Sunday, July 15, 2007

I am hooked....

I am so excited...
On Saturday I joined our towns historical society!
Thats right I am an honorary member!
Hubby and I took a tour of the historical village!
It was soooo fun!

I took pictures to show you!

This is the one room school house!
I am not old enough to have gone to a one room school house
but I bet it would have been fun!
Love the old desks and woodburning stove....
The old books and lil chalkboards

This is the inside of the tradeing post

This is the settelers home....
Love the logs and chinking

Don't you love how simple and cozy the kitchen/dinning area is!

Woodburning cook stove, cabinet,wicker high chair!

And the other half of the first floor is the sitting room./sewing room!
Love the vintage organ, sewing machine and wicker carriage!
Ahhhhhh...... I could move right in!

Wait....where's the computer????? Here we go upstairs...To the bedroom

one room.... open for easier heating in the winter~

Love those iron beds...
the ticking matress's are stuffed with straw...
Hmmmm makes me really apreciate my downfilled mattress!
Do you see the chamber pot?
we always called it a pee pot!
Love the old trunks, quilts, cradle and childs cupboard!The tour will continue in another posting!
Hope you had fun!


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

That is so awesome Dolly! I love it, it reminds me of a place called Hartwick Pines, which is in my hometown of Grayling Michigan. I love the bedroom!

The new picture you posted of Emma sleeping is SO precious!! She is just a doll.


*Heidi* said...

Thanks for a great tour, I really enjoyed seeing that! LOL, to the pee pot!

*Heidi* said...

OH, meant to say also...I'll send off a brown paper bag scrapbook in the mail to you tomorrow! Hope to see pics of it when you finish making one!

Stephanie said...

Gotta love that new pic of your little dumpling!!!

I'm a member of our town's hysterical society,, said "historical", didn't you! :0)

Angelic Accents

Rosemary said...

That's great Dolly.
Love the pictures.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I had fun! I love old cabins so much and all of their ammenities...but it wouldn't hurt to have internet :)

Lori said...

What a awesome place to visit...lucky you! Lori

Mica said...

That is sooo right up my alley. especially the school room and old readers...since I am a home school mama. I love collecting old school artifacts. Great post!!

Bertie said...

Thanks for the tour, Dolly! Reminds me of a County park near Shipshewana. They have a whole little town with Schoolhouse, Church, Barn and several residences. Most of them are log. All of them are furnised for the time. They have a celebration each year where everyone (even visitors) dresses in costumes of the era and have demonstrations. Lots of fun!
Little Emma looks so sweet.

Maria said...

Wow really neat. I love all the photos thanks for sharing.

vickie said...

Wonderful news, and wonderful pictures, Dolly. Thanks for sharing!

Ele said...

I could survive there....if there was a computer!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Not sure where you live, Dolly. But it reminds me of alot of the old buildings here in Western PA. Very neat stuff! I love mixing primitives and fancier things together. Enjoy your new venture!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Oh how fun!! So do you think it was "simpler times" or "harder times?"
I wonder if they would be horrified at today's monstrosities of modern decorating....

Lallee said...

That was so fun to see, but I have to confess I like my modern comforts. It doesn't tempt me to live there. LOL Thank you for sharing all the photos.

Your granddaughter is ever so precious.


Natasha Burns said...

Dolly thank you for the lovely historical pics! Congratulations!

Ele at A Bit of Pink Heaven said...

Hi dear Dolly! I was just going to tell you about the tussie mussie swap and viola you already had it up on your sidebar! You are the queen of swaps. So excited to get you for a partner in the card swap! The picture of your little sweatheart is so adorable. I could just kiss her cheeks (on the computer screen!) Great photography, but then what picture wouldn't turn out of that honey!
hugs, Ele

kasse said...

Hi there girl, Just out and about, so I thought I'd say hi. My grandfather moved in and restored the one room schoolhouse where his father went to school. Its called Pumpkin Ridge, and it sits on my familys farm/ranch. I am so glad there are people out there that care enough about our history to try and preserve it. You go Girl!! Kasse

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Dolly... OH this post is amazing!!!! I love the sewing machine and the beds and the school room. That is so great that you joined the historical society... I am laughing at Steph and the hysterical society!lol


jen said...

Thank you for your sweet comment today!!!
That schoolhouse intrigues me as I used to teach Pre-K & Kindergarten.
How ever did they do it?!
The pictures are just great!
God Bless you!

Sharon said...

I just found your blog and loved the tour thru the one room school house and the log cabin. I think it would have been so cool to live back then. My mom says I'm crazy but I dont think so.