Sunday, May 24, 2009

a piece of the old home reused!!

First I would like to thank everyone for the lovely comments left about my table scape.

Back in 2001 I moved our home down the road..

the side door step turned out to be larger than anyone ever thought. Originally the plan was to reuse it as a door step when it arrived at it's new location but that never happened.


The step sat in the side yard for years with weeds growing up around it and last year we finally finished the landscaping on the side yard. My plan was to use it as a step in a flower bed. Since last fall we have had a step at the bottom of our side yard, I'm sure it raised some interest with the neighbours!! This weekend we finally planted a perennial bed around it. My husband is going to make me an arbour to go over the step and I still need some more shrubs. Fall clearance I think.

a few more pics...

The new bed is to the right of the house, we over look a river in the back. This is our deck my husband started to build last summer, hopefully it will get finished this summer. Our dogs really enjoy the deck....

Spaniel sunbathing!

Well that was this weekends project, hopefully by next week the spare room will be back together for some pictures. Thanks for stopping by have a great week.


  1. Good morning Megan :)

    You've done a beautiful job on the old house. I would have been a nervous reck when it was moved! I think it's really sweet that you reused the steps in the yard :)


  2. Hi Megan,
    I love your old foursquare house! Great classic. Especially love the moving pictures -- yikes! How nerve wracking was that procedure?

    I think it's lovely to be reusing your old doorstep in the garden; it's going to look really lovely when finished. It looks as if you've got lots of property -- lucky!

    I'm signing on as a follower, so I can keep track of YOUR old house!

    Best wishes,

  3. Thanks Rue and Cass. The house move was not that nerve wracking, more exciting and amazing to watch something so large drive down the road on a truck so small in comparison. As for our property we have a little over an acre.

  4. You have really come a long ways with this house. Things like this takes a lot of work and your work is finally paying off. Your home and the property looks fantastic.

  5. Hi Megan,
    I found my way here from Carolyn's. I too am an Islander and I started blogging in October and enjoy it very much. You have done a lovely job on the old homestead so far. I love the yellow! How nice to have a river behind it too. Love your 'Celine Yellow' dishes! Drop by some time. It's nice to 'meet' you!


  6. Hi Megan
    What a wonderful old house you have! That must have been quite the task getting it moved.I am so glad to meet you. Hope you'll stop by for a cup of tea sometime.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  7. Hi Megan,
    I thought i left a comment earlier but I guess it didn't post.
    I love what you have done with your family homestead.I like the garden you have started also.
    It would be nice to have you come for a garden tour-just send me an email and we can pick a time.
    Take care,

  8. I like what you did with the old sidestep! The arbor will look so pretty over it!