Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Whirlwind of activity

Hey ladies, Were do I start.  Over the last several weeks so much has been going on, and I have just been to tired to post.  Mainly because I couldn't put two sentences together to make any sense.  Not sure if this one will either but I just wanted to let you know what has been going on and what I been up too.

Things are coming along quite nicely on the house.  I just wish it was finished.  We are down to the little things now, but that seems to be front doortaking forever, mainly because we are tired and just don't want to spend anymore time doing it.  We finally got our new doors hung, and I love the front door.  It is so pretty, and it lets in so much light into a area that really has no light.  This is not a actual picture, but it is this door hardwarestyle.  I need to paint the door and we have to paint all the trim on the inside and out.  We  used a Ventician bronze hardware on the door and I am very pleased with it.  I can't wait until it is finished.  We also replaced our sliding doors in the family room.  Nothing fancy, just a  typical slider.

We also had our carpet laid upstairs and on the stairs.  Wow what a difference that made.  Ours was so bad, it was almost embarrassing. That took alot of work to get it ready for the carpet layers.  We moved all the furniture and also took up the old carpet.  Then of course, had to make loads of trips to the storage unit. 

CCCC grad My daughter also graduated from high school and Carroll County Community College with tori and chelsea CCCC graduationher certification  in cosmetology as a stylist,(the picture to the right is of Tori on the right, with her best friend Chelsea after graduation at CCCC)  and we had family from out of town here  for her graduation so I hosted a graduation cookout at the house.  It was alot of fun, and it gave us a chance to show off some of our hard work.

Tori also had her prom, I don't have any great pictures of her...but here are a few tori and markthat were made. 

tori prom

tori and Don prom Tori and her dadmom and tori prom Tori and I, me acting silly

mom and tori prom 1 Another shot, but not very good of me.  So between the house and activities going on with Tori, we have been busy.

This past weekend was the first weekend that we got away from the house and spent the day antiquing.  We had a blast.  I got several crossroads antique mallgoodies. We traveled over to Hagerstown Md. this weekend and scouted out "Crossroads Antique Mall".  Boy did we have fun.  This is a huge place even though the picture doesn't look that large.  There is also two other stores, one being a mall next door...but I had already been there.  Anyhow, a few things I picked up were...jade ite pitcher 

Jade-ite Fire King Pitcher-5 dollars, I also got a nice little saucer for 1.00 that matches this.



wooden checkersVintage wooden checkers for 5dollars. I have a collection of old toys, and these were awesome. In great shape.



wexford fiited claret wine glassI also have a extensive collection of Wexford Crystal and I found 4 of these wine goblets for 5.50.  Woo Hoo!



Well those are just a few of the goodies I got.  I also picked up some books, one was a Gooseberry Patch cookbook for 4.00. And you know how I love cookbooks.

Well this post is long enough but wanted to show you what I have been up too, other than just renovating.

Plan to post a few no so recent pictures on my Home blog shortly but they will give you a idea of the changes.

Happy Tuesday!


Elise said...

Fabulous new door!! Can't wait to see your's all done up!! I am from Carroll County, but a different state!!
Great finds!! Oh, and your daughter is beautiful!!

Sue said...

Great pics of Tori, you and her dad! She's a beauty Cindy! You must be proud of her accomplishments ;-)

Oooh and the door/hardware looks great.


Susan said...

Hi Cindy, Danna told me you updated. I love the picture of Tori kissing you. That is so sweet. Love the front door too. I need to get off the Farm and get busy around my house. We can blame Tammy for our addiction. OK :) Have a nice weekend. Hugs