His Majesty's Bed & Breakfast

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Valentine’s Day Wreath

When I saw a Valentine’s Day wreath on Pinterest the other day I knew I need to make it for the front door.

Well, to my dismay there were no Christmas ornaments out at the thrift stores so I had to come up with a plan B – so down to the basement I went.

I found small purple Christmas ornaments and mardi gras beads – off to crafting.

I ran to the craft store to buy a heart shaped wreath – I ended up purchasing 2 small wound stick heart wreaths for $6.00.

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Armed with a glue gun I started putting together the wreath.  I attached the two wreaths with zipties and then just started gluing.

I am pleased with the end result and think it looks great on the B&B front door.

What do you think?

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Holidays are here . . . already

Today I realized that I we have been so busy that I lost track of our blog.

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season .

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The Queen Elizabeth transformation

This is The Queen Elizabeth Room before & after remodeling. anne before & after

The after photo shows the addition of the on suite bathroom – the bathroom in the hallway was removed along with the closets in the bedrooms to create the on suite bathrooms.

The radiator was removed and replaced with a dresser with a sink.

The walls were papered in a beautiful floral print wallpaper and floor length drapes were hung up.

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166 years later …

During my research on the Holbrook’s I came across their marriage license and marriage certificate.

The happy couple were married on July 8th, 1847.  This July it will be 166 years since their wedding.

How do you think we should celebrate?canvas

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Trip to the Cemetery

025While I was at the Historical Society last weekend I came across the information on where the original owners of the house we now call our B&B are buried.

Nathaniel and Mary Holbrook

Now most people probably wouldn’t find that excited but I did.  Next step was for my daughter Katie & I to take a trip to the Fairview Cemetery in Madison.

Good news – we had the Section #, Row # and headstone #

Bad news – there wasn’t a map of the cemetery

Once we drove around the cemetery & realized there wasn’t a map anywhere to be found – we just took a guess at the sections and parked.  Really how hard could it be to find the headstone.

Good news – we actually guessed the right section & parked fairly close to the headstone.

Bad news – it still took us an hour to find it.

Luckily Katie had her cellphone with her and she looked up the cemetery list on the internet.  Long story short – we finally found it.  We did walk past it several times but didn’t notice the name.

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Happy Memorial Day

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This Memorial Day weekend we had the pleasure of hosting a military family at the B&B.

Don & Debbie and their son Devon and his fiance’ (as of last night) spent two nights with us.  Devon has been in the Marines for the last 8 years and plans on retiring with the Marines.  It was a fitting way to celebrate Memorial Day.


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Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

In the front flower bed there is a white sign post that was missing the signs.

We weren’t sure what we were going to do with the sign post since we didn’t know where the original signs were.  We knew it was just calling out for something to hang there – we thought hanging baskets or maybe wind chimes then we found the signs in the basement.

The original signs were nice but they were plain-so we updated them.  (I wish I would have taken a before and after picture)

Now the sign post looks happy or maybe it’s just me.

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