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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The "Before" Tour, Part One


You've waited.

You've been patient...

Wait, strike that.
Most of you have been patient.  ;-)

I'm back to share the "before" pics of our new home with you today!

Now by "before" I'm referring to before we move in.
We did the pre-closing walk through yesterday,
so I made sure to document as much of the space as I could,
including such non-glam things as closet space. See how much I like y'all?

But first, a confession.

I'm feeling very disappointed in myself the past couple of weeks,
because I've had to make a tough choice...I love to visit all of your blogs
and see what you're up to and to leave y'all a comment
to let you know I popped by.

But with working LOTS more back-breaking 12 hour shifts at the hospital,
as well as preparing to move, I just haven't been able to find time
to make the rounds like I usually do.
However, I do read every single comment, and I appreciate each one so much!

So please accept my apologies, with the promise that things
should settle back to normal within the next month or so.
Hmmmm, it's that "or so" that has me worried!  ;-)

Enough words, have a seat on my porch swing and get ready to come inside...




Welcome to my living room...

And don't forget to click pics twice to super-size!



We're going to be stuck with these bleh shades
the homeowners left until I can arrange for something else. 


You see the stained glass window
on the large window on the right?
Dreamy.
Here it is from the outside...


Back inside...


Bedroom #1...


Berber carpet. 
I'm sure there are hardwoods underneath,
but I'm okay with the carpet for now.



The guest bath...


Lovin' the beadboard.



There was only room for a stackable washer and dryer unit here,
so I'm very glad the current owners are letting this convey.
Our full size units will stay with our current house once it sells, too.

Across the hall to the Master...


Have you noticed that there are
stunning transom windows throughout the cottage?




And now, you will excuse me as I post a series of photos
of my new Master Bathroom door.
I am just a wee bit obsessed with it!



And the view of it from inside the bathroom...(I'm such a dork!)





More fabulous beadboard!

This tub photo was taken during our June tour of the house.
This is a 100 year old home, do you know how highly unusual  
it is to find a jetted tub in one of these old gals???

Anyhoo.

 The Master closet is located just inside the bathroom,
and it's quite large, actually.




Now, having shown you this, that still didn't prevent me
from purchasing an AMAZING old wardrobe yesterday afternoon
for an obscenely low price. Pics to follow after we've moved in.

And now for the kitchen, right this way...

Hall closets on the right, kitchen door on the left.


 {confession time: I'm thrilled that there's a kitchen door!
I've never been a fan of "open concept" floor plans.
I love a well defined space, and I really like the separation of rooms using doors.
I know I'm pretty much alone in this preference. /rant.}


More beadboard {squeee}!




Dining room, just off the kitchen...


I have the most perfect farmhouse table
for this space. Just wait, you'll see.

Saving my pennies for a crystal chandie to replace the existing one.


Soooo....that's it for now.
Part Two of the tour will feature the great outdoors,
so be sure to hurry back.

Oh, one more surprise!

Fredericksburg is renowned for its peaches,
so guess what we have in the backyard?


Free peaches for anyone who helps us paint! ;-)



Click HERE for the tour of our incredible outdoor spaces.
And HERE to get a peek inside, too!

Have a beautiful Thursday!




150 comments:

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Just gorgeous! Love all the character and can't wait to see you decorate it!

Anne Marie said...

I was all giddy when I saw your post title Anne! The house is SO you - and I only know you through blogland!! but I can see the space is awesome - and it looks like not a lot of work - which is SUPER rare - besides that jet tub rarity too -

when we first moved into our farm house - ugh - nothing like what you got there - it's a peach! and I mean that in a really good way!!

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love this house! Can hardly wait to see photos once you get moved in!!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I love it, Anne!!! I dream of living in a charming old home like this someday! That master bath door is wonderful and I love white kitchens! I didn't realize it's in Fredricksburg! I have only visited once, but I love Fredricksburg! It's so charming as is your new home! Congratulations!!!
Michelle

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

It is going to be so gorgeous when you get done with it! I bet you can't wait to get in there!~Hugs, Patti

Becky said...

I love love your new house. Can I move in?lol
It looks so dreamy. I love old houses.
Cant wait to see more pics of the place.
Hugs and Love
Becky

My Yellow House said...

