Monday, March 12, 2012

The Country

We spent the day yesterday in the country at Papa's house, the house that's been the same peaceful Papa-built, Granny-decorated home on a hill since way before I was born.

Every time I go I take lots of pictures. Pictures of old things because every old thing in the house has a story.

Every table, afghan, rocking chair, and quilt, it seems, was made by one of my grandparents or great grandparents or great-great grandparent.

And I take pictures of new things. Like Eli on his first trip to a house I hope he'll love as much as I do.

Sweetest wallpaper ever.

Old school!

Bathroom counter

Great-grandma-made afghan. I like her style.

Baby Wilco enjoying the fresh air at HIS first trip to the country too.

Porch time

Tinkertoys. They were vintage when I used to play with them.

Dreaming of growing all our own food some day.

Explaining the map he drew exploring Papa's land.

The man himself : ) 91 and going strong!

A lofty reading spot

Yep, a day at Papa's is just the cure we needed.

Hope your week is off to a good start!


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