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Monday, July 5, 2010

Tea at Janes 1800s home...

Hello my friends... I am posting a continued story in a way.  On Primitive Lace I showed the gardens of the home that I was invited to last week.. I had mentioned it in my last posting here on this blog.  Janelle and I had a wonderful time!!  Jane is a lovely English lady who has lived here in St. Martins for fourteen years.   She had so kindly invited us and I am so glad I took the time to go..
  First of all we went on a garden tour which is posted over on the other blog.  You will have to go over and check it out. Primitive Lace  But I saved the best for last.  lol.. No, I really don't know which was the best as I enjoyed both parts so much.
Jane lives in a wonderful old home that dates back to the early 1800s.   One of the oldest homes here in this area, I believe.  First of all, she runs a book store in her porch and back part of her garage.  They are everywhere and that always makes me feel right at home.  A home without books must be a pretty dull place in my opinion.  I love them stacked in all the nooks and crannies of my home. 
You walk into this marvelous kitchen with pine ceiling and floors.  The cupboards are so different.   There is also an antique dining set with lovely old fashioned chairs.  Coffee is perking and it smells heavenly in this darling home...
Next was the great room with so much to look at.  I could not even began to take pics of all the interesting corners of this place.   But believe me I tried!  lol.
I fell in love with her Copeland China.  Isn't it like something from Kings Landing?  That is my favorite spot in the world for a daytrip!  It inspires not only me but the keepers too, eh girls?
See what I mean.   Corner after corner.  Such a large room!
The whole time dear Jane is telling us all the wonderful history of the house.  She is also keeping me in stitches as I simply love her English sense of humor...
Back to back fireplaces with the wood being stored under the stairwell and accessible to both rooms from opposite sides.  Amazing!
Then just one more pic.  You go up this kind of winding sort of stairwell to the next floor.  I was glad I made it...lol..
And here is another huge family office kind of room right in the middle of bedrooms and bathrooms!
Look at that massive ceiling!  I think every ceiling was wood.. They just don't make them like that anymore,   Do they?
Who needs all the modern stuff anyway?  I know you girls love your beautiful up to date homes.  They are lovely but when you have a 1800s heart this house steals it away..
Jane then so kindly served us delicious homemade cherry cake and coffee  in the Great Room.. She also served us a fruit that I had never seen or ate before.  I forget the name but it smelled like roses and had rough skin on it.  Do you know which one it is?
I want to thank Jane for her hospitality.  She had her daughter and family home visiting and she still took  the time to have us.
True hospitality.. Thank you, dear.
Until next time...
God bless and keep you.
Faye.

7 comments:

  1. What a lovely home. Those historic homes are so quaint. Thanks for sharing. Just adore your blog. Blessings,
    Lorie

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  2. Hi Faye,
    I am so glad to finally get to read a new post- I've been checking lots (maybe I'm trying to avoid doing housework LOL)That house is beautiful... is it near yours? How's the shop coming?? Hope you're taking time to relax a bit...

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  3. Hello Faye, Thanks for the lovely journey through a very old home...really love it and it looks so big. I like big, spacious homes. VEry nice of her to invite you and share her home with you. Hope you are relaxing and taking time for you and Terry, out of your busy schedule. Miss you two already.

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  4. Oh what a beautiful historic home. That fireplace and hearth in the great room are amazing! the whole house is just wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Hugs~ Birgit

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  5. Lovely music Faye! A nice touch...

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  6. I really love the music you have on here, I agree it is a very nice touch.

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  7. Beautiful Faye your friend Jane is very lucky. I love old furniture I also love books. The fruit to which you refer may be a Lychee - you have to take the outer peel off but they are delicious and do smell of roses.

    Take care

    Pattypan

    x

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