Welcome to Our Summer Home Tour! My kids just finished school last week so summer seems later here than for most of my blogging friends and our family all over the country. It’s pretty crazy to think we moved into our century old farmhouse this past week exactly two years ago. Our house was originally the tenant farmers house on a turkey farm that has had many additions since it was built in the 1800’s.
No longer a farm our house sits down a long driveway off of a very busy road in a very old town in Pa.
We brought 2 pickup truck loads of plants with us. I love to garden and hydrangeas are my absolute favorite shrub! So happy they are starting to bloom:).
We have this beautiful Southern Magnolia just off of our front walkway whose flowers are just starting to open and the smell is heavenly. I try and bring in some flowers every couple days.
I keep my patriotic decor out all summer long:).
Moose says Come on in! My husband Jason and I love the character of old houses and love remodeling them. We love the community and the schools where we live and hope to enjoy living in this house till all our 4 kids finish high school.
Here is our Foyer.
Here is a sneak peak of our Powder Room. Jason has been busy putting the final touches on this room with a new counter top and sink (a post about what we did coming soon)! To see the progress of this little bathroom part 1 is here and part 2 here.
The Living Room
I have always loved this print of the sea. Jason thinks its too girly so I just get it out in the summer.
I made this book page wreath quite a few years ago. It looks great year round but I always add a seasonal touch to it.
I still love our old table that Jason refinished to look like a Restoration Hardware farmhouse one. To see how he did it click here.
I made this clam shell wreath last year from shells collected through years of going to the Jersey shore. I love the contrast of it against our dining room walls which we painted “Manor Brown” from Sherwin Williams.
My New Kitchen Faucet, isn’t it pretty?
Our kitchen has a lot of wood happening in it and it is the darkest room in our house. We have slowly begun to make small changes to it and I am hoping more white paint will brighten it up in the future:).
Our Laundry Room, this room has had a big transformation since we moved in to see that click here.
Right off of our kitchen & laundry is this beautiful shady patio where we love to have dinner most nights in the summer.
This blue sailboat pitcher was my Nana’s. Every summer she would put lemonade in it when we stayed with her at the Jersey shore.
We just finished Master Bedroom last month. It is a true retreat. To read about we did click here.
That chair above is my favorite spot to sit at night. I keep shells collected from our beach vacation on my mantel. Our family loves the beach.
I made a shell wreath from last years Emerald Isle trip too. I like to collect shells:). I love the texture of them. It is amazing to me how they can be so different from beach to beach.
Tucker’s room used to be our Master closet. He has the red, white, and blue theme going year round. To see more of his room click here.
Back downstairs on the opposite side of our foyer is our Family Room.
I made this pillow with an American flag that had lost it’s pole. It’s sitting on my newest Craigslist find and Jason’s favorite spot to sit.
On either side of the family room the sliding doors lead to our back deck and side yard where the kids play
Here is a pic taken last night of the boys and Jason playing Kubb with my dad on Father’s Day late into the night. Can you tell how much we like lawn games?
It was too hot last night for s’mores on our new stone patio fire pit but on colder nights it’s perfect! To make one of your own click here.
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Thanks so much for stopping by to see our Summer Home Tour. We are keeping summer easy this year, no camps just lots of trips to our local pool and library and of course the beach, to collect more shells:)!
(Photo Credit: Judith Krasiniski)
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