Join me as I embrace and share American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparent's old house, local junk shops and my parent's attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Apples in the cellar

I am so beyond blessed to live and raise my children on the property my great grandfather bought, where my grandparents lived and my dad was born. I am blessed to be just across the creek from my parents. I would like to share with you the 100-year-old root cellar...


On top is the smokehouse, but honestly I don't think any meat has been cured in there since the last bear got in.




My parents use it to store apples and potatoes for the winter... for all of us. They're just that way. My brother and I are blessed.


My mom bought these apples, and *lots* more, at the farmer's market yesterday. This feedsack is one my granddaddy stored upstairs in the smokehouse.



I love this old building but I love even more that five generations of my family have come and gone through this door...


...in all kinds of weather.


I'm so thankful to be right here:-)

Now for a peek at my fall porch...


Lots of fun, old things from around the property...


Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate your visits and comments. I invite you to join me on facebook so we can interact even more. 

I'll be celebrating three years of blogging next week by hosting two fabulous giveaways, and opening my etsy shop filled with one of a kind lace, burlap, and muslin runners, toile shopping totes, tea towels, vintage style aprons, reclaimed wood boxes and more, so please stay tuned and visit again! 

Anita

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32 comments:

  1. such wonderful photos, Anita! we had an old cellar when I was a kid, brings back great memories of Fall! Hope you'll join in for Monday Marketplace when you get your store opened!

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  2. Great photos Anita. Love the apples in the basket, the grain sack and the old chair. I always love the red chippy paint door too. Your porch is looking good. The ferns are an unexpected by nice combination with the ferns.

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  3. That is very special how you can enjoy and love your families things. My favorite treasures are things that were passed down to me. Love the feed sack and all your fall decorations!

    Nicole
    Sweet Peas

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  4. Anita, I love this beautiful old root cellar/smoke house. What a great place of memories for so many generations of your family. You are very blessed to still be on the same property. Your fall decorations are gorgeous. I love the rusty old spring and the big wagon wheel. I saw this post on Facebook by the way. :) Blessings, Pamela

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  5. It truly is a blessing, Anita, to live on this property. And you are a wonderful caretaker of it. Looking forward to next week. xo

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  6. What awesome history you have. My family roots are so scattered.. my fafhter's famiy from Punjab India, my mother's from the UK and France. So no roots here at all but the fact that we , the kids of that far flung legacy live here , married here, and are now raising 1st generation All American children.
    I luv the stories about your family history. Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers, Gee

    Come on over and visit ... Join and follow the fun!
    http://www.simplymedesignsbygee.blogspot.com

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  7. Fabulous pictures, Anita. What a great place to live and enjoy.

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  8. You truly are blessed, Anita. I can't imagine a better place to live and raise the next generation! Gorgeous pictures, your fall decorations are so fitting for your home! I'm looking forward to the opening of your shop!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. I am so excited about your etsy shop! Sounds like you're going to have a good mix of items in it. Your root cellar is gorgeous. BTW, I have not heard the term root cellar in years, but it brought back fun memories for me!

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  10. Such a gorgeous root cellar & beautiful history behind your home.
    I love your front porch decorations.
    Your etsy shop sounds fabulous ~ Congratulations and Best Wishes for wonderful success.

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  11. Hi Anita, You are so blessed to live in this property and enjoy gorgeous place, I love you fall decoration.I'm looking forward for you new shop!
    Blessing
    XO
    Isora

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  12. You know how much I love the history behind your place. Just makes it extra special! Living near grandparents...oh what I would give!!! That root cellar is a photographer's dream come true! I just want to come take pictures all over your place!

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  13. I love it, Anita! I so enjoy reading about your family's history on this property! You have so many great stories and treasures. Your fall porch is beautiful! I'm sure it's even more stunning in person.

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  14. Anita, what a gem of a place I know you feel so at home and honored to live on from your heritage. I love the old ideas, root cellars, pantry's,glass cupboards in the kitchen, built in corner hutches. My great aunt, uncle, had a large one in their historic home. Your decor is breathtaking, the apples, pumpkins, all so natural and their home. thank you for sharing so much, blogging I know is time consuming, I am grateful to still be a follower, because you never stopped, even though your life, like us all, is so hectic and responsibilities abound. Congratulations on your anniversary and new etsy shoppe.

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  15. I was so excited to see your root cellar on Facebook and showed my husband. You see, we have a root cellar built into the side of a hill and half of it collapsed last year. All of that lovely yellow limestone rock tumbled down. Maybe after seeing your root cellar he'll tackle rebuilding it! We also have a smokehouse but I'm afraid it's built of concrete block, not nearly as charming as yours. I love your porch dressed for fall. Who would have thought of using an old bed frame or springs, whatever it is, and hanging old skillets from it? Very nice. Are apple pies baking yet?

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  16. I love that we are friends on Facebook. I cannot wait for your etsy shop to open. I need a lace runner. :)

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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  17. You are truly blessed. We love looking at old houses and buildings, but to own them is something else. Love your porch.

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  18. What a fabulous heritage! Lucky you.

    I a new follower. Love your decorating.

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  19. How amazing that is. Love the look and the basket of apples. Thanks for allowing us a peek into your family's history.

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  20. How lucky you are to have such a wonderful place. So pretty in the snow, too.
    D

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  21. Love your wreath decor ideas, and also the apple one of my favorite fruits..

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  22. Beautiful photographs. What an amazing place. You lucky and blessed you are. Love your blog.

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  23. Anita, Blessed is right! You are part of a legacy! Thanks for sharing your family root cellar! Beautiful images!

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  24. I just came across your blog from the linky party at Stone Gable. How blessed you are to continue your family's history in such a beautiful place! I look forward to reading past and future posts as a new follower.

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  25. Hi Anita,
    Your fall porch is amazing! I have been seeing your pictures all over the net, you truly have a gift not only for decorating, but photography. Fabulous pictures. XO ~Liz

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  26. Yes, Anita ... you truly are so blessed! I can only imagine the memories that surround your beautiful property. I'm envious! And, your Fall porch looks wonderful! Happy Fall!

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  27. Anita , I never, ever visit here without leaving completely delighted. I regularly think about how blessed you are to be living in that wonderful home that isn't just full of family treasure, it actually IS one itself. I love everything about it, but that root cellar might possibly be my favorite enchantment so far.

    Sorry to be so late getting around. Actually, I have been away for a while and am just visiting blogs this week. Glad I didn't miss it.

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  28. So fantastic- and how neat to be so close to your family and with so much of your family history right there with you!! Beautiful post~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  29. I so agree that you are blessed. What a wonderful property and legacy! The pictures were wonderful, and I love the front porch ics. XO, Pinky

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