Thursday, September 17, 2009

Old tin ceiling from a South Dakota schoolhouse...

There once was a little girl who lived in South Dakota, who dreamed of a house of her own some day..and in that house would be old things with history and interesting stories behind every piece she had. This little girl lived in a home where additions to the house she lived in came from old schoolhouses that her dad would buy and tear down. Cold winters she would go with her brothers and sisters (after packing hot cocoa and sandwiches) to tear these schoolhouses down... and she would wonder... of the history she was taking. She dreamed that someday she could have some of it for her own house... The memories of old boards and school benches and tin ceiling tiles never left that little girl and when she heard many, many years ago that another schoolhouse was going down..she had some of that old tin sent to her...And it came in a sheet with chippy cream paint and it made her glad..cuz now, she had some of her own to put into her home. And she had history that she could share with her children... of the days when she was a little girl....dreaming of the day when she would have a home of HER own...Thanks for stopping by! love ya! mean it! Stephanie

9 comments:

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a lovely piece of tin ceiling. Thanks for sharing!

The Green Pea said...

It is always so nice to know some people enjoy old chippy paint, ceiling tiles of tin, and old school house treasures. What a joy to get your hands on some of these discards. What a dream to use these old treasures again! Stephanie I hope you got some! sandi

The Whispering Creek House said...

Hey there! It's Stephanie and the little girl is me! :)

common ground said...

I love how life is a circle. Your family instilled the love and appreciation of old things in you... mine too. Looking forward to seeing how you use them.
Debra

Chrissy said...

Hi!! Saw your note,and I think your right,looks like we will get along just fine!!! All the best,Chrissy

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

What a cute and fun post!! Thank you somuch for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment today! I will indeed cherish the flowers, as I know it won't always be that way... precious children.

So happy to have "met" you via the blog world.
Blessings,
LMM

pk said...

What a great post! I'm so happy that you got your chippy tin! :-)
Thanks so much for visiting today and becoming a follower! Have a wonderful weekend...

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Stephanie. What a wonderful story and a fabulous tin ceiling tile. I love those too!
Thanks for coming by for a visit and leaving such a nice comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Erica said...

I grew up in South Dakota as well. One question: East river or West river? ;) I'm an East river girl myself. Love the tin and your great ideas!