I know it's wrong but I am over-the-top jealous of your new home! :) I love everything about it and think you are one lucky lucky girl!
The beadboard, the huge windows, the fabulous doors, the kitchen cabinets, the swing, the beautiful front door.....I could go on and on. Back when there were good shows on HGTV, they always showed beautiful homes in Fredricksburg. I happy for you that things have worked out with the home and can hardly wait to see what you do with it. Congratulations!
:) Sarah

Glenda said...

Anne, oh my goodness I'm in love with your new home. For some reason I look at the pics and think, this truly is "The House of Twig". You are blessed, but also know for this newbie blogger, you have been a blessing to me.
~G~
hugs :)

Lolo said...

So quaint! I love love all of the character! There are absolutely NO houses like this around my parts....we arent as "vintage" as you inlanders!
I cant wait to see the rest of it ...and yes, I can be patient :)
Im sure that you are excited to get that "official" skeleton key tomorrow!!! WOOHOO!
XOX

Junk Exchange said...

Anne, I am in love with your home ..I have tried my best not to be envious, but with every image that ugly green monster reared his head .. forgive me..I can just taste the delish peach cobblers you will make in that kitchen .. I will have to send you some of my best soup recipes for winter ..I hope the porch swing also stays ..I am so happy for you both .. Congrats.. love, Troy

Karen said...

You are one busy gal! Can't wait to see all that you get done. Take some time to rest though.
Have a great weekend!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Air Kiss said...

Aw it is just beautiful! I love every room! You have gotta' do a blue/white theme in your kitchen to go with those darling blue floral tiles. Have a relaxing weekend sweetie.
xo, Lara

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I am so happy that things have worked out for you and you will be moving in soon. The house is gorgeous and has such character. I can't wait to see your touch added to each room. It will be so beautiful. Love & blessings from NC!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love the tour, gorgissimo! And fresh peaches too!! I'm so happy that it's almost "there"!
love you,
Debra

House and Garden Boutique said...

Love your new home.......what a great looking kitchen! And the front porch...wow, I bet you can't wait to sit out there in the evenings. Congratulations to you all and I am very excited for you! What a fun time!

Alaina said...

I just love the house and all the details. I can't wait to see it when you have put all of your lovely touches on it. Beautiful. As for the open floor plan, nope, not me either. When my husband and I designed and built our home we wanted it to have the more old farm house feel like my parents. Separate livingroom, dinning room and kitchen. I will tell you, a friend who does have an open floor plan home said that it does get noisey at parties because all the rooms are open. Love the new house, congrats!

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Oh I heart everything about it! I am a lover of old homes - they have so much character and this one is just stunning!! Can't WAIT to see more :)

sweetpea said...

No you are not alone on the defined spaces thing. I like cozy defined spaces as well. I just can't get over all that beadboard! I am in love with it! Can't wait to see your stamp on the house. It's a cutie!

Hugs,
Shelley

Vintage Junky said...

okay, maybe I was one of the impatient ones.... I am in love with your house. And the bathroom door. I also like closed off spaces. I think it is a vintage thing.... more doors= more vintage hardware and moulding, etc.
congrats!
Oh... and that hall closet is swoony swoon swoon!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a Wonderful Home ~ Such Quaint Qualities & Peaches too.... Can't wait for the Outside tour, then of course when you move in & we can see what Your Stuff Does for the place ~ Can Hardly Wait!

Nancy said...

I just LOVE your new home, Anne! I only hope Mr. Nancy and I find one we love as much. The character and charm of yours is wonderful. There's so much to love about it. I can't wait to see how you fix it up with your own personal touch. It'll be fun to see!

Hugs,
Nancy

Donna said...

I adore your new home, Anne! It has so much character which you just don't find in new construction! The woodwork is amazing, and I love your bath & kitchen. Congrats! Oh, love your front door knob, too :)

Vicki said...

I love your house and its no wonder you bought it :) Love all the features :) Great photos :)

TheSmithHotel said...

Wonderful house! If you disappear for awhile I will totally understand! Working, packing, life.....of course! Just as long as you do come back and show us more pictures of when you move in!

Hugs,
Jody

Between You and Me said...

beautiful. can't wait to see your finished product....it'll be so much fun following along on your journey to make it yours!

