Thursday, December 20, 2012

I just wanted to take the time now to
wish everyone a very Merry Christmas
and a Safe and Happy New Year.

Prim hugs,

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Thyme in the sun room....

Yesterday the weather was cold and snowing,
today the snow is melted and the sun is shinning..
It seems like it can't make up its mind..

I've been working on the Christmas decor in my sun room
to give me that extra boost of energy because of the sun shinning
in and its also my place just to relax in....

This room is extra special to me because of the mantel
that we installed came out of my grandparents farmhouse...
I knew the day I brought it home that it was going to hold
a very special place in my heart where every it was placed.

When we decided to build a sun room onto the lower level
of our home I knew that was where I wanted the mantel to
be...It only needed alittle tender loving care and now it stands
proudly in our sun room.

Every time I walk into this room and look at it I think of
my grandparents and my dad..You see this was the farmhouse
my dad grew up in and I'm am so very thankful that I have of piece
my grandparents and dad's homestead...

My Christmas Mantel....

Thanks for stopping in for a visit.
Have a safe and Blessed Day.
Prim hugs,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas on Covered Bridge Road..

I thought I would share a few pictures
of the outside of our home.
We woke up this morning to a few inches
of fresh snow, our first snowfall of the season.

It feels more like Christmas with alittle of
snow on the ground..




Have a safe and Blessed day.
Prim hugs,

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Thyme 2012..Part 1

Dining Room..
This is the lower level of our home.

Prim hugs,

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to take the time to wish
everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving .

This is a very special holiday for out family,
we have a new addition and his name is,

Quentin Alexander my very first grand baby.
He was welcomed into the world by two loving parents,
my daughter Kristin and son in law, Travis.

He was born on Friday, November 9,
a couple of weeks early but he is doing great.

So we have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.
This little guy is all we could ever ask for..

Prim hugs,

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall is in the air.

Hello everyone I hope all is well and your enjoying these cooler temperatures we are having.
I've been holding off in getting my fall totes out until after mid September so I'm just now sorting
thru my things and making piles
of things I don't want to use.
I didn't realize I had so much fall decorations.
With that said I thought I would show you some pictures
of my Autumn Thyme vignettes.
This is what I have done so far in the Sun room


Thanks for stopping in for a visit.
Have a great day.
Prim hugs,

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Independence Day..

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I Love Summer

Happy Sunday everyone...
I thought I would share a few outside shots of our home
all decorated for Summer...
From my white rocking chairs on the front porch to
the ferns swaying in the breeze..
The geraniums standing proudly in the flower boxes to
the olde bicycle leaning against the split rail fencing..
A little white tricycle against a olde wooden door...
Olde wooden birdhouses setting amongst the watering
cans on an olde painted bench.....
I hope you enjoy seeing some of our Summer Thyme  displays at
the Olde Homestead...

Thanks for stopping in for a visit..
Come back when you get a chance...
Have a safe and relaxing Sunday..
Take care and God Bless...

Prim hugs,

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day weekend and lots more....

Hello everyone...
I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day weekend like we did here at the
Olde Homestead...
We had our family cookout on Sunday afternoon..which was a day early
but it fit in with everyones schedules so we went with that day....
Good food..lots of laughter and just a lot of fun times spent with the family....
I couldn't have ask for anything more......

As I've said in previous posts we have been working on remodeling our downstairs.
I thought I would share some photos of the progress so far...
This is one area of the sunroom that I pretty much finished decorating so far..

We took out the sliding glass doors to open up the archway..
It flows so much better into the Summer Kitchen and ties the two rooms together.
I like the look of the two rooms so much better now...

Well I'm off to get some work done...I hope you have a wonderful day..
Thanks for stopping by for a visit..come back when you get a chance....

Prim hugs,

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Changes..Changes and more Changes..

Hello everyone..
I hope all is well with everyone and your getting geared up for the warm months ahead.
It's been unseasonable warm here for over a month, I think we missed Spring and jumped
right into Summer..I'm not complaining..I would rather have warm sun shinning days that cold dreary days.

