Thursday, December 13, 2012

Around My Home

Well folks I've been practicing my photography skills and thank the good Lord that Santa is bringing this good little girl a new camera!!
 Until then I thought I would take a few quick photos of the house as I know many of you have asked for pictures and I am honored to share a little of our old farmhouse.



Our home was built in 1831 for the Robert Hilands family, a prominent landowner and leader in the community. The property originally spanned over 300 acres but was sold off piece by piece. It is now nearly an acre. This is a side view with one of my sons, Noah, playing in the yard with our two Golden Retrievers, Beau and Max.

The marker placed by our local historical society

Our front porch

This chandelier is in our front entry hall and many people ask if it is original to the house. I actually purchased it about 5 years ago from Nieman Marcus.

The view from our front entry hall to the back door

A view of our living room with the original bookcases, fireplace and moldings.

 A slightly dark pic of the living room but I love this view


Another view of the living room. I adore old architectural pieces and found this old moulding at a lovely shoppe here in Pittsburgh. I had no idea what I would do with it but knew I would find a place. It sits on top of the living room mirror and I absolutely love it!

A closer look at the molding


 I hope you enjoyed getting to know our home a bit better and I hope you'll visit again. You're always welcome!

Proud to be sharing here~Open House Party                                       


  1. More, More, More !!!! I want to see more of your beautiful home. I have loved seeing all of the renovations you and Tim have completed over the years via Facebook. Lovely tour of your home thus far, but you have so much more to share, please :o)


    1. Bonnie I'm so excited to see you on here!! I am thrilled that you want to see more and I have a million things to share with you!! It will be a fun journey and I'm so happy to share it with you!!

  2. What a lovely and serene space. You have just the right amount of items in the rooms so that the gems and treasures really show. Wish I could follow your lead in that respect . . .

    1. What a lovely compliment!! I have really been learning the practice of editing over the years. I guess it's working!! Thank you again!

  3. Your home is gorgeous - great bones and spaces! That chandelier is amazing - wouldn't have guessed it's new!

    1. Awe thank you so very much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it : )


  5. I LOVED THIS POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love anything to do with houses and do a series once a week on them ( wednesdays )
    You have to show more of this dream house PLEASE!!!!
    Definitely your newest follower - would love a follow back when you have the time

    1. Suzan thank you so much for your kind words. I will def follow back :)

  6. Melissa, Your home is beautiful!! I adore the fireplace and built-in bookcases and your architectural pieces are wonderful. I look forward to seeing more of your pretty home. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.
    xx, Sherry


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