23 June 2011

Farm Estate Sale

Here are some pictures of the farm sale I was telling you about. I'm hoping it will be ready in mid-July. Please excuse the photos. They were taken late in the day, and the lighting wasn't the greatest. The house is kind of dark to begin with. Believe it or not, there is only one outlet in the living room, and it doesn't work. Guess I won't be able to vacuum.....I'm heartbroken ;-)

This is one of two pantries. I'm not totally finished sorting or marking, but you can kind of get the feel of the place, right?

 The wall cabinet is actually oak and has been painted white. It's really cute with original fifties shelf paper.

This old stepback cupboard is full of crocks and depression glass.
There are about thirty more local milk bottles in the basement, as well as blue Ball jars. 

I'll post more pictures as time allows. Tomorrow we'll be working in the outbuildings if it doesn't rain.

22 June 2011

Greetings from the Copper Country

Hello. My name is Diane and this is my first blog. I have been inspired by so many wonderful blogs that I just had to try it myself.

I feel fortunate to live in a very special place called the Keweenaw Peninsula. It's located in the far western portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is mainly forestland dotted with small inland lakes and streams and surrounded by Lake Superior. Around the turn of the century (the one prior to Y2K), the area was booming and considered to be the copper mining capital of the world. Yes, the world. Now that the mines are closed, it's mostly mining ruins and small towns, though the landscape is still rugged, wild, and incredibly beautiful. Living here is not for the faint of heart, however; winter lasts a solid six months of the year, and the nearest Starbucks is 90 miles away. The locals say we have two seasons: winter and rough sledding.

I live with my husband on a 60-acre hobby farm with a half-dozen outbuildings and a big red barn that was built in the thirties. A pretty trout stream meanders through our lower field. I love all things old and nature's gifts (with the exception of cluster flies and mosquitoes, perhaps).

I hope you'll visit again.