Monday, November 21, 2011


Welcome to our new Home,
The Provision!
I've been going round and round trying to figure
out how to photo and post the first floor. 
 At last I decided to take it step by step,
starting with the front of the house!
This is what we started with just a little over a year ago!
Come spring,
 we cleaned up the landscaping.
The new windows went in at the beginning of summer!
We chose a top four square to give the house a cottage style look! 
Next step... 
out with the old
 (new front door and thanks to my contractors, the hedges too)
and in went the new front door!
To add character to the flat front
we removed the siding above the bay window
(this removed siding was reused in the back of the house)
and replaced it with a vinyl shingle style!
The house received new gutters at this time too!
This is the front today!
We still are planning to add a window box on the 2nd floor window
and possibly one under the large bay window.
What are your thoughts?
We are also looking for the perfect mailbox
and new house numbers.
Landscaping is slotted for spring!
I have really enjoyed watching all the leaves change
color this fall, especially this beautiful maple
just outside our front door!

Have a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty!!!! I just love driving by your NEW HOME and knowing that you are all tucked in safe and sound. Job very well done.

Love, Mom

UhOh! Here We Go said...

Aww I want to see more! I love love love the outside of your house! said...

Oh, this is just a teezer! I along with your others have been waiting. Love the new outdoor look so when do we get a peek inside? Have a great Thanksgiving. Love to all. Judy

Anonymous said...

Lovely, DeeDee!! I love it and can hardly wait to visit and see the rest. :) You and Wayne have worked so diligently and now you get to enjoy the fruit of your labor. Great job!! Aunt Theta

Christine said...

I am so Thankful that you have moving into this
charming home.
The front door is very welcoming, especially with the leaves/

You have added the perfect additions to your home.

Have a great Thanksgiving! I will be thinking of you and your family.

Sue said...

It's so pretty...your changes made such a difference and still kept the character of the house. That tree is beautiful!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

I WANT MORE TOO!!! You have done such a wonderful job on your new home. I love it all! Cannot wait to see more!

Wendy said...

Dee Dee,
Window boxes would love beautiful. I like the idea of both windows! You have turned your house into a beautiful home. Love it :)
Tony and I were talking tonight about owning an older home and how we are truely guests of this house. We hope to love it and care for it. You have done this with your home!!
Happy Thanksgiving.

corners of my life said...

Such an amazing journey and now . . .
home for the hoidays

Melissa said...

Beautiful! It looks great!

Window boxes sure are pretty when those flowers get watered! Of course, I've seen them with fake flowers in them, too! Hyacinths and daffodils in Fall? very odd! But, have also seen the fakes used with success when they are replaced as the seasons change...had a neighbor that did it for years and I never realized!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the rest of the house. It really looks nice!

CookieG said...

Hi Dee Dee. I love what y'all're doing in your life. We're looking to downsize too. You were blessed with an early sale; ours has been on the market for over a year now. The Lord's still working on us ;-) I want to have about 1/4 acre and farm the whole thing, front yard, too. Have y'all thought of raising chickens?

I'm compelled to respond to your request for thoughts on your exterior. Have you considered removing the shutters from the bay window and installing a pergola over those windows instead?

The three shuttered single windows balance each other without the need of the bay shutters; they're not really adding anything, and a pergola would break up the flatness of the front.

Then I suggest putting window boxes on all 3 single windows and you might even let a vine trail over the pergola.

For ideas, just Google "pergola over window" and view the images. It'd be a simple job for you guys!