Lately I have noticed that I have an increasing interest in antiques. I guess because now I'm an antique myself. I love to sit under the maple tree and spend time on EBay. Ted is so good about stopping at antique stores and letting me have my fill of wandering, touching, ooing and aahing. We have gotten a few items for the upstairs from local estate sales. There is a sale barn over in Corinth that is fun to visit. My mother lives in Florida but has a home in New Hampshire that she rents out. She still has a few items in the basement and I had her permission to look through the boxes and take a few things. Hmmm......well this is what I brought home.
I have always thought this chamber pot was delicate and beautiful. It will go nicely in an upstairs bedroom. Amazing that the lid is still intact. We have found a few in the past but the lids always seem to be missing.
These two water pitchers fit nicely in my hutch. I need to find a few tables. I need bedside tables and a couple of dressers. I like the mix and match of an old house. It's always fun to look at an item and wonder about its life. Where it was made, its first home and owner. The stories that furniture can tell.
This is the story of two best friends who lived in seperate towns, managed two seperate homes with all of the bills, taxes, and house payments of each. We thought that it was silly to continue paying such high bills. We decided to look for an old farm where we each could follow our dreams. We looked for a house big enough that would allow each of us to have our seperate space, enough farm land to be able to have sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys and any other animals that caught our fancy. We needed a barn big enough to house animals and hay. Both of us love the seasons in New England and wanted to remain in the northeast. Both of us were ICU nurses and are under no delusion that we can pay our bills with farming alone. We needed to be located near a large hospital for employment. We work full time as nurses and full time as farmers. That was a lot of needs/wants to guide our search. We combed through magazines, for sale guides, and the internet. We found a place northwest of Bangor Maine that fit these needs. It was a fixer upper in the mildest of terms. This is our story, how we arrived, refinished a 160 year old farm house and are making our dreams come true. We hit bumps in the road at every turn and try to keep a positive attitude. After three years we have come to a change that can't be overlooked. After much thought Alex has decided to pursue her dream elsewhere. Now the farm rests with Ted and I. We will work together to make our dream an actuality. Please follow along with us and welcome to Mainely Ewes Farm.