Monday, December 15, 2008

Getting into the Christmas Spirit

Strange to think this house has seen about three hundred Christmases.......We had fun this weekend putting up all the lights and finding the decorations stored in the cellar. We call this the 'breakfast room', but it's large size makes it both a dining and a living room. The fireplace has a seventeenth century cast-iron fireback, dating back from the time of the original jambless fireplace. On the left of it are the sofas, with books and games (boardgames, cards, a croquet set), as well as a display cabinet with old photos and artefacts that we found as we renovated. On the right are the dining tables and chairs, and other antiques. The beams in the large downstairs rooms of this house are massive - about a foot wide and one and a half feet deep.