Photobucket     Photobucket        

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Looking Back~~Memories Of My Old House~~

I hope you all are doing well out there in blog land! Everything is good on my end...just enjoying the nice hot weather here in Arkansas. Keeping up with my garden and flowers is almost a full time job! lol...
I swear every time I turn around a week has flown by! Chase will be out of school soon, I can't believe it! Anyway, I was looking through some of my old photos the other day and found some pictures of my old house. I have been struggling with what to post lately. You have seen almost everything in my house I live in now, so I thought I would show you my old house. We lived here for five years...it was a great first house. It had lots of character and charm and was built in 1923. I wish I had more pictures, but at least I have a few to show you. I painted the walls myself...I picked out a shade of green in the wooden sofa and chair pictured. I still have alot of the accessories in this room. My Nanny gave me the mirror above the mantle, it is now in my foyer.
I painted the walls in the dining room too...isn't the stained glass just beautiful! That is one thing that I fell in love with when we first looked at this house. I wanted to take it with me when we moved! I still have the dining room table and chairs and probably always will. It belonged to my mom and dad, I got it when they moved. This was our little T.V. room off the bedroom. It was nice and cozy, but really needed to be painted...I never got around to it though. Another thing I wanted to do in this house was take up all of the carpet, there was hardwood throughout the house, but alot of them needed to be redone and it was never in our budget.
Oh how I loved this claw foot tub!!
Kevin and his dad built this deck, it was great! I still have that patio furniture!! It's just revamped a little as you can see in my last post. We really enjoyed this deck...Good Times!
Awww...there's little Chase. I miss those days! See that yellow sofa? It didn't stay yellow for long...more like brown! That was not one of my best decorating decisions!lol... I wish I had more pictures of the other side of this room, it was really cute with all the windows.

I do miss this house sometime, but not the area it was in. There are alot of break ins and gangs in the area now. Also, people are not keeping the houses up...I drove by this one the other day and was very sad. It is so junked up! We were fortunate to sell when we did and build the house we are in now. I am soooo thankful!! Thanks for sharing some memories with me!

29 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a cute cottage look to your old house, Kristen!

Linda said...

Yes sometimes it's hard to say goodbye to our old homes. But then again it is just a house, it's what you make a home. They say that nothing stays the same and you can never go back. So true!

Janet said...

I read this last night but it was so late to comment. Aww what a really Lovely house you had. SO SWEET!! Such a shame areas have to be *bad, why cant people just fix them, clean up and plant flowers...I just cant understand. You would miss that house but your now house prolly is wonderful! oxo

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I bet it was sad to go by your old home and see it was all junked up. I am glad thopugh that you did get out when you did, that doesn't sound like an area for a family thats for sure.
And OH! that clawfoot bathtub... so cool.
Have a pretty day,
Kristin

Sandra said...

What a pretty little cottage. How sad that it is not kept up with now. That tub sure is pretty though!
Blessings,
Sandra

Melissa Miller said...

Aw Chase was so darling with that sweet smile.

Your house was beautiful and charming Kristen. I really like it and all of the special touches you had done to it. How neat to live in an older home like that. I have never done that before.

Love this post! Great idea. I've still got noyjing. Sigh.

Have a wonderful day. ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

Ooops! I can't spell today either. I need my coffee. LOL! :)

Simply LKJ said...

What a darling cottage. I am sure it was hard to say goodbye to it. But, your new home is just lovely!

mishebe said...

whaty a cute house. Of course you made it even cuter..

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I just saw pictures of my last house that I loved so much and often yearn for and was so disappointed at the shabby shape it was in. I guess we can never really go back. Your home was gorgeous and your memories are wonderful. I so agree, I am grateful and thankful for the home we have now. Yours is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Reynie said...

I LOVE the bath tub! If I could change one thing in my house it would be to have one of those!

Cathy said...

Kristen...I am so glad you shared this...what a fun trip down memory lane! I can see why you like your little cottage...it is so pretty! I can see your touch all over it;)!

How darling is Chase...such a little cutie! His hair was soooo blonde! Time flies...doesn't it!

Loved the tour!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a sweet home! I miss my clawfoot tubs I had in my Victorian. Well, for that matter, I REALLY miss my Victorian. But I made the decision to downsize so now I am trying to work with that.

