In 2012 my kids and I moved to South Winsloe, PEI and began transforming a traditional farmhouse into a beautiful functional home. In 2017 I married my now husband, Ryan and our new little family of four resides together in historic Cape Traverse, PEI. Together we are renovating a beautiful historic farmhouse minutes from the Confederation Bridge. Our home is filled with possibility and potential and I hope you enjoy my blog and leave feeling inspired to find beauty and purpose in design!
One disappointment with my pretty little farmhouse was the lack of a fireplace
mantel (just a small disappointment though!). Fortunately for me, my father and
his brother own a farmhouse across the road from my childhood home that still
had a beautiful mantel in it. My family ended up with the home as part of a
'package deal' when they purchased the surrounding farmland 7+ years ago. The
home had not been well maintained, and the work needed to bring it up to living
standards was too costly, as a result it has sat empty and exposed to the
Here are some pictures of what I saw when I first walked through this house in the spring. (Disclaimer: This is not MY house!!)
The roof on the South-East side of the house has a large hole that has opened the home to excessive moisture.. and who knows what else.
Lots of mold... this was one of the better rooms in the house.
Dad came along for the adventure and to graciously removed the mantel for me.
There's my mantel then. Great shape and character!