In today’s post we will take an old farmhouse home tour of this house that has been lovingly updated by its modern day family. There is a special and oh so sweet story behind this early 1900’s home that adds to the charm!
This delightful home looks so beautiful in the fall months with the leaves just starting to turn golden. It has a long history and has withstood many a cold Canadian winter in its 116 years! The current owners are about to celebrate 7 years of ownership and couldn’t be more proud of the work that they’ve accomplished so far!
My friend Deb of the website Vintage Society Co. and her high school sweetheart husband call this place home, along with their two adorable children. I first became friends with Deb on Instagram, where she shares more on her account – BVintageStyle. Of course as a vintage lover myself I became enamored with her projects and her love for French finds!
Deb says “My husband wanted to move back to the town he was from and I told him I would only do it if we got one of a few of the old character homes in the town. This one wasn’t listed but we stopped and talked to the man who owned it and he ended up selling it to us. The craziest part was, when I was a kid, I got confirmed at the church just up the street from this house and I remember looking out at this house and thinking, that is my dream!” Such a serendipitous story indeed!
Old farmhouse home tour interior
“This Queen Anne built in 1903 was in terrible condition when we got it so we have spent the last five years renovating it.” Future projects on the agenda are the kitchen below and a bathroom. You can be sure though that they will incorporate the vintage charm that they fell in love with in this home.
“Growing up a small town girl, I used to go to the local auction mart with my Grandpa. He would buy most anything that he thought was a good deal and heaven’s forbid he ever throw anything away that might be useful down the road. Those days at those auction’s certainly rubbed off on me as I grew up I started to collect salvaged and antique items of my own.”
“Few things are more fun to me than spending my Saturday’s hunting garage sales and stopping at second hand stores to find that diamond in the rough.” Deb is a girl after my own heart indeed, and if you’ve been a reader for any length of time you know how I love to incorporate vintage myself!
Fresh flowers and French market baskets are sprinkled throughout, but you won’t find clutter or tchotchkes here.
Deb loves to be surrounded by beautiful things, but as a young homemaker the big price tag is often beyond reach. She’s savvy enough to just find it or make it herself. The bedrooms below are a perfect example of just that!
Shiplap and marble mix and mingle so beautifully with each other in this cottage style bathroom.
A lot of allure and rustic attraction in all of these vintage pieces!
And my own favorite portion of this vintage farmhouse home tour…Deb’s studio/office attic. A stunning light filled space to work and to get away to!
In her own words she’s a crafter and somewhat a bit of a stubborn perfectionist. She loves the color white! As an interior designer with her co-shared business Vintage Society Co, this space provides an open palette with which to create and design.
“My passion is to bring you decor inspiration and easy DIY’s that will allow you to create warm and inviting spaces.”
For more of Deborah’s home and business ventures, be sure to head on over and follow her at Vintage Society Co.
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