Friday, December 7, 2012

Living, Dining, and a Chicken Pen

Well, as usual I don't have time to write much, so I'm sharing pictures of our almost finished house. Get ready for picture overload:
 (iPhone pics)
 This is a picture of the living/ dining area before we put the wood floors down and fixed the lights. And painted the ceiling...
Looking from the dining area into the living room.
Our coffee table is special to me. This was my Grandmother's cedar chest. She was a talented, genteel southern lady and I hope to be the same someday. I have lofty goals.

Love Norman Rockwell.
We're not completely finished with this room. I've got to paint the door on the left and Joe has some outlet covers to install. But I like this pillow.
The dining side of the room. This table is small and we're planning to replace it (with another family heirloom table, a story for another day), but it works for now. This was my Grandparent's first table as newlyweds, they bought it at a Salvation Army in Flint Michigan. My Grandaddy couldn't find work at home in Mississippi, so they traveled up north and lived in Flint for less than a year while he worked at a factory.

Another glimpse of the mantel / fireplace. I haven't really decorated the mantel yet, just placed some things up there as we've brought them in. My Grandparent's picture, some Christmas houses, small nativity. I know I'll change it later when I have more time.
Coffee time is an important part of my mornings. I found this cream and sugar set years ago in the delta (Inverness MS), while shopping with my sweet  Mamaw at a thrift store. It brings back such good memories.
Coffee on the front porch.

Every morning, rain or shine, Savannah has a heart to heart with this dog. She calls him "My Sam". She could talk to him for hours.

Lovely trees.
A tall cedar in our back yard. Savannah calls this "The Christmas Tree".
The chicken pen Joe's been working on. He's built it mostly out of leftover pieces from other projects.
I love this roof. We used tin from an old metal shed we had to tear down. I think it turned out really well.

Alrighty, just one more picture before I go:

The twins standing in the kitchen before we headed off to the Christmas Parade Saturday. They had so much fun. And Isaac's been wearing that hat everywhere. He says it's "Christmasy". We'll be walking around the grocery store and he'll suddenly belt out a loud "Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!"
I believe Isaac embodies the very spirit of Christmas.

Anyhow, it's very late, so please forgive any misspellings, typos, unfinished sentences...

Goodnight all!


rebekah said...

This is so adorable!!!

Jessica said...

I love it. You have a great new name for you blog too. :) It could be the title of a book.

meatiredmama said...

Ya'll have done so much and can enjoy the fruit of your labors. You are both brave and skilled to tackle that project. I am proud of you.

Beth b said...

Thanks All!! Y'all are so sweet!

Caroline said...

I LOVE, LOVE your house! The wood walls are perfect!

Beth b said...

Thanks so much Caroline!