Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Little Prim in my Home

I've been reluctant to post pics of my home because it's nothing like some of the primitive homes that I just adore. So here goes. The house we live in was my hubbies grandparents home which was built by them in the 1930's. One really cool thing, is that only family have lived in this house. We are the 5th family to do so. And another is when I was a kid, I used to draw pictures all the time of a house that looks very much like ours with a curvy sidewalk that runs from the house to the street. Every house I drew...curvy sidewalk was a must. Almost like I knew what house I was going to live in when I grew up. I know...I'm weird. LOL


The kitchen. I just took a loaf of bread out of the bread machine. hehe

Dining Area. Love the built in corner cabinets on either side of door. You can't see the one on the left.


Secretary Bookcase with curved glass door.




Big oak card catalog file. Got this many years ago at a flea market. Note the none prim lamp. :)

More Crocks


Parquet wooden floor in the entryway my father in law made. He cut each tiny piece of wood himself. And installed it like a puzzle. I treasure this the most in our house. He came from a family of wood craftsmen from Germany.


So that's a little bit of prim in my home. Hope you enjoyed it!

22 comments:

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I think your home is lovely! That floor is beautiful!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Your home is so inviting and warm. I would love to live in an older home like this.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Your home is PERFECT! I love it - thanks so much for sharing these special pics! ~*~Lisa

Linda said...

I did enjoy it! You have lots of treasures!

oldblackcatboo said...

Cool house, much nicer than mine!
I envy you your white cast iron sink and the great built-in's in the dining area.
Very nice landscaping. Love the brick around the door.
I'm so sick of my house and my yard has gotten away from me. I just want to move! Or rip out everything and start over.
Your home is so warm and you can tell it's filled with great memories!
Thanks for the tour!

Beckyjean said...

You have a beautiful home!! That wood floor is fabulous!! Love, love, love that card cabinet of yours!!

Enjoy your evening~Becky

Ahl Cooped Up said...

I love it. I live in a home that family has lived in for generations too. Mine was built in 1863. Homes with history Rock!
Pat

Barefoot Primitives said...

Love your little piece of prim heaven and it makes it all the more special that it has stayed in the family! :o)

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

love your home Tammy...it's prim perfect! The parque flooring is just spectacular!
patti

Linda said...

Your home looks great. Love the floor.
Linda

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jamie said...

Hello , I love your home , I think it is very warm and Inviting. I would love to have a country home. I live in Florida and I have a hard time trying to Prim up my home and add that country look. You are welcome to come a decorate mine lol . I love that sink it a real treasure..Thanks for sharing. jamie

Dan said...

I love all the crocks! They look great! I hope you are having a great week!

~Dan~

Twin Creek Primitives said...

Your home is lovely... very cozy and homey! Thanks for sharing the pics!

babobaer / Barbara said...

Ooohhh, I love such kind of houses. It is soooo beautiful. I like the style of the furniture very well.

Best wishes from Germany,
Barbara

Donna said...

I love it! From the curvy sidewalk that meanders to the front door, to the beautiful wood inlay at the entry, handmade treasures in the bookcase, old crocks scattered about, the built-in cabinets - It's spectacular and comfy at the same time!

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

you have a beautiful home.....my family were first generation immigrants from Germany. I use to feel just like you about my home, we had it built 30 years ago, so it is "new"....but now I have grown to love it...over the years I have found my style and really love my hom and the memories (we raised our family here and now grands)......smiles, Linda

frontporchprims said...

Don't ever be afraid to show your home. It's yours and your creations. They are perfect. Every home is different. I love you crocks. Your house is very pretty.
-Steph-

WoolenSails said...

You have a wonderful home and it has lots of charm and history built in. Love your file cabinet table, nice find and you have a lot of nice prim displays, and unique styles.

Debbie

West Side of Straight said...

You lucky girl, your parquet floor is to die for! love it.

Kathleen said...

Hi Tammy!
I love that only family has lived in your house. That is so neat. I've moved around my whole life and can't think of where my "family home" would be, if there was one. So great to know the history behind projects such as your gorgeous parquet floor. Most of us don't know who did what when we buy one. Your home is very welcoming and comfortable and your stamp on it is lovely.

rockriverstitches said...

Thank You everyone on your nice comments! Never thought I would get so many! My house is a work in progress.

Tammy