Hopefully you already saw the post (click here) on her darling private chapel. Not only is there a chapel on her farm, but also
a wonderful gazebo,
and this fabulous home.
Leslie has an interesting story about the gazebo.
Dan also built the gazebo... He built it in his barn. Yes, in his barn. “How ya’ gonna get this massive thing out into the meadow, honey? It must weigh two tons!” “Don’t worry, I’ll figure something out.” So he builds a metal sleigh, slides it underneath the gazebo and drags the whole dang thing behind his tractor about two hundred yards out into the meadow. No kidding. He’s a genius of a rare sort!
I visited on July 4th, so you can see that she has some wonderful patriotic bunting for her front porch, and on the gazebo.
Leslie collects antiques and original oil paintings from local artists. What a treat to see all of the wonderful goodies in her home.
This particular painting was my favorite.
As you enter the front door, the study is to the left. As you enter you will see the wonderful handmade chair.
I assumed it was an antique, but oh no, Leslie's husband made it with no electric tools in a wood-working. Wow!
The dining area and living room combine for one large room.
This china cabinet is Amish.
I want you to keep in mind that her home looked this fantastic when she didn't even know I was coming. (There was a mix-up on the date.) Below is the living area.
Her kitchen was gorgeous, but since she was in the middle of lots of cooking, I promised not to photograph it. (I'll have to come back so you can see it later.)
She was serving homemade flavored water that I copied in another post (click here).
She set up a delicious dessert bar in her family room. I can vouch for the cookies, they were heavenly.
Again, she was sportin her red, white and blue for Independence Day.
Here are some more views of her family room.
The lamp was made from mesquite wood by Leslie's talented hubby.
And finally we ended the tour on her back porch.
Thanks Leslie for a delightful visit.