I’m not going to mention its almost Easter and we still have snow flurries and we’ll be wearing our Christmas bonnets. No, I going to give thanks for all my blessings!

Just a short tour of our home this Easter.




To all our friends and family Happy Easter!!!!!


My Favorite Chairs

I know I’m late to the party!! This is the first time I’ve ever joined a party and I’m late. http://thepolohouse.blogspot.com/ I know I don’t have it linked correctly, I’ll work on how to install it the proper way…I promise. Back to the party. This party is about favorite chairs. I thought, Hey I can do this one!!! So on with the show. The above chair I found at Habitat For Humanity for $10.00! That was before I hauled it to the guy how does upholstery work at the antique mall where I have my small booth. After I paid him then found this lovely little pillow that cost about as much as the upholstery job I have a lovely little chair. Make sense to me. Lets move on….

Now this chair I found at Goodwill. It’s was marked $8.00! I said YES!!! Then I found some Ralph Lauren fabric and again lugged it out to my trusty upholstery guy. Lets just say when I come to check on my booth he always comes by to say Hi….he may just want to see if I need something either refinished or reupholstered but I prefer to think he just likes chatting with me. I have to say he’s made every chair, that’s been falling apart, very comfy and attractive.

That brings us to this little chair. Yes I found this at a local thrift shop too. It was love at first sight. I know it has seen better days but I love the fact the wood is so worn on the arm rests. The seat also needed to be recovered but I actually was able to handle that job. Then I fell in love again!!

When I saw this one across the room I knew this cutie was coming home with me! It didn’t matter that MBP would need to glue it back together and it’s so dainty no one can ever sit on it! Who needs function when you have beauty? Hmmm I’ll need to remember that line when I don’t feel like cooking. I mean look at this!


So you don’t think I drag all my chairs home from reject aisles I’ve included this chair. I recently bought this chair to go in the corner of our bedroom…. NEW!! MBP was thrilled. Coco was devastated. She loved the old chair. You can’t please everybody. We’ve had a talk reminding her she is a DOG so she can deposit her hair in her own dog bed and like it.

Small Town Charm

Wooster, Ohio Courthouse…this photo is from their site.
Several WRBP readers are from Ohio living in other states and some still live in Ohio. So I thought I take everyone on a little tour of a small town in rural Ohio. I always enjoy reading about where other people live. I’ve learned so much about different areas from reading other blogs. I love reading about small towns. So much is already known about the usual large cities. I particularly enjoy seeing how regular people, like me, live in other smaller communities. Its amazing how much I still learn about Ohio and I’ve lived here 30 years. I thought I’d introduce this small town to those that have never been there, heard about it or haven’t visited there in years. There have been some big changes in little Wooster, Ohio!

This is a glimpse of the end of one of the downtown streets. I found this on their site too. The rest of the photos are my own.
Years ago Mr. WRBP and I visited Wooster. There were beautiful old buildings, but like so many small towns, most sat empty. It was kind of depressing. It was easy to see the town had to be very affluent at one time. I should explain surrounding the small downtown is farms. For years we never went back. Then for some reason…I can’t remember why… I was in the area with a friend. We were hungry so thought lets see if there’s a place to eat at near by Wooster. I can’t say I had high hopes. We discovered someone renovated one of the beautiful old buildings and there was a new bistro in town!!! We loved it. I should explain there’s a lovely old college in the town so the bistro was a great success. It’s was perfect for parents coming into town for visits. That seemed to get the ball rolling.
It’s now ONE of my favorite places to go that’s close to home.

This beautiful shop sells handmade tiles from all over the world. It makes me want to think up a new project just to use their tiles. Lucky for Mr. BP they close early on Saturdays so I rarely have a chance to go in.

Broken Rock
This is one of our favorite places to have lunch. They have the best flat bread pizza, soup and breads.

They have a Hungarian Bakery

The Saint Paul Hotel
This was recently renovated and once again a hotel. I’m pretty sure in its day it wasn’t exactly a European type boutique hotel. When the owner was renovating the hotel……that was in total disrepair….a local antique dealer told him he had something he thought he’d be interested in back at his shop. There sitting in his shop….across the street…was this beautiful stain glass window that came from a church in France. The old hotel was originally named the Saint Paul! Hence the Saint Paul lives again.
There a few more things I’ll show in the next post. I don’t want this to turn into a “You want to see my vacation pictures?” No not really haha
Until next time!!!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!


