Circa 1730

Hello Friends

Fun fact, my farm house was built around 1730. We do have family names dating back to then. I found the list of names in a cabinet in the TV room. My mother did alot of research back in the day. To be honest the front part of the house was built first and an addition was added probably early 1800s.

In the early portion of our home, we have five fireplaces which were in all the main rooms. Some rooms are large but one room with a fireplace is the size of a small walk-in closet. You have to think that is how they heated and cooked. Three of the fireplaces were for coal. We actually use a wood stove to help heat. I found it more efficient for heat.

This wall paper was here when my parents bought the farm over 60 years ago. It’s beautiful to me and that is why I don’t change it.
This wallpaper is in the women’s room. Again, very old paper and I love it.

I do love living here. It is like living with your old best friend. Yes, it’s a ton of work and a lot of updating. Thankfully my friends are not a lot of work!! 😉 One example of a project is that the knob and tube wiring had to be replaced. Thats a huge project and we are almost finished.

I have friends who thinks I’m nuts. I don’t think so!! It’s all about what you love to do!!

I hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day!

12 thoughts on “Circa 1730

  1. I think you are so lucky to live where you do. How lovely to know the history of your home. I just cannot get excited about new homes. Where’s the character? The charm? That is lacking for me. Your house–now that is character! Oh, and the wallpapers are beautiful! Why would anyone want to change them?! Enjoy, Mya!

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    • The tube wiring is crazy. We changed it because we heard it pop in the wall in the back hallway. That is how we knew it was time!! I’m still glad I did that. Now on to the windows… lol


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