Its been quite awhile since my last post and allot
has been happening here at the Olde Homestead..
We started remodeling our Sun Room over in the fall and one
thing led to another...You all no how that is..Finish up one
project and start on another one..That's how it has been
here. Its finally winding down and projects have been finished..Thank heavens...

I have been slowly getting out my Summer decor and thought
I would share a few pictures of a summer vignette I put together in my
Summer Kitchen..
We put down Mohawk..Virginia Oak flooring in the Sun room
and continued on into the Summer Kitchen..I love how
it ties both rooms together..

Thanks for stopping in for a visit..
Come back when you get time out of your busy schedules..

I promise I won't be away for so long the next time
More pictures of the remodeling coming soon so keep
watching for an update..

Have a wonderful day.
Prim hugs,

Monday, February 13, 2012

~Happy Valentines Day~

Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith,
water of sincerity and air of passion..~Author Unknown~

Prim hugs,

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Yellow Ware Bowls and Son...

Hello everyone..
I hope all is well and your all settling into a new year...
I can't believe this month is almost over..but Spring is on its
way so that gives us all something to look forward to..
Warm temperatures..White puffy clouds and gorgeous blue sky...

This Winter has been the mildest on record here in Pa..
We had 4 inches of snow last Saturday..only the second snowfall this Winter..
I'm not complaining I'll just be glad when Spring and Summer is here..

I apologize for not being on here allot..I check in every so often to see how
everyone is doing but we've been working on the remodeling of the Sun room non stop..
The wood flooring is the last thing to be done...The walls are finished along with the wainscoting..The beams are stained along with the crown molding..The fireplace mantel that I had gotten out of  my
Grandparents farmhouse was given a new look and installed ...I am so
ready for this room to be done..It seems like we have been working
on it forever..I'll have to take some pictures and show you all the progress we have
made but I'll save that for another post...

I did want to share something my son had bought me when we were out antiquing this
past month...I have looked for these every time we would be out but never could
find any...It just happened by accident that we had stopped at this Antique shop while on
our way to another shop ...I couldn't believe my eyes when I seen these on a shelf..
Around this area of the country everyone hangs on to there collectibles and they are
very hard to find..
The gentleman that owns the Antique Shop confirmed that these bowls are rarely at
any of the Estate sales that he attends and he very seldom sees any up for sale...
So when I seen these babies you better believe they were coming home with

I'm going to give credit where credits due my son very generously bought me all four of
these bowls.....He knew I've been looking for these for along time and he very graciously
bought them for me..One of my pet peeves is when someone doesn't tell the truth and takes
credit for something they have...Give Credit Where Credits Due...Don't lie..don't act like
you bought it..just tell the truth..its very simple.
No ones going to judge you for telling the truth...Just be honest...

With that said I set all four of the bowls on top of my Hoosier Cabinet for now...
With the rearranging of the Summer Kitchen and the finishing up of the Sun Room which
flow into one another they will set proudly on my Hoosier Cabinet for the time being..

Overlook the yellow stains on the cabinet..I've tried everything
I could think of to clean them off but they won't budge..
I want to leave the cabinet as is because the chipped paint and stains give it so much character...
You can tell it was a well used cabinet and that's what I liked about it.

Thank you all for stopping by for a visit..
Come back when you get a few minutes out of your busy schedules...
Have a great day...take care and stay safe...

Prim hugs,

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Our two girls...

I thought I would share a few pictures of our two new girls while they were
taking alittle nap...They don't lay like this to often...going 90 miles an hour
all day long until they can't play anymore..

Bella Grace is in the front while Rylee Jane is laying behind her....
Both have middle names of grandmothers in our family...


Rylee...she has a chewy stuck out of the right side of her mouth..

.Thank for stopping in to see our two little girls..
There a handful at times but I can't imagine life without them..
Have a wonderful New Years...take care and stay safe..

Prim hugs,