Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Anyone out there that is a regular reader, I have a prayer request. Please pray that the weather channel is off its rocker by predicting snow for the next ten days. For my Michigan friends, guess what?? Probably means some of this will be heading your way, and you sensed spring in the air didn't you? My moving company, PODS, will not deliver to my driveway if there is snow or ice on it. I'm tempted to get a very large heat gun and melt any precipitation that sticks :). In the meantime, the workers are busy taking turns installing light fixtures, plugs, and fans this week. The trim molding is gorgeous and adds such a vintage/craftsman feeling to the home. Today was a bit hectic as I had my cell phone, caller ID, school bus, mailman, and a neighbor require my attention all within a four minute period! My mind just cannot multi-task with more than two items in the frying pan at a time ;)

The picture of the vintage ironing board cabinet with the rustic and crackled (dinged up, peeling paint look :) is the reason for my grungy fingers as reported in my other blog. You see, I gutted, stripped, refinished and inverted it then had it built into my kitchen wall; this will be my new spice cabinet. It holds even those large Costco size bottles. The opening at the top of the door (appears as a small golden rectangle) is waiting for a glass front (and glass shelves inside). Of course it will be that old vintage looking glass that has a few ripples/distortions in it. An amber glass/oil rubbed bronze pull knob and new hinges will grace it too. This was a big debate (in my mind :) "Do I take the chance of having it installed and then not liking it leaving me with a big hole in my wall ... or do I just go for it and use my gut instinct about it? I chose to use my gut and not my wishy-washy mind. You ask, but it's golden and brown??? Yes, you see, when the cream backsplash gets installed in the kitchen, there are iridescent gold and beige and eggplant glass tile accents. And my vintage dining room light has amber prisms (much like the ones used by Pollyanna in the book and movie ;). The French doors have been finished to match the front door; they grace the bonus room above the garage.


Saija said...

oh dear, well i hope if it does snow (we have a major snow event being forecast here in the prairies for tomorrow), i hope it clears quickly for you!

your home is looking so lovely ... i am tickled for you! :o)

Jada's Gigi said...

This is all coming together so beautifully!! Very exciting to be so close to finish...praying about that snow storm..yikes!! I did like the PODS company...I used them too. :)

Pat said...

Looking lovely. The spice cabinet thing is pure genius. I have spices up the wazoo without anyplace that's really good to store them.
Praying for good weather. Our ten day forcast looks like this weekend will be the worst, but after that everyday is predicted above freezing so hopefully the weather people are right!

Sara said...

it's all so beautiful mrs mac! i'm so very happy for your family and seeing all your hard work become reality! always go with your gut; look how great it's turning out. i will indeed pray for weather mercy and pod people favor.