Saturday, July 09, 2011

We're In!

Well, not moved in, but we now have physical possession of the house!
 

So, we spent a lot of time getting acquainted with our new place today.
Me with a camera, and hubster with a tape measure and graph paper. We were almost giddy newlyweds as we discussed and planned the space and the many possibilities.  Okay, well I was giddy, he was smiling a lot which is as close as he gets to giddy.

:-))

I have so many things to share with you in upcoming posts, but first had to share one thing in particular that really moved me.

Look at this....


The former owner left the original deed with the property, framed and hanging on the kitchen wall.

It reflects that the property was purchased from The Texas & Pacific Railway Company in 1892 for $60. 
(I spent more than that putting fuel in my vehicle this morning.)

The fact that this original document is even still in existence is astounding. 
The fact that she left it for us...
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priceless.

We just love her and feel as though we've known her forever!
So much more to share with you. 

A tour of the inside is coming soon!

30 comments:

Debby said...

COngratulations. Can't wait to see what you do. That deed is a treasure.

Cvet said...

Can't wait to see the Vintage to come,I would be giddy too. Front door view nice! Congrats

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

That deed is a priceless posession. What a kind and thoughtful gesture of the previous owners. I can't wait to see pics of your new home. Congrats and enjoy. Hugs, Marty

CoopDeVilla said...

Oh, just a peek inside the front door has me on pins and needles. I can't wait to see the rest. Now the deed... that is just precious. Have fun.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

wow that is priceless! how nice she trusted you with that and the family property~meant to be! now get taking pics so we can have the grand tour!

Char said...

Congratulations on your new farmhouse. I just know it's going to be a wonderful adventure with so much fun coming your way. I am happy to meet you and just found your blog, Char

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my gosh Laurie!! What a wonderful time in your lives! I am getting tears in my eyes for you reading about the old document ~ How cool is that!
Heyyyy I get tears in my eyes when I come in your gorgeous shop too! That is so funny! They are good tears :)

xoxo
Lori

B.B. said...

This is wonderful- how thoughtful for the owner to past it on to you. Thank you for the peeks into your new home. I know you are excited and she will be loved!

Lee said...

hurry-hurry....can't wait to see what's inside!
So excited...easy to imagine how you must feel!
Congrats!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

What a treasure! Wow, that document is just amazing!
I am SO excited for you, my friend!

XOXO,
Anne

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

How exciting! Congratulations on your darling new home! It will be so fun to follow along as you renovate it. I'm envious, as it is my picture-perfect dreamhouse, too!
xo, Andrea

Bayside Rose said...

Can't wait to see more of your new home. Looks fabulous already. x

Carol said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see more.
The deed is truly a treasure, and should stay with the house. Kudos to the previous owner!
The door is wonderful. Beautiful glimpse.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

How wonderful Laurie that she left the document for y'all, I so loved getting to take a tour of it yesterday, it's beautiful, and I know that when you and Willie put your touch on it.... it will be even more beautiful. Talk Soon!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Heaven's Walk said...

THAT was so incredibly thoughtful of her to do, Laurie! What a gem! Doesn't it give you a sense that that house is truly speaking to you and saying, "You're really home"? ♥ I am SO looking forward to seeing the inside! :)

xoxo laurie

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

How exciting a new chapter for you and your 'new' farmhouse.
I bet if it could talk it would say something like..."Wow! a new chapter for me and my new family!"

can't wait to see it, in all it's glory. Enjoy! Pat

All That Glitters said...

i can't wait to see! congrats!

All That Glitters said...

oh...... that was so sweet too!

Glimpse of My World said...

Loving it.. enjoy the town!!

SueAnn said...

Oh that is fabulous! The original deed!! Very cool!!
Can't wait to see the place!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Darla said...

I am looking forward to following what you do with your new old place. How neat to have the original deed!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the blogs to come on the new home. Thanks for sharing with us. I know the deed will find a special place an what a great thing to have..I would have bought this home also..it just shows it was meant for you two and can vision what is to be done there..Good luck to you and God Bless on the new home..vera

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That is so cool to have for you new home! Can't wait to see what lies ahead!~Hugs, Patti

Ironstone and Pine said...

love the new header! I know how excited you must be, Christmas every day now!!

White Rose Cottage said...

You are right, that is priceless.

Ellie's Bungalow said...

What a treasure to keep. I'm so excited for you!

Taylor M said...

Well you have me addicted to your new house. I wait for each new post to see more of it!

A Cottage Muse said...

Doing the happy dance for you!!

Kristen said...

What a Beautiful and Priceless gift! So fitting for it to be left with the house!

Alexis Bailey said...

Oh my gosh Laurie!! What a wonderful time in your lives! I am getting tears in my eyes for you reading about the old document ~ How cool is that! Heyyyy I get tears in my eyes when I come in your gorgeous shop too! That is so funny! They are good tears :) xoxo Lori