Monday, June 28, 2010

The Way She Was

Last week I shared a photo of what our soon-to-be house looks like today. Here's what she looked like 100 years ago...
Thanks to the current owners for providing us with this photo.
I'm a porch enthusiast. I grew up in a house with a front porch (swing included). All three of the houses we have lived in since we married have had porches (ok, one was little more than a stoop, but it was covered!). Call me silly or whatever, but I can't wait to have a front porch like this! I can just imagine it festooned with garlands and lights at Christmas, bunting for the Fourth of July, and creepy crawlies at Halloween. This house is "in town" so I long to sit out on the porch to watch the passers-by and hopefully meet some new neighbors.

Dear Hubs is excited, too. Here's a composite he put together of the current house with the old porch:
Ok, I'll admit that it looks a little weird. But it helps to imagine what can be (and hopefully will be soon).

Only another month until we make the move! I'd better start packing!

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Met Monday. And, thank you for stopping by!


  1. I can't wait to see the porch project in action. Be sure to show photos of your progress!

  2. Erin, I am so excited for you...that house is beautiful.

  3. What a huge difference your home will have with the original porch! I am looking forward to following your new journey!
    Dee Dee

  4. Your hubby did a great job mocking up the current house with the original porch. I can see why you want the porch back. Can I come swing on your porch swing?

  5. This is so neat that you have an old photo and can add a portion of the old section onto present day!

    God bless,
    d from homehaven

  6. Beautiful beautiful house! What fun you will have decorating it.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  7. That is an awesome photo and you are lucky to have gotten it. What a beautiful house!

  8. What fun! My house was built in 1903 and we have been working on it for awhile, now! Lezlee

  9. I can't wait to see what you do with it! I was hoping someone would come along and restore this house! :)