Friday, January 16, 2015

Hand Made Presents Part Two

So I wanted to share with you the other hand made presents that I received for Christmas this year.




One of them being the wooden caddy/tote that Neal made me seen on the kitchen table. He always does such a great job of paying attention to what I have been favoriting on Etsy and pinning on Pinterest.  This year he saw that I had favorited some tool carrier type totes and decided he would just make me one instead of buying it.




I have a couple store bought carriers like this but nothing beats hand made right? I just love it and the fact that Neal payed attention to what I was looking for. I beat it up with a hammer and then I stained it Dark Walnut.  For now I have pine boughs in it but I probably will keep the kitchen table essentials in it like napkins and salt and pepper and such.









And as you peek into the family room you can see the other hand made present that I received....




a "One Horse Sleigh" sign from my sister. In case you are wondering, yes she is going to make some for the shop! Every time she makes me something I say "oh you have to make these for the shop!". 




I absolutely love it. She is actually working on a really big sign that will go all the way across the space above the windows...I can't wait! 








Some other new additions to the family room are the grain sack looking pillow and a new lamp. I had a bunch of LLBean coupons that were going to expire and I was so excited to see that they had these pillows  on clearance. It is very well made and actually has the feel of  an authentic grain sack. 







I found the lamp at Home Goods, I have been on the search for some industrial style lamps for some time now. They are usually either way too much money or they have some detail that I don't like. I loved this one the moment I saw it with its old fashioned looking shade. 







Another new thing in this room is the little space heater in the fireplace. Our furnace on the kitchen side of the house died and we can't get a new one just yet so we moved the little space heater from the living room into here. We have two furnaces (my long time followers know that our farmhouse was turned into a duplex at one point and we turned it back into one dwelling) so our bedrooms still have heat but the kitchen and family room are on the chilly side to say the least. We bought a ceramic radiator style electric heater and it really does help though.  Leave it to us to have our furnace break on the couple coldest weeks of the year, the high has been 10 degrees the past two weeks. 




 Also, you may have noticed that I put wood going horizontally in the fireplace. I didn't like the way the beadboard looked and it will be some time till we can afford to have a real chimney installed. I saw in Terry John Woods book that he had wood boards in his fireplace and I thought "that's what I will do!".




We will be taking our Christmas tree down this weekend. I took the ornaments off of it but I wanted to have a week where I could enjoy just the tree with the white lights, to me there is nothing prettier. This past summer I finally found a galvanized bucket at the flea market big enough to hold our tree stand. It was $10, my sister was just joking me the other day about how everything I find is either $2 or $10, guess she was right:) 














27 comments:

  1. You have a very beautiful home, very inspiring...I found your blog about a month ago and I am really enjoying it 😊

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  2. What a thoughtful gift from your Husband! It's beautiful too! Everytime I look at the gorgeous photos of your home and makes me wish I was living on a farm in a sweet little farmhouse too!! =)

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  3. love it all. a tree w/ lights and no ornaments! Why didn't I think of that. will have to experience that for a time this coming year.

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  4. I love your blog and your home is simply amazing...is always a big inspiration to me!!!
    Greetings, Eva

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  5. I love your home! The quilt, the pretty pillows, the handmade presents. Love it all!
    Brenda

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  6. I love everything about this post...so lovely!

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  7. I agree with all the other comments. I just found your blog & love it. Wonderful post! Jan

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  8. I always get so excited to see one of your posts...you have the home of my dreams!

    I love the caddy your brother made and I am so curious as to how you will use it during the coming seasons. It's beautiful. I really like the LL Bean pillows...I have so many quality pieces from them, great choice!

    Looking forward to your next post! :)

    Jane x

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  9. You have a really fun and beautiful room, I'll sure that you and your family really enjoy it. I'm a new follower and I love your blog.

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  10. You need a huge sign that reads Farmhouse 5540!!! Your home is beautiful and I love the simplicity of everything!!!!

    Rachel

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  11. Megan, wonderful gift especially for you. Looks just right on your table. The pillows are perfect and I really love what you did with the fireplace. Love the boards. Your little heater is the same one we have in the guest room and it really works well, I think..It all looks so pretty and I don't blame you for leaving the tree up for awhile longer. Your whole room must sparkle and the new sign is so special...Happy Weekend..Judy

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  12. Your home is lovely and your photos are beautiful. Love the undecorated tree...it adds something wonderful to the pictures.

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  13. Dear Megan,
    your home is so beautiful! Everything is lovely... Love your blog!
    Hugs, Manuela

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  14. Love your home...it's beautiful!! Awesome quilt...great caddy and sign too.
    ~Cindy

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  15. You have such pretty cottage. I love everything about it.

    Cielo

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  16. Everything is just lovely here; thanks for sharing.

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  17. I just adore your beautiful farmhouse Megan. It's so like the one I grew up in. Stopping by here feels like going home.

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  18. Beautiful home, everything I LoVe! What gorgeous talent you have! I LoVe that you left the tree up for a while with no lights or decorations on it. Perfect!
    Have a great week. Hugs Marg.

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  19. That is a fine-looking house you've got there. I guess heaters are the proper substitute of fulfilling the duties of a fireplace just as well.Thankfully you've got one lying around on your home to be mechanized for various purposes and contexts. Thanks for giving us a tour of your lovely home, Megan! All the best to you and your family!

    Jodi Bennett @ Marsh Heating

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  20. Wow, the family room looks really nice. Despite all the furniture and decorations, it actually is quite soothing to the eyes. Anyway, I think that heater you have looks amazing! It looks a bit old, but it still manages to look cool. Thanks for sharing this with us, Megan. Have a great day!


    Henrietta Fuller @ Bri-Tech Heating and Cooling

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  21. I love how everything looks really cozy; looks like I can easily fall asleep on the couch at any time of day. As a fan of rustic/old country motifs, I also love your home's ambiance. Excellently done, you guys! Thank you for sharing!

    Melinda Rose @ Phoenix South HVAC

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  22. I absolutely love your floors! Do you happen to know what type of wood and what color of stain they are? Beautiful!

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  23. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. I especially like the light fixture over your table. So you remember where you bought it and is it still available? This is what I've been looking for because it is very much like one I had in a previous home. I found you on Pinterest and am so glad I did, I love the farm house and you and your husband have done a wonderful job restoring yours. jm

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