Monday, October 19, 2015

A Corner of the Country Prim Farmhouse

 
 
Am I too old to have a PLAYHOUSE?
I sure hope not. . .because I was having way too much fun last week
'playing' in the 1930s TENANT FARMHOUSE. . . 
It wasn't all fun and games, though. . .First we had to do a little clean-up. . .Actually major clean-up. . .Remember the tornado this summer? . .We are still working on those repairs. . . The 1930s tenant house sustained a little water damage. . .The wind blew rain in and around the doors and window. . .We dried it out as best we could at the time. . .There were other repairs more pressing--such as a new porch on our house. . .
Last week the weather was WARM and PERFECT for moving everything out in the sun and continuing clean-up. . .As I did so, comforting flashbacks of my CHILDHOOD PLAYHOUSE filled my mind. . .I felt as if I was 6 years old again. . .My playhouse then was a two-room shotgun house at Grandmother's. . .I had a BED and a TABLE. . .an old HOOVER CABINET in the second room. . .a few CHAIRS. . .Actually I think the furniture was left from the time that Grandmother rented out the little house to older couples. . .Somehow I inherited the FURNITURE. . .It didn't matter to me. . .I had the BEST PLAYHOUSE of anyone in town. . .My dolls and I spent many hours there.
But back in the present. . .as I washed the dishes and wiped down the MAKE-DO 'Hoosier' I couldn't wait until the rest of the house was cleaned before I began putting things back in place. . .'Just one corner' I told myself. . .nothing fancy. . .in PLAIN & SIMPLE STYLE. . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm calling it my COUNTRY PRIM FARMHOUSE. . .We'll be transforming this little cottage into a B & B during the next year or so. . .as time permits. . .We already have a waiting list of duck hunters wanting to rent it. . .Yet, we still have OUR OWN FARMHOUSE to finish. . .That bad weather set us back by several months. . .As I tell John, we have job security. . .It's never-ending. . .But the thrill of seeing our vision for the farm slowly evolve makes everything worth it.
AND. . .
THERE'S ALWAYS 'PLAY DAYS'. . .
(real big smile)
 
 
 

 
 


8 comments:

Deb said...

The hoover cabinet makes my heart skip a beat. So lovely, warm and inviting. And the tea-cups are gorgeous. Deb

Deb said...

The hoover cabinet makes my heart skip a beat. So lovely, warm and inviting. And the tea-cups are gorgeous. Deb

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Love those rose dishes in the top photo!

Pam said...

How pretty! I just love the Hoover cabinet. The touches of red look great.
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Have a Daily said...

Oh Dru, it is a precious corner! I hope we never grow to old to play. I do it each and every day! :) Love the pretty dishes with the flowers inside and the make shift hoosier is wonderful!
hugs,
Jann

Kathy Moreland said...

What fun!! I'd love to have something like that to 'play' in! It looks fabulous!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your hosier cabinet! Great idea to incorporate the old cupboard and the table together. Your decor is charming, as always.

Debby Ray said...

Oh...could I come and play too...could I , could I, could I??? LOVE everything about it and I want that red and white enamel ware divided plate :)

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