{Making a Home} Charming Details

Old houses are full of wonderful details, things easy to miss if one rushes.  This old girl is no exception, there are remnants of yellow and red paints, rusting fixtures, weathered wood with netted patterns not unlike the crinkles around the eyes of an elder – the ones that come from years of joy expressed with wide-mouthed smiles and warm laughter.

While Brian and Jack worked on carrying away bits of the fallen porch to the newly arrived dumpster; while Carrie and Will carried on with brush cutting around the house’s foundation, and while Cate walked the wee ones to the bottom of our very long drive, I pottered around the house trying to capture those charming little details before we replace fixtures and apply paint.

We even uncovered some unexpected treasures.