Hello and welcome to my corner of Georgia at Red Roof Farm. My blog is about the things that make me the most happy...family, home, church, collecting primitive antiques, junk ( I mean treasure) hunting, decorating, getting my hands dirty outside, an assortment of crafts and making stuff. Whew!!! As if I need more to do with a full time job of teaching. I grew up on an 85 acre farm where we raised cows, hay and an occasional ruckus. Now, we raise horses, flowers, vegetables and kids. I hope to someday make a living from home, but I can't quit my day job just yet. Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas present redo

My husband has been known on occasion to make some great finds....like the time he drove all the way to Nashville just to buy me a tobacco basket. Well, he did it again this Christmas. He found a big ole wonderful wooden box (just $10.00), only I wasn't crazy about the shabby chic paint job the last owner gave it. So today while my little wildman was at day care, I gave it the "once over" in black. Is that wrong to redo a Christmas present? Anyway, this paint job took place on my dining room
floor and fireplace hearth...too cold in the basement. Luckily no paint on the floor, just on me. I think it will make a great toy chest for the little guy. On to Lowe's to buy hinges....

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!

Did it ever!!! The local weatherman said this is the first Christmas snow northwest Georgia has had in 20 years. I ventured out yesterday to take a few photos around noon. We got 4 inches yesterday and it has been snowing all day today. It was the perfect end to a perfect day!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Home Tour

When we first looked at this house almost six years ago, the double sided fireplace was one feature we were really drawn to. The stacked stone goes 20 feet up to the top of the ceiling with plenty of display area all the way around to the kitchen. Sorry...no crackling fire today. It puts out a lot of heat.

The kitchen side of the fireplace

The old cupboard was a Christmas present from my parents 23 years ago.

A tiny half bath off the foyer. The dry sink belonged to my grandparents as did the oil lamp. The oil lamp was given to them as a wedding gift.

I found this old school desk at an antique store in Madison, Georgia. If you ever have a chance to go to this wonderful old historic town, you will not be disappointed. The spectacles and Bible on which they rest belonged to my great great grandmother.

My son loves this wooden sampler. He is really into saying his ABC's.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Doesn't everyone have a Charlie Brown Christmas tree?

I hope I'm not the only one....you know...with one of those trees. The kind that is not very attractive or goes with the decor but it holds all the special ornaments that you can't bear to part with...the ones your children have made, the ones made by people who are no longer with you, the ones you recieved as gifts and the cheap ones you purchased when you were first married and it was all you could afford. Every year since my daughter was born I have bought her a special ornament that holds her picture. She now has 14 of them. We have bought two now for our little "wildman". Speaking of....here he is rearranging the above mentioned ornaments on our Charlie Brown tree.

Our Charlie Brown tree is in the sunroom where little fingers don't go thanks to a baby gate. While I was in there he did some more "decorating".

Looking suspiciously innocent (and cute)!!!