Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Full House for the Holiday


My brother and his wonderful family were out this past holiday week and we had so much fun! One of our favorite activities was watching movies on the barn. The old Victorian couch was my Great Grandmother's. It used to be in our play room when we were kids (also my Dad's childhood room). 

We hauled it out of storage (from the barn) for movie viewing under the stars. 

Here's part of the gang just before pancake breakfast - my nephew Nathan, my nieces Lauren and Katie, and my Mom with Graham. My sister-in-law Marna and I (with baby Margaret) are reflected in the mirror. 


56 comments :

Robynne's Nest said...

That's the sort of thing I would love to do if I visit U.S., watch a movie on a barn door! Golly Graham looks like he can nearly sit on his own..lovely post. Robx

Desire Empire said...

Very sweet. Love the film night idea.

SavannahGranny said...

This is what it is all about. Family and holidays. Can't get any better than that. That is what I was doing as well. Have a great week. Hugs

Deanne said...

I am really keen to get a projector so we can do some outdoor movies!

Hazel said...

What fun, looks like you had perfect weather for watching movies unders the stars.

leah said...

What a lovely past time. Im sure the kids would have loved it out under the stars!!

Samantha said...

I love the couch in front of the barn, and your dining room is so beautiful. Have a lovely week.

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I love that you always create beauty for others to share.
What lovely house guests! Love the outdoor movie idea.
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Kim said...

I adore the idea of the couch to watch movies!! Fabulous!

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Chester County Cottage Girl said...

Trina:

I just love your blog. What a neat idea with family, watching movies outside on your barn.

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Love the photo of your family sitting at farmtable waiting for their breakfast.

An Urban Cottage said...

Trina,
How TOTALLY charming is it to set up a sofa outside, put a blanket on the barn and create your own little movie theater under the stars. I suppose you made popcorn on nearby campfire? S.

helen tilston said...

A beautiful day

I love the shot of your family in the dining room
A keeper!

Ranger 911 said...

Outdoor movies, what a great idea!!!

Gail said...

Oh fun! Pancake breakfasts and watching movies under the stars.....simply wonderful! Glad you had a special holiday with your family!

Gail

Flo said...

MORE!

Can't stand how wonderful this photo issss, MORE!

just call me jo said...

What a fun idea! Movies on a barn. You done good.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I love outdoor movies! How fun to have your whole family visit for the holiday!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I just love the outside movie idea! Beautiful pic of your family! Martina

Anonymous said...

Oh what a dreamy evening. I bet the kids enjoyed it as much as the adults. I absolutely love that sofa...do something with it for the inside !!!!!!
xoxo Dianne

Simply LKJ said...

What fun! Love the idea of watching movies under the stars!!

kathy said...

I loved finding you and Margaret in the mirror! Movies under the stars, and family visiting. You are so lucky!

Deanna @ Silly Goose Farm said...

This is so nice! We have a big "barnside movie" party on our farm each year. This year we are showing "A League of Their Own" (next weekend, actually) and later in the year we are doing a mini-Wes Anderson Film Fest. Last year we showed "The Sandlot." Here are pictures, if you'd like to see: http://thesillygoosefarm.blogspot.com/2010/09/barnside-movie.html

Best!

24 Corners said...

Love it!!! What a special time everyone had...the kids looks so happy, they must have been thrilled to watch movies outdoors...too fun!
I'm very impressed by the way, of your camera skills while holding sweet Margaret! :)
xo J~

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

everyone looks so Happy....love baby margaret...how sweet is she ???

love the barn and the couch photo...what good SUMMER FUN !!!!

kary and teddy
xx

Paula Jo @ Outdoor Garden Decor said...

It sounds like you had a blast, and to watch a movie outside against the barn under the stars would be exciting. It looks like everyone was having a great time by the photo. Such a sweet picture.

Becca said...

I love outside movie night! And, what a beautiful family!

Jenn said...

This looks like so much fun. I'm immediately transported to relaxing summer evening after reading this!

for the love of a house said...

how fun!! Imagine the fabulous summer vacation memories you have given to your cute nieces and nephew- what a sweet gift! So happy you all had a wonderful visit! that photo is just the sweetest!

xxjoan

the gardener's cottage said...

hi trina,

it's so nice to see your beautiful home full of people! i bet they are all head over heels for the twins. and movie night outside? heaven.

xo
janet

Maureen said...

An outside movie against a barn - perfect. Love your blog.

Jenna @ Sequined Sunsets said...

Such a wonderful way to watch a movie with the family!

aBroad said...

I have, at times, been guilty of looking at Real Estate for Sale in Upstate NY ... I will now pay special attention to those homes that also have barns or sheds .. this looks like the most fun idea ! Very appealing to me .. and I know my husband will love it.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Something I've always wanted to do! I'll bet the kids had a blast!

The Paper Mulberry said...

Ohhhh I had to read that phrase 3 times, watching movies ON the barn!!!!!!! How simply DIVINE is that???!!! Just delightful, that is the only word for it! This wonderful image will filled my head for the rest of the day. Sigh....! Hugs from a 500 year old farmhouse in England in the pouring rain! Glenda xxxx

shilkam said...

superlike the idea of watching movies on a barn door... below the skies!!! :)

Toyin O. said...

Very nice looking family:)

Mary Lou said...

I adore this whole post. The movie setting and the family table with the mirror is all so peaceful and wonderful. Those babies make my day!

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Took me time to read most the remarks, but I really appreciated the post... Seem lots of fun...

SparingChange said...

What a lovely family and great photo! Your home is so bright...I LOVE IT!

New follower - looking forward to catching up with your blog. So fun!

kayce hughes said...

Beautiful family!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

How charming indeed!

Ciao Bella!


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Saila said...

What a lovely blog you have, I just popped in through a link in another Finnish blog. Your many subjects and stories, wonderful home and garden made a pleasant read for a long while. Best wishes and all the best!
Saila

Moddy Bee said...

it's so fun having family out to visit! we love to watch movies outside. we also like to play the WII...we love american idol! thanks for sharing!
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annie said...

What happy memories you are making! Watching movies outdoors on a barn door, in a comfy sofa under the stars...does it get any better than that?

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I adore this photo, great room, lots of light and a wonderful family.

Miss Kim said...

What fun!! Nothing is more wonderful than creating memorable times with your family!

red ticking said...

love this.... family is the best.... we are so blessed. xoxo

A Hint of Home said...

How fun to have your family visit! Great, creative idea to show movies on the barn.
Looks like a lot of fun!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

what a great time you all must have had.
hugs ~lynne~

Kellie Collis said...

What a lovely family! Pancakes are my favorite! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

Robert said...

That was a fun idea. We haven't tried watching at the barn.. would like to try it with my kids at the backyard..

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What a great photo. You all look so sweet and that pancake breakfast sounds so great!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

LOVE the shot of the sofa on the grass, Trina!
Such a great idea.
Hope you are enjoying this glorious summer we are having!
xx
A

Snappy Di said...

Like your very own drive in movie! How fun for all of you.

Judy @ A Meek Perspective said...

How much fun! What a great idea!!!

Judy :)

Morning T said...

What a sweet photo of the family. Can't get enough of your sun (and love) filled home!
xo~
Tricia

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