"The Church Chronicles"
Join me as I renovate an early 19th century country church and make it my home.
How cool. I love that you have all of the old pictures of Grandmas hat shop!
It all is coming together my friend! xoxo
It still looks practically new after all these years! This pic of your grandma is so great! I love how she's posed! :^)
Really cool! The fact that it's a bit faded makes it even cooler. You ironed all that fabric? You are mighty!
So fun! I love the table skirt and the fact that you have photos of your grandmother's shop! Not to mention this very skirt in the photo- way cool! Nice iron job btw! That must have been a bugger to iron.p.s. I LOVE, LOVE your progress photos on your side bar. I want more, please!!joan
I'm gone just a few weeks, and I come back to tassles, hats and tiaras. No way will I miss your blog for that long anymore, Miss Mary! :-)
I adore that fabric Mary and your grandmother's shop is just divine. Have a wonderful weekend, xv.
I just adore catching up on your blog -- it is so inspirational to see your home come together, Mary. What a fabulous showcase of the past and of YOU! Every object represents a memory dear to you and "every picture tells a story." Continuing to wish you much success and STAMINA!Love, Kim
Okay, I am addicted! I just spent the last couple of hours reading your blogs from start to present! The Church Home story is fascinating! The vision you saw has come together so wonderfully! Oh my Goodness! How beautiful it is. Your story is facinating. I can tell you are a music person too with your witty post titles. You have certainly had surprises with the remodeling. I can't imagine finding the "trees" used as beams! No wonder your floor sagged! I love that you kept so much of the original parts of the church, the hardwoods (even with the fading and stains) the beadboards, and the gorgeous windows! I love all the pictures too. The pride you must feel with all your blood, sweat and tears going into this home. I am sure you have had belly laughs along the way with your daughters visits and help from friends. What an incredible journey! Thank you for sharing and I look forward to watching and reading the continue story of your beautiful journey!
Hello, I found you today via Reya's The Gold Puppy and am fascinated with your story. I'll be back to visit from time to time. Your church home is gorgeous. I'm doing a simple redo of kitchen & baths at my home & am ready for it to be done... less that minuscule compared to yours!
This made me think of the inside of French front doors. Have you ever seen some of them covered with curtains? You could totally do this with yours. It gives a nice look to the entry and covers up and old door (and keeps the cold out too!)
The table skirt looks great, I can't believe it's that old. I love the old picture you have with it too. It's been awhile since I've visited. I love the addition of the photos on the side.
Beautiful! Hope you have a great wknd!
The fabric is vintage? It sure looks like it. Great useage. Your project is incredible. Keep posting.
This is a huge project - your interest in St. Marys keeps me energized and I love hearing from you