The entryway here at Honey Hill Farm. The curtains on each side of the door keep out drafts!
I am sorry to have been "away" for so long, but I have been under the weather with a very nasty bug! I finally have a little oomph in my step and decided I would update my blog.
Many of you have asked for a tour of my dear old house......so won't you step inside and make yourself at home.........
The home was built by my husband's Great-Grandfather and has been in the family ever since. Each generation has had a family member live here at Honey Hill Farm. We are the fourth and our children are the fifth generation to live in this home. The home was started around 1895 and finished about 1900. It is made with triple brick walls that are about 2 feet thick. All of the windows are original (except 2 panes) and have wonderful wavy glass.
Here we are in the entryway where you can see our lovely leaded glass door. It is not original....we believe the original front door was moved to the back of the house in the 30's. The door that was on the front of the house when we moved here was very 1930's in style, yet the back door was very ornate and much more Victorian. We replaced the front door with a much sturdier custom made door and moved the old front door up to the master bathroom when we added onto the house. You might be interested to know that we stopped stripping wallpaper here in the entryway when we reached the 13th layer! We just shellaced it, textured it, and called it a
Now, we are looking up the stairwell, I am not sure if you can tell but we had to add a few things to our dear old house. When we first looked at the house there was no central heat, no outlets upstairs - just a bulb in the middle of the ceiling and only a few outlets on the main level. No one in the family wanted to live here...I am sure a few of them thought we were just a little crazy for wanting to fix up the place. Oh,and the only water coming into the house was from the creek. Tadpoles are our friends......
Well....we worked on the house for a year before moving in, adding heat, new plumbing and new wiring. Unfortunately, we moved in just as our well was being drilled and it was a dry hole! We had to wait until there was enough money to drill again - only six months without running water (and 2 babies)! And... the kitchen was in the living room along one wall. Ahhhh.....the good old days....smile.
Here is a photo of the cute little alcove that is part of the entryway I hope you have enjoyed this part of the tour Dearest Reader! And I hope you will join me for the continuing tour of my dear Honey Hill Farm in future posts.