Friday, September 6, 2013

We Labored a Little on Labor Day

Mr. and I went to 1515 for the Labor Day weekend
but our usual "Labor Day Crew" was missing?
I think they must of been tired of yearly weekend where we work
on 1515 to make sure is is ready to go for another year!
want a look?

When we got there...they were having a wedding across the street!
A large Chalkboard welcoming everyone

the backyard was set up for the reception
I took the pictures with my i phone, did not want to be to intrusive!
But we watch the guest arrive and after we got back from dinner
we could sit on the front porch and listen to the band play.
Very relaxing.

The next day Mr. was busy...painting.

the front steps were peeling
do you remember when he painted it 2 years ago?
the pink primer in 2011
the area behind the shelf above the shelf had gotten ripped
he repainted all of it!

I was busy cleaning out drawers and rearranging since my cousin brought
my Grandmother Hoosier cabinet, I have more space.
This looks better here then above the stove where they use to fly out and hit us in the head!
this cabinet all the paint had worn off from everyone hanging their towels,

But the best was...
Mr wanted to repaint the cabinets and with a gloss
I had someone else paint them the first time and their was no gloss 
and difficult to clean
My Christmas Pyrex storage is exposed!!

Looks so much better, he even repainted the window area
So clean and bright no chips or stains.

even the back door got new paint!

But there was time for relaxing
Cousin Fred wanted to host the usual
"Friday night gang" 
for a cookout at his house.
The Friday night gang, is the twins, their neighbors (and my auction partner) and her sister and husband. When I am home cousin Fred and I join the gang on Friday nights.
I had not had dinner at Fred's since his wife passed away.
Get ready to see his gorgeous home!

Living room
Living room looking out on the screened in porch where we had dinner
his grand piano makes this room look so "GRAND"
I forgot to talk him into playing for us!

Fred in this kitchen
I told him he looked like he was hosting a cooking show
He was a great host
He had burgers, green beans, tomato's and corn on the cob
Of course we all brought things
I took a avocado and blue cheese dip, see my red Pyrex bowl on the left?

he has a pond a a huge wrap around deck

Man time!

cousin Susan with Mr. or "my boyfriend" as she refers to him as

sisters Bev and Cheryl (my auction partner)

Fred says "Come get it!"

summer time!

Mr and I took a table by ourselves over looking the pond
candlelight even.

and we ended the weekend with a 
Andy Griffith marathon!
How can you not laugh at one of my favorite ones
when the goat ate the dynamite

Hope your holiday was good.

Thinking of my dear cousin Bob who died that weekend
His visitation is today in Colorado.
Say a prayer for his wife Judy.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ann! I'm so sorry to hear that your cousin Bob passed away. I will be praying for your family.
The kitchen at 1515 looks wonderful! I just love a white kitchen and a little sheen on the cabinets looks so nice. Now cousin Fred's home is beautiful! He looks right at home in the kitchen too! ;)
Take care and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ann said...

Hard work and good food. What a holiday week end. Fred's house is gorgeous and his spread looked pretty delicious. Hope you have grand fall with lots of fall colors and cool weather. Thanks a bunch for leaving nice comments for me.

Susie said...

What fun your family has. I love it. When you clean, you truly clean...all new paint, wow. Blessings for a great weekend. xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend, Ann. I am still feeling bad that Bob passed away so unexpectedly.
Your kitchen is looking great and I love the white cabinets. The food looks pretty darned good, too.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

SImple and Serene Living said...

The kitchen looks so clean and fresh, Ann. Looks like you all had a really fun weekend. xo Laura

sweetvintageofmine said...

Hi Ann, Both homes are so special in their own way!! I would take either one! That food looks delish and what a beautiful place to eat overlooking the pond/lake!! Glad your weekend holiday was so enjoyed with family and friends. Fred does look like he has his own show!! Blessings....and thinking of Bob and his wife, prayers. Roxie

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

All your hard work paid off-it looks GREAT!!! I love how a coat of paint can make everything look so fresh and new!

I did notice the red Pyrex bowl in the picture and chuckled when you mentioned it!

Looks like a great time at Fred's beautiful house!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your working vacation sounds like it ended on a high note with lots of food, fun, and friends. Glad you had a good holiday.

Donna said...

What a beautiful home your cousin has. Sounds like you all had a great time. It's so nice that you all keep in touch and get together and enjoy each others company! So sorry to hear about your cousin.

Pat said...

The two of you certainly Labored on Labor day, dear friend!!!
Great updating with all the fresh coats of paint!!!
When we return from our Annual Trout Fishing Trip, we, too will need to touch up the painted cabinets and I'm wanting to change out the drawer and cabinet pulls!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!!!
The cook~out with family, combined with other family traditions make these difficult times of loss easier to bear. Prayers continuing on your behalf.

Diane Mars said...

Such a busy pair! Labor Day was a good time to do this extra TLC, everything looks great!

Pam Kessler said...

I am so impressed that your husband insisted on painting the kitchen cabinets. It sounds like so much work, but it looks gorgeous! So sorry to hear about your cousin passing away.

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Everything just looks fabulous! The photo of the food is making me hungry! Must go now and make a cuppa.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

You have the most wonderful family ever. Love your old house, and I wanna see pics of the room with the door in it it somewhere on your blog? I don'r remember seeing it. Anyhoo, I love old houses, and love those tall windows and that old door.