Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The family Bible.....

A couple of weeks ago I was elated to find the family Bible tucked in a box in the basement. I took it out and decided it was time it have a special place in our home. The Bible was always displayed on a silver tray when I was growing up but I decided I wanted to display it differently. 
I found this antique book stand on is really meant to display a dictionary.

It was the perfect size for the family Bible.

The bottom of the stand is cast iron and has really pretty detailing.

I haven't found the perfect spot for the Bible and stand just yet so for now it is tucked in the corner of the side parlor.

Happy Wednesday my friends!!!!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Amazing Grace…


I forgive a lot,

but I never forget what’s

said and done.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Amazing Grace…



Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Remnants from the past....

After spending forty plus hours removing wallpaper from each of the parlors I decided to keep a few pieces from each layer and frame them.

Somewhere along the way a few pieces from different layers were accidentally discarded. Don't worry though, I remember quite well the pain of removing those layers.

Every room in our house has at least a few if not more layers of wallpaper so there will probably be more framed remnants from the past when it is all said and done.

This door in the side parlor is probably the nicest door in the entire house. It is faux hand grained and had quite a few dings and scratches. I did the best I could to fix them with a little paint. 

There is no shortage of projects for this poor neglected house!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Amazing Grace…

old country church leadlight window by diann


What’s coming is

better than what is gone…

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Amazing Grace…

15th Century France Chapel Wedding at Clubs at Houston Oaks


Say yes

to new adventures..

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Start the car!

The other day I was browsing Facebook Market Place and I came across a beautiful chaise lounge chair. Of course I instantly wanted to buy it but the practical me reasoned that I still have my whole house packed away in boxes and I really shouldn’t buy anything right now.The next day when I logged on again there was that chaise lounge chair back to haunt me and now with a new lower price!  *sigh* I gave in and messaged the seller and then waited, and waited, and waited. Nothing! Later on in the day I noticed the posting said pending and then sold so I knew it wasn’t meant to be. Later on though I had a nagging feeling I needed to go back and check Facebook Market Place and when I did there was that chaise lounge chair once again…. only this time it was posted by someone else and it was FREE!!!! So we jumped in the truck and went to pick it up….

The slipcover is made from an antique sheet and has the most beautiful detailing. The slipcover needed a little love….it had several tears in the fabric that I had to mend. The chaise lounge itself is incredibly old, probably from the early 1800’s.

It was just meant to be that the little chaise lounge come to live at our house. Everything including our house needs a little mending and a little love it would seem so it fits right in!

Have a great weekend my friends!!!