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Monday, December 16, 2013

It's Closing Day!! - And My Giveaway!

Today, we became homeowners again.  This is our new very old  house.  It was built in 1890 - the same year my dear, departed grandmother, Margaret, was born. I'm thinking this is a good omen.

The house was owned and loved by its former owners for twenty years.  They hosted their daughter's wedding in the back yard a few years ago.  Because of this, my girls have nicknamed their new home as "The Father of the Bride House."


Their house....


Our house....

We are just a few doors down from the General Store otherwise known as the "Genny."  The Genny is charming, serving hot coffee daily - and even includes wine in their inventory.  I consider this an even better omen.  Attached to the Genny is a post office where we I pick up our mail.  Not so sure I'm crazy about this arrangement. Who needs snail-mail anyway!

I will post photos of the inside of the house in the weeks ahead.  We will begin some renovation projects in the beginning of the year after the girls get out of my hair go back to college.   

I better get the Mister a nice shovel with a big red bow on it for Christmas.


This is the cute little barn.  Picture was taken on a much warmer day.

Hope your day is filled with sunshine!



Not much time left on my giveaway...

Every year we produce a limited edition of 100 CRAWFORD BOUTIQUE'S silver Holiday ornaments.
Made by hand in sterling silver with a festive red silk ribbon.
Designed originally as a Christmas tree ornament, but have been popular as graduation and commemorative gifts for that special year. Equally fun as hostess gifts and they look fabulous around a bottle of wine!

The 2013 edition strictly limited to 100.
Hurry and order soon - these are becoming a collector's item! 



Katie Clooney
Katie Clooney

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

30 comments:

  1. Wow! Looks like heaven, such a beautiful house. They really knew how to build houses back in the day. Can't wait to see pics of the inside once you settle in.

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  2. OH my what a glorious house.
    I am sure that you will be so happy there.

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  3. Gorgeous home! Looks like it belongs on a Christmas card!

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  4. So beautiful! Congratulations on closing day. Now it's time to make that house your home.

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  5. Congratulations!!! What a gorgeous and quintessentially New England home!!! xoxo

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  6. Your new old home is beautiful! I love New England homes. I can picture your home all decked out for Christmas next year. I'm sure your little village will welcome you with open arms. Too bad the weather didn't! Four (counting tomorrow's) snowstorms so far. By the way, does Steve Carell own the general store?

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  7. Beautiful home ! Can't wait to see the inside !

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  8. It is breath taking. Gorgeous. Wonderful.
    So are you used to the snow? And what about pup?
    sandie

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  9. Katie, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS! Seriously GORGEOUS! Am I being redundant? Can't wait to see the inside and what you do to it!
    Denise

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  10. Lovely house!
    Lovely gifts!

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  11. Forgot to add I love your giveaway so much I ordered two!
    Denise

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  12. Katie,
    congrats on your closing and once again having "roots"! Your house is gorgeous! I fell in love with New England last year when I visited my niece at Dartmouth in Hanover NH, all the houses were amazing and the town was like a postcard! It was so beautiful it took your breath away. You're gonna have so much fun getting settled in, putting the house in order and exploring! Can't wait to see more!
    Rebecca

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  13. WOW!! That is GORGEOUS!! How beautiful...so picture perfect New England and you get a barn too? Just fabulous Kate. A big hearty congratulations to you. I love the idea of picking up your mail..so charming (except when there is a blizzard). I cannot wait to see more.....enjoy the process!

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    1. Just lovely - you are going to have such fun making it just how you want. Hope the closing went nice and easy :-)

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  14. What a beautiful house! Can't wait to see more pics. Merry Christmas!

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  15. The new house is beautiful! It's not so hard to move when this is the prize-welcome home.

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  16. aaah your house(and snow) makes me miss NE so much! love those long silver drop earrings from Crawford!

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  17. Wow! Breathtaking come you got there! On the website I like Crawford's Stingray and Silver Cuffs! :)

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    1. *HOME not come---wow, sorry about that! lol

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  18. Congratulation on your new home! Let the memory making begin!!

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  19. Just discovered your blog in a link from Enchanted Home and I've added you to my favorites! Merry Christmas!

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  20. OMG! I am in love with this Historic home!! I have an old home too and I want to love new but I gravitate towards this style home always.. This is just fabulous!! I cannot wait to see the interior house tour!!

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  21. Congratulations Katie! What a GORGEOUS home!!! SO excited to have a home tour and see the inside as well as your renovation projects! What a perfect place to make memories....just beautiful!

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  22. Beautiful home, Katie! Can't wait to see the interior and any renovations! My son and his family live in Boston and would love to own an old home like yours. They live in a beautiful condominium across the street from the Bunker Hill Monument. Their building is believed to be the second oldest in Boston! Take the Freedom Trail and you will walk right by their house. Love your blog.

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  23. Beautiful home! We visited Boston a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. I long way from North Central Kansas.

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  24. Congrats on your closing. Your new home is beyond beautiful! I am looking forward to seeing more of it :)

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  25. your house is lovely. can't wait to see what you do with that little barn. I'm hoping a guest house as that would be so cute.

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  26. Your new house is beautiful! I can't wait to see you turn it into your home! I've been terrible about checking, but do think of you often. Hope you and your sweet family had a very Merry Christmas and 2014 will bring you much joy and happiness!

    Jo

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