* French at Heart * said...

~*~* I LOVE your new cottage!It is so beautiful and charming..I like it more than my own home..and that is saying alot!! Congrats ~ It is a true gem!~*~*~* Blessings, Rachel

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear little Anne! I just love your sweet cottage! I'm so happy for you and do you know how wonderful it is you have the updated kitchen (so cute, by the way) and the bathrooms! I love all of the beadboard too.
Woo Hooness for you!! You just do what you need to ~ just know I'll be here waiting with bells on.

Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Seriously.. You bought the coolest house ever! I am moving in with you.. I can paint and I love peaches!

Olive Cooper said...

Oh Anne, good bones. I am a dork about that door also. Blogger would not let me comment on your last post. hugs♥olive

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Anne, I'm so happy for you, how excited you must be! Can't wait to see it after you add your touch to it! hugs~~~ Daphne

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Your going to have so much fun, I can't wait to see what you do, enjoy!!

Urban Farmgirl said...

Girl, I love me some peaches...and we all know I LOVE to paint, so if you hear a knock on your door - yes, it is probably me!

Love...and good old fashioned coveting of this cute house is happening over here. ;o)

~mary~

Sarah said...

Enjoyed the tour, but I'm back out on the swing. I may just spend the night out here!
Love the wall of cabinets in the kitchen. For a 100 year old lady, this one has some splendid accessories. You are going to LOVE this house. It will be a HOME in no time. ~ Sarah

stefanie said...

its sooooo dreamy and perfect!!!

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Gorgeous!!!! I am with you on the defined spaces and the old doors. Oh best of luck moving and painting - If I lived closer I would come to the painting party!

FairfieldHouse said...

Anne!

Can you feel my smile for you? The house is lovely I look forward to your journey of making this old house your home! For the record, unlike McMansions or today’s designer trends to knock down walls and have one open shared space, the Fairfield House is true to its Victorian architecture and compartmentalized. Every room has it’s original door (thirty-two of them), door knob, lock and skeleton key. And I love it that way!

Your Friend,
Deborah

LuLu said...

Swooning!!!!!! Happy new home it's just beautiful, enjoy every minute!!!
xo,
LuLu

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Don't worry about "making the rounds." You are going to be SO busy in the next few weeks! But, wow, is it going to be worth it!! The house is beauitful! Can't wait to see how your make it into your home.
Patricia :o)

It's me said...

Love this house! Can hardly wait to see photos once you get moved in...and when you pay my trip...i come over to help you darling.....love Ria....hahhahahahh!!!

sissie said...

Your house is so lovely and has so much character.

I'm with everyone else and can't wait to see it decorated by you.

hugs
Sissie

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Wonderful tour! You are NOT alone in preferring well-defined spaces. We have been looking for five months for a home in the location my hubby is working. I hate the open concept trend myself and love the formal dining room, separate kitchen and not having to worry about food born particles landing in my living room. I can hardly wait to see pics as you make it your own. I LOVE the kitchen. Bead board is my favourite detail in old homes. I hope the transition goes smoothly.

MosaicMagpie said...

Anne,
I am so happy for you, what a wonderful place so full of character. I love the transoms over the interior bedroom doors. Oh, the fun you will have making this home.
Debbie

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

We're all so looking forward to you moving in and decorating it!

Please don't get too busy to keep us updated! I got preoccupied with opening and running a shop a couple of years ago and didn't have time to blog regularly or read the blogs. Totally lost track of everybody and everything. But finally, this time, I think I'll get back in the habit. Don't let this happen to you! LOL

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Your new home is gorgeous! Love all the character in an older home (our first home was over 100 years old as well) and can't wait to see you decorate it!

gina3 said...

As hard as we try, you just can't recreate that kind of character and charm. By the way, I'm not a fan of open concept either. Although we live in a relatively new house, it is similar to an old house with front porch, doors, well defined areas. Can't wait to see this house evolve with your touches.

Preppy Mama said...

It is perfect!! I can not wait to see what it looks like with all your things inside! Lots of luck!!

gail said...

