Thursday, September 29, 2011

Goodbye Gray House

Were moving....finally!  We have been living in this gray house for the past 3 months while we were searching for a house and then getting our new house ready to move in.  The house is owned by the university and is used  for visiting professors.  We are very thankful for it because the rental options here in Bradford are slim and it was rent free!  It could be really cute with a new coat of paint and a few other updates.   It was fully furnished so we had to pack everything in the tiny dilapidated garage.  Its going to be like Christmas when I finally get to unpack my things.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cuckoo for Cuckoo Clocks

I have been wanting a cuckoo clock for a while now.   I have done a little research and decided that a Black Forest clock is the type I want.  The first cuckoo was made in the Black Forest in Germany between 1740 and 1750. Black Forest clocks are most authentic to the original and have the highest quality craftsmanship.  I love the intricate details, it's moving parts, and of course the cuckoo sound.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mushroom Maddness

 Our yard is erupting in giant mushrooms the size of  pancakes.  They must have grown last night.  our yard had another visitor last night, a bear.  When I went to let the dogs out our trash was strewn out all over the yard.  Last week when he came for a snack I caught him in the act and he ran off.  This time he decided to wait till I was asleep to finish the job.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

First Post

Hello! My name in Kelsey and this is my first post.  I just got married, moved from State College, PA to Bradford, PA, and bought a house.  Needless to say I have been very busy but now I finally have the time to start blogging. I grew up in Shelbyville, Indiana and moved to PA seven years ago so my husband could go to grad school  I love all things vintage, sewing, creating, and hiking.

Our home!  It was built in the early 1900's and is almost 5,000 sq ft.  The house is dripping with history and character, which is one of the main reasons we chose it. Complete with a butlers pantry, winding staircase, and a ceder walk in closet in the attic. It was built for a wealthy oil man during the Pennsylvania oil boom.  It had been vacant for a year and was a little run down.  I am so excited to start making it ours.  More photos to come on the house renovations.