First of all, I would like to tell everyone about the progress of the article, that is coming up next month in Victorian Homes Magazine, about My Old Historic House.I got an email from the editor yesterday with a first look proof. I had to sign ,saying I would not print or use the pictures at this time. Putting that aside, I have to say the pictures are beautiful. And it looks like a 10 page spread with several centerfolds. I am sorry I keep going on and on, but I am just so excited. I always wanted to be published and it looks like it really is going to happen. The book will go to print on Monday. And yes, Sissy made the cut. In her basket on the kitchen floor beside the fireplace. I will have a copy e around the 10th of April and I am sure there will be a blog post,soon after.
My house has two parlors, which was pretty much typical of that time and period. One is the Gentlemans Parlor, and the other The Ladies Parlor. Standing guard in the Ladies Parlor is a marble statue of Ruth, from the Bible. She is Italain and sets on a marble pedestal .. Standing guard in the Glentlemans Parlor is a marble statute of Huck Finn. He is also made in Italy and also on a marble pedestal. Both statues are from the late 1800's and are almost 3 feet tall. I love them both and I placed them so they can be seen side by side, yet seperated. Huck is facing the Mississippi River, which is very apporiate and he has a straw hat and a fishing pole. Ruth has wheat in her hands as she often would go work in the fields.
I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoy having them. Please drop by anytime for a tour, I will leave the lights on and Sissy Dog will meet you with a jump and a kiss.