Friday, September 17, 2010

Party's Over

If you've gotten used to my Party on the 16th of each month, I'm sorry, but can't do it for now... I don't have the energy to put into it and would not want to post the party and not be able to visit everyone...but hope to be back, sometime.  I've so enjoyed your posts and all the wonderful conversation, just the way a party should be!

I'm posting a picture of Moma...I have more pics on my blog, but some were asking to see her...She got a perm right after this picture and I'm sure she would have rather me post that one, but I want to show her with the arch my brother built her. It is a real Prior Life piece.  The posts came from the little farm house that raised her, and the top is a salvaged baby bed.  It means so much to her, if only those post could tell their story...
 Moma only wieghs about 95 pounds, dripping wet! 

Look at all the cars in the background, at my sister's house...I told you we have big get togethers!
Moma's lived the life many of you, on these blogs, are living right now, She sat up at Market and Edom, when it was a new thing, and various other places, including First Monday and Town East Mall.  She still dreams of doing creative things...and at 85 she still earns pay from work, through her weekly newspaper article, but of all the things she does, she will tell you the best and most cherished is the quiet time she spends with her Savior every morning, and all the day long. Let me tell you, as she ages, I am so comforted that she knows what the future holds for her.

Here is the other side of her "Smidgen Shop"
Now, here are a few pics of what we have going on...

This is my dining room ceiling...I know, I know, I need a new fan, but that's for later...We have been working on this old place for 13 years, While raising 5 kids,  but one of the first things my husband did was to tear down about three ceiling to get back to the, at least 12 foot, original ceiling...beautiful wide planks..Tomorrow, this dining room will have dentil crown molding, yee haw...I can't wait.

My laundry room, kitchen, dining room, and living room are all one  area, another thing my husband did years ago, but we never finished it out... Now new floors, baseboards and paint.
( blonde beauty ~ Olympic)
I wanted a light color, because, there is not much natural light, plus dark floors throughout, also dark ceiling in dining area part.

My house has lots of different ceiling heights and the living room part is sunken. I like the quirkiness, but I know it wouldn't do for some.

Dining room...this will look different all painted up!

Looking at kitchen from dining area...

We put these floors upstairs, too. Remember my little spot, upstairs? 
They are vinyl planks...and I love them!
I want to paint some of my wood floors, but that is another post... and another project.

So everything is a big mess, but progress is being made!~



Tete said...

I love the wall color you chose. It adds light but is also warm. We are going to replace our carpet in the living room and hall way. It's 16 years old and needs to go. Navy blue and I have many pets now, so it's time. I have been talking to my friend and he said this vinyl wood flooring is the best way to go for us. I need something we can mop with Mr Clean! But I so want a wood look.
Your molding is wonderful! I love little details that aren't the norm! Very pretty white next to the walls.
My dad's aunt had cedar ceilings in her home- old dairy farm in southern Mo, and I was always fascinated with them.
Your momma is a sweetie. Hope you get to enjoy her for a long time to come.
Let us know when you are ready to party again. I had just started and would love to do it again!
Blessings and Hugs- Tete

Granny J said...

Thanks for the picture of your momma and her smidgen shop. I love all the character in the things she has mounted on that wall. Your moma reminds me of mine. Love all the pictures of your house. You've sure been busy.

trash talk said...

Life's a mess...but that's what makes it so dadgum much fun!
I want to be Moma when I grow up!

glor said...

Wow, you certainly are busy. The charm and character of your house is wonderful! Its a home filled with love for sure. A beautiful post of mom, there must be some many wonderful stories to hear. Are her weekly writings online?
Have a blessed weekend.

shannon i olson said...

I know.....oof.
I also started a party, not sure how it will go. Different slant, writing...which people in bloggy land always want to get in and out of blogs quickly, not sure how it will go. only 3 weeks down. If you would like to put a mama story on it sometime stop by.
She is cute as can be and I love her style!!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh Moma is darling! Enjoy your weekend and get some R&R.~Cheers Kim

Melissa said...

Your Moma is sweet - very petite.

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

your moldings look pretty and so does Moma. :)

The Green Pea said...

Your Moma is a sweet looking lady. I love the side of her barn. I hope you get a little more rest this weekend. Thank you for sharing your photos. sandi

Jessica said...

As always, I am in love with your little spaces. I love older homes. So much better than just a house!

Jill said...

Your Momma's beauty radiates from her! What a sweet thing and what a gift to you. Your love for your family is so beautiful! Eventually, you'll get all those projects done. Heck, even if you don't who cares?! It's the journey right? that's what I think about all the projects I have waiting.

Mona Kay at Home said...

What a beautiful picture of your mother! Love what you're doing with your house :)

Debbie said...

So much character in your home. LOVE what you've done with the floors, woodwork, and walls. Your MOM is way too cute! LOVE that arbor too.

Diann said...

It sounds like your Mom needs a blog! She has just the right character to show us some fun things!

Looks like you are very busy getting things done around the house! the floors and ceiling look wonderful! Now make sure to get some rest!

Have a great day!

Pat Harris said...

Your house has so much character! I love it and I envy you. You have to have messes to have new. It's well worth suffering through. Love the ceiling. It's beautiful. Blessings, Pat

Coleen's Corner said...

I know how you feel... so much to do, so little time to accomplish it all. Will miss your parties, but definitely understand. Thanks for sharing your spaces with us, I can't wait to see how you pull everything together. Love your house! Love your momma too : )

Tamarah said...

Lezlee your Momma sounds like a little 'pocket rocket'....I hope I'm blessed with HALF her energy when I make it to 85....!

Please say 'How do' from me....!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)