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Colonial America: the simple life: Early American fireplaces and cooking

Want to decorate the interior of Marshal Hooker's Cabin something like this...

The furnishings in here are what I was thinking about having in my kitchen. Nice to know it works.

Hearth in Kitchen But when a Realtor friend persuaded her and her husband, Steven, to look at a former tollhouse on Connecticut's Litchfield Turnpike dating to 1777, Leslie finally found the excuse to indulge her true passion. "As soon as we walked into the kitchen and I saw those cabinets painted my favorite dark red, it was all over. My husband said, 'Wow, I think we've just bought a house.'"

FARMHOUSE – INTERIOR – note how the doors, windows, and trim were painted in the colonial era, while the walls remained in a plaster color. It seems reverse in modern times.

FARMHOUSE – INTERIOR – note how the doors, windows, and trim were painted in the colonial era, while the walls remained in a plaster color. It seems reverse in modern times. rejuvenation colonial revival: a lovely example of the style.

Early American Walk-in Fireplace in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Photo by PAI Architects.

The Beardsley Limner, Identified as Sarah Perkins (1771-1831), Portrait of a lady seated in a Windsor chair, probably Jemima Wolcott Steele (b. 1763), probably Ellington, Connecticut, c.1790, Oil on canvas, 32" x 25 ¼" In un-restored condition. This portrait is believed to be the wife of James Steele whose portrait by the Beardsley Limner is in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg, along with one of their eleven children, identified as "Child Posing with Cat".

Someday I dream of having a fireplace or wood burning stove.

love, but not really realistic for our space.