Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fixing Up The Estate

Cottage Home (Girl w/ Ducks)

As Mister and I sit by the parlour fire, watching the snow falling out the front window, we dream of warm spring days.  We talk about paint colors and types of humble curtains for the large windows in our home.  We are planning to fix up our Estate.

I would like our chambers to have walls of gentle, pale blue, with white lace curtains.  I want a pretty bedspread (not a modern "comforter").   The halls and staircases will get a fresh coat of paint this spring.  We want to paint all the rooms in the house. (Well, Mister will do the painting, while I stand by.  My being there is part of helping.)

There is a chance I will offer a tour of the interior of our home, here on the blog, sometime at the end of spring.  It will be just like the tour of the grounds I did last year.  Would you like to see the inside of our Vermont Estate when the painting work is complete?

Cold February days in New England, sitting by the fire, is the perfect time to dream about the coming year.   I can't wait to see the flowers coming up in the front grounds, and my strawberries growing, back by the river.  I know grandbaby will love his garden walks again with me this summer.

For now, we will enjoy the pretty snow, and stay inside this cozy house.  All is well.

Mrs. White

From the Archives:

Grandfather is slowly recovering - Tea in the Parlour.

Have you Walked the Grounds with Me?  - A Tour of our Estate Property.

It is a Mother's Honor to create This - Cultured Society of Home.

Mrs. White's special book for Homemakers - "Mother's Book of Home Economics."

An Invitation - Subscribe to The Legacy of Home and have it delivered directly to your email. 



becky said...

I for one would love to see the inside of your estate.:) We are enjoying our fire also as we have a foot of snow. Stay warm!

Laura Lane said...

So glad to hear all is well. I've been thinking of doing some wall painting, too. I'd love to tour your home when you're ready.
Blessings and keep warm!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Tracey said...

I would love to see your home this spring. Isn't it funny how the long winters can really get your mind going for fresh and new things... I am sitting in my Maine home with the woodstove going and snuggled under a blanket, cup of coffee and dreaming of spring with all it's rebirth. Enjoy your day!!

Rebecca said...

I, too, would love to see your estate if you would like to share it. New paint is a wonderful, inexpensive way to freshen things up! Nice to have you back posting again, your blog is so encouraging!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I would love to stroll leisurely through a Vermont estate. Post away on those pictures.

Dolores said...

I would love a tour of your estate!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'm interested in seeing your decorating re-do. Would you consider a before & after with your photos?

It sounds as though you're staying nice & warm this winter. We, too, have a woodstove, and it's the preferred spot in the house during these cold months.


Deborah said...

Can't wait to see a tour of your home.

Deanna said...

Mrs. White, A tour of your home would be wonderful!
Blessings to you,

Debbie Gnagey said...

A fresh coat of paint always lifts my spirits and makes me want to clean everything so that it looks like new!

I would love to see your estate when you have everything as you want it.

We had quite a bit of snow here in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and I hope that soon a crocus or two will be brave enough to show it's sunny face!

Hope that Grandfather is doing better. I continue to pray for his full recovery.

Jennifer said...

I so enjoy your posts and the peace and joy that comes through as you care for your home! I'm very excited for you to be getting a new coat of paint on the walls to.
Have a beautiful day!

Janet said...

I would love to see a tour of the inside of your estate, too!:)

busymomof10 said...

It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do! I actually love painting and seeing a room be transformed! I would LOVE to see the inside of your estate! I think you should post before/after pictures! Those are always fun! :)

Karen Andreola said...

Add my vote to the others. I would like to see your house in spring. A fresh coat of paint sounds lovely.

Melinda Wood said...

I would also like to see what you do to your home. I truly love to read your blog. Your gentleness shines through your words and makes me long to have a home like yours.