As some of you know, our house was built in 1817…if the walls could talk, I’m sure they’d have plenty of stories to tell! The windows are huge, though you can’t tell from the pictures – but to give you an idea, each window is 7-1/2 feet tall and 3-1/2 feet wide. There are two in every room. They still contain the ripple glass from that era, save a few pieces that were broken or cracked over the years, replaced with ‘normal’ glass.
You are welcome to hang out by the bar we built – using 200 year old timbers for the bar top, and wainscoting from the Summer House. We even created a working hot/cold sink in the corner that is disguised as a bowl (note: the building/window you see out the window behind the bar is the Summer House out back about 20 feet from the house, aka the Summer Kitchen. I still need to take pictures of it to share, it’s where the original owners used to cook their meals in 1817 in the walk-in fireplace):
The book shelf I do keep to myself happens to be loaded with cookbooks. I love cookbooks and exploring all they have to offer. Particularly some of the antique ones – it’s interesting to read recipes from way back ‘when’, and see what differences there are in today’s cooking.
Thank you for visiting my home – I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back soon!