I always wanted to go to Fredericksburg. It's so far from good old NJ, but maybe some day. The house looks beautiful....and that property...can't wait to see the decorating, you've got a great canvas on which to work!
gail
adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

Prior said...

stunning~! I love my peach tree! Lezlee

cityfarmer said...

I'm on my way ... and I DO know how to paint ...


I can make a pretty mean peach pie, too

the house is sooooo you

My Shabby Roses said...

Your new place looks absolutely wonderful! I'm sure you will have so much fun decorating it. Fun times!
Debbie

Theresa said...

What a great tour of your beautiful new home Anne! I can't wait to see it once you get your talented hands on it! I do know how to paint, even though I'm messy... now all I have to do is convince my family I need to go to Texas to get some peaches!! Have a great night! Theresa xo

glor said...

The words that come to mind are charming and home. It certainly is not a house but a home. I know you will be so happy there. Blessings to you both and your new home.

Michele Smith said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see the afters...I'm drooling over that bathroom door too!
I have to agree with you about separate rooms though. I guess it comes from years of living in military housing; everything is open.
Peach tree in the back...I'm in love!!! Peach cobbler is on my list of desserts to make this weekend. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

You had me at the front porch! OH! I'm in love! It's like a blank canvas for your to paint your own picture...although I am a 'white' sort of girl. I really can't wait to see what you do with it! Congratulations!

xoxo
Jane

Denise said...

i love it!! i can't wait to see how you decorate it!

Six in One Hand said...

Get your peaches ready 'cuz I'm coming to help paint!!! I can't wait to see what you've done with the place!!!

Annie Louise said...

Congratulations! Love that cabinet in the master bedroom. Love all the pictures!!
Anxiously awaiting any updates. Good Luck and have fun.
Jeanette

Libbie said...

Anne! I am in love with your home! Now you need to tuck these into a scrapbook called called "House History" & keep it with the house if you ever do move :) & then again after you decorate. & of course pictures of you guys! I keep meaning to make a book like that even though I have no plans to move. We should get into a little bigger place but I am so sentimental! I can't leave all our memories! :) Thanks for the tour! I do love it!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You are so, so, so lucky...love all the white and that bathroom door is awesome. I can't wait to see how you decorate it!

Rondell

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

A beautiful home....looking forward to watching you make it your own! Congratulations and I hope that it is filled with fun and good times for years to come! :)

Serendipity Woman said...

I can't speak...my brain won't work...
Love the house.
glenda

Elizabeth said...

Lovely home! Can't wait to see it all decorated!!!
mmmm peaches, love em!
Congrats and blessings to you!
Elizabeth

Raised In Cotton~ Carol said...

Soooo pretty and I LOVE EVERYTHING about this charmer~ The porch, the doors, the windows, the floors, the master bedroom, OH JEEZ that DARLING BATHROOM with the sink and tub!!!! The kitchen is so beautiful and yes open but you need that view because it is so dang wonderful!!!! AND I just about died when I saw ALL of the incredible old metal signs on the barn~ sigh~ SO VERY HAPPY for you My Sweet Friend:))

BTW~ I so understand trying to work those dreaded 12 hour shifts and how hard that is so don't worry about the blogging thing. We will always be here for you:))
'
{{{Hugs}}} Carol

Ms. Bake-it said...

Jeez, it just keeps getting better and better! I love your new home. The doors, the transoms, the porch - all of it. Peaches too! I cannot wait to see how it evolves with your TLC applied to it. By the way, I am not a fan of the open concept either. I am slowly getting adjusted to it, but I much prefer specifically designed spaces.

~ Tracy

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh, this is fantastic! It will be so much fun watching you make this house your home. I agree about a door on the kitchen. I love the pedestal scallop bathroom sinks. The swing, the stained glass window...I could go on and on. Congratulations and I'm sure you are going to be so happy living there.

Jemsmom said...

Oh my stars!!! That is absolutely lovely! I will help paint! Texas is a little far, but I will be there in spirit in that gorgeous home!!!

Vintage French Hen said...

