Friday, September 24, 2010

~ It Won't Be Long Now! ~

Yesterday the wood was delivered that is to be our floors in the living/family room, dining room, study, and foyer...and this is just one of the stacks!'s a closer pic of the's solid red oak, lightly hand scraped, 5" planks...I think it's going to be pretty!...they are supposed to get started bright and early Monday morning so I guess I will be a morning person for a few days next week, ha!

Earlier this week, I took an hour and half drive to go and pick up a piece of furniture I bought online...I have been looking for an antique pie safe for ages but every time I'd see one that I liked, either it was too expensive, or the tins had a design I didn't particularly care for, or it would be painted, or something!...but when I saw this primitive gem, it was love at first sight!
It needs a good cleaning before I bring it into the house plus I want to put some lemon oil on it to perty it up but I just think it's charming!...there is some tin loss on the sides and it has a few apologies, but it's believed to be from 1850!

When it's time to put the furniture back in place, I'm going to omit several pieces and try to simplify, I've never been good at that so we'll see how that goes...but I am so anxious to decorate for Autumn!...I'm enjoying seeing all of your lovely pictures and I want to do it too!...Even though it's supposed to be 98° here today...WHAT??!!...yep you read that right...I certainly hope this is the last of the heat because I am tired of it!!

Well that's all for now, have a joyous weekend everyone!


At Home With Amy said...

I am so jealous over you getting new wood floors Janet. The wood is absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to see pictures when its all down on the floor.
So happy to hear you found the perfect pie safe. Be sure and show us where its new home is when you get it into place.
Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs, AMY

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

How beautiful your floors are going to be.
I always thought I wanted carpet throughout and i did have it but now we have just the bedrooms and family room with it...eventually even those will be wood.
Your pie safe is awesome...great detail. Congratulations for getting it before someone else did.


basketsnprims said...

I love your flooring and when it's all finished it will be gorgeous. Your piesafe is awesome, so glad you found one. I've had mine for 30 years and love it still. Wish I could cool things off for you down there, we've had pouring rain for 2 days. Have a great weekend.

ctlogcabin said...

Janet ~~ Your down to the wire now,
in a few days the Fun will begin ... Woo Hoo !!
I cant wait to see the final out come it will be even better now that you got that Beauty of a Pie Safe. So Exciting ... EnJoy !!
Have a Great Week-End .. Hugs ~ Connie xox

Angie said...

Hi Janet~
Can't wait to see the wood floors all finished. Love the pie safe!
It's gonna be hot here too~I am so ready for some fall temps!

Loretta said...

Yay Janet! The wood flooring is just beautiful. It will look gorgeous when finished. The pie safe is awesome! Just a little TLC and it will be ready to display. How beautiful will that be with all of your autumn decorations!
Enjoy this first autumn weekend even thought it's not feeling very autumnal today! Hugs Loretta

Robyn said...

Can't wait to see your finished floors Janet! They are beautiful!
That pie safe is to die for! I want one!!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Oh, your pie safe is awesome! And I bet you can hardly wait to get your new flooring in...It was 95deg. here, yesterday...I am so ready for the cool
front that is coming in this weekend!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Primsue said...

Your wood floors are going to look fabulous! I LOVE your pie safe! Looking forward to seeing your new look when the floors are complete!

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Wow! Your going to love hardwood floors! So easy to care for and I love the color you picked!
I have mixed red and white oak, It's about ten years old now and just keeps getting better!
What a fantastic find, Love the pie-safe. The tin punch matches my possum belly. What wonderful fun you get to have decorating all over again!

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

How gorgeous that will be. One thing I like about re-doing things in my house is that everything thing is clean for maybe a week.

I am so anxious to see pictures when you are finished. Hang in there next week with the mornings because it will be worth it.


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Your floors will be beautiful.
It was 68 here today--maybe that will reach you soon!

Notes from the Homestead said...

Hi Janet!
How exciting!! Can't wait to see the floors when they are done! Love the pie safe too! What a special find. Take care Janet, always good hearing from you!

cynthia lee designs said...

Your floors are going to be beautiful!! I love your antique pie-safe!! Can't wait to see it in its new place.
It was hot here in Ohio today the upper 80's, but tomorrow will only be around 70 or so. A Fall day for sure!!
Have a great weekend.

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

What a wonderful pie safe. I've always wanted one of those and feel that same as you...something was always wrong about it. You've found yourself a treasure!

Your floors are going to be gorgeous!! I can't wait to see the rug gone either lol. Also can't wait to see you do your magic :) All the lovely prims/antiques you have, it's going to be beautiful.

Sending happy thoughts ~ stay cool (it's much more bearable here today ~ 70! woohoo)

xoxo Jenn

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hello Janet, Your floor is beautiful. Cant wait to see it finished. Love your pie safe, it is amazing. Enjoy them.

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hello Janet, Your floor is beautiful. Cant wait to see it finished. Love your pie safe, it is amazing. Enjoy them.

Janean said...

what a gorgeous find. can't wait to see it all cleaned out and in it's special place.

you'll adore your floors. we put in hardwoods several years ago and they're so much easier than carpet and healthier too!