Thursday, February 16, 2012

Trying to make it "home"...

...now, don't get me wrong.  I'm loving our new house and I'm extremely grateful but I will admit, it is a lil' awkward feeling at times.  See, my old house - was that - OLD - and I loved that it had imperfections and dents and dings.  And I didn't care to put a nail in the wall and miss the stud and nail and nail again till I found it - anybody else done that? Plus there is just "built in" character with an older home. So here we are in our new house - and my hubby would just lay down and die if I didn't hit a stud - and I scratched the hardwood floor the other day and that wasn't good either.  So I've gotta get past it - the newness that is.  So as for now - I'm just looking for ways to bring things in that mean something to me or have a neat story.  So, today I thought I'd show you the table that again - my sweet Papaw, Ronald made me and a few of the things that surround it.

I moved that kettle momma got for me to the kitchen and placed it in front of that old print my dear friend, Kim gifted me.

 Tucked under this table is just a simple basket of blankets.
 One of the best things about this piece is that the top was an old door out of the cabin that my precious late, father-n-law gave me. I love the gray wood and making it into a table was a great way to use it I thought.
 The legs - just old 4X4 fence posts also graciously given to me by Robin.
 And there it is - a neat old table/island that has found it's home for now, in the kitchen. 
 A basket of bulbs - fake of course.
 And the perfect size lamp for a night light.
Just trying to incorporate the pieces that make it feel like "home".

11 comments:

Country Gal said...

I love it , looks great ! Our old farm house was built in 1895 and was a old school house before and we have a floor door to the cellar in our mud/laundry room and in the cellar it still has the original stone foundation from the school house this old farm houses property was this end of the village over 100 acres that is now divided up to large property homes ! I love old farm houses that have a history and story to tell thats also why we love antiques ! Awesome photos and post . Have a great day !

annie said...

I like it!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Oh my!!! What a blast from the past!!! I remember that print (boy fishing ) from my elementary school days!!! It was in one of the hallways I believe--haven't seen it for MANY years!!! Thanks for reviving an old memory!!
Jan

www.thisoldhouseinnewliberty.blogspot.com said...

Love your new house! What fun decorating!!!

Nancy

decorator to the stars said...

HI, IF YOU WANT OLD, STOP ON OVER SOMETIME :) MINE IS AN 1835 & YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT THE "CRACKS & CREAKS" & WHATEVER ELSE YOU FIND LOL GIO

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

So nice that you use what's been gifted to you! My husband is the same way with the missing a stud or scratching the floor and we live in a house that was built in 1879. We wallpapered our dining room and he will not let me hang a picture on the wall in that room! Aaahhh....it can be frustrating!

Melanie said...

Looks very homey, indeed - love it!

Mrs.B said...

You're doing a great job...very Home-y & cozy!

Country Dreaming said...

Looks cozy and fun.

Melinda

Country Gal said...

Hey Cathy.
I just want to let you know incase you use this form of following that Google Friend Connect is disappering as of today so it has been said no following anyone with it and no one can follow you either . Hundreds of bloggers are and have including myself hooked up to a Linky follower that lets us keep track of our followers and vise versa !http://www.linkytoolsblog.com/ I am hosting a Linky Blog Hop and would love for you to join so that we all can keep up with following and being followed to so many wonderful blogs ! Have a great day !

Debbie said...

Perfectly 'old' for your 'new' home! Don't worry, the new home will soon feel like 'yours'.

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