The windows and doors are just gorgeous! Can't wait for more. I can help you paint, I live in Nor-Cal. Where are you? Marcia

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh my gosh, Anne!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY ADDDDOOOORRRE YOUR NEW HOME!!!!! It's like the house of my dreams!!! You are so blessed, girlfriend!!! I love every single thing about it. Seriously....I couldn't find anything I didn't like (well...maybe that chandy?). I'm positively swooooning over the beadboard, the wood floors, the pedestal sinks, the whiteness!!! BEAUTIFUL!! (I'm not jealous...I'm not jealous....)

Breathe deep and just keep repeating, "I can't believe it's mine!" lol!

Hugs!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Jessabells said...

Anne, I'm drooling over this house. I have to agree with you about the defined spaces. I too like the separtations of rooms. I don't like open floor plans. I like each room to be it's own. So dear, your not alone.

After all that hard work you have been doing and all the hard work you will be doing that tub is going to be a God sent.

Can't wait to see more!

Jessica

Debbie~ said...

Your home is so homey and it doesn't even have your stuff (antiques), in it yet! I know it'll be truly AmAzInG when you've worked your magic on it! Enjoy the moment! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I am so happy for you, Anne! You're not a dork you're just excited. The house is gorgeous, I love that guest bath, it's so sweet. Actually, I love the whole house. Hear you on the stackable washer/dryer we ended up getting a washer/dryer that is one unit and does both after our full size ones gave out, we needed the room and it's worked out perfect. I would help you paint in a second if I was closer (really!). We have a peach tree in back too, what's an old house without peaches? I am so happy for YOU... what a weekend you're going to have ~ enjoy sweet lady (and hubby too ;)
xo~Tracie

Kayte said...

What a doll house! I going to have to come back often to she how you decorate it. Congrats!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Love, love, love the house key and the rest of the house is pretty fabulous too! Congratulation Anne-- I smiled through the whole tour... and had house envy when your finished. It's great!
jj

clustres said...

I so enjoyed your tour and I am excited to make the journey with you through your blog!

Privet and Holly said...

Gorgeous!
I'm with you
on the kitchen
concept....
My next house
is going to
have a door
on the kitchen
so I can have
it all utilitarian
and Julia Child-esque
and not have to
worry about seeing
it from the great
room! Hope all
goes well tomorrow!
I'll be thinking
of y'all....!
xx Suzanne

Gracefully Vintage said...

OH Im so so Jealous and happy for you.. For those of us who lOVe adore and obsess over antique-vintage-junk finds with such history. (YOu Struck Gold.) I LOve every bit of it, Do you know any history Behind it..Who originally owned it, what did they do, did they have kids, i bet there is stuff behind the walls..
LOVE IT...SO so happy for you..
Karryann

T's Daily Treasures said...

Anne, how wonderful for you! It is absolutely gorgeous and looks like it is ready to move into without much work. Once you put your personal stamp on it, I know it is gonna be out of this world. Best wishes always, Tammy

paperbird said...

Peach trees- what a lucky girl you are!
Anne it is a darling house - you will have so much fun making it your very own. It will be wonderful- even more than it is when you add your sweet touch to it. Congratulations.

Paris Atelier said...

It's just gorgoeus! I can just imagine it all dolled up with your special touch! I can't wait to see the barns!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!!!
xoxo
Judith~

FILIGREE MOON said...

All that beauty and peaches too!?! So excited for you and the Mr.! ~ Angela

Dorthe said...

Oh sweetheart ,
my goodness, it is the most wonderfull place,so good looking all over, love all and every corner, the master bathroom beautifull, your doors, all....
Wish you the best for today, dear.Eat a sweet peach for me :)
Hugs,Dorthe

Fräulein Klein said...

What a beautiful house you have - wow!!!!
Especially your bathroom is so wonderful!
Have a great weekend,
Yvonne

Ness Lockyer said...

You will fix this place up a treat. Your bathrooms are so cute and I am loving your big closet...so where is your Husband putting his stuff?
Ness xx

Aoife.Troxel said...

Dying with jealousy! And more so after you've painted and moved in! It's going to look absolutely fabulous!

paige said...

it was well worth the wait, absolutely charming!!
all of it
the kitchen is so sweet!
love it!!

from me to thee......... said...

AWESOME, LOVE IT, BEAUTIFUL, SIMPLY ROMANTIC....your one lucky girl!!!!!!!!!!! smiles, Linda

A Cottage Muse said...

