Happy New Year my friends. Hope your Christmas was wonderful and that you are looking forward to a bright and prosperous new year. Thank you all so much for sticking with me and giving me daily inspiration - I so appreciate it! I hope I make y'all as happy as you make me. Sharing is the joy of blogging for me.
So our 2011 has started off rather busy - we don't know any other way - do you? But here is a peek at what's happening here.
The house is coming along...
At the first of the week - it looked like this under 5 inches of snow. Our builders, poor guys, have either battled 20 degree temps, snow, or heavy rains since they started this project. They have been real troopers.
Enough about the progress - now, lets talk about the "present". My sweet Father-in-law, Glen, who broke his leg a week ago and is still in the hospital and is battling cancer - well, he needs prayers. But regardless of his condition - he is always, ALWAYS thinking about others. He tells me "Cathy, I've got this old mantle overhead in the barn - I think you'd like it for the house." My reply "O.K. Pops, I'll come look at it." So he and Shaun got it down several days ago and set it up and yesterday when I went to feed - there it was!!! It was my FIL's great-grandparents! Isn't that awesome - well over a 100 years old and it is perfect - ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! I love the clean and simple lines - it will be just right for the farmhouse. Thank you Glen - I LOOOOve it!
And then before I ever knew about the one from Glen - I had already "gifted" myself with this one. Which I also love - but I will probably use this one in the guest bedroom or maybe in the foyer. Who knows - I'm just excited about them both!
And I'm not touching the paint on this one - it is a weathered gray-blue and it is also perfect just like it is.