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Monday, December 3, 2012

A Few Updates

Wow, it has been a while since I have posted over here.

I have been busy at the house. We are finally moved into our new dining room!
The only thing that is not finished is the trim around the windows. . . and the curtains hide that for now. But that could be a bad thing. If you can't see what needs to be done, you are more likely to put it off.

Here are a few pictures that I took about a week ago. I have since put up more decorations.

 I hang my Christmas plates every year in the kitchen. I love them, I have ones for 1974, 1976, 1978(the year we were married), and 1980 and 1981(the years my first two sons were born). They are Avon plates and I got them at yard sales for $1 each.

 My Christmas aprons are hanging on the fridge.

 This picture is taken in our new dining room. I painted the walls yellow!

Back inside the kitchen, this table sits where our old dining room table, which is now in the new room, used to sit. It takes up a lot less space. The shelves against the wall are located where the china cabinet used to be. We have a lot more room in the kitchen now and more space for my dishes, with the extra shelf space. This table belonged to Charley's mom. It is old and has two drop leafs and I love it. I think it used to have another leaf in the middle, but I don't know what happened to it. We have no chairs to match it,  but that's okay. I like how it looks in our kitchen.

There is a story behind our chandelier. We couldn't find one we liked for the longest time. I finally found this one at Lowes in Kanawha City, but they only had the one on display. And they wouldn't sell it. They searched on the internet for us and said there was one in Athens, Ohio! We just happened to have a friend who lives in Athens, and he brings his parents down every week. He was happy to get it for us and. . . it was discounted down to only $50. The discounted price in Kanawha City was around $120!

I am blogging over on my writing blog each day this month about Christmas Picture Books! Go over there and take a look. Picture books are not just for kids, parents are usually the ones who read them to the little ones. I just love them. If you aren't yet, I bet a Christmas book a day will get you in the mood for Christmas.

Posted by Janet F. Smart on Writing in the Blackberry Patch.


  1. I know you must be so happy to have the dining room finished. I love the cozy look in your kitchen. I remember one of my aunts having a collection of avon Christmas plates, wish I knew where they are now.

  2. New construction around one's home is always so exciting. We also have a window, and door, with no trim; in fact the house is 44 years old and hasn't had some things done.

    I don't have many decorations to put out and will probably wait a week or so before putting up a tree. With no little children around, it isn't as much fun.

  3. You have so many nice memories about your house. You are one fortunate family to have these. -- barbara

  4. So fun to see all the Christmas decorations and read the story of the chandelier!

  5. Yay! I know you are so happy with the extra space. And I like that chandelier. Don't ya just love it when you get a deal like that?!

  6. Yellow was a good choice. It looks so sunshiney and pleasant!


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