From the curb to the skeleton keyed front door to the transom window and every beautiful nook and cranny in between...LOVE IT!! How many guest rooms are there?! I am going to start packing now ~ I LOVE to paint!!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Anne ~
I just adore adore your
new old home ! It is
amazing !!

xoxo
Lori

Petite Michelle Louise said...

just a dream! Good luck with the move. don't worry about us...we'll be here when you get back!

Morning T said...

Anne it is just incredible. All of that woodwork has me green with envy! I can't wait to see the space once you're in there with all of your gorgeous things. YAY!!
Happy Friday.
xoxo~
T

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee! Thank you!

Oh I love doors, also!!! LUV 'EM.

You are in a busy time. Life happens. It is sweet to worry about not being able to visit/comment in other blogs, but a true Friend will understand. Plus, I so understand the feeling of "Oh I didn't read/comment enough!" And mine is just a little blog.

You have a lovely blog with a large following. It is very sweet, that you worry too. But don't. :-) Really don't. Just keep taking us along on this marvelous adventure of the new house!

Gentle hugs...

tara said...

oh Anne the house is lovely, absolutely lovely, I really like all the wood paneling, so pretty! and the kitchen is just darling! I can't wait to see it all spiffed up with your magic touch! hope you aren't working too hard! have a great weekend! xo, T

annette said...

I love, love your house and I am pea green with envy. I too am a fan of doors. I love Fredricksburg and you are so lucky to live in the beautiful Texas Hill country I will paint for peaches.

Farmgirl Paints said...

It just oozes with character. I heart every nook and cranny!!!! So excited for you to make it your own:)

The Feathered Nest said...

OHMYGOODNESS GIRL!!!!! I'm packing my bags RIGHT NOW to claim my bedroom!!!!!! I'm so in love with your house sweet friend ~ it's so perfect for "The Twigs"...I love every little thing about it ~ I'm so happy for you both Anne! Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Beach House Living said...

That is a great door. So unusual for a bedroom. Is that an opening transom window above it?

Reinspire said...

CHARACTER...to the max! LOVE LOVE! I am obsessed with doors in old houses! I will be doing a post soon strictly on the doors in our century home and then maybe a post on doorknobs!! You are lucky everything has already been painted white so you can have a nice vision of what's to come!
Lisa

Rosemary said...

How exciting!
Congrats, it's beautiful. I can see why you are so excited!! Amazing!
Enjoy,
Rosemary

Firefly Hill said...

Congrats! I love everything about it! Cant wait to see what touches you put on it...
xo,
annie

Ruth said...

Oh Anne...... Congrats to You and Mr.Twig!
It's a fabulous gem. You will just love it to death I'm sure!

Enjoy... Ruth ;)

Riki Schumacher said...

Beautiful Anne, you'll have a ball decorating. Do show pics. Love the bathroom door too! Enjoy, Riki

Jessabells said...

I definitely think painted floors would look great in your new house. It would be perfect. My friend has an older home and she did a checker pattern with ivory and olive green in her kitchen. I just love it.

I can't wait to see all the wonderful things you are going to do with the new house.

Jessica

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I guess you can figure from all the comments WE LOVE IT!
So happy for you and Mr Twig and hope you have many years of happiness there!
Looking forward to seeing you put your touches in.
xxx
Carole

Kerry said...

I just found you and you had me at "skeleton key"...sort of like Cruise and you had me at "hello." I was thrilled when I realized that the peaches in your hand meant Fredricksburg, Texas!!!! My dream is to one day live in Fred...wow..I can hardly wait to watch you make this jewel your home!

Life on the Edge said...

What a wonderful place! I'm with you on the separation of the kitchen from other living places. I grew up in a house where the kitchen was far apart from the living room and much prefer it that way; however, I am now living in an apt with an open floor plan and actually don't hate it.

Kady
Life on the Edge

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I know you are busy and I can't imagine that you can read all these comments since I am #106!! But I will tell you anyway! I absolutely love your new house. It is a style that I have only dreamed about. When I saw the last picture, it just spoke to me! I can see a white picket fence with pretty flowers, some lace curtains and lots of TLC. Congratulations and good luck with this venture. Enjoy it!

All That Jazz said...

