I discovered your sweet Insta-feed last week and smiled through pic after pic. Your family is precious, and I love that you and your (firefighter) husband are renovating a 1905 farmhouse RIGHT HERE IN ALABAMA. I love that it’s called Stillwater Farm. I love that you have a “free range toddler” (hee hee!) and that your property is home to the oldest man-made lake in Shelby County…WHICH IS ONLY THREE COUNTIES AWAY FROM ME. I love that your hubby has a wood shop where he builds really cool things. I love that you have a passion for restoration and preservation, and that you love home decor and organization. I just have one question for you:
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?
Oh, just thought of one more:
WHEN CAN I COME OVER? 😀
I hope it’s okay that I share these five Insta-photos with my reader-friends…I know they’ll want to meet you to!
1. Stillwater Farmhouse:
*Sigh* Isn’t it dreamy?! In reading through some of Lauren’s old Instagram captions I learned that they lost their first home in the horrific EF4 tornado outbreak that occurred in April of 2011. Their sweet, little tudor home was completely destroyed, but praise the Lord, Lauren and her husband stayed safe in their basement and miraculously escaped the terrifying event unharmed. They built and moved into a brand new home for a couple of years after the tornado, but their hearts were drawn to finding something old that they could fix up. When they found Stillwater Farm, they knew they had found home!
2. Pergola Fire Pit:
3. Guest Bedroom:
I learned from other Insta-captions and comments that Lauren found the bed frame for $50, the chandelier was original to the house, the bedskirt and boxwood wreath from Target, the wooden chair is the only dining chair they were able to salvage from their first home, the vintage oars came from Brett’s fire station, they found the door mounted above the bed years ago on a date, Lauren won the (customized) Stillwater Farm sign from Charlie and Ella, and the buffalo check duvet is from Ikea. (Lauren, don’t be afraid of me. I promise I just researched so that I could provide resource information to folks who will probably want to know. #NotAStalker PS- where did you get the rug, armoire, euro shams and tobacco basket? ;-))
4. Work-in-progress Pantry:
This is just a peek through the glass window in the door. There are lots of fun in-progress pics of this space on Lauren’s Insta-feed too!
Um…can we just have a moment of silence for that banister? Lauren mentioned she’s in the process of ripping down layer after layer of wallpaper on the walls in the foyer right now, but I think they’re kind of sweet as is…like an old patchwork quilt!
Here’s hoping I get to see them in person
sometime this Spring soon! 😉 #YesIAlreadyCategorizedThisPostUnderFRIENDS 😀