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Friday, January 23, 2015

Country Life In A Country Store....

Our Home...Once Again....

Again many of you have asked about my home....well here it is again. It's an old country store....something like you would see in "The Walton's". There are only four rooms in the entire home, a kitchen, living area (the biggest part) bedroom and a workroom/bedroom. Oh, I forgot we do have a bathroom, sometimes I feel an outhouse would be more appropriate considering the surroundings! LOL! This store is part of a "Historic" area up here in the Blue Ridge mountains and sits right on the "Carolina Trail" where many of our ancestors traveled to reach their destinations when this country was young and unsettled. You can still find broken pottery and arrowheads throughout the field behind us and often we see people doing just that.

Our home has a strange set-up and very little light (few windows)so the pictures are a bit jumbled. The main room is divided into our livingroom, familyroom and diningroom. It has the original counters, shelves and fixtures from the store when it was operational. Since I have virtually no closets or storage I use the shelves to stack my blankets and quilts or excess dishes. I do, however, have one corner of the store devoted to my beloved Halloween and it stays out 24/7cause a day without Halloween is like jello without bounce! The walls have chipped paint and rusty nails protruding out in random places....but they just add to the character of this old place. There are buggy whip holders hanging over one window and from the ceiling. We even have one of the original wood barrels that held orange syrup for drinks.


The original cash drawer is still inside a counter and even rings when it's pulled out. Like I said, tons of character. We even have a resident ghost or should I say ghosts. Apparently the land this old store sits on holds many spirits from days gone by and they often like to visit.....good thing I don't scare easily! All in all this place has many stories and tons of character. Good thing Dan and I don't mind the occasional invasion of natures critters or of the supernatural! We have an open invite to anyone that would like to visit....just give us advance warning so we can set some guidelines to our furry and spiritual friends!








They always say home is where you hang your hat. We not only have a hundred places to hang a hat but many hats to hang! This old store is a constant reminder of how fun and interesting life can be if we just let go and truly enjoy a simpler time....

7 comments:

Joyce Mayer said...

Love it! What a wonderful home you have.

Have a wonderful weekend, and think "snow". I am.

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Pam I agree with Joyce - you have a WONDERFUL home - obviously your resident ghosts are 'friendly' types, that's a good thing!

forever growing said...

Love it Pam. And I love your music choice. Enjoy your weekend, snow coming for us here in Concord.

Kays Kids said...

Your home has a warm, friendly, comfortable and welcoming feel. All because you live there.

Vivian Bullion said...

I would love to come visit you! I'm in Black Mountain, NC. Are you close?

Pamela Gracia said...

Honestly Vivian I couldn't tell you....I have lived here for 10 years and still have trouble getting to the grocery store...I would have to google it to find out :o)

Phyllis Oller said...

I have some of your patterns, I stumbled by here, love your music & your home, & your craft, Phyllis