Sunday, May 26, 2013

Homestead Dress Up

It has been raining for days and will continue all weekend!
( This picture was featured on Common Ground Blog!)

Therefore, I did not dress up the homestead with the usual flags and banners... 

Instead I am posting some of my favorite holidays pics of the 

Still loving my red gate, added to the 1796 home a few years ago...

Cannot wait to get the lawn furniture out 
for lazy days of tea or wine,
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend...

I am so grateful and flattered to be features at the beautiful blog
by Debra

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Lilacs Say Welcome to My Kitchen

Welcome back to my Federal kitchen at the homestead. Could not resist bringing lilacs from the year into the kitchen, albeit they make me sneeze!

Maybe you remember when I restored the kitchen fireplace wall
 to it's 1796 original look..

Under the wood that covered this and the rest of the kitchen walls
 lurked a beehive oven and opening for wood storage. 

Last post I mentioned that an old portrait of the Brayton Homestead hung over the living room mantle, now over the kitchen mantle. I love the barn board wood ceiling even though it is not authentic!

Baskets on the hearth keep linens handy...

Thanks for visiting 
from my kitchen to yours...