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September 14, 2011

rediscovery hidden gems

Last weekend my husband finished pulling the carpet up on the stairs and made it into my grandson's bedroom exposing this gorgeous floor.



After giving the newly revealed floor a good cleaning, I couldn't help but notice how the shadows of the window panes made the sun dance across it.



To think it was there all along hidden under wall to wall carpet just waiting to be revealed.  I suppose when the previous owner had it covered in carpet the thrill of the old wooden floor had faded and carpet provided the warmth and comfort they desired. 




I can imagine the children who slept in that room before, playing with their cars and trucks and dolls and buggies just the way I know my grandson will play with his toys now.




Isn't it funny how what was old and worn to them, is fresh and new to me?  It didn't take long for Bear to feel at home on it either.




My simple pleasure this week is rediscovering hidden gems for a new generation.

I'm joining Dayle for Simple Pleasures...

17 comments:

  1. That must have been a real thrill to find the wooden floor. I love how you want to give to your grandchildren. Nothing will ever cover over that. Mave

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  2. that floor is beautiful....and love how Bear has made himself comfortable on it.

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  3. The coloring on your floor is a beautiful color! So rich!
    I'll take hardwood over carpeting anyday.
    So glad Bear approves!

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  4. That floor is in excellent condition. Can't imagine anyone being willing to cover it up but seems a lot of people do.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  5. Great discovery. I love wood floors so easy to clean and hold no odors. Fabulous!

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  6. Gorgeous! You just won the floor lottery!

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  7. How wonderful to find a wooden floor underneath that carpet. Did you expect to find it or was it a suprise?

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  8. Oh it is wonderful and in such great condition. Yeah for you!! And you didn't even have to pay for it. How great.

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  9. The glow of wooden floors is so homey. I enjoy mine; some were refinished years ago, which was one of my better decisions in this little, old house!
    -Karen

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  10. The glow of wooden floors is so homey. I enjoy mine; some were refinished years ago, which was one of my better decisions in this little, old house!
    -Karen

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  11. What a neat surprise to discover that beautiful floor under the carpet! I would be thrilled to make a discovery like that.

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  12. Great surprise, beautiful floor!

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  13. Beautiful "new" floor. Love the sun shinning on it. I can just picture your grandson with his cars and trucks rolling across that floor. He will love it!
    Blessings,
    Lynn

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  14. Wow! What a delightful gem to uncover. I would so love hardwood floors.

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