Saturday, January 16, 2016

Some of my Favourite Things

These are some of my favourite things.  Some of the areas in my home are awkward for decorating purposes, this is my favourite corner as I can actually do something with it.  Since I moved here 1 1/2 years ago, this corner has changed a few times and I'm sure it will change again. That's half the fun of decorating.  A couple of items are still hanging on the wall from the prior set up so they're not quite in the correct place.  (Please excuse photo blur LOL!!).

I debated on showing parts of my home at this time as there is still a lot of work to be done.  The walls and trim need painting and there is still remnants of a wallpaper border that just isn't my taste. I'm looking forward to finishing this area.  Currently, in this area of my home there is paneling on the walls, I may just paint over it as it provides a bit of that farmhouse look.

My Hubby just gave me these two Ironstone pieces for Christmas last month.  I absolutely love them, especially the pitcher.  I'm just starting to collect Ironstone and the pitcher was definitely a must have. 

I purchased this wooden churn in Michigan a few years ago.  I flipped the top upside down and it makes for a great display piece.

Oh yes...another piece of Ironstone that my Hubby purchased for me (under the lamp).  I think I'm becoming addicted to this "stuff". 

This black cabinet was purchased at The Brass Armadillo in Iowa (oh how I LOVE that store).  It's a newer piece made to look old but I love it regardless, it makes for great storage too.

This antiques sign was purchased at a local craft sale.

I wanted to take these photos today as my Hubby is removing this door and replacing it with two french doors.  As my home is a bit choppy, we're hoping this will provide more of a flow and allow more light through.  This is the original outer wall of my home, my Hubby discovered beautiful, old wood on the other side and we hope to leave it exposed in the next room (this will be shown in a future post).  This is the closest thing to shiplap that we'll find (just love it on "Fixer Upper"). 

My Hubby bought me this old washstand shortly after we were married (for Christmas of course LOL). We have only been married just over three years so he learns quick.  It's another piece I love.

I just love the knobs on it.  One is missing so I'm hoping to find a replacement for it.

Unfortunately the light was shining too brightly through this door but it's all I have at the moment. You can see the wallpaper remnants at the upper corner of the photo.  At the time I was removing the wallpaper, it started to peel the paint off in this area so I left it until it's time to paint.

I purchased this bucket (I believe it is for measuring "something") at a local antique store.

These pictures were given to me by my wonderful Mom 3-4 years ago.  She purchased these cards and placed them in frames for me.  She always knew how important it was for me to live in the country, it was her way of giving me a piece of it,  I wish she had been here to see it come true.  I will cherish these always!

I hope you enjoyed this little tour.

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  1. Oh yes, I definitely enjoyed the tour :) Everything is picture perfect and I especially like the two dishes that your hubby gave you for Christmas - he certainly knows you well {{smiles}}

    Your home is so sweet and charming, Aunt Kelly. Can't wait to see more. Have a lovely Sunday.

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed our tour and now I look forward to seeing what else you may do over time. You have some really nice pieces to show off.


  3. I love the way you have used simple antique pieces together to make a whole. I agree,, the wallpaper border had to go! There was a fashion here some years ago for those borders, but you never see them now.

  4. Hello Kelly,

    I do so enjoy visiting homes and seeing all the pretty details. You home is lovely and I look forward to seeing more of it as time goes by.

    How blessed you are that your husband understands your decorating style and gives you such lovely gifts.

    I am sorry that you no longer have your mother. It was so precious of her to frame those lovely pictures for you.

    Have a wonderful Sunday,

  5. Morning, oh I love the corner and the many treasures you have there. Great bucket, the Ironstone is beautiful too, so sorry about your Mother but so sweet you have the wonderful cards framed, so touching.... Blessings Francine.

  6. You and I share the same taste in decor, I think. Love all of your stuff! Photo blur is a positive when things need "touching up"!

  7. Lovely things! Your husband is so great knowing your taste and style so well!! How good is that! xx

  8. What a sweet and thoughtful gift from your hubby...I have lived in Iowa for a few years now and have never visited the Brass Armadillo. I love the black cabinet you got there. Have a great week :)

  9. I just love all your pieces, that is my style, although I don't have as many as you do. The new pieces your hubby bought for Christmas are very pretty. My hubby made my dry sink for me many years ago, he was in to woodworking quite a bit back then, now he is into photography, he is always changing!

  10. Hi Kelly - So glad you stopped by my blog and commented last week...because now I have a wonderful new blog to follow! Lovin' your pictures. Can't wait to explore your blog more.

  11. You are filling your home with love and beauty. Love them all,Kelly.

  12. Thank you for the lovely tour, Kelly. Your hubby has excellent taste in dishes!

  13. I love your favorite things and your style! You have a real appreciation for mixing wood and metal, and you have put a country flair into your antique friendly style. That drawer pull is fabulous! I have a pair of somewhat similar knobs that I will be polishing and using in my kitchen. Bless you!

    Brandi Bradley @ Rotax Metals

  14. Dear Kelly! I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, your house is so beautiful and cozy. I simply adore ALL the details and the antiques; -) I look forward to seeing what else you have done lately. Have a nice week ;)