I thought it would be most pleasant to invite you to tour my dear Honey Hill Farm once again. So won't you step into our Back Parlour......
This lovely room was an addition to our "old girl" about six years ago. Dearest, the Darlings and I did all the work ourselves. The bead-board covers everything, from ceiling to the baseboards. It took me 1 month to stain it all! We used one part Early American and one part Cherry to achieve the color that we wanted.
We lovingly call this room "The Coop" as it is fashioned after our favorite feathered friends! This old incubator was the inspiration for it all. Dearest's Aunt Lettie sold eggs and butter to keep the farm during the Great Depression, so you can imagine our surprise to find this darling treasure in the fruit cellar when we moved in! A few twinkle lights, some excelsior and fluffy chicks make this the focal point of our decorations.
Dearest added darling touches like this little corner with a built-in shelf. It holds a charming display of....what else....chickens!
As you head down to the fruit cellar, you can catch a glimpse of a few of our favorite things. This ledge was designed by Dearest to hold my Christmas Village come winter! He is too clever!!!
Of course, you know I have tried to "Victorianize" this side of the room. But that pesky TV just doesn't look quite right, LOL! Oh well, I have been blessed with a darling husband who lets me decorate to my heart's desire in the rest of the house....so I guess he has to have a spot that is just his!
The old Victrola sits on top of the very butter churn Aunt Lettie used to make her butter. We have old records that were left here and enjoy playing them. How fun it is to look at the faces of the children who hear them!
This cozy room is a delightful place to enjoy a cup of tea.
Come this winter our Soapstone Woodstove will be blazing brightly.
I hope you have enjoyed your tour of the Back Parlour. It is always my delight to show you the corners of my home and have you in for company!
Now I must say goodbye and start my Crockpot Lasagna for our supper.....