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Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Silver And White Christmas...

I have found many treasures in our house, left from the only other family to call this "home". That family raised four children here-where we are now wrangling our own four kiddos! 
The cement next to our garage has "Corky" carved from a boy who is now a grown man. A beam in our basement declares his love for "Lynette". (Click here for more "if these walls could talk") 
One of my favorite finds was this old tool carrier. I have used it for many things over the years, indoors and outdoors. Never as an actual tool carrier, though! 
This year, I filled it with silver ornaments, my white pine cones, white candles and milk glass vases. Take a peek at a new use for an old treasure.

I have often wondered about the previous owners and the lives that they lived here. What were their patterns of living? Did they use the front door or the back door? Where did they put the Christmas tree? What's the story with the wallpapered closet upstairs? 


  1. I love that you inherited this piece, what a great treasure. Amazing photos too! Happy holidays!

  2. So perfect. I love this and that it came from the previous owners.

    Where did you get those white pinecones? I am in love.

  3. I love the stories of our homes that come before we were in them. Awesome!

  4. Love it! We live in a house that's about 63 years old...and we have found some fun things along the way, too. Our back porch/kitchen area had a built in ironing board-right in the middle of the wall(!) and when we removed it, it had the mailing address and the lumber mill info hand written on the back-I guess the othere people mail-ordered it in! Our well info is written in the garage, on the's so fun to muse about the way the others lived when they were in our homes. Merry Christmas!

  5. According to our neighbors, a crabby, mean, old lady lived here before us, so I prefer not to think about her.

    Instead, I'll think about how beautiful your home is. It amazes me the way you took something so simple and made it so elegant and lovely.

  6. Beautiful photos ~ each one exquisite in its simplicity. Newest follower.

  7. Just love the simple feeling of nostalgia you have captured, just lovely!

  8. I love the dreamy feel of white. Adorable pics, thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so I can pop back and chat. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. Whilst I am here I will wish you a very Merry Christmas just in case I dont get the chance later. Take Care Cheers SpecialK XoXo


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