July 29, 2009

Wordful Wednesday - Welcome to My Home

Last week Mr. C. invited his readers into his home - then he tagged some of us to do the same. I thought I'd take this opportunity to combine Wordful Wednesday with Mr. C's tag/invitation...

Welcome to My Home:
As some of you know, our house was built in 1817...if the walls could talk, I'm sure they'd have plenty of stories to tell! The windows are huge, though you can't tell from the pictures - but to give you an idea, each window is 7-1/2 feet tall and 3-1/2 feet wide. There are two in every room. They still contain the ripple glass from that era, save a few pieces that were broken or cracked over the years, replaced with 'normal' glass.

You are welcome to hang out by the bar we built - using 200 year old timbers for the bar top, and wainscoting from the Summer House. We even created a working hot/cold sink in the corner that is disguised as a bowl (note: the building/window you see out the window behind the bar is the Summer House out back about 20 feet from the house, aka the Summer Kitchen. I still need to take pictures of it to share, it's where the original owners used to cook their meals in 1817 in the walk-in fireplace):
The bar is fully stocked, what's your pleasure?
Or we have wine for those that prefer it...my wine fridge seems to be a little on the empty side...and in need of the door glass being cleaned:
Here's an eclectic mix for you to choose from today:
Red Wine for those who prefer:
Or you can choose between Chardonnay or Sake:
Would you care to watch a movie? I have both VHS and DVD going back quite a number of years...
The DVD's are mostly on the left, with a few stragglers on the right. The DVD's aren't actually organized, but the VHS are arranged alphabetically, starting on the bottom shelf under the DVD's, and continuing on the shelves on the right. It took a while to alphabetize them, as on the bottom shelves they're 3-deep, and 2-deep on the middle shelves. I know, I need serious, professional help!
The newest acquisitions (some from the clearance rack) - they're sitting on top of the microwave in the kitchen until I tackle the organizing that needs to take place with the DVD's:
I don't have the requested picture of my bookshelf, as the Princess Nagger's books have overtaken the available shelving. I keep my current books that I'm either reading or planning to read in my laptop backpack. The book that I'm currently reading is "The Time Traveler's Wife".

The book shelf I do keep to myself happens to be loaded with cookbooks. I love cookbooks and exploring all they have to offer. Particularly some of the antique ones - it's interesting to read recipes from way back 'when', and see what differences there are in today's cooking.
Mr. C wanted us to pick our two favorite cookbooks and pick some recipes out of them to serve you for dinner - but I forgot about that step, so we'll just have to order take out for this visit. Next time, however, I'll be happy to impress you with my culinary skills and whip up a fantastic 5-course meal upon your return visit.

Thank you for visiting my home - I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back soon!


Wordful Wednesday hosted by Angie at 7 Clown Circus - head on over there to check out all the fun wordy posts!

And don't forget to stop by Sara's, she hosts 'Mostly Wordless Wednesday' each week!

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51 Random Sassy Comments:

Brooke said...

Your house is beautiful!

annie kelleher said...

what a gorgeous house!!! i want to see more photos of it!!!! puhleeze??!!! and i have to ask... any ghosts? :)

Tammy Howard said...

What a beautiful home!

The bar is gorgeous, too.

(I alphabetize my media, too...)

Mr. Condescending said...

Yay you did it!

Unfortunately I can't see all the movies well because I'm on my bb and the pic is smaller, but is that braveheart I see? I've never seen braveheart but I've always heard its great.

I love old houses, is it haunted heh?

I would love to stay at your place so let's open some red and white, and feed us!

Zelna said...

beautiful home!

Hit 40 said...

You are so good at doing homework assignments!! Excellent. Your house is fabulous. I love old houses. I had a friend with one going up that had a swing sorta shelf in the food pantry. The secret passage led to a very small room to hide people - possibly for the underground railroad. Very cool.

Girl Interrupted said...

I'll be quite happy sitting on your sofa, guzzling white wine and watching The Devil Wears Prada or 50 First Dates, we could have a proper girly evening, I'll bring the pizza with me.

Lovely home, Stacy.

Ps: Are you enjoying The Time Traveller's Wife? I absolutely loved it, such an original idea and beautifully written.

Anne said...

First, I have to say, your house is adorable. It is so cute and gorgeous! I am starting to think we may have been separated at birth. I love watching movies and reading cookbooks is one of my favorite past times (I have a bookshelf taller than my kids full of ones I inherited from my mom). I haven't read the Time Traveler's Wife. Let me know how it is.

Tami said...

I LOVE YOUR HOME! It's GORGEOUS!

kiddiescorner said...

What a beautiful home. Looks like a HUGE dollhouse :) Happy WW :O)

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Your house is so cute! I love old houses like that (though I don't know if I'd want to live in one). They have so much character. Did you ever find anything interesting like really old wallpapepr under other layers or something?

Granny Annie said...

Thank you for the tour. Love, love your house, love your wine, love your movies, love your life.

Stacie said...

Your house is gorgeous! I love what you guys did to the bar and the hot and cold sink is pretty clever! Great pictures!

