Friday, March 4, 2011

this is where it all began...

our first real home
purchased just 3 months after we were married
having an old house was always
part.of.the
DREAM

an old house
with old kitchen cabinets
and old  woodwork
and
all of that old charm 
so unique 
to these vintage houses.

and did I say
old trees?



Isn't she purty?


I'd show you the insides
if
 I could find the pics.
If 
I wouldn't have started
a scrapbooking extravaganza
and took every last one of my photos
out
of
the
album.


If
I wouldn't have gotten distracted?


ME, do all that?
yes, me.


Anyone else?


linking to VIF



19 comments:

Leah C said...

Yes, it's so very pretty:) I just love old houses...so rich in history & character!

Zuzu said...

Hi Rene',
She is wonderful! At 20, I lived in an old cottage in Saratoga, CA behind an apricot orchard. I LOVED that house - so very charming and full of love! :)
Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Zuzu

glenda said...

Hahaha
We both wrote about the same thing today...
Drop in and see me...
Wanna leave me your addy or send in an e'mail...tell me your kitchen colors and I'll send you some of my gladrags.
Have a great weekend...
glenda

podso said...

Don't we wish we had digital cameras back in the day? The photos from the 70s especially aren't that great, some are fading away, and of course, not so many were taken. I love the photos from the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s---those black and white as clear and crisp as can be! Enjoyed the look at your first home, and thanks for your sweet comment on my post.

jAne said...

me ::: a million projects and constant distractions, largely from my own doing.

you ::: an inspiration. :o)

jAne

Mrs. MK said...

I was thinking just the other day that you should do a blog series on all the different houses!

trash talk said...

SQUIRREL!!!
Deb

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What an adorable old house to start your new marriage in. I am looking forward to seeing the inside.

xo,
Danielle

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

LOL! Yes, sounds familiar. BTW, LOVE my shoe and the china. I'll email you in a little bit about the china.

Hugs,
Judy

Kristy said...

Love your photo finish!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh Rene, I just love it. I grew up in an old house, but haven't had one since we've married. I so miss all the charm of them. Great photo! Thanks so much for linking up to VIF!!
big hugs,
Debra

bikim said...

it's perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so much character and stories untold!
you're such a lucky person! your family is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! enjoy them! in every way!
happy weekend!
Rosa

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Hi Rene, Oh my God, I have beautiful grandchildren you and your husband! I congratulate the photos are really beautiful! is a blessing to have a beautiful family and numerous. My dream has been living in an old wooden house, continuously asking for this request to my God, with hope! is something special, you know what I mean! blessings, Rose Marie

A Cottage Muse said...

Saweet and purty!

Diane said...

I love the look of your first home Rene. I really like what you do with the photos, beautiful. Diane

Busy As Can Be said...

First homes always have some of the best memories!!

Sheila R said...

I love your first home... Beautiful.

Emmarinda said...

Well, I love your old house. And I bet you did a lot to it to add to it's charm.

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

What a sweet house! I'm sure it was beautiful inside as well with you living there decorating it!!