Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things…

So, to give everyone a little introduction to our home I thought I’d show you a few of my favorite things! Yayy!  There are so many charming details in this house, almost too many to include in one post, so this will be one of many posts on the subject.  There are some things that I love because Nick and I have done them, and other things that I love because they are a part of the house.  Most of the things in this post are things that “came with” our precious little abode, but a couple things are improvements we have made since we’ve been here.  Given that this house will be 100 years old(!!!!)next year, some of the things that remain in the house are intriguing to me.  Old things fascinate me and make me wonder about the story behind them, which is something I wonder about on a daily basis in our house.  But those wonderings are for another post!  For now, I give you a few of my favorite things!
Here’s the front of the house, which OBVIOUSLY I love.  Yes, the landscaping leaves something to be desired but still, it’s so dang cute!  We plan on painting/getting new siding eventually in a nice deep grey color, which will help with the curb appeal, but for now it’s ours and we love it.
The second I stepped my little foot on this front porch I knew this was the place for us.  From the big pillars to the bead board ceiling I love everything about it.  We’re in the perfect spot in our neighborhood to see everything from this front porch of ours.  I have big plans to paint that swing something OTHER than nasty green, but for now it’s so comfortable and it’ll do!
Crystal doorknobs.  THAT. IS. ALL.
Ok, ok, so I guess I should say a few more words about the ORIGINAL CRYSTAL DOORKNOBS!  If you can’t tell, they are my love.  No, seriously, right after I saw the front porch I saw the doorknobs and almost passed out.  That’s when I REALLY knew this was my house.  They’re a small detail that makes everyday in our beautiful house that much more beautiful.  Not to mention, the skull key locks are still on each door and you can see through them!!  Some people might not find it charming/convenient/practical but I personally find them to be a darling little detail on each door.

The HUGE windows above my kitchen sink.  Even though all I can see is the side of my neighbor’s house I really don’t care.  They let in so much natural light and I absolutely love it!  **Please ignore the clutter in my kitchen!**
Two words: BUILT INS.  Right after I almost passed out when I saw the front porch and then the doorknobs, I DIED when I saw the built ins and the two quaint little windows.  We’ve painted them since we moved in but they’re still mostly empty and a work in progress!
And lastly, a little addition we’ve made ourselves.  A hammock!  I love being outside and the hammock is the perfect way to relax out in the backyard and look up into the branches of our huge American Chestnut tree.  (BTW, if you don’t know what kind of umm…”fruit” the American Chestnut houses I suggest you Google it. They are PAINFUL.) 
Well, I think that’s it for now.  But don’t worry! I’ll be back at some point to share more of my favorite things.  Until the next post you can find me in the backyard, swinging in the hammock… Hey, where’s my beverage??

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