This renovated home just hit the market and won’t last long at this price point. Check out my story for more photos and message me for details 📲🙋🏻♂️
Tuesday's Voting! Atlanta, GA houses today! Which old house is your favorite? Clockwise from upper left 1, 2, 3 or 4?
Plus beau cadeau de ma mère, ever. ♥️ Sur ma vieille machine à coudre à 4,00$ Nouveau livre en construction.
Saint Paul, MN 1901 $825,000 photos are from the listing
Vandemere, NC 1900 $159,900 photos are from the listing
When we bought this house I became obsessed with finding period furniture. And I mean obsessed. The hubbs is probably shaking his head in affirmation right now. Not a week went by that I didn't see something new that I..ABSOLUTELY...HAD...TO...HAVE....And then he put me on a budget (which I welcome because I am horrible with money...I mean horrible) and let me tell you, you guys, when you are on a budget you double and triple question every decision and think several times before you purchase an item. For example, I went to the architectural warehouse today and left with nothing because did I really love that pair of candelabras at 50% off? Why, yes, I did...but did they really bring me joy?? It's like walking around with a tiny Marie Kondo in my wallet....Anyway...before I was put in said budget I spotted this chair at the Salvation Army. It's not Victorian by any means, it's just a simple, relatively modern recliner but...BUT...look at the upholstery! Cigars and playing cards! I mentioned before, Mr. Minnich (the original owner) used to own a cigar factory, J.W Minnich and Son...and the library in the house was designed with card playing in mind. The shelves and fireplace have card suits carved in them and, we were told, there was a lot of gambling happening in this room, so how could I NOT purchase it?? This chair was meant to be in this house!! (And at less than $20 for a Lane recliner? Yes, please). So, I have come to the conclusion that, if it's meant to be, the right piece will find you...
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There are a ton of new faces here in 2019 and so let me say hello!! My name is Emily and I live with my hubby and our two boys in So. Illinois (about 20 minutes from St. Louis). We are a homeschooling military family with a sassy cat named Pancake. *
Our home is a 6,000 sq. ft. 1887 Queen Anne style brick Victorian. We bought her in August of 2017 and have continued to bring her back to life. From time to time you may see me post about The Romeisers... they were our home’s original owners. Peter and Elise Romeiser lived here with their 8 children. We have done (and continue to do) extensive research on the family which we document on our blog. Their stories are interesting, compelling, fantastic, tragic, and I almost feel as if I myself am part of their family now. *
Since I’m the one that runs our Insta, here are a few get-to-know-ya facts about myself: I’m a true Summer child Carolina girl through and through and miss my home every day. I love baking, yoga, fresh flowers, and reading historical nonfiction (preferably on the beach or in a hammock). I’m a freelance writer but if I had a different career I would love to be a zoologist or a Disney animator (I love to paint and draw). Things I’m bad at: making rice, dancing, waking up early, and being cold. Things I’m good at: napping, finding antiques on Marketplace, smiling, and loving my friends & family. I’m glad you’re here! Now, tell me a little bit about YOU!!!
it might be the only type of mess I find charming 😻
Time for some old house love! This is our front door opening into the vestibule & interior front door. Don’t you love the original Florentine glass? It’s so ‘30s detective film noir despite our frou-frou Alice in Wonderland Front Door Crinoline Disclaimer. When I first saw this entry, being from sunny California & all, I didn’t understand the concept of a vestibule. A couple northern Michigan winters later, now I surely do. And I have HUGE APPRECIATION for the skills & foresight of one Charles E. Russell in designing our house in the late 1800’s. I mean, here I sit in my office. It’s 17 degrees out w/ felt temp of 2. Which is an improvement over yesterday’s -18 & the 4 subzero days we have to look forward to next week thank you very much. Yet, I’m dressed like its summer. Point being, our heating system has been updated from steam to water but it’s still the same architecture w/ the same radiators in the same rooms providing the same heat as they did 117 years ago in a large house w/ four stories from basement to attic. HOW’D THEY DO THAT? How’d they build big beautiful houses w/ tons of character & detail & stunning woodwork & mechanical systems that stand the test of time & keep generations of occupants warm & toasty against the most vicious elements known on this continent without computers, chop saws or extension cords & w/ horse-driven snow plows, dodgy electrical, bad or non-existent plumbing, outdoor loos, & few if any building codes? While wearing top hats ffs? Crazy crazy. Seems like our box builders today could learn some lessons from the hearty houses of our past.
✨ So many people have asked us why we moved to Slovenia (including many Slovenes!) and whilst we have hundreds of different reasons, the main one is this house. Almost nine months since we first saw the listing online, she is finally ours. We have big plans for this place and her beautiful forest garden, but for now we are appreciating the house so much even though it needs a lot of love (and underpinning).
Some of our favourite things:
- The sales description said the house hadn’t been improved for ‘quite a long time’. It was last renovated in 1885
- The traditional Slovenian masonry stove and black kitchen
- The small square windows that are really characteristic of Gorenjska region
- The incredible view of Triglav from the forest
Click the link on our profile for a video tour of the house and keep following to find out what we plan to do with the place! ✨
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January blues got me scrolling through old travel photos and yearning for a trip.
Я люблю брать книги в библиотеке моего дедушки. В последний раз он с присущим ему в такие моменты воодушевлением, всё не переставал предлагать мне различные книги. А затем подошёл и сказал:
«Никогда никому не давай читать свои книги. Не вернут, порвут.»
И говорил он не только о книгах.
Я однажды отдала свою любимую книгу одному человеку. Я не даю даже читать свои книги, но эту отдала насовсем , чтобы он её прочёл. Но она так и осталась в чужом доме стоять не прочитанная среди прочих книг.
И говорю я не о книге, как таковой.
Whisky distillery. Smögen. Sweden 🇸🇪.