Heather aka (the not SO) SuperMommy said...

i love your house. what an interesting place to live :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh I am in LOVE with your windows. And the house that surrounds them : ) Kaishon thinks VHS movies are so cool as opposed to DVD's : ) Isn't that funny? I live in PA too. Outside of Philly. Are you near me?

Medora said...

This looks like a doll's house - so adorable! You've done wonderful things with it, too. How beautiful!

Kristen Andrews said...

what a nice house Stacy, I be over in a flash and drink some wine an watch a movie w/ you!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

What a gorgeous home you have. Oh, the history!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

lovely lovely home!! I love the huge windows!!

Brian Miller said...

thanks for the invite into your home. love the trees framing the front. the history in the bar as well...to run ones fingers across it...mmm. hope you have agreat wednesday!

Cascia said...

You have a beautiful home!

Martha in PA said...

Your home is beautiful. I LOVE the Barefoot Shiraz, used to by it BOGO at Winn Dixie... couldn't beat that!

The Time Traveler's Wife sounds intriguing. I might have to look that up when I finish my Amish series!

Casey said...

I will be RIGHT over. Your house is adorable. I love northern style houses. Ours are boring here in FL.

Staci said...

OMGosh! I LOVE your house!!! It is so pretty!!!! What a cool idea for the bar sink!! Love the bowl! Thanks for sharing!

Grant said...

I only have one VHS tape because I can't get Penn & Teller Get Killed on DVD.

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Wow, your house is gorgeous!!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Your house is beautiful :) can I move in please :)

Kekibird said...

Although I'm afraid to live in an old house, your house looks SO cool!

{Kiki} said...

Love your home. So timeless. I would love to buy something from that era, or turn of the century, and remodel to make it new again. We have the same taste in movies and about the same amount of VHS and DVD's. Happy WW and take care.
-Kiki

Auntie E said...

loved your home. The selves and Movies look familiar to me. I love old books and reading and movie of old. How's that book going. The Movie is soon to be out. Sometime I like to see the movie first, unless I have read the book prior. need to check out this Mr C. happy Wednesday.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Gorgeous house. I'm pretty sure your house is one of those I've driven by on my way to work and wished I'd live in. You didn't see me parked out front day dreaming, did you? Oh, I hope not.

I wish I could comment on your blog more. I don't know why, but at work (when I should be working but am looking at your blog and others) your blog freezes my computer up. Only today it didn't. It let me comment. Go figure. Usually when I get home I mark you out of my head for commenting because I think I already have, forgetting that my computer was locked up. *sigh* What am I talking about again? Yeah, look who needs her own professional help!)

Karen @ If I Could Escape . . . {aka Crunchie Mummy} said...

Oh what a gorgeous home you have. Happy WW!!

angie said...

I definitely enjoyed my visit. What an amazing house you have with so much character. And history.

Tiaras said...

thanks for the tour - love the cook books!

Ice Queen said...

I love old houses. My friend grew up in a house that was a speak easy and has a secret passage in the basement leading to wine cellar. I'm obsessed with it.

otin said...

Once again, I am outdone! I have no books, no wine, just a damn boat! LMAO!

Maggie said...

You have all sorts of movies that's great to have. I wish I had a collection of movies but I'm not sure if i'd watch them again once I've gone to the movies or so. Btw Loved your house!!

blueviolet said...

Your house is so beautiful! It's so warm and inviting looking.

We have a DVD library ourselves and it's getting out of control.

Brooke said...

Wow.. A beautiful home and so much history.... I love the older homes.. They just feel so much more comfortable to me...

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Movies and Wine...oh my! Anytime! Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful home!

Brandy said...

Your house is so adorable! I love it. I thought my house built in 1945 was old .. but you have me beat!! Happy WW!


Stop on by if you have time to check out my WW post!

Justine said...

Girl, come on, I want to hear about the ghosts that you MUST have in a house that old. You are SO lucky. Your house is just spectacular! But, I really want to see out back and the kitchen now!

Justine :o )

Lizzie said...

is there a picture of your daughter on one of those wine bottles??

love the cookbook shelf! :)

adorable house my dear

carma said...

Your house is precious! I've always wanted to live in a place with some character. In lieu of that, I decided to paint my door red.

Brenda said...

That was fun! I enjoyed seeing your house.

UPrinting said...

Awesome house, love the color and the feel of it. But mostly, it's wonderful because it has such a rich history, I'm sure it holds tons of secrets within its walls.
You are quite the collector as well :) Wines, VHS tapes, DVDs, and all sorts of books too!

Yaya said...

I want your house! But I'll settle for the stocked bar....

Mya said...

LOVELY home!! I made a post a few days ago with pictures of the inside of my home. :)
I LOVE how you collect cookbooks. I also have a ton, including antiques.

Meg from Megs A Mommy! said...

Ohh!1 I <3 the 10th kingdom! Wolf is my favorite =) No one else I know knows what I am talking about when I talk about that series. And the trolls singing the BG's!! LOL

Meg from Megs A Mommy! said...

Annnd I absolutely love your house. It has so much charm!

Megan said...

Love your house!! It's adorable!! And WOW! You have a ton 'o' cookbooks and movies!! =D