My friend, Lydia, is "Katie Byler" in my book, Knit Together, and has a lovely home. She has two greenhouses, so many plants are kept in her house, having a green thumb. Here's a little photo journey into her Amish house. She let me take pictures of her downstairs minus the kitchen. She said it was a mess, but it wasn't ;)
I'm decluttering my house right now, and these pictures inspire me. How about you? Please leave a comment and I'll let Lydia know what you said. Even thought she's Amish, she has a woman's heart and loves to hear that she has a beautiful nest <3
|Notice the plants. Windows abound so nothing on the walls.|
|Another angle of her sewing, multipurpose room.|
|Lydia married a widower, and his family record with names of his children are on the picture. |
Blue glassware displayed out in the open would never happen in Western New York, being too fancy.
|A desk between two windows. German books on the top, English on the bottom.|
|My friend, Mary Anne Roberts, talking to Lydia. Her big Vera Bradley purse seems out of place! This is not Lydia's big kitchen....it's to the right, out of sight ;)|
|I know there's many more birthdays to mark, since Lydia has over 60 nieces and nephews. ;)|
Another hand-painted plate on the top.
|A desk decked with a "fancy" table cloth. I see she's reading my book, Amish Knitting Circle. ;) |
Lydia reads my books for accuracy.
|A large calendar and birthday cards strung across two window, always white curtains. The Amish of Smicksburg have white curtains, the Amish of W. NY dark blue.|
|Lydia's bother built her house, a master carpenter. I love that corner cabinet. Walls all white, white, white!|
|This is Lydia's "clutter" cabinet. Nice blue transfer-ware plates inside. |
On the top, hand-painted plates given to her as gifts.
|I showed this picture on Facebook and asked readers what they saw out of place. The broom!|
|Another shot of Lydia's multipurpose room.|
The wooden drying racks to the right open up and she hangs her laundry on them. Clever.