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Friday, January 29, 2010

{ thoughts of Spring }

Hi Folks!
thought I would share with you some pics of the old farmhouse...
I've decorated for Spring!

here's the top of the TV cupboard...
had to pull out the faux forsythia & tulips!

This is a mirror that my brother in law made for us one christmas
it was plain oak-stain colored, so I painted it to match the TV cupboard!
put in some ivy & tucked a few Easter cards in there!
{yeah, I know...Easter? yepper...}

This is the top of the mantle in the keeping room...
I placed some of my favorite little bottles
{that we dig up in our backyard}
on a small primitive childs cupboard,
added a white-washed trencher with old wood garden tools,
flanked that with two wooden acorn finials and added an old tin water puitcher of daffodils!

here's the whole mantle...
above it hangs a huge framed piece of early red & cream toile
that shows different birds on it...
my favorite original Hitchcock chairs hold two of my most favorite dolls....

...a quiet little corner in the den...
my favorite wooden carrier holds 2 hooked rugs, a coverlet and fresh herbs...

another picture of the keeping room,
this shows the top of my little blue & red book-fulled cupboards
{one of MANY in the house that hold my books!}
above it hangs a sweet needlepunch piece made for me of my logo by Maria Barton...


I've named my dress form "Elda"
...after my PA German Mom...

and here's my dining room...
plants, tulips, white runner & curtains...
hooked & braided chairpads, and another book-filled cupboard!!

I have a pot of Spaghetti Sauce cooking on the woodstove today...
& will bake a loaf of rosemary olive-oil bread to go along with it for supper.
The farmhouse is comfy-cozy & waiting for me to get back in there & stitch!

Hoping your day is filled with thoughts of Spring!
Plenty & Grace be Yours,
Lori

P.S. THE SHOP IS CLOSED TODAY & TOMORROW {JAN. 29 & 30TH}
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER...
AND CLOSED FRIDAY FEB. 5TH AND SAT. FEB. 6TH FOR THE WINTER IN THE VALLEY ANTIQUES SHOW!!!!!

7 comments:

janeu729 said...

Wow!! You really are ready for the change of seasons! I'm still embracing winter and looking forward to the weekend snow. I'll be hookin' by the woodstove. Your place looks so sweet and welcoming.
Hugs...

Jennifer said...

Oh I absolutely love, love your dining room!!!!! Love anything tulipy.

Jennifer

Catherine said...

Thanks for sharing peeks of your lovely home! It's perfect!

primitivebettys said...

Just beautiful Lori! Makes me wanna move in with ya! :)

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

How cozy! Love your blue mantle.

天那 said...

世間唯一永恆的,就是改變 ....................................................

Truck said...

Your house is so lovely. It looks so warm and inviting. I wish I lived there....

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