Monday, June 8, 2015

We're home ~



Good morning everyone ~ It is a happy happy day indeed.  Mr. Vintage and I are home.  We are finally finished moving.  We still have some work to do, but the bulk of the work is done.  We are HOME.



Of course, I have been painting and you know, fluffing and gardening.



Here is a picture of our new home before we moved in.  It was very neglected and I felt so sad for this lovely old home ~



I fell in love with this home four years ago and it would not leave me.  Whenever we talked about downsizing, I would think about this house.

Well,  we are home ~



Mr. Vintage and I spend countless hours on this front porch, listening to the birds, watching bunnies and deer romp and play.  


I did bring some of my plants with us ~  I could not resist.


My old tractor seat had to come with us of course ;-)

Can you imagine the stories that this home could tell?  Well, I have a funny story for you.  

The Staddon sisters lived in the house.  One was nearly blind but she had a driver's licence, the other could see very well, but did not have a licence.  Yes, you guessed it, the blind sister would drive and the other sister would tell her where to go.  Oh my, can you just imagine?

I do believe that they are still here.  One evening Mr. Vintage and I went out for dinner.  When we returned, around 11:30, I could hear something in the living room.  Well, the television was on and we did not watch television that day.  We still chuckle that the sisters wanted to watch t.v.

 Well, that's it for today.

I will have more pictures for you soon.  

Have a wonderful day!

(((Hugs)))

Marianne

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The story of a new home ~


Good Morning ~ the sun is shining, the birds are singing and today Mr. Vintage and I get possession of our new forever home~


The story of how we purchased this home is quite amazing to me now.

Four years ago, Mr. Vintage and I were looking for a new forever home.  Our home was too big for us and we wanted to move to the Country for a simpler life ~



Well, we stumbled upon what we now lovingly call the "Lakehouse".  I was smitten.

So ~ we listed our house for sale.


It was not to be.  The real estate market crashed and our home did not sell.  The owners of the Lakehouse rented it out to tenants instead ~ sigh ~ I was soooo disappointed.


Many months passed, but still the Lakehouse called to me.  so I claimed it for our own.  I believed that we would be there some day.

I would say to Mr. Vintage as we drove by "There is our  house".  He would sigh and lovingly say,  Honey it's not ours and never will be.... I did not give up.


A couple of years passed.  We put our house on the market again.  We looked around.  We found nothing that we really wanted. 

Then we received an email from the owners of the Lakehouse asking us if we were still interested.  Well, you can just imagine my surprise ~ my joy!


We put the offer in, it was accepted and subsequently sold our house.


Today, we get the keys to our new forever home. 

I am over the moon with excitement. 

I will be back soon.  We have a lot of cleaning and painting to do, but I will be back real soon.

I hope exciting thing are happening for YOU!~

(((Hugs)))

Marianne

Sunday, March 22, 2015

April Fools is coming ~


Hello ~ 

I have been busy packing.  Our closing is coming up soon~!

April 1st we will get our new forever home.  For now, I just wanted to show you the outside pictures of  our new home



It is definitely a farm house.  I am in love ~ sigh ~



There is going to be some work to be done.  But I'm up for the challenge ~



I can hardly wait to sit on this front porch with Mr. Vintage on a hot summer night and sip sweet tea ~

I also love the ginger breading.  The detail of the front porch is amazing.

The gardens will definitely have to be done.

Well,  now you know where I have been. Busy packing and getting ready to move

Hope you are all healthy and happy. 

Catch up with you soon

(((Hugs)))

Marianne

xo

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wishing your life away ~


Good morning my friends ~



So many of us are dealing with the frigid temperatures and the blowing snow ~ sigh ~



Wondering if spring will ever get here ~

Will the temperatures ever be warm again? ~



When shall we feel the warm sun on our face and see the flowers growing?



We're actually wishing our lives away.

Without winter ~ there would be no spring.



