Saturday, March 18, 2006

CORNERS OF MY HOUSE


This antique dresser was a gift of my Grandmother.

My dining room where I have also my bookshelf.


A corner of my kitchen. I only used this brick stove on a few occasion, four or five times in thirty years. It's takes longer than an electric or gas and it does smoke, much heat and much work to clean the kitchen.

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Photos by myself

33 comments:

  1. Thank you for inviting me to your house, Sonia. It is beautiful. The rooms are light & airy. I find the wood stove very interesting. What kind of wood is it made of? How old is your house? I like seeing your bookshelves...I have a table runner on my dining table similiar to yours. You have cozy corners of house.

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  2. Your house looks very cozy Sonia. I especially love that white wall in the kitchen. Old wood burning stoves are certainly picturesque. We had tiles on the floor of our house when we lived in Australia. I love the look of them. Tiled floors are not seen as much here in our cold climate. Thanks for the peek into your lovely home :)

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  3. Hello, Sonia ... I love these photographs. Thanks for giving me a look at your corner of the world. Seeing your home makes me feel as though I know you a little bit better. Tina http://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme

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  4. Lovely to see these parts of your house, Sonia. Is that an Orchid??? The flower doesn't really look like it so much as the plant itself...Whatever it is, it is a GORGEOUS Color!
    Love your bookshelves! Don't you just adore books and their shelves? I do, a lot!

    I can't believe you actually have a wood burning stove and that you use to use it...I can see why you don't anymore, particularly the smoky part and the cleaning! OY! (lol).
    It's so very nice to see your house cause it makes me feel like I have had a real visit with you in your home..Lovely, my dear...Just Lovely! Thank You Very Much.

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  5. JUDITH, you are very welcome! Thanks for leaving such nice comments.

    The stove was built by insulated bricks and it was heated by a wood fire.

    My house has almost thirty years.

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  6. Interesting to get a peek into your home. Your Grandmother's dresser is very beautiful. The woodstove is still wonderful to look at even if you no longer use it for cooking.
    One of the houses my parents lived in was over 200 years old. Two rooms had the original hearth & bake ovens. They look very different from your oven. One room was in the main part of the house and would have been the original kitchen; the other room was in a newer addition (around 150 years old) and was the updated kitchen. This website has a few examples, which are similar to how the hearth & ovens looked. The top two photos show the large heath with the bake ovens to the left. Scroll down to the one called 1826 Officers' mess dinner kitchen this is close to the size of the hearths in my parent’s house although this example does not show the bake oven.
    http://www.lib.uoguelph.ca/resources/archives/culinary/cho/resources/historic-kitchens.htm

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  7. The dresser is very beautiful, Sonia. I could use it here...LOL
    I loe that plant; which, like Naomi says...looks like an orchid.

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  8. KERRI, you are very welcome! Thanks for the gentle compliments.
    Tiles on the floor is very easy to clean and in tropical country it's very cool, too.

    TINA, you are very welcome! Thanks for the nice comment!

    NAOMI, you are very welcome! Yes, the flower on the fireplace is a orchid. I love so much books and bookshelves are very charming!
    I only used my "brick stove" on a few occasion, four or five times in thirty years! LOL! It's much smoke and much work to clean the kitchen!

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  9. Thanks for the invitation into your home, Sonia. And I love the music that you sent with the invitation. How did you do that???! I am still listening now as I type this.

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  10. Oh ! Sonia, it seems to be so quiet.
    When I watch these photos, two words come to my mind : tenderness and harmony.
    Have a nice sunday, here, the sun is shining, tomorrow is the first springday.

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  11. Oh ! Sonia, it seems to be so quiet.
    When I watch these photos, two words come to my mind : tenderness and harmony.
    Have a nice sunday, here, the sun is shining, tomorrow is the first springday.

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  12. Nous avons ramené cette orchidée du Viet Nam en 1998 et elle fleurit tous les ans .
    Je vous souhaite une tres bonne journée de dimanche !

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  13. Sonia,
    You are so sweet to invite us into your home. It just looks lovely. The sun shining in makes everything there look so peaceful.

    That plant is beautiful and looks very healthly and happy.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Connie

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  14. What a lovely look at a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Ah sonia, I see so much color and vitality here. The reds are so deep and beautiful. The house looks inviting and warm. A place for a good conversation. Thank you for showing us the comforts of your home.

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  16. I love the dining room - what a wonderful place to read a book while eating a snack. In fact, I would love to know what are your favorite books.

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  17. I love the pot, the flower, the brick throughout your house, and I love the table runner you choose. Your house looks fun to be in...very inviting.

    Your grandmother's piece was very beautiful. Thank you for the tour!

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  18. What lovely pictures Sonia! You have everything so very neat!

    I love the orchid and the pot it's in. Love the antique dresser too. I can see you love to read. I love books too and all the shelves. I'd love to have that much space for books.

    Thanks for showing us part of your home! I enjoyed it very much.

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  19. Sonia, what a beautiful home you live in. It has such lovely furnishings. I can just see you in it ... you have done a wonderful job with decorating it, it is so totally you.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Take care, Meow

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  20. you have a beautiful home. I love the color of the wood, and all the books.

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  21. Sonia, thank you the gracious invitation to visit your home. It is restful and beautiful.

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  22. My sister has a wood-burning oven on her deck and she paid $10,000 for it and still had to have my Dad and brother help her install it! You are lucky and the envy of others. You home seems so warm and inviting.

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  23. Your home looks so cozy and welcoming! So many beautiful pieces that all come together with so much harmony! You've done a beatiful job -- and I am totally in love with the wall of book cases -- what a treasure those are! Thanks for sharing a look into your home!

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  24. Ah! Brings back saudades of my old home in Sao Paulo!! We didn't have an oven like that though, but some friends had one in their farm house on the fazenda. I would love it if you could write me and give me the details of how the stove works and is designed (I don't remember very well!!). I've been fascinated with cooking with wood for a while and trying to do some research on how the different cultures did it.

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  25. how lovely to see pieces of the home environment you have created after seeing your outdoors. thank you. Your home looks beautiful but also thoughtfully put together

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  26. You haven't aged at all!! Love your corner! Your furniture is very pretty and your house is gorgeous! (love the tile, too)

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  27. Thanks so much PAULA, KENJU, VAL, L'OEIL VAGABOND, JEAN, CONNIE and ROB, LESLIE SHELOR, REXROTH'S DAUGHTER, CATHY, DEANA, RACHEL, MEOW, HEATHER, MARY, TABOR, LYNNE, HOMESTEAD HERBS, RAIN AND PJ for visiting and gentle words about my house.You all are very welcome at my house!

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  28. Your home looks very peaceful and in harmony with nature because of the natural materials -- brick, wood, fabric -- and the sense of light and air.

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  29. Hi, Sonia! Found you through The Purple Giraffe's and am happy to meet you! :-)Thank you for sharing your warm, wonderful home with me. the tapestries are simply amazing. I love them!

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  30. Since I'm a sucker for books and bookcases, it goes without saying that I love your space!

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  31. The corner of your kitchen fits in perfectly with my photo project. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing this with us. Hope you can come by and share more this week. I love the old brick oven. Even if it's not used much, it's visually something nice to have. :)

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  32. I really like the combination of the brick and the books, and that stove is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. What a lovely warm place - I love brick walls - and you have such nice light too. Even the pictures make me want to sit down and visit.

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