Happy New Year everyone! I took a self-imposed break for a couple of weeks. I needed to rest and gather my sanity. The Little House on the Corner has been fairly bursting with bodies, laughter, game playing, and clutter! Clutter is my enemy and yet, seems to be my constant companion. I am of the belief that it spontaneously reproduces when we are not looking. At any rate, I feel back to normal and ready to do some deep, deep cleaning. Is anyone else this way? I am itchy to transform something. It is only 16 degrees outside and icicles are hanging from my roof so I might as well get busy inside!
Before I get busy cleaning I wanted to share the sweetest photo with you. As a child I was always surrounded by pets. I especially love dogs. Let's travel back to 1959 and see what may have been my first case of "Puppy Love".
Here's what else I love about this photo:
1. I love the awesome 50's era television set. Those things were veritable pieces of furniture!Love the knobs and dials. That's where that saying, "Don't touch that dial!" came from.
2. There's a peek outside at the balcony that looked out over the river valley. It was beautiful. I felt like I was on top of the world out there.
3. On top of the T.V. is a doily. Those were big back then. My mother covered our furniture in doilies!
4. Look back to the T.V. top. you will spy the most coveted plaything Aunt Fern owned. It is a little cast-iron cook stove that I could not wait to get my hands on every time we visited! All of the little doors worked, the stove lids lifted off, and there were little black iron pots and pans, as well as a griddle. I see stoves like this from time to time now and one day I will buy one so that I can share it with future grandchildren. I can teach them all about when food was cooked with fire! Come to think of it, I always wanted to build a fire in that little stove. The grown-ups wouldn't let me. They were no fun.
More fun stuff:
Take a look at this blog. Dorie and her husband own an old bungalow home in Mesa, AZ. She shares a love of old homes with me. In following her blog I came to realize that the house she and her husband were restoring looked very familiar! I did a bit of research and came up with some information for her. She kindly gives me a little mention in yesterday's post. If you love old houses you will enjoy scrolling back through her posts to see how the old place turned out. Her decorating is wonderful and you will love her ideas!