Live in the moment.  Enjoy each and every day to the fullest. So......I'm going to cozy up



watch the snow fall ~



Have a cup of tea and enjoy my day ~

I hope you enjoy your day too!

((((Hugs))))

xo






Chico is enjoying his day ~ he's looking out the window for squirrels ;-)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Whew ~!


Well, here we go again, snow, snow, and more snow ~


Mr. Vintage and I decided we need to at least start packing.



With the below zero temps, we did not want to venture outside ~


So we started packing.  Funny though ~ Mr. Vintage told me before we started packing~"Honey, you need to weed out your collection of dishes..."

Oh my, this is going to be traumatic to me.  I love my pretty dishes so ~

Well, once we started packing, Mr. Vintage said "Well, maybe we should just pack everything and then make a decision once we are in our new home..."  

Gotta love that man ;-)


We did get a lot accomplished.  Two cabinets are now bare ~ completely empty


We are hoping to get the keys to our new home soon.  Then we can get in there and start cleaning and painting before we take our possession of our new home.


Mr. Vintage found this for me.  Do you know what it is?  I thought it was just so interesting ~ a work of art. (I thought we were supposed to weed out our collections? hmmmm)


I hope everyone is staying warm and cozy.  Hope you have a wonderful day~!

(((Hugs)))

Marianne


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Finally ~ we're moving


It's been a long time again.  There has been so much commotion going on that I have not had the time to share anything with you.

Mr. Vintage and I put our house on the market.....Oh my, people coming in to view our home, trying to keep the house in order.  It's exhausting.


Finally, we sold our home.  The closing date is June 1 so we have plenty of time to move.  

For some time now, I have been longing to buy this certain farmhouse in our area on Lake Erie.  It was built in the 1890's and is so charming.  Well, this weekend, the sale was made final.  We get our new home April 1.  There will be a lot of painting and cleaning.  Here are some pictures of our new home.


The dining room.  You can see the pass through on the left.  This little pass through goes directly to the kitchen ~ love ~ sigh ~


The living room.  This pea green must go~!


Master bedroom ~ yep pea green again!


Kitchen ~ yep you know the cabinets will be painted and the yellow will be gone


Here is the pass through from the kitchen side


Main floor laundry room.  Ahem ~ this will definitely be tweaked.

We are going to have to down size.  The house is approximately 1,200 sq. ft. and we now live in a house that is 2,800 sq. ft. ~ so I will be cleaning out my collections.

There you have it.  The reason why I have not been around.  But, I hope you will stick with me on our new journey to the "Lake House" as we call it.  This house is situated on the road which runs along Lake Erie and we are surrounded by vineyards and farmland.  I can hardly wait to move on.

I am so glad you joined me today.  Stay tuned, there will be much more ~



Momma says we're moving.  I don't want to move, but she says we'll have fun ~

Don't worry Chico, we will not leave you behind

((Hugs))

Marianne

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Getting Cozy ~



Hello my friends ~

The ghouls and goblins have all but disappeared.  Now it's time to get cozy ~



time to enjoy comfort food ~ enjoy the bountiful harvest.  I love squash ~ don't you?

Stews and soups are just what is needed right now ~



I made this venison stew ~ yum ~



time to enjoy fall and all of its beautiful colors ~ The crisp fresh air ~



time to snuggle up with a lovely worn quilt ~



and a cup of tea and a treat ~

time to slow down and enjoy ~

As I said Mr. Vintage and I have been going through some trying times, but hopefully, that is behind us now.  We need to be good to ourselves and relax.  That is exactly what we are going to do.  Enjoy life ~

I do have to show you a couple of little pretties that I have picked up this summer ~



Little miniature chairs and I used an old door knob for a table 



A little fairy swing ~ need to make a cushion for this ~



Little cups and saucers.  Love these

Enjoy your day~!

Chico is enjoying the sunshine streaming through the garden door.



Enjoy the sunshine wherever you are~

(((Hugs)))

Marianne

xo