More “old house love” info! 😁 I wondered if these stairs were really the original treads, because they’re a different color stain and they’re in extremely good condition. Not what you’d expect from a 138 year old house. When I got down and looked, though, I can see square nail heads, which means they most likely are original. They could’ve used reproduction nails, but based on their appearance, I don’t think they did. Square nails were used up until 1890 when the method changed, giving nails from that point on a round head, like we use today. I’m thinking there’s a good chance some ugly shag rug covered these beauties up at some point, protecting them for us to enjoy for years to come. And see that black grate in the floor just outside the kitchen doorway? There are 3 of those grates on the first floor and 3 on the second floor. The original stone fireplace still stands in the basement, which would’ve been heated with Pennsylvania coal. The vents could be opened or closed to heat the upstairs. Great for staying warm, not so great for unsuspecting toes. 😄💕 #hideandseekfarm#farmhouse#farmhousedecor#farmhousestyle#farmhouselove#pennsylvaniafarmhouse#oldhome#oldhouse#oldhouselove#oldhousecharm#newelpost#originalwoodfloors#americanfarmhousestyle#bhghome#betterhomesandgardens#countrylivingmag
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Snow day, round two. ❄️ Enjoying it from inside, with a warm cup of coffee in hand. ☕️ ❤️ Hope you all have a great day!
Cami Grace loves to wash dishes. I don't know how long this will last, so I'm letting her do them whenever she wants. 😂Once she realizes it's work I guess it will be my turn again. #mylittlehelper 🚰
You can see Camdyn "the mini mommy" at work in my stories. Too cute ❤️
My friend @frostinghomedecor is the most amazing drapery artist. She did an incredible job designing my buffalo checked tie up valance. She is also a mother of 4!! Can we say #mompreneur ??👏🏻👏🏻😘 Check out her Instagram and Etsy shop! #supportsmallbusiness
we have a snow day
so you’ll find me in the kitchen
something about the smell of baking on a cold day
last night i baked apples & topped them with coconut cream & today cookies
i may try to capture our barn covered in snow once it quits coming down❄️
do you have snow
Hi guys! 👋🏻 It has been such a busy few days I’ve barely had any time to get on the gram but I’m back! Aaaannd we have DOORS!! We went with a two panel shaker style door and I’m officially obsessed 🙌🏻 loving the classic yet simplistic look! We’re getting the inside of this bad boy painted on Thursday and then it’s all finish work guys!! I can’t even believe it! The next few weeks are about to get cray cray!
The radiant sunshine the past few days sometimes fools me into thinking spring is in the air, ☀️🌷until I step outside. 😬 My daughter played in her iced-over sandbox for over an hour yesterday. We are clearly ready! 🙃 For now, I’ll just keep dreaming of blooming flowers, chirping birds, & longer days (from underneath 7 blankets, in warm slippers, and the heat turned up high). 🐥🌷🌼 Have a great Tuesday, friends! .
Tagged sources but trim is SW Pure White and living rooms walls are SW Agreeable Gray.
A tiny bit of progress was made yesterday towards putting Christmas away, but there's still lots more to do. It's too cold to do the porches or cabin. Maybe I'll have them undecorated by Spring. Just maybe. 😂😂😂
116 31695:59 PM Jan 7, 2018
I brought my Valentine goodies down from the attic, and have been slowly getting them out. I sure do miss the Christmas lights. The house is much darker without them, but I have a surprise out here to show you later. I'm excited! ❤
97 31227:20 PM Jan 10, 2018
Finally.....the laundry basket is empty. How's your Thursday going?