Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Home Sweet Home



With the move nearly complete, I'm thinking where furniture will go, how many boxes their are to unpack, what quick fixes we can do, etc. I'm also thinking "How the heck am I going to blog?". Which leads me to tell you that this is my 99th post. So, in keeping with blogging tradition, I'd like to have a 100th post giveaway. I've decided that once the move is complete and the computer is back online I'll have my 100th post, giveaway and all. Here is a picture of the house. She's a little sad looking, with lots of weeds in the yard and really lacking in TLC on the inside. I'm hoping we can revive her. She is 117 years old, after all, and starting to show her age. See you at my 100th post!

27 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Jemm! I think she is charming! It looks like a country house in England. I adore it, and I love the stone. I'm nuts for stone houses, and look at the stone quoins! Girl, you are going to have fun with this project. And what makes it even more special is that it's a family home. I'm so happy for you!!!

And congratulations on your 100th post. As you might recall, I hit mine some time back (during the middle of a lot of chaos), and I still haven't drawn the name for my giveaway. I thought I would wait until my birthday and give it out then. Can't wait to see your giveaway as I know it will be wonderful.

Jemm, that house has charm written all over it, and I know it will be even more so with your creative touch. Can't wait to see what you do. :-)

XO,

Sheila

Kar said...

I'm jealous! The house is adorable! I'm sure it will look and be just fine when you guys are through with her. Oh to be out in the country in that cute little house.

Have a great day!
xxxx

Lallee said...

Jemm, your home is beautiful!!! It oozes charm. I hate moving, but once I'm in the new place I do like playing with the staging my of things. It's like all my old things are new again, so I hope you have lots of fun with this. I'm looking forward to seeing some vignettes. I know you will make it sparkle. Just take your time and don't overdo.

I meant to say in my other comment about BLUT ROFL at that one! I must remember that term. It's feast or famine with blog fodder isn't it?

BellaDella said...

Your new home is beautiful. Just beautiful. I can't wait to see more of her. You are going to have so much fun fixing her up and putting your touch on her.

LissyLou said...

Good luck with the move - i'm sure the house will be gorgeous once you've put your stamp on it - it already looks pretty good!!

Shari said...

Jem, your new house is just darling - a perfectly charming country home! So nice that there is a family history to this place, too. You'll have a great time "reviving" her! Can't wait to see more!

Caroline said...

Jem,
That is a glorious house, I am sure that you will make it into a lovely home. It will take a bit of time and probably lots of blood, sweat and tears, but it will be so worth it in the end. It truly looks lovely.
Many happy returns of your 100th post! Looking forward to many more to come when you are ready.

dutchbaby said...

117 year-old house is a lot to take on. I know that you will make it charming and, most of all, I know you will make it yours!

Congratulations on completing your move!

Susan said...

I love it. I want a house just like that when I grow up. c/:o)
Very cute,
Susan

beck said...

Hi Jemm, I love your house! I can't wait to see more of it and I'm sure you & your family will fill it with love & happy times. Good luck unpacking xoxo

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

I think she looks wonderful for 117!!! Can't wait to see you work your magic!
♥ Teresa

Dana and Daisy said...

If I was going to have an old house, I'd want an old limestone one like yours. can't wait to see the transformation as you make it your home!

Kelliott94 said...

I love it!! Looks like it has lots of room too. I'm sure you will have it decorated beautifully shortly after moving in.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm wishing you the best! I am in the middle of a move, too...packing boxes today! Good luck! I need some, too! lol WHEW! What a job!

Libby Buttons said...

Knock me over with a feather! That house is GoRgEoUs !!!!!!! More photos pleeeease and don't forget to show me around inside.
smiles
Darlie
aka "LiBBy BuTTons"

Robin said...

I LOVE the house! It's really beautiful. Such interesting lines. The stone is so pretty. You will have a lot of fun, though I know it is a lot of work. Congratulations on your soon-to-be 100th post!!! --Robin

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

She is more than twice my age so I know a little bit about that run down look. I'm sure you will do wonders with the house. Can't wait to see more of it when you get settled in.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Small House said...

Wondrful house! I love older homes with a little personality. If they could only talk.
Sandra

gingerwine said...

What a beautiful house!
I am jelous!

S xx

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, sweet Jemm! Hope your move is going well. Have missed your posts and wanted to tell you I'm thinking of you and wishing you well on Pink Saturday (which is where I think we first met if I'm not mistaken!)...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Pink Birdhouse said...

LOVE your new house! It is so wonderfully old and charming and you are just the one to give it the TLC it needs! Hope all things are sunny with you right now, has been forever it seems since I was last by for a visit. Debby

Duchess of Tea said...

Your house is simply gorgeous. I hope the best for you in your new home, lots of healthy, happy and wealthy years.
Duchess xx

Belle said...

What a lovely house! Old houses are so charming, and your new house appears to be swimming in charm.

Jeanneoli said...

I think she is gorgeous...you are so blessed!

Eternally Distracted said...

A fab, fab, fabulous house. Hope you will be very happy there.

Bobo Bun said...

Jemm I think it's the perfect house. It looks ready for someone to take it in hand and make it a real family home. Can't wait to see some interior shots (nosy me). Be poppin back for your 100th post to say hello and take part.

Hope all is going well.

Lisa x

Susan said...

Are you back to blogging world yet? I would love to see pictures of your sweet new home. I am sure you have been busy unpacking and getting things out and about.
Sure miss you.
Susan

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