Thursday, October 27, 2011
Weekend on Lake George
Not sure if I ever mentioned this on my blog, but I have very little extended family. My mother was an only child and my father had one brother and one sister. My uncle had one child, my only cousin, and my aunt has no children.
The lack of a family history may be why I generally long for things from my family's past. I long to know more, I long for a piece of anything that belonged to anyone from my small lineage.
A couple months ago I received an email from my one and only aunt asking me if I'd be interested in some furniture that belonged to my great-grandmother. Orphansayswhat? HoldonletmethinkYESSSSS!
I thanked my Aunt Sue for thinking of me then invited my whole family up to her mountain home for the weekend to bring home my treasures. Cause I'm nice like that.
We had a wonderful time visiting and taking in the gorgeous scenery, even taking a cruise on Lake George and a hike in the Adirondacks. This time of year the foliage is Fall-licious.
My aunt and uncle have a gorgeous home that is literally right on the Schroon River in the middle of the Adirondack Mountains. It is truly breathtaking. It was about a six-hour trip for us and my mom and dad came along too.
My uncle's sister was kind enough to let us stay at her smaller vacation home, which was a couple miles away.
This was the view from the front of the property.
And this was the view from my Aunt's place.
My little sailor boy!
Look who cut her hair off!
My aunt sent me home with some beautiful mahogany dining chairs with seats that were needlepoint by my Great-Grandmother.
And my uncle gave me this game table that they had purchased about 50 years ago.
I added these brass embellishments that I picked up at a flea market a while back.
And my aunt also gave me this gorgeous crystal decanter. Of course I added some bling. What can I say, I'm from Jersey.
I also added a new book to my collection by treating myself to this leather beauty from an antique store in Warrensburg.
I love this table in my Family Room. Rich suggested we put it in here because we like to have family game nights in here and since this table folds open it makes a great place to play board games.
It looks so bare in here without a coffee table.
I also moved my round table to the other side of the room next to my favorite chair.
Thats all for now! Thanks for visiting and have a fabulicious weekend!