Tuesday, October 15, 2013

More of my house

I was asked if I could how a little more of my house , meaning some interior pictures. So I am doing that.  The pictures I am going to show are in the early part of the house that was built in the 1760s. Fortunately , the house survived pretty much intact inside . I think that is because it was a simple little farm house and being owned by farmers , there wasn't money to do much alteration. Also I suspect it had been used as a rental for part of it's history. Things usually got changed when there was money !

The old kitchen
 The first picture is the front room ,which was the old kitchen . You will notice the big fireplace, which had originally had two ovens in the back . Now there is only one. This was the room where most everything took place.

front upstairs bedroom

 The next picture is our little parlor. It is the small room in back of the old kitchen and might have been originally used as a sitting room or small bedroom.

This is the upstairs front bedroom. I think this room might have been an unfinished room, used for storage and also as a bedroom. I think the panelling might have been added later on, although it is also 18th century. Sometimes in these little cottages, the upstairs rooms were not finished off. The little bedroom in the rear of this room, had a small staircase that went down to the back rooms. Not sure exactly how this was, but I can see evidence . The rear room was most definitely used for storage and also maybe had some beds for sleeping youngsters.

buttery or "sink room"
                                                                                 This is the buttery or old sink room. There was at one time a stone sink sitting where I now have a dry sink. There are marks in the floor showing where it was.  


  1. Hoi Peggy, I want to tell you that I think your house (and home) is beautiful! Since a year I'm very interested in Old/early American colonial houses. They have a very special thing. I don't know how to say it in words. It's a feeling thing. I'm thankful for you to show us pictures. The old colours in your house are very beautiful to! And like you I love dolls (and I love old bears) I'm making things of felt. But maybe in the future I'm going to make a old looking doll to. (got to practice a lot ha,ha,ha) Loving greetings from Holland- Jeanet

  2. Thank you Jeanet! You are very kind and I appreciate that you care about old houses. There are not many people that do anymore...unfortunately...

  3. Your home is such a warm and lovely place...a perfect place for creating your wonderful "old" dolls!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing.....so wonderful. Very lovely and cozy. I love your sweet cottage....blessings

  5. Dear Peggy,

    Your house by the sea is beautiful inside and out! We can see why your dolls love and appreciate old houses, being "born" at such a delightful old house!

    Your friends,
    Diane and daughter Sarah, and all your wonderful dolls who fill Corgyncombe with such joy

  6. Peggy, I love seeing your beautiful home. It's a place where beauty is born.