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by SouthernLady
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Outdoor security lighting for old houses...
Replies: 15
Views: 12301

Re: Outdoor security lighting for old houses...

I am so happy to see this post! There are NO lights on the outside of the old farmhouse, with the exception of one hang-down by the front door from the ceiling and one carriage light each next to the two back doors. I am wondering how it would be to hide some solar-powered lights at certain places, ...
by SouthernLady
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Amish homes
Replies: 6
Views: 4210

Re: Amish homes

A few years ago, some friends and I took a trip to Lancaster, PA. I had been there several times before, as my dad's family is Pennsylvania Dutch (German, basically) and he grew up in PA. On this trip, by chance we struck up a conversation with an Amish farmer. He took us to his farm in his buggy, a...
by SouthernLady
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: You got spiders????
Replies: 8
Views: 5297

Re: You got spiders????

Oh my word, that was not a spider, that was some sort of demon critter! Seriously, if I had that in my house, I think i would sell it.
by SouthernLady
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Furnishings!
Replies: 9
Views: 4491

Re: Furnishings!

John James McCuison, who built the house, owned one of the largest farms in the area, and I also believe the woodwork in the original part of the house was made by the man whom the town was named for. I too was wondering if the furniture might be a bit too ornate, but the family descendants said the...
by SouthernLady
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Furnishings!
Replies: 9
Views: 4491

Re: Furnishings!

Wardrobe to the RIGHT... oops!
by SouthernLady
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Furnishings!
Replies: 9
Views: 4491

Furnishings!

I thought this would be a neat thread. What is your house age, and how do you have it furnished? Seems like a lot of us are getting stumped at how to try to decorate our houses true-to-period while not being afraid to have guests over that could break everything (or maybe that's just my insecurity t...
by SouthernLady
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: House numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 8985

Re: House numbers

In my small hometown, all of the historic homes have a wooden oval plaque, the top displaying the name of the builder of the home, and the bottom displaying the year it was built, all in smaller lettering. The center of the plaque shows the house number. I am trying to locate a picture of this, but ...
by SouthernLady
Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Before and After, Thus Far! (Pictures)
Replies: 22
Views: 19732

More pictures

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Having to tear out the old wall in the downstairs bedroom. Some of the original wallpaper was discovered over the door

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More wallpaper fragments
by SouthernLady
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Painting the Porch Ceiling?
Replies: 12
Views: 10741

Painting the Porch Ceiling?

Have you ever heard of painting the porch ceiling blue? A friend of mine said this used to be done on old houses as the bees thought it to be sky and wouldn't build nests on the porch.

If this is true, I may paint the whole house blue!
by SouthernLady
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Before and After, Thus Far! (Pictures)
Replies: 22
Views: 19732

Re: Before and After, Thus Far!

James, that's what I thought. My grandfather had tin on his horsebarn old as dirt, painted it every few years, and it was always fine. Only thing I have to say is as soon as this roof is worn out, tin will be going up (if I'm not worn out first! :wink: ) Thanks, wletson. I hate to say this, but I ha...