~ Tracy

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! What a sweet little house you had. Isn't is sad to see the area going bad? It happens in so many places today.
But, how sweet it was. You were a wonderful little decorator then too. Look at your little son, wasn't he a little darling?
Thanks for sharing your little olden house with us.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Kim said...

That was a fun little trip down memory lane. And even back then you had the touch Kristen. I could see all of your personal touches that I love so much about your current home. So beautiful.
xoxo,
Kim

Lori E said...

How true, you can't go back. I know the elderly lady that used to live next door to us would just pass out if she saw how poorly her house looks now. She kept if meticulously and now it looks like the rental property that it is.

Gypsy Heart said...

What a lovely home...and yes, the stained glass windows are beautiful. It is truly sad when people do not take care of homes and yards ~ I've never understood that. I'm sure it did make you sad to see it now.

Thanks for sharing!
Pat

Melissa Miller said...

I forgot to say thanks for the kind words on my cut finger. It was so gross and scary. I almost thought I needed stitches and I have never had to get them before.
Knock on wood! :)

Melissa Miller said...

I left it on your previous post. Oops! :)

cozydayspatiofurnitures said...

Enjoy outdoors with modern luxury patio furniture sets and relax with fine outdoor furniture. Feel free to visit my site http://www.cozydays.com Thanks!

Pinky said...

Sometimes it is so bittersweet to look back at old houses. This is our 3rd house but hopefully not our last. Your old house was FILLED with charm! Thanks for showing us! XO, Pinky

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Looks like it was a sweet home. It is always hard to say goodbye to a home we loved, but sometimes, we have to....nice you have some pictures to remind you of the good memories!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! And thank you so very much for the compliment on my writing! wow! That means so much to me!!!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Monique said...

What great pics! What a cozy cottage :)

Pamela said...

What a charming little house! We are on number three but now are back in the same neighborhood as our first home that we built. We spent almost 5 years there and had two babies. I use to cry when we would visit our old friends there after we moved out of state. Now not so much. The person who bought it was AWFUL but he does keep it up. I drive by it when we visit our friends and can not help but wish he would sell so I can see what he has done to the inside. The neighbors ll can't stand him so I am sure they wish he would move too!:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristen...

What an adorable house, such charm....

I am sorry to hear the neighborhood went down hill...glad you got out too....

When are you going to Disney....one of my fave places on this earth..love Epcot

Have a ball....

All the best,
Kathy :)

Melanie said...

I know that it is fun to go back down memory lane. I haven't had the heart to do that yet. I am only 6 months removed from our old house so it is still too fresh.

My first home was a 20's bungelow. I loved that house. Yours was charming too.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Memorial Weekend my friend…Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Cathy said...

