Latest pictures of our cozy log home! As you can see, it's not finished yet, but it's much farther along than when I last posted pictures before the wedding. Jordan, my brothers, and many friends who came and helped got an unbelievable amount done the few weeks before the wedding, so that we were able to move into the first story right away.
Lately we've mostly been working on our Dream Come True Miniature Beds business, but hope to start work on the 2nd story very soon!
I think the windows look fabulous! They make the whole house so bright and cheery.
It's the perfect size! I can't wait to move upstairs, but for not I'm having so much fun with our one-room log house!
Our wonderful double porch! Eventually we will have railings, and glass paned doors on the 2nd story.
Right now the doors and window frames are temporary. Jordan won't put in the final ones until the house completely finishes all settling, which might be up to a year.
Now, on to pictures of the inside...
Here is how it looked when we returned from the honeymoon. Yes - quite a mess. But we soon got to work making a place for our belongings.
The soon to be kitchen area.
(eventually the boarded up area is going to lead to a summer kitchen porch and a pantry)
Getting a little neater as we organize.
We move in my lovely hoosier cabinet!
Jordan bought this for me at an Amish auction last spring.
It was so wonderful to unpack all my hopechest dishes!
They have been in storage for so long, and now they will finally be used!
Enjoying the lovely wildflowers. We almost always have a varying bouquet in the house.
Lighting our lamps for the first time.
First fire in my beloved little woodstove!
The creek floods during a heavy rain...
The first few weeks were hard as we tried to get organized, and I fought off being really sick with a nasty cold - don't know if I was just adjusting to a new climate or what...
Finally we got more of our furniture moved in out of storage and it began to look more like home...
We rearranged everything, and put the bed against one wall
to give us more room to make a sitting area.
Jordan tries out the new couch.
I have to say that I *love* my kitchen. Really love.
It's so much fun to cook in this bright space.
Although sometimes it's a bit hard - I will be very thankful when we get running water installed!
But for now it's awfully nice to have a creek handy.
Ain't it cute?
The open shelves Jordan builtfor me. I've always been a fan of shallow open shelves as opposed to deep cabinets in a kitchen - I think it forces one to be more clean and tidy, and to keep *only* what you need. Plus you also tend to have prettier storage containers and dishes, because you look at them all the time!
Antique wooden dough box holding my rolling pins, sourdough starter, and a jar of sour milk.
A pitcher full of lilacs and bluebells.
All the chairs are antiques we bought while on our honeymoon.
The icebox! Finally up and running. Really really enjoying having refrigeration of sorts inside the house. Before we were having to store our milk, butter, and veggies in the creek! (see below...) Makes you so appreciative of just being able to reach inside a door to get your items for cooking instead of having to run down to the creek!
I love the glow of lamplight at night. So peaceful.
Just last week I finally made and hung curtains in the living room/bedroom! It gives the room a whole new feel. I used some sheer white cotton swiss dot that I had on hand.
The joist and summer beam system of the ceiling all notched into each other always impresses me. Didn't Jordan do such a good job designing our home?
Curtains inside & out.
It's been so much fun having all of our long-collected furniture in one place, and finally getting to cook and eat with the dishes I've been saving for years. I really do feel like I'm playing house, though. This is way too much fun to be work. :)