Oh it has SO much character!! Just fabulous. I was going to ask how old until I read 100 years.....it really has some qualities that point to it's age....yet so many neat updates, too! Love the kitchen! Can't wait to see you dress it up in new digs!! Enjoy, enjoy!
~michelle~

Fearless Nester said...

I was wondering how all those peaches got on the kitchen counter! Now I know, you were already styling the place! How much fun this was to see! Excited for you Anne! ~Lili

Lissa said...

you are blessed indeed! Living there will be a dream! I can't believe it's real actually! lucky lucky you!

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

It's beautiful. Can't wait to see it with your stuff in it!
~ Julie

The Rustic Victorian said...

Congratulations,,,,Happy Dance...it's signed, you have the key! It will be a wonderful home. I look forward to your sharing in the journey. Too bad you have to work,,,I know you would love to dive in 24-7...I think you have done a great job posting so much with all that is on your plate....we totally understand on the comments,,I don't have near as many as you have, and I can't get to them,,,so no worries, be happy...and lift with your back!
Sooo happy for you!
Love
Marcie

Anne said...

Anne, this house inspires jealousy in even the most unemotional person. It is just perfect in my book! I love everything about it, especially the built-ins, the beaded board, the transoms, the doors. Wow! By the way, I am not sure if you saw the note from last week to stop by and see me. If you look for the post titled "A great big thank you" you will find an award there for you. I would be honored if you would accept it. I am so happy for you and your husband. Good luck with the closing and the move.
Anne

Kathy said...

Wow, I am so jealous too. You have found a treasure in this jewel of a home. Beautiful! I also love rooms, I am not a fan of open spaces...enjoy every moment in this home.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Such a treasure is lucky to have found you. I suspect it's been looking for you for a long while. Gorgeous. Simply, heavenly... gorgeous.

Debbie said...

Your house is absolutely beautiful!!!
I too just bought an old house, it's 102 years old and I feel like it's a part of my soul already.

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous! You are going to love decorating and living there.

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled upon you through Romantic homes...no longer have a blog, so I just lurk. I have fallen madly, passionately in love with this home. I ADORE all those quirky built in cabinets. Gonna destop ya along with the others I follow - can't wait to see the decorating! Love, Esther Sunday

Elyse said...

so lovely!!!

you know, i'll bet a little spray paint and you'll be lovin' that chandelier ...

{did that earn me a peach?}

enjoy!

xo
elyse

Tracy said...

Love the house! My husband and I are in the process of buying a old house built in 1926. I can't wait to see pictures of what all you do with your's.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Anne! You're new home is lovely. I just love the feel of an older home. It has spirit and character. I adore the shape of you porch and the angled front door. And look as those gorgeous hardwood floors, bead board walls, wainscoting, stained glass and transom windows, and a wonderful tin roof to hear the rain on. It's seems you've got it all and with a porch swing and peach tree to top it all off! And I just love the kitchen. Can you tell I'm excited for you. Can't wait to see more of the outdoors.

Back to why I stopped by. I wanted to say thank you for praying for me and just showing your love and caring. I know just what you mean about finding time. You certainly should be exhausted with just your job alone. Let alone moving and all all else you do. Please take time to rest. I bet it will still be waiting for you when you come back. I certainly know your followers will.

With tons of love and bear hugs....Tracy :)

mimi said...

Anne, your new house is truly a gem! The before's are incredible... can't wait to see the afters! you are truly blessed.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I have enjoyed looking at these photo's tonight for quite a while! LOVE your beautiful home!!!
Please keep the photo's coming!

Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I'm just so excited for you! I keep checking back just in case there's an update! Congratulations, again!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey Anne AKA Dork,
Okay, I agree..the master bath door sells it! I can so sweet the twig cottage after you put your spell on it. You so picked the right place, it rocks! BTW, peach pie is my fave.
Lisa
PS You don't ever have to worry about leaving me a comment, I feel you lurking. LOL

Tarnished and Tattered said...

I meant see.
Lisa, aka the other dork

Riki Schumacher said...

HI Anne, I can't believe you have the time and inclination to comment on my blog! You rock. Thank you so much for stopping by, and leaving such a warm comment. Yes, I think Chester would approve too. I can't believe you have 125 comments on a post, I am in awe!! Again, you rock. Please be sure to post pics of you moved in! Hugs, Riki

June said...

