Good morning friends.
Hope this post finds you well and ready
Today I am showing off our new keeping room.
Back in the day keeping rooms were a room
that was near a kitchen which had a fireplace in it.
Since we now have a faux (electric) fireplace,
I thought it would be fitting to change the name
from our back room to our keeping room now.
I shopped our store and found this fruit tree.
One of our dealers had it in there booth and I purchased it.
This wall use to be our cabinet that had our tv in it.
By placing the couch on this wall now,
gives me more wall space... which as you can see
I have a blank slate for now.
As I figure out what to do, will show you.
Our cabinet to the right of the couch where
I tucked in more wool blankets to use
for those upcoming cold Winter nights.
More fruit and pantry boxes.
We kept the wall cabinet in it same spot.
I just forgot to add some Christmas to it.
This is my4ft antique feather tree.
Right now it just has candy canes on it.
Some day I would like to have it
full of antique ornaments.
A recent Belsnickle Santa purchase.
Not old, but still love him.
My horse on top with some orange
to go with the orange in our tree.
An old burlap rug to go with the yellows.
Some brown thrown in too.
Also kept the bucket bench in its same spot.
(sorry for the dark pic)
Bob's beams on the ceiling.
He did 5 on the ceiling,
but was unable to complete this project.
Once the warm weather comes back,
he will add more wood all around the walls at the top.
Another blank wall.
Another small antique feather tree with a vintage Santa
and my leather deer.
More on what I plan for this wall in the new year.
As you can see though there are no bulbs in this light.
I turned on the ceiling light and three bulbs burned out.
Good thing I had these ones. LOL
A new look for this corner.
This is the corner by our side door.
I just moved this corner cabinet
from one corner to here now.
More wall space for future ideas next year.
A lil Christmas display on top.
Tried to take a pic of Bob's wonderful beams.
The wood used is over 200 years old.
Once a floor in an old store in town, now a perfect
addition to our home.
Well thats it for Christmas this year.
I did not go all out this year in the kitchen or bath.
Hope you enjoyed my Christmas home pics.
In other news,
A few months ago we were approached
by a buyer to sell the gift shop.
We took the offer and we close on the deal
sometime in January.
Since this person only wanted
to purchase the building,
we will be moving the gift shop over to a portion
of our antique shop where it will become
a smaller version.
Bob has already started moving some inventory
to the attic in our antique store.
It will be a change...
but will also free up my weekends
to have more "Me Days".
I will just go in to change up displays
when needed to.
I will also still do the holiday themes.
More to come on the revamped looked.
This will be my last post
until sometime in January when I come back.
I want to wish everyone a very
Happy New Year!
I will be hooking, stitching, and sewing...
and looking forward to it!
Thank you all for your support with my blog.
Without you, I would not have met as many friends
as I have throughout these years.
I hope to meet many more.
Happy Holidays Blessings To All.