Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween 1914 style

I love this picture of my Great Uncle Max and Aunt Esther

Even in 1914 they were celebrating Halloween.
Moonlit night, fortunes told, and a ghost!

my great Aunt Annie's daily diary
Oct 31, 1914

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Radio Cabinet Repurposed

When I bought 1515 five years ago and was trying to furnish it as cheap as I could, I came across a old radio cabinet and thought it would be great in the kitchen.

a great place for cookbooks, Pyrex and to display my scale lamp. Perfect fit between my Grandmother's enamel top table.

But last spring my cousin brought my Grandmothers Hoosier cabinet back to its original home at 1515
so the radio cabinet had to go
but I love the detail on it so.......

so it was moved to my bedroom and I had some Rachael Ashwell wicker baskets that fit perfect.

It now has a assortment of vintage sewing items

perfect spot for this special picture of my Grandmother, I never knew her but my cousins say they can hear her laugh when they see this picture.

I think it fits the corner well

morning light into the bedroom

I think Grandmother would love the way her bedroom looks

so the third live of the 
radio cabinet
kitchen cabinet
bedroom bookcase
is complete!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Autumn's Glory

It has rained almost everyday while I have been on vacation.
Luckily Saturday morning the sun came out for a short time.
So the cousins and I took a walk.
Want to walk my neighborhood with me?

 the house next door, my neighbor can't even make out her steps for all the leaves.

the colors are glorious this year

the house down the street is progressing nicely.

across the street

I love the sound of walking in the leaves

we had a storm a few nights ago and large limb came off, this may be it's last year of glory.

family home of a Mitchell cousin from the 1900's they are redoing

another Mitchell family home

new home just built where the Methodist Church was before it burnt
the church my parents were married in and both sets of Grandparents attended.

this home has a copper bath tub

this home is known for its vast display of day lillies

the house my Dad adored

the sidewalk back home to 1515

the grand old oak, it has been in all the outdoor family pictures since 1926
at 1515

cousins walking ahead
and people wonder why we can not wait to lay our heads at 1515

the sun has gone back in and we are back home from our walk

I hope you enjoyed your walk up Monroe and down Jackson.
I so love the neighborhood.
It looks pretty much the same as it did when my Grandparents moved there in 1926.

Sorry I have been away........