I'm back again with the continued tour of my friend Sue's homestead! Just steps from her house is the log house that she and her husband Eric so lovingly and meticulously moved to their property and restored log by log! Of course this is where the unruly ground bee decided to hitch a ride into the cabin inside my jeans leg! This was Lisa's( on the left) first trip to Sue's and I was eagerly anticipating the look on her face as we stepped through the door into the cabin!
If you've ever been to an authentic log cabin the first thing that you encounter upon entering is the deep woodsy smell of the logs and an aura of history and "Little House on the Prairie" mystique! So get ready to experience a return to the 1800's!
I'm warning you ahead of time to get the drool rag ready! LOL! Sue's little log house is filled with wonderful cupboards and things she's collected over a life time. Again many family pieces like the Dentist sign above the door that came from her Grandfather who was a dentist! What a treasure to have!
The wood Laurel cook stove has been restored and is fully functional! Many pots of soup and chili are still warmed and served on this cast iron beauty!
Lisa is still in shock! She didn't know where to begin looking!
Notice the old photo in the oval frame above the bed. Sue was able to obtain this from the original owners of the log house! They are the ones who built and lived in the house in the early days!
The log home is one open room with an upstairs! Sue has old cupboards filled with wooden ware, enamel ware, crocks and her favorite thing to collect pantry boxes and firkins.......
.... and trunks full of linens, old ticking and more!! Don't you love this blue painted one with the great hardware!
This great early red painted wooden trammel light is one of Sue's recent purchases! Does she have a good eye or what for those wonderful painted pieces!
Sue is showing Lisa a scrap book about the cabin while it was being restored!
A great old mustard colored painted cupboard holds early treasures!
I finally was able to talk Sue into having her photo taken! ( I know the wind was blowing that day so our hair do's were a tad on the wild side)! I told her she had to have it taken by this famous homespun dress! Yes.... the dress was in the April 1992 issue of Country Home magazine on page 131. It was borrowed from the lady Sue bought it from to decorate a home in Wisconsin that was featured in that magazine!
( Sue has decided to part with this fabulous homespun dress.... $185.00 DRESS IS SOLD)
Sue is willing to part with this homespun treasure! It has been very well taken care of and loved for many years! If you are interested in purchasing it from Sue you can email me for her email address.
Well, there you have it! Hope you enjoyed the tour! I have to thank Sue for her hospitality and of course her willingness to let me share this on my blog! The treasures of the past bring us all so many pleasures and the work of collecting and preserving these things is a gift to future generations!
Blessings to you my dear friend Sue!!