Saturday, September 5, 2009

Around the house

There's not alot going on around the farm right now - we've been keeping busy with the daily chores, and I've been spending alot of time at my job.  So I thought I'd just post some pictures of our home.  We live in a historic home, it's about 200 years old.  We plan on renovating it & making it more comfortable, but everything takes time. 
These pictures show our daily view on life from the front door, into the foyer & the living room.

Here's the old banister going up our front stairs.  It's solid wood, very sturdy.  I wonder exactly how old this banister is.
Historic ornamental plaster trim is set around the house.  This picture was taken in the foyer.
Ornamental plaster around a ceiling light in the foyer.
Our new storm door on the front door, taken looking out.  Jack the inside cat loves the storm door more than any of us - he's always posted there.  You can see the food & water bowls for Jerry, the outside cat, on the front porch. 
Stained glass above the front door.  In the evenings, the light from the outside porch lights shine through this & makes beautiful reflections in the foyer.
Ornamental plaster trim around a ceiling chandelier in the living room.
One of the fireplaces in the living room.  This old house has seven fireplaces!  Two are in the living room.  These two are very small fireplaces, very shallow.  Others in the house are very large.  When we first moved in the metal covers were not tight against the living room fireplaces, allowing a curious Jack to investigate.  He went up one of the chimneys by putting his back against one side & scooting up.  I quickly realized he disappeared, figured out where he was, threw the heavy metal cover aside, & scooted myself inside the little fireplace, too.  I was only able to grab the tip of his tail & yank, and he came sliding down.  We both were covered in soot.  Silly cat...


Sue said...

OMG-----Your house! It's spectacular. I love EVERYTHING about it. Don't you dare rush the reno. Do it right the first time, and you will have a showplace. You can't beat the details of those old homes. Lucky Lucky YOU!!

Jillian Livingston said...

I followed you over here from Suzen's blog.

What a wonderful house you have!

I love living in the country although I sometimes would forsake the peace and quiet so that I wouldn't have to drive so much.

Have a great weekend.

Razzberry Corner said...

Sue - We plan on doing it right the first time, but it's tough to be patient sometimes!

Jillian - I love living in the country, too, but I guess I'm lucky in that I'm only about 20 miles from a city. But our home is like a different world than the city. It's like time stops here.


Robin said...

My eyes are bugging out. Your house is completely awesome! What detail you have. I just read about a guy in Fine Homebuilding who spent a couple years redoing his plaster. I see more and more why you fell in love with your place.

Razzberry Corner said...

Thanks, Robin! We also will probably spend a couple years redoing our house! But we have fun working on it & learning about it as we go.