Day 149 – Memorial Day

It seems to me that the house has a real energy about it, everyone that visits comments on it and this energy seems to be dictating the pace and design of the renovations. I'm not saying that the house whispers to me in my sleep or anything like that, that would be weird, but it does have a sense of what will fit and what wont. Cont...

Day 27 – Progress!

We spent a wonderful hour or so squelching through mud in a field full of reclaimed barn bits, and there sat on top of a pile of beams we found our new mantel! We have been really wanting to make the fireplace a feature of the sitting room and this piece is perfect. Even better we know how old it is and where it is from (a 1910 barn structure in Bay City Michigan) So there is a story there too, for you know, when we eventually have people over for dinner. Cont...