It was in 1982 that the December issue of Country Living arrived in our mailbox. As I did each month, I pored over the magazine, looking for house-y inspiration. We had lived in The Farmhouse for a year and a half, and we had a long way to go towards repairs and sprucing it up and making it pretty. A l-o-n-g way indeed. Kristin was two and Ryan was just a baby. We had little time and even less money. But we were making a home and we were always on the lookout for
So on the cover of this issue, there was a fabulous sideboard!
With a closer look, we learned that the sideboard was designed by Adam Peck for Country Living and that we could order the plans! Ron could build it and we could have that sideboard!
We ordered the plans. Ron built it. I painted and finished it. And we have loved it all these many years!
|Photo by my dear friend Frances, taken in 2013|
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Here is the sideboard last December. We didn't know it then, but it would be the last year that we would celebrate Christmas in The Farmhouse.
And now, here we are celebrating our first Christmas at Pineapple House! This is the look of the sideboard this year, here in the new dining room.
Thirty-four years...and still in love with our Country Living sideboard!