::Making simple things beautiful::

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A glimpse of my sister's farmhouse

I am back!  We have been having ourselves a merry time over here in Idaho.  I have so many cousins that live here, and my kids have been having a blast playing with all of their kids.  My little guy is so out numbered, he is the only boy running around ten little girls.  We caught him telling one of the girls that he wanted to go play babies.  These cuties are all very entertaining.  

My newest niece, Addison was born a hefty 8 lbs. 7 oz.  She cracked her collar bone and got some big bruises on her way out, but overall is doing great and loves to snuggle up with her auntie : )

My sister and her husband bought a charming little farmhouse a couple years ago and have been working hard to renovate it.  They live out in the country right on the outskirts of town, it really is the perfect location.  There are a lot of projects that are not finished yet, but I wanted to share a few of my favorite things inside the house.

This picture might be a little blurry but they tiled a really great shower.  Inside there are dual shower heads.  If I go missing for a half hour, they know just where to find me.

This little window across from the shower is so precious.  I love the pink ruffled curtain.  A set of curtains just like this is officially on my to do list.  I think I want a pair for my kitchen windows!

Their bedroom overlooks the wrap around porch on the front of the house.  It is such a spacious and bright room with FOUR windows!  I just love this vintage bed lamp.  I have one on my list of wants!

Here is a view from outside their bedroom door.  It is an over sized pocket door original to the house.

Such a pretty room, don't you just want to cuddle up on that bed?

This dresser is awesome!  My sister bought it at a garage sale for $20, almost worth moving to Idaho for good garage sale finds like that.

I took these pictures late in the evening so they are not very bright and there are shadows but my camera battery is going to die soon so I don't want to retake them all.  I have another cute old house to share so I want to conserve the battery power.

This dresser is in their living room (I am realizing that my sis has the same disease I do...dresserholic).  She bought it at a local thrift store for $20.  It doesn't really show up in the picture but the mirror harp is still attached.  What a good find.  I made her the wreath for Christmas.

Here is my goofy guy dressing up in pearls.

They found this curved antique tin piece at a garage sale for $10 and used it as inspiration to build a mantel.  

Another garage sale score, I am jealous!

  Her neighbor tore down an old house years back and gave this chandelier to her.  My sweet mom painted it and hung it up for her before her first baby was born.

She bought the old oak pie safe above at the thrift store for $15.  She detached the doors so she could display her collection of vintage dishes.  Can you believe the wonderful things she finds over here in the country?

I am going thrifting with my cousin tomorrow to find a few small things for my booth (I have no space in the car to bring home anything big).  If I find anything good I will definitely share pictures.  

Thanks for reading, enjoy your day!

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