I am so excited to finally share a tour of my mom’s Pilgrim Century Home with you all today!
Well…that day has finally arrived! My Mom’s love for antiques and history is so inspiring, and she has taught me so much about furniture, time periods and styles. I was so blessed to grow up in this home that I’m about to show you, and I’m so thankful for the homemaker that my mom was.
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For this post, I thought I would let her write it and explain a little bit about each space that I’m going to show you. Be sure to watch the YouTube video above for the full tour!
Happy November! I’m Charisse Goforth and I’m so excited to give you a little tour of my home today. What an honor to share something I am so grateful for with all of you, and what a perfect month to do it!
I’m kind of a history nut. I absolutely love it, and my passion is everything Pilgrim. God gave me a special heart for this time in our history. It just speaks to me.
On the outside my home looks like a typical two story Michigan house, but as you enter I hope you feel as if you have been transported to the 1600’s. The Main Hall is the center of all our family activities. So many happy memories have been made with our children and their families in this room, and around this fireplace.
The beams, floors, ceiling and fireplace are not original to the home. My husband Mike added all of these to help me achieve a more original 17th century feel. He also built two of the tables you see in this room.
The Parson’s Chamber is just off the Main Hall. Our television and couch are tucked away in this room. This is also the room guests stay in when they come to visit. My husband made the bed, as well as the wattle shutter on the window.
The kitchen is the next room you enter off of the Main Hall. My husband made the hanging shelf and laid the flooring. We also gave all of our windows a leaded look by using Decra Led tape. My husband made the grid and I added the crystal glass to give it a wavy, early look.
(Be sure to watch the YouTube video for a close up of the windows!)
Our children’s bedrooms used to be located upstairs. When they all moved out, we turned my son’s room into a master bath and our daughter’s room became our master bedroom. My husband made the shelf in the bathroom and our bed! The floors upstairs are original to the home.
My parents always loved antiques and they instilled that love in me. They started with a few pieces here and there and ended up with a saltbox home that looked like you stepped back in time to the 1700’s. My love started in college, with a little bit of country primitive. Slowly through the years, because of my love of history, my decor changed over to the Pilgrim era. I couldn’t help but fall in love with it because of its reminder to me of our country’s humble beginnings.
As much as I love the furniture of that period, their furniture wasn’t their legacy. Their things weren’t important to them. God was. He was everything to them. They left us a heritage. They showed us what Thanksgiving is truly all about.
I am absolutely sure our Pilgrims had no idea that 400 years later Charisse Goforth’s life and perspective would be forever changed by them. I have learned so much from them. Continued gratefulness despite continued heart ache. Perseverance. Faith. Trust in God. A tremendous love for His Word and most important a love for God that cannot be compared.
That’s what I want my children and grandchildren to remember about me. That’s the legacy I want to leave behind. Everything else is only wood, hay and stubble. I cannot take it with me but I will strive to be a Pilgrim on this journey for a better tomorrow. A hope. A faith. A burning love for God that can change lives for generations to come.
Thank you for coming along with me today!
I hope you all enjoyed this tour of my mom’s pilgrim century home! Isn’t is beautiful? It’s truly a place of comfort for me, especially around the holidays. 🙂 Do you know anyone who decorates like my mom does? Have you ever seen a home like hers? I’d love to know in the comments below![mailerlite_form form_id=3]