Monday, December 10, 2007

Come on in!

This is the entry hall of our home. The mirror frames are from an old church in La Grange, Texas. The piano was my grandmother's, and the painted cottage chest from new England has a wonderful marble top.
All of the doors and cabinetry in the house are constructed of old long leaf pine, a very popular building material in hill country homes.

This is the view from the entry into the living room. Notice the rock work pattern in this main part of the house. When you see the dining room you will notice how the pattern is different. This was done to look like the houses that the Germans might have built in the past - as if my dining room was a later addition.


  1. Keep up the good work! You seem like a natural blogger already!

  2. I love your home . I love the mirror ...and anyxay I love everything there

  3. OH MY GOSH, you have a fabulous house! Lovely! Huge! Beautiful!

    Enjoyed my tour very much (I've been reading everything, just stopped at this post to tell you I was reading!), and so glad you are blogging! I will look forward to visiting and getting some inspiration from you! And getting to know you too!


  4. Melissa, thank you so much. I have to confess, I have already heard from Joni what a nice person you are and how great your blog is. From the looks of your comments, you have a huge fan club! I appreciate your visit and will look forward to knowing you, too! Ann

  5. Question on how you were able to keep the saw marks in your wood floors. I'm building a house and have rough sawn lumber but most everyone recommends I sand the saw marks down so shoes, socks and bare feet don't get hung up on the ridges. Did you need many coats of something to level the surface or did you use some other method? Thanks, I'm enjoying the photos.

  6. circa designs - We did not build this house. We used the same builder for the house we built before we bought this one, and are still in touch with him. If you want to send me your email address, I can check with him and ask him your specific questions. I can tell you that socks, etc. don't get caught on the saw marks, but occasionally on a high traffic area, we have had the wood splinter and I have been the unlucky recipient of some big ones because I go barefoot a lot....otherwise, we get a lot of compliments on the saw marks from people who appreciate old wooden floors.Let me know if I can help further! Thanks for your visit. Ann



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