I know I’m not doing a great job posting more often. I do think about it….often. Then something comes up and it gets delayed. I wanted to make sure I’d send off greetings for Valentine’s Day.


I thought I’d give a brief tour of ALL our Valentine decorations!


So yes this will be a very short post.


I used to have some wonderful tacky heart lights that I would string around our back door. It just wouldn’t be quite the same here. I find in old homes you can get away with more “artistic” touches than in newer homes. In the old place it looked fun and quirky like an eccentric old aunt. In this newer place it looks like you’re just plain tacky. And I strive NOT to have that look!!!!


This is the day for chocolate so indulge!!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day

Welcome to my library.



I thought I would pick up on the topic Karen, from Garden, Home & Party, brought up in one of her previous posts. Yes, it’s taken me a bit of time to actually do this post. Anyway, I’ve always loved going to the library. One of my favorite memories was walking downtown to the library with my girlfriend and wandering around the library on a Saturday afternoon. If it was a really great Saturday when we also went to the five and dime and had a coke at the counter. That was a day when kids in first grade could go places without fear. So I’m really showing my age. I thought It might be fun to take a little tour of some of the areas in my home I keep my books.


In our previous home this was our kitchen cupboard. It held our everyday dishes. I now have it in our living holding some of our books. Normally the glass doors are closed. Which works out perfect to keep out dust, but doesn’t work so well trying to take a photo.


I also have little stacks tucked here and there.


Above are a few of the books I brought back from our trip to France. Well not the one titled “History Of United States. The little skinny ones that were easy to tuck in my bag and carry around the city on a very HOT day.


This is my favorite bookstore ever! I could spend all day here. Lucky for me they have nice cushy chairs for people to sit in and read. It feels more like a library than a bookstore. That’s where Mr. BP spends his time while I wander.



If you’re a book lover and ever in Cleveland, Ohio this is a must see destination. And this is the lady that makes everything happen.


And now that brings me back to my little home.


I have to run. Someone is telling me ENOUGH ALREADY! It seems its time for dinner. I’ll continue this another time. I’ll also need to work on how to link to Karen’s beautiful blog. I thought I better go ahead and post this now before I make more mistakes.


So where were we?

That’s right Kari and Daniel walked off into the sunset.


And this guy,


our son, flew with Mr. BP and me to…


We had a great time taking in the sights, walking, walking,walking and


and lots of this!


I have to say at the time it all seemed a bit surreal. It’s funny how no matter where you go in the world with technology your everyday world follows you.


It seems one minute you’re checking on work while you’re walking down an alley in Paris,


then suddenly you’re picking up Coco from Meadow Run…then began the chore of reminder her there are rules around this place.


You settle back into the regular routine and before you know it its time for our grandsons to help their dad and Santa!!


I hope everyone has a very healthy, happy 2013.


Where we left off..

The first photo is Mr. Butler’s Pantry and our oldest grandson. The next photo is our oldest daughter, SIL and their other two boys. We were waiting to board the plane to….
The Lake District of England. We had several days to enjoy the countryside and small villages. The break from our hot summer was a treat too. Then the day came why we were really there.
Our youngest daughter Kari’s church wedding to Daniel. As I said way back in a previous post they had a civil wedding in the USA one year before but the church wedding was held in England. This gave our family a chance to meet ALL of Daniel’s lovely family. What a day. The sun came out the temp. warmed up and the outside wedding reception was a tremendous event.

Then it was time for goodbyes.

I’ll continue the next part of our adventure tomorrow….I hope. I have every intention of posting tomorrow….I mean it. Please excuse the errors. I fear if I keep trying to fix this I’ll never get it posted!

Best Regards,
Also I started posting on facebook. I have a feeling I’ll do a better job updating over there.
It’s…. Kathleen Warren Carracher
If you have facebook and we’re not already “friends” I’d love to hear from you.

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