I'll be on the next flight Anne girl.(and I hate to paint)but for you I would)) I love your sweet cottage so much!!!
hugs

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a fantastic gem of a home you've chosen! Can't wait to see all your pretty touches of love and decorating magic that you will bring to this amazing space!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Beautiful vintage home, Anne! Love all the beautiful details! Can't wait to see how you decorate it. It's gonna be sweet!!
Have a great day!
~ Jo :)

sandy said...

LOVELY HOME! I'm sure you're excited to get to work and make it your own! I'll be looking forward to seeing it!
sandy

Uncovered Ruby said...

Anne, what a beautiful home! I loved the tour and can't wait to see the outside too! How exciting, I'm so happy for you! Lisa ;-)

Rie said...

Just gorgeous. The ultimate character this house has.

Thanks for leaving me a comment! I'm glad we found each other!

Betsy said...

I am having so much fun looking at your pictures of your home. I love defined spaces also. I like the cozy feel.
The chandelier that is in the dining now is kinda neat.
I really like the front door and the stained glass especially.
Betsy

The MO Farmers Daughter said...

hi,i love your blog and congratulations on your new farmhouse,many blessings,carol,themofarmersdaughter.blogspot.com

Little Leslie said...

Love the bead board. We just redid our bathroom, mostly in white, too. We used, for the shower, subway tiles, with a band of blue and beige glass tiles near the center. Then a white cabinet with marble for the sink. Finally octagonal white 2 inch tiles for the floor. It feel like heaven to have this new bathroom.

katja-Mariska said...

I just love your house. It's beautiful.

Michele said...

Congrats on your new home! I'm a fellow Texas gal and love your blog. It's so inspiring!

Zita said...

She's a beauty, Anne! You will be so happy here, I'm sure. p.s. I too am not a big fan of open concept spaces (this comes from having lived in Paris, where kitchens were tiny and guests were never allowed inside this room, especially during a dinner party!)

Kacey said...

It's so beautiful! Congratulations on your new cottage!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I can't wait to see more!

Sandra said...

Y'all's new to you home is AAAdorable, congratulations! Old homes have a place in my heart and in my life; Thistle Cove Farmhouse is more than 108 years beautiful. We've been working on it this year, replacing poplar clap boards, fixing fireplaces, and, in general, getting ready for winter; the ole gal is looking pert good.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

The space is so charming! Good for you!! :)

Anne at Oh My Yes! said...

Oh my..... sweeeeet!!

Rose said...

I LOVE your home!!!

Jackie said...

I just discovered your blog...WOW!! Your house is lovely, can't wait to see what you do with it.
I love your beautiful Husky, I grew up with one, such an awesome breed. You've sure mastered the SCARY camera! I'm still stuck in Auto mode but I'm thinking about checking out the book you "learned" from.

Best of luck with your new home!
...Jackie Mathias

Simple Southern Happiness said...

No your not, I too love doors to every room and the kitchen is no exception. We have 2 doors to ours. I love a well define house.

I want your house! I am totally in love with the charm and character just as it stands right now. For me, its move in picture perfect. Please say you are keeping all the charm this cottage possess and the glass knobs on the kitchen cabinets... I LOVE THOSE. The one thing I noticed is you have plenty of electrical outlets~~ WOW!! I notice things like this.... I know... I am strange...

Accept???? The hall closets??? How on earth do you get up to the upper part??? Ladder??? Is that hidden in the walls so you can pull it down our out like attic stairs.... Or you just may have to go hunting for that perfect foot stool. I cant wait to see the pictures when you move in.

Diane said...

Your home is much like mine. Lots of work went into our renovations, but it was a labour of love! Diane

Jilly said...

I am so happy that things have worked out for you and you will be moving in soon. The house is gorgeous. I can't wait to see your touch added to each room. It will be so beautiful.
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ACapuano said...

Your farmhouse is stunning! What a beautiful place to live. It will be so much fun making it your own. :)

letsgo2thevintagecupboard said...

What a lovely old Farmhouse! I am enchanted and can't wait to see what you do with all those amazing rooms. Thanks for sharing it with us:)

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