HAPPY FORTH OF JULY - ONLY A DAY LATE! We have been up north at our "Little House" and very busy! Got lots of projects done, despite the HOT temps.
Yesterday morning we got up early and stained the deck while we could still be in the shade. I was surprised at how fast we got it done, and what an improvement!
I love to take my morning coffee and a good magazine out here, it's one of my favorite times of the day. My friend Connie and I used to set out here and do a lot of crafting back in the day - I miss you Connie!
I moved my old bike over to the flower garden on the side of the house, and it just brightens up this little spot!
We got a new picket fence up, but the painting is going to have to wait until we get back up there in a couple weeks.
This little building was originally a little cottage in the 40's and someday I want to turn it back into a guest house. (Right now we use it for lawn storage.) I can't wait to get going on it, but we have to build a garage first.
So for now, we bought this 1976 pop-up camper for our new "guest" house! It was for sale just down the road for only $300!!! It will be great when our kids and grandkids come up to visit. I'm going to get new curtains and bedding ready to take with me next time. I might even get some of those funky camper lights to hang from the awning when we put it up!
Did a little tweeking inside too. I got this great doll from "Wren In The Willow" in Goodrich, Michigan and just love her! I also took an old stitchery up to hang from our old house.
My dad built this fireplace for me quite a few years ago. Next time I want to paint it, but for now I hung my whisk broom collection across the front.
Some of the old crows went with me this time too. They used to be on a shelf over our French doors in my old kitchen. Couldn't let these four go!
This old tin baker's cabinet makes the perfect spice cabinet in the kitchen!
It was SOOOO hot up there (and we don't have a/c at the cottage). We decided to go for a little tour so we could get cooled off in the car. We had to meet Abbey in West Branch (she had spent the weekend with her other grandparents). I'll NEVER come home from a holiday weekend again, unless it's the next day. What would normally take us 2 hours ended up taking us 5 1/2! Although we did stop for a quick meal. We found a little roadside park to get out and stretch and Abbey loved the old pump. I could have stuck my head right under the water! Oh well, we got to see lots of new scenery this time. The expressway was a parking lot, so we took all the back roads back home.
All in all, it was a fun weekend and I can't wait to get back up there! Hope you all had a safe and happy holiday.
Until next time...