Welcome to our New Old House!

Hi friends!

I am excited to be participating today in the Parade of Homes sponsored by blog Poppies at Play! Our new old house is the final stop on the virtual home tour!

To my new visitors, welcome to Rare & Beautiful Treasures! I am glad you are here. My name is Erin and this is our new addition, Wynn, who is 6 weeks old. He is our living dream. You can read more about that here.

Image courtesy of Turtle Pond Photography

My husband and I built our home in 2008. I call it “the new old house” because it is new construction with a lot of the details you would typically see in older homes: hardwood floors, lots of moldings, window seats, built-ins, pedestal sinks, etc. Building our dream house was a labor of love. God is continually teaching me lessons and revealing life to me in a new way which inspires me to share those experiences here on this blog. God has used our home to teach me many things. Today I share our home with the following caveat:

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,

where moth and rust destroy,

and where thieves break in and steal.

But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,

where moth and rust do not destroy,

and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Matthew 6:19-20

Now that we have been properly introduced, pleased to have you, and welcome to our home!

Entry and Front Staircase

I have always wanted a staircase like this and it was at the top of my wish list when we built the house.

Hardwood floors throughout our house are Bellawood’s Brazilian Walnut from Lumber Liquidators.
I get a lot of questions regarding this entry table and it is an antique that I cleaned up and painted.
Dining Room

My inspiration for the dining room (if not the whole house) was the house from the movie Something’s Gotta Give. The built-in china cabinet was inspired by the movie in particular. The dining room table, a distressed farmhouse style, came from Pier One Imports. Lantern is Pottery Barn that I scored new off Ebay.


My favorite room in the house. This first view is from the living room, which connects to the kitchen through an archway I flanked with white curtains.

Master Bedroom

The moldings in this room were also at the top of my wishlist when we built. I absolutely love this room.

So much work went into this precious room. I made the crib bedding by hand and painted all of those tiny pinstripes! And now, of course, the baby sleeps in our room! πŸ™‚

Crib Bedding by yours truly πŸ™‚
If you are new to my blog, I am in the process of starting my own custom crib bedding line called Wynnbaby. I hope to have my website up with inventory available this summer. I am so excited about the crib sets I have completed-they are beautiful! hand made and 100% unique-no two will ever be the same so your child’s room will truly be one of a kind. No more mass-produced bedding from overseas! Please bookmark Rare & Beautiful Treasures and check back for Wynnbaby updates!

Thank you for stopping by our home! If you are new to the Poppies at Play Home Tour, click here to start at the beginning and visit the first 19 homes on the tour! If you would like to join in yourself, visit Poppies at Play for a Linky Party !

Happy Weekend everyone!


  1. Gah! You have the Lenox Chirp dishes. Love them! And their on sale on Amazon right now… so tempting. Sigh. The house looks great!! Love the pictures πŸ˜€

  2. Love the home tour! The bedding is truly beautiful- I love that you are doing this! What a wonderful adventure for you! xo

  3. I am SPEECHLESS!! Your home is killing me!!! What a beautiful way to end the tour!! Do you just wake up every day and smile looking at what you’ve created?! You have a beautiful new baby! Congratulations!! Thanks so much for being in the parade!

  4. Absolutely beautiful. How wonderfully creative you have been made in God’s image! Thanks for “opening up your home” for us to see. I find it so inspiring.

  5. I am fairly new to your blog and I love your house! You have a great sense of style. As to storing treasures on earth my dear husband keeps me in check. I like to joke that he labours for God’s kingdom while I labour for our house. But I try to follow my maxim: people are more important than things. Greetings from Norway!

  6. Erin,
    You have such a beautiful home so full of love! I love everything about it. So clean and crisp! I love the chandy in Wynn’s room. Did you get that at Lowe’s. I think I just put the same one in my master bedroom. πŸ™‚
    I am #2 on the parade. I have had a blast visiting everyone’s homes this week.

  7. erin….i’ve always loved your home and completely know your heart when you speak of not storing up our treasures here on earth….

    your tour is gorgeous of course! love wynn’s room, the bedding, the chandy and the awesome paint job! πŸ™‚

    thanks for sharing your home!

  8. just lovely. So calming and classic. If I could have another baby, I would have the nursery be just like that! Thank you for the tour.

  9. Thank you for sharing your home πŸ™‚ I LOVE your Master bedroom! Holy cow!! It looks like something you would find in a B&B. I LOVE IT!!

    Have a great weekend!

  10. absolutely stunning! We recently had Brazilian Walnut floors in our home & I love them! They’re beautiful with just the right amount of contast.
    Thanks for the tour!

  11. Breathtaking! Erin your home is beautiful…so light and airy. You can tell you have poured your heart and soul into it. And, the bedding is just beautiful.

  12. I just went through all of the homes … this is soooooo beautiful! You have done such a great job and I am a big fan of your style – very classy!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Your home is so beautiful and just has a peaceful feeling to it. Thanks for sharing it through the Parade of Homes. I enjoyed visiting.

