Hubs and I have been driving up to the lake house every morning-early and getting back to the wood's home late afternoon. We are working on getting the different projects finished. Almost there.
The new central a/c is in, which is much nicer and more even temperature within the house than our woods home is.
The battle of the basement issues is pretty much complete now-that was allot of work. Our workers spent a few weeks digging out the soil that was sitting on top of the slate rock in the basement (crawl space but with high ceilings)-it was full of mold too. Once they got that accomplished, they power washed it several times and we bought clean rock to cover the area. Now all that mud and mold is gone. Hubs also designed a sump pump like we had in our farm house in Illinois before retirement-that does not need a hole in the basement to work-don't know what this is called but works with a bucket-they tested it-works good and very quiet too. Hubs was very happy to get that finished today.
He spotted the pipe that comes from the clothes dryer from the main floor into the basement that was just hanging there-so he needs to get that vented outdoors.
Hubs also redid a wall in the bathroom-it was totally bugging him-that is now complete-I just need to do some painting.
Last week I carried in cast iron, and other car loads of boxes, and unloaded boxes for the hoosier cabinets.
My Grandma's cabinet is now filled with my Great Grandma's and her aunt's dishes, pink and green depression dishes given to us years ago by a dear friend of Hubs. In the bottom I have allot of baking pieces, and hope to get my large pottery cookie molds into some of the drawers. The deep drawer has my rolling pin collection.
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The clear glass canisters on the shelf and the sugar bowl is original to this Hoosier cabinet-my Grandma's & Mom's Cabinet and now mine.
I also added the green depression glass. That lovely pottery bowl underneath the flour container and sifter I bought at a garage sale here in Missouri. I fell in love with this piece and asked the elder (more elder than me lol) if she knew anything about the bowl. She said it was her Great Grandma's-I asked if she had family that may want it and she says no the young ones not interested. I told her I would give this bowl a loving home. I have a collection of old bowls, but have never seen one as pretty as this one.
Between the bowl and the sugar bowl are my Great Grandma's dishes, and the blue plate was from her aunt. This is the first time these pieces have been unpacked since my Mom gave them to me maybe 15 years ago. I remember seeing these dishes at my Grandma's house when I was a kid.
To the left is a marble rolling pin that a friend gave me years ago, and I found this pottery large candle holder-these are here for now.
When my Mom had passed, I chose to keep this little glass blue bird. My Mom collected pretty glass pieces to display in all the windows-very pretty when the sun shown through. I placed it here with her Grandma's dishes.
Inside the upper cabinet my tea pots, on the other shelves I placed the pink depression ware dishes.
These are the cookbooks, and the household notebooks from my Grandma. They have always been in these two racks inside the doors of the upper cabinet. The newspaper clipping in the back is from the '70s about the history of Hoosier cabinets in Nappanee, Indiana
I need to get my step stool to straighten out the copper shelf, and to hang another piece since there are a couple nails on the wall already-these pieces are all vintage
On the floor between this shelving and the hoosier cabinet are my two dutch ovens with legs, etc for outside cooking-baking I am loving this shelf rack. Once moved I will get busy cleaning up and seasoning all this cast iron so ready to use.
Last week I got the fire pit painted, needs another coat but we are back to rain every day again I am going to enjoy this fire pit for sure. Need to find some chairs that can stay outdoors.
We have had sooo much rain again that the flowers are suffering a bit.
I finally have kitchen cabinets-happy dancing!!-which I have not had ever in our woods home. So I am now able to see and use my handmade pottery pieces when ever I want to haha I have been collecting hand thrown pottery since the early '70s-I just love using it-
Below photo-the middle shelf is all handmade pottery, the top and bottom shelves are dishes from family-the leaf pattern pottery was made in California and hand painted-my Grandma had it and when it was too heavy for her to use I got it-most of the every day dishes are no longer but the serving dishes mix well with the other pottery-and the bottom left is what is remaining from my late sister's dishes made in England. When she passed in the early '80s my Mom took the dishes and used them-I always loved the pattern with the wildflowers, I have the bowls and two cups and two dinner plates left-a little remembrance
I need the step stool to get the soup terrain and ladle up there-this has 8 soup bowls The second shelf-a handmade pottery bowl, and a pottery colander, and I love this beautiful handmade pottery pitcher with cups-bought this in North Carolina back in the '70s
More handmade pottery, vintage deviled egg platter that I love using and was part of the collection of depression ware from Hub's friend, and two glass vintage ice cream sundae dishes
Here is my drink reference for T this week-I made me a cup of mint tea today
You are most welcome to join us for T with our hostess Bleubeard and Elizabeth-find link in my right hand column.
I have picking up a few things at the closest food store now and I found this coffee made for the lake area. I wish I could drink a cup but Hubs will enjoy for me. I have had such a taste for real coffee lately-I am going to get brave and try another decaf coffee-which is hard to actually find one that is low enough in caffeine.
I hope I haven't bored you all too much 😊
We have been seeing lots of wildlife as we enter and leave the circle drive where our lake house is-deer, red fox, turkey, turtles, and on the lake- herons, two geese families, eagles.
Happy T Everyone
Oh and I almost forgot-my black walnut tree-looking up from the front of the house and it rained all day today at the lake house