Home sweet home

Inside the Home

Welcome inside our home.

As promised, here are the shots of the living and dinning room as they were this morning. You’ll notice we have runners on top of the nicer carpets because keeping the house clean is a major job, especially when you are working both inside and outside most of the day.   The curtains in both the living and dining room are second hand and the top valance is homemade from bed sheets stuffed with newspapers.   The ottoman, chair and sofas are either second hand or found along side the road and we covered them with matching slipcovers.  The end tables, dining room set and small curio cabinet are from my grandmother.   All the lamps, dining room carpet and most of the decorative items are second hand or were given to us by our grandmother.   The afghan on the sofa is hand crocheted.

In the middle of the living room you’ll notice a metal water bottle (used every day by each of us urban homesteaders) and stacks of seed catalogs, newspaper articles and more.   The dining room table is not only used for eating but also packing Peddler’s Wagon orders, desk space and just about anything else.

So you can see the interior atmosphere is an eclectic mixture of “old fashion” and “used.”

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  1. Emily says:

    Your home looks so cozy! I always wondered what the inside looks like. The garden and house are so beautiful, and the inside matches perfectly my idea of how you might live. It’s just warm, cozy, and lived-in and loved. It’s just perfect!

  2. Renee says:

    Your home is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wildside says:

    Thanks for the peek inside!

  4. Beany says:

    It looks gorgeous and so inviting! Thanks for posting the pictures.

  5. Joyce says:

    Thanks for the pictures!

    I see what appears to be oil/kerosene lamps. Do you know how they compare to electricity in terms of carbon and pollution production?

    I love oil lamps. I have one, but don’t use it often, because I’m not sure if it’s better or worse than electric CFL lighting. I’d love an excuse to use it. It was the one my mother used for her homework when she was a girl. I also love the pretty shades that are available, like the ones in your pictures.

    Do you know if some fuels are cleaner than others?

  6. Mia says:

    Thanks for posting the pictures. It looks wonderful.

  7. Rebecca says:

    The colors and afghan remind me of my grandmother’s house too. Very homey and comfy indeed.

  8. Helen says:

    Thanks so much for sharing. Believe it or not, the inside of your house looks an awful lot like mine does…..clean enough, comfortable and cozy.
    Helen in Needles

  9. Devin Quince says:

    My Wife and are moving to canning veggies now and I am looking for input on what to use regarding equipment?

  10. Anita says:

    Your home is absolutely beautiful… I am not surprsed at all, thought! 🙂