop. Don't you think it would look perfect in here???
Well, there you have it! Part two will follow soon with pictures up our upstairs, the den and outside. Hope this didn't drag out too long.
It is supposed to be another BEAUTIFUL day in Michigan today - up to 72! We will either get lots of customers OR they will all be home working in their yards. Either way, at least I can open the door and let the fresh air inside.
Have a great day ladies and we'll talk soon...