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!

The fam.

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!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a beautiful place to visit. I have never been up there. Great pieces you came home with. Love the book you found. You baby is so cute and growing too fast!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like you had an enjoyable visit with your family, and what a beautiful place to visit. You did receive some real treasures - thanks for sharing them with us.
You have a great looking family.

Kimberly said...

Your little sailor looks like you! What beautiful pictures and lovely things you were able to bring home.

Paula said...

Lake George is gorgeous! I've seen signs for it on our way to VT but never have seen it for myself. Love the houses right on the lake and that beautiful folliage. Lucky you for inheriting some treasured family pieces!

Country Dreaming said...

What a beautiful trip. Your goodies are super. Enjoy them!!
Your little sailor is a cutie.


All That Glitters said...

He is growing up way to fast! Your hair looks beautiful!

Linda Anne Young said...

What wonderful fun for all of you to get away, and reconnect with your aunt and uncle. They must have enjoyed seeing you and your beautiful children! Baby Bliss is really getting big!
Upstate New York is so gorgeous, especially this time of year!
The game table is a great piece, and it's so special to have some things that were in your family. You are really good at mixing the old antique pieces in with your newer furniture. Your living room looks lovely!
You made some nice memories and got some special family heirlooms too!
Blessings, Linda

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Lake George really looks beautiful this time of year. I don't know if it's just our section of NJ, but our foliage was not very good this year. It took forever to turn and then never got the vibrant colors it has in the past. With all the wind, a lot of leaves have just fallen off. Oh well. I love all your new treasures! They look great in your home!

Jemsmom said...

I think WE were separated at birth! I crave family things also. I am an only child. My father has one sister and I have been reconnecting with my cousins. My mom passed away almost 14 years ago and I don't really know anyone on her side of the family. It makes me sad and like you, I crave family things. What a wonderful opportunity for you to take the whole family and what gorgeous pieces! Hey, if you ever need a southern sister... I'm your girl!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Kim, I have never been to Lake George, but my husband has, and he thinks it is one of the prettiest lakes he has ever seen! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos with us. I want to see the chairs! :D


Love Of Quilts said...

What a beautiful place. Thoses photos were just so nice of the trees and water. They look like they could have come out of a magazine. I like your new treasure too. Trish

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Kim, what a gorgeous place...falliscious is right. Lucky you, a family visit AND treasures!

Thanks so much for visiting me at FrenchGardenHouse...I've had a such fun reading through some of your posts. xo Lidy

Michele Smith said...

What a beautiful place to visit, the pictures are gorgeous. I love the pieces you came home with and you have a beautiful family!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Such a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing so many pretty pics!

Kerry Rossow said...

This looks so peaceful! What a gorgeous place to visit. I love pieces that have a history. I especially love my rocker. My grandma rocked my mother, My mother rocked me, and I now rock my own!
Thank you for the visit!
Kerry at

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I want to see the needlepoint chairs! I have a few pieces of needlepoint that I have done and thought that I would some day do chair covers but I don't see that happening now. You have a lovely blog and a beautiful family. Thanks for helping me discover this treat!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

What a lovely view! Btw, thanks for the sweet comment on my blog :) Hope you can link up sometime in my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

CAS said...

Have never been to that part of the country, but it certainly looks beautiful. How wonderful that you received some lovely pieces of family history.

Your little sailor boy is adorable, and I love his proud Momma's new hairdo!
:) CAS

Veronica said...

Hi Kim. I finally get around
to coming over to your blog and following you back! Life has been kinda looney around here but so pleased that you are following my blog and thrilled to find this lovely post today. Love ypur blog header and name as well. Too cute.

Warm Wishes


Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Wow! Those photos are just gorgeous! And I love all the pieces you inherited. That would be the perk of having a small family. You get all the heirlooms! I have so many cousins to share my grandmother's things with.
Your little boy is a cutie pie!

Kim @ Sand and Sisal said...

I took your invitation and came on over and I'm so glad I did! What a beautiful area you aunt lives in! Just serene! How special to have those pieces from your family. They're lovely!

Rooms by Ann said...

These pictures are amazing I want to visit.We all need a getaway once in a while.I am your newest follower i hope you will follow me.

Sue said...

Hi Jersey girl!! your blog....that blue piece in your last post is fabulous...You really did all that work??'s the chicken wire....
I was suppose to go to Lake George last fall with the Fam (which must be a Jersey thing to call your family)
we were going to stay at the Sagamore Hotel but the daughter insisted on going back to Martha's Vineyard....Your pictures make it look gorgeous so It's a must that I make that trip one of these days....
Please stop back again as I am a crazy person who tries just to be entertaining....I basically blog about nonsense.....

Bonnie said...

Lake George scenery is fantastic. I enjoyed your pictures. What a great gift to be invited and given family pieces. Your son is so darling.

I am so honored you visited my blog and appreciate you following. I will enjoy viewing your former posts soon. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

How nice to get family furniture pieces. I enjoyed your scenic photos. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now a follower.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

I saw you on another post and realized I have not stopped by in awhile. The Adirondacks are a beautiful place to visit. I don't think I've ever spent time in Lake George even thought I've from Jersey.

The furniture is beautiful!