Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

~ Joan's House Tour - Lori's Bedroom ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
Happy Tuesday to you all ~

have been having issues with our internet/computers lately, 
sorry for being MIA for a bit here ~

Today I wanted to share with you another room in Miss Joan's House Tour:
"Lori's Room" {yes, mine} 
this bedroom is my very favorite in the house, 
which our readers will know is an old Church Rectory... 

come on in and have a look around ~
click on each photo to enlarge!

Joan has a way of choosing the perfect color combinations,
although she will tell you she doesn't, 
and always asks me to help with her wools for her rug hooking...

these greens, mauves, pinks and creams 
all go together perfectly ~

she collects SO many things,
 like her tole painted tinware trays hanging above the beautiful iron double beds...

as well as her love for pyrography, the art of woodburning:


Joan's collection of celluloid is only partially shown here...
she has much, more believe me ;)
the shelf above the fireplace is an organ top...awesome!

Joan's handiwork can be seen in every nook and cranny of her home
...the fireboard scene was painted by her, her beloved Arthur also created the board for her.


more collections below include flower/floral frogs.
you know, those cage/wire/spikey things we find at antiques malls?
yep. Joan has a few....{she has more in her kitchen, stay tuned for when we share that}

and you can see more of her painting on the quilt rack and shelf to match;

My friend has always been crafty, 
she says this little turtle embroidery was the first one she ever stitched. 

her attention to detail is evident in every room of her home,
nothing is left plain...even her light covers are unique!
{little sailor-man doll is another thing miss Joan loves, her dear Arthur was a Navy man}

below the shelf of frogs, 
hangs a vintage item that was used to store sewing needfuls...
it looks like a clothespin holder, but the hand-scripted tag inside 
has a poem about putting thimbles in the tiny pockets! 

child's doll quilts reign high among Joan's favorites too!

small antique sewing machines are also on her list of things to collect is a hand-crank model, below:
{in an upcoming tour, we will be showing her sewing will not want to miss that!}

Joan & Arthur spent many wonderful years 
lovingly working on and decorating their home together...
this closet below shows Arthurs' woodworking skills ~ 
he built this around the old shuttered doors:

a doll-baby crocheted pillow rests on one of the beds ~

while yet another sailor lad keeps a watchful eye on her 
from the other bed...

more of Joan's painting is shown on the tin lamp and round carrier under the table ~

on th eother side of the room is a beautiful dresser
that holds more celluloid and pyrography pieces -
the rack on the wall is a tie rack!

always paying attention to detail,
Miss Joan not only made the curtains and seat cover for the hamper below...

but she also painted the floorcloth under the hamper to match the fabric!!
clever girl she is :)

everywhere you turn in this warm, inviting home
you can see the love Joan & Arthur have put in it....

an old advertisement for Spalding's Glue rests happily on an old writing desk ~
{Spalding is Joan and Arthur's last name}

I hope you have enjoyed our tour today of my bff's beautiful home!
please do leave us a comment so I can share with Joanie!

More rooms coming soon!!!!!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

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