I hope you will enjoy my shabby style in decorating our home and garden!!!

Our house was built in 1947 by my grandfather. He built the house room by room as he got the money. I love this old house and it means so much to me. My dad was very young at the time and he said that he had to help sand the hardwood floors. He can still remember doing it. As any old house goes there are always lots of things that need to be done and updated.We have been working on doing that for the past 10. We have added a new roof and windows and lots of work on the inside and yard. I created this blog to share my love of decorating, painting and gardening. I hope that you will enjoy looking at it. I have started with pictures of the yard.

Friday, June 25, 2010

This is the Bathroom

When we moved into the house the bathroom was done with burgandy and yellow platic tiles one all of the walls. The floor was yellow tile. It really was pretty in its day. I loved it when I was little. It was really dark and need a fresh look so this is what we did. The sink is from a dresser that I found in the attic. The room is nice and bright now.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


This is our house, notice all the pine trees, they are nice for the shade but they make a really big mess. Lots of raking for us.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I like to paint!! Here are some of the things I have painted in the yard.

These are some of the things that I have painted in the yard. I hated the oil tank so I painted it the color of the house so it would blend in and then painted a bird house and some plants on it. It doesn't look so bad now. The Welcome to Our Nest was painted on a piece of slate from our church roof and the fence was really a fun thing to paint.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Our Back Yard

These are some pictures of my back yard and porch. I just love working in the yard, especially in the spring of the year. It is so much fun to plant flowers and pull weeds and put down mulch and watch everything grow.

We spend many hours on our porch in the summer. There are lots of pine trees in our yard and they provide much shade for the porch.

I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures!!