  14. Oh, where do I begin! Amazingly beautiful. My husband and I watched that movie the other day and I told him I wanted that house…yours is just as beautiful! And the nursery, the bedding! You are talented. Love love! I am a new follower πŸ™‚

  15. Beautiful! Would you mind telling me where you got your kitchen table (the white one)? I have been looking for one like it. Thanks!

  16. I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while now, but I don’t comment too often.
    I just love how you approach your topics. Even something like showing off your lovely home is done with touching humility.
    You have the heart of a saint and the soul of a poet!
    Probably what I love most is that though we lead very, very different lives, you share yours without being exclusionary or clique-y.

  17. My, my what a gorgeous home you have created. Just love everything you have done. Love your dining room and really love your master bedroom. It is so nice and large and I love the paneling you did in there and your bed is just scrumptious!! So glad I found your blog!

    Kim at savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com

  18. I can see now why you call it the ‘new old house’…it looks like it has a history to it, and you came along and put some lipstick on it, and call it home!
    I can’t believe it is newly built, with the angles and turns, big wood work, etc.
    If you were going for ‘old-architecture-feel’…
    y’all nailed it!

  19. Wow… simply amazing! your home is SO beautiful and you must be very proud! Congrats on the new baby, he is SO precious!

  20. It was so great to see the other rooms in your home and Wynn’s nursery. Your home truly is stunning and it feels so warm and cozy. It is relaxed yet polished. I love it! πŸ™‚


  21. Your house is beautiful. I especially love the brown/white in the entryway and master bedroom.

  22. Lovely, lovely home you have there! I was going to post to ask where on earth you got the adorable blue bird plates and noticed the very first comment was about them! So glad to know, they are just beautiful. Where in NC are you?

  23. Hi Erin-

    Love your style and all your windows. Your dining room reminds me of the one in “Something’s Gotta Give”. I also love your water view – do you have a pond on your property?

  24. Popped over from Poppies at play parade of homes. Such a beautiful house. Love all your rooms. What a beautiful nursery. Congrats on selling custom nursery bedding. Wishing much success with your new endeavor.
    Sending you an email.

  25. Your home is absolutely beautiful! And I am IMPRESSED that it looks so good with a 6 week old at home! I don’t even remember showering the first 6 weeks of my children’s lives, let alone invite the world in to see my house! Thanks for sharing.

  26. I came across your blog on the home tour. You have amazing taste, and I love the dark woods against the whites. It looks so inviting. I love the walls in your master bedroom too.

  27. I love your home – the dark hardwood floors, the trimwork — but I especially LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the stairs. Did someone build your box newel posts or did you purchase them already made? If so, where did you purchase them. That is what I’m going to put on my stairs — I love the white with dark trim to match the hardwood!!! I love the white kitchen, stainless steel and the French doors.

  28. More more! I love your taste… Would love to see it translated in your living area and bathroom.

  29. Erin, your blog is just a visual delight & it was so much fun to see your entire home on a tour. I had missed parts of it. Of course, your bedroom is at the top of the fave list. You do such great work. Congrats on baby Wynn & with the new bedding line.

  30. Love your home, so beautiful and fresh!
    I also would love to know where you got your rug that’s under your kitchen table (and what size is it?).

  31. Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments! To answer your questions on sources of things:

    Our kitchen table rug is from Pottery Barn. It is their “cooper cotton mat”-I believe we have whatever the largest size is . . .

    Kitchen table is actually something we constructed ourselves (sort of)-started with the Martha Stewart White Farmhouse Table from her Kmart line and we removed the top and used hardwood planks which I stained a blue grey, to build a more visually appealing table top. My husband thought this was a ridiculous project and wasn’t wild about helping:) but he loves the end result so I was vindicated. ha.

    Our newel posts on the staircase came through our builder-they aren’t custom-but I’m afraid I don’t know the source, unfortunately.

    Dining room dishes are Lenox “chirp” pattern.

    Chandelier in Wynn’s room did come from Lowes!

  32. everything is absolutely beautiful!!!! i am embarrassed to say, but I am going to design my master exactly like yours…. I have been thinking about it for over a month…. Would you please tell me the materials and sizes of your board and batten… specifically what you used to create the ledge and what did you use for the vertical boards…. and did you use semi gloss paint? I just love it all… very relaxing….

  33. Thanks Dawn, I’m flattered. I’m sorry I can’t tell you much of anything about the materials as we hired the work out and are no longer in the house to measure anything . . . I do think it was semi-gloss paint, I know they did it with a sprayer . . .

  34. I have that fat cream colored bird on your Master bookshelf! Found it at antique store here in TN.

    Your home is stunning. Seriously. I would love to know the paint color you chose throughout. So soothing and neutral. Do you mind sharing?

  35. Wow…just wow! You have the most gorgeous home! I absolutely ADORE your home! I dream of old homes…my hubby loves new. Yours is a great combo of both!! I’m your newest follower!

  36. Oh my gosh your house is SOOOO beautiful!!! I absolutely LOVE your master bedroom!! Would you PLEASE tell me what paint color and brand you used (in the master bedroom) for the walls and wood paneled walls???? I love the shade of tan you used and the creamy white for the wood! Thanks so much for welcoming us to see your home. You are TRULY BLESSED!

  37. Hi can you please tell the name of the wall colors by the stair case thanks

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