Kristen...I wanted to pop back in and wish you and your family a happy Memorial Day weekend!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My Photo
I'm a 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • [image: Garden Shed]Happy Friday! Have any plans for the weekend? I hope to do something relaxing this weekend, feel like it’s time to stop and smell the g...
    3 hours ago
  • [image: mms-8785] If you’ve been reading my posts over the past few weeks, you know that I have a new-found love for baskets. I collected a lot of them t...
    5 hours ago
  • [image: Best of the Weekend Feature] Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend! I’m glad that you are here and that you are starting your weekend with our B...
    6 hours ago
  • It’s Friday!! Welcome back to the … We’ve combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil’ Luna, Somewhat Simple, The 36th Avenue, and Tatertots & Je...
    7 hours ago
  • I have been so excited about getting rid of that old carpet and having gorgeous new wood floors, then it came time to get prepared for the install, and wow...
    9 hours ago
  • Hello my friends! I hope you had a great week! We just got back from a great week away in North Carolina. Our son did the Duke basketball camp and we can't...
    12 hours ago
  • Confession: I Googled Goings-On to make sure I was using the phrase correctly. The definition says events of suspect nature. So there's nothing here of s...
    14 hours ago
  • I was visiting with a friend on Tuesday and on her kitchen chalkboard was the quote, “When you stop struggling, you float.” I really needed to read that an...
    18 hours ago
  • Last week I shared the sideboard makeover with the new color and toile added to the door insets. Today I'm sharing just how easy it is to add the toile. R...
    18 hours ago
  • Y'all. I'm so sorry but between losing Dawson and being out of town - I just completely dropped the ball on the old blog. We will pick up master bedrooms n...
    19 hours ago
  • Hi everyone! I am so excited to be back at Design Dazzle Summer Camp again this year! I am Jess, and I blog about parties, DIY’s and recipes over at Ev...
    19 hours ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones and I'm so glad you're here and I'm going to show you the little porch of my 'make do' dollhouse today. I have tried to set up the front p...
    19 hours ago
  • [image: CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patriotic Mantel with Fun Rag Garland and Paper Star Wreath]Hi everyone! Can you believe that June is almost over and...
    19 hours ago
  • I have a little Public Service Announcement for you today. If your cable provider offers the music channels, when the 4th of July rolls around be sure to...
    20 hours ago
  • [image: Summer-Home-Tour-Front-Porch-with-Ferns-on-either-side-of-door] Another new blogger I've met recently on Instagram is Kelly, who lives here in the ...
    21 hours ago
  • via I had a comment on my blog from one of my readers from Australia……… [image: Blogger]She said... I'm always fascinated to read that you northern he...
    1 day ago
  • Welcome to Foodie Friday and Everything Else. Is it hot where you live? The temperature reached 96 degrees on my hilltop, and I've been thinking about way...
    1 day ago
  • *Have you ever looked at Airbnb – the popular web site that lists vacation rentals around the globe? Just looking at the web site is itself like going on...
    4 days ago
  • Chicken Cutlets, Nuggets, or Strips - ButterYumThis was not only my favorite chicken when I was growing up, but it was also the favorite of my siblings, a...
    4 days ago
  • *Mermaids are popping up everywhere this week!* *Today they are in my garden -* *my FAIRY GARDEN, * *and they love getting to be a part of the* *action.* ...
    4 days ago
  • [image: Independence Day on the mantle] Our 12 year-old granddaughter, Carly, adheres to the philosophy of "Go big or go home". You can probably tell she...
    5 days ago
  • Happy Fathers Day Every child should be lucky enough to have a dad as wonderful as mine. Love ya, dad ! var ci_cap_scriptId = "36670"; var ci_cap_bid = "1...
    5 days ago
  • The patio outside the shop is one of my favorite outdoor spaces to decorate. I try to change it up weekly adding a piece or two, taking away a few. You kno...
    6 days ago
  • [image: Cheap and Easy Patriotic Party Decorations] Are you hosting a party for the Fourth of July this year? I know that while I love a good party I don’...
    6 days ago
  • Happy Thursday, friends! In a past post, I shared our dining room and mentioned how we never eat dinner in here, and that we needed to change that. Well, ...
    1 week ago
  • Hello Lovelies! I wanted to follow up on my kitchen redo by talking about painting kitchen cabinets. My current kitchen with painted cabinets. Read more ...
    2 weeks ago
  • I love flowers. I worked as a floral designer for many years. I am going to share some flowers that we have planted outside and an arrangement I made from ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Hi all! Sorry about the absenteeism recently. I guess I could give you a list of things that have kept me away for so long, but let’s just say it’s been bu...
    2 weeks ago
  • Hey y'all! I haven't blogged for awhile, buy y'all know I have to stop in to give my pageant picks! Miss USA 2016 will be crowned this Sunday evening an...
    3 weeks ago
  • Who says small patios can't shine BIG. Our humble little patio leads up to our back door. To say its a *catch all *space would be an understatement ... ...
    5 weeks ago
  • Hey guys! How the heck are ya? I have missed you all a lot, and finally have a few minutes to sit down and share a little bit of what I have been doin...
    1 month ago
  • April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Who knew? This might be one of the easiest days to celebrate all year! PB&J sandwiches for dinner for e...
    2 months ago
  • We bought our home in the summer of 1992 and our upstairs bathroom was just never designed correctly. We decorated it the best we could, but the space pla...
    4 months ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    4 months ago
  • 4 months ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    5 months ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    11 months ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    1 year ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    1 year ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    1 year ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    2 years ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    2 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    3 years ago

Designed By: