Friday, September 3, 2010

Mustard Seed Creations: Meet Robin from Well of Creations (and a giveaway!...

Mustard Seed Creations: Meet Robin from Well of Creations (and a giveaway!...: "Wow! I know I just hit over 2000 followers and I was not expecting it! I'm still tweaking my 2000 follower giveaway, 'Miss Mustard Seed in..."

I am so excited I was the winner of this giveaway!! Thank you Robin and Miss Mustard Seed.

Hi Robin,
It was difficult to choose since I love them all. So I had my loved ones help me by telling me which one they would get for me. All agreed that I need to tell you the
Camera Bag, Sunflowers and Sunshine. Purse. Mixed Media would be a fantastic gift!!!

Thank you, Teresa
P.S. It has been a delight to use!

Dreamy Whites french linen giveaway!!

Please check out one of my favorite blogs that inspires.  She is having a great giveaway.

I will post the link today and I will work on getting the pictures to post next time.

Thank you for visiting,


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Why We Are Renovating

Hi, well we are still working on renovating the house. Sorry no pictures yet. We have found out we need to re-wire the whole house and re-do all of the plumbing. We will want to re-work the stairs to the basement too. Lot's of work but will be well worth it in the long run.
I don't know if I am repeating myself, but this is some of the reasons we are renovating beside that the house really needs it.
We are working on renovating my husbands family 1959 ranch home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and am in search for anything with a reference to French design. We are going to decorate it for use for our family to stay when visiting and for a guest house for others to stay when visiting this beautiful part of the country. We are half-way between the NC mountains and the Atlantic coast and beautiful beaches of NC.
We will be updating this blog pretty soon thank you for your checking us out.
Does anyone have any suggestions on French Country design resources? I would love to have additional input.
Thank you,

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rita and my first post!

This is my first post about the adventures of renovating a Rambling Ranch Home. Specifically my mother-in-law's home. Rita was given the property across the road from her parents home when she got married in 1958. She and her husband proceeded to look at home design books to decide what kind of home they would want. I believe I have found the book that was the inspiration to the design of their home, New Brick Homes, by Garlinghouse.

I spoke with a representative of the company a couple of weeks ago to see if they had kept an archive of their past floor plans and design books and found out that they had just "dumped all of the books in the garbage" a couple of weeks earlier since they did not get any takers from e-bay buyers. Oh, if I had found the book earlier I would have been able to share with all the MCM folks a wonder collection of historic data to use as a reference.

I will update with before and after pictures soon. I am off to do more research.