Look what my friend Katie bought.......

 She and her business partner bought the old Fairview Mill.
How cool is that?
 She's super excited about saving this historic old landmark.
 There's a lot to done.
 But, the 'bones' of the mill are sound.
 I adore these double doors.
I can just imagine them thrown open in the Fall, with dozens and dozens of pumpkins lined up beside them.
I'm so looking forward to seeing the mill renovated, and appreciated.
To learn more about Katie's plans you can visit her blog  (click to link)
Katie also owns one of my favorite little shops:
 "The Corner Station"
Click to link
A vintage picture of the station.

Giving credit, where credit is due.
The pictures are from Katie's blog, and from google.
I was over there on Thursday and intended on going back for some pictures today, but I've been down with a stomach ache.
I'll post some new pictures soon.

Attitude of gratitude:
~I'm grateful for "sprite". The only thing I can keep down right now.
~I'm grateful that Spencer and Brooke helped my sweet hubby finish half of the garage roof, this past weekend.
~I'm grateful for the overcast sky, and cooler temperatures. Hope it lasts the whole day long.
~I'm grateful that people like Katie see the value in old building, rich with history, and are saving them... one at a time.


  1. That old mill looks like it has a lot of potential. It's fun to see what people can do, with the time, motivation and resources to make it happen! Neat!!

  2. The mill is such a cool spot! Can't wait to see what she does with it.
    Hope you feel better quick!

  3. Hi Kerin, What an interesting read. I will be heading over to your friend's blogs, to check them out. Wouldn't that mill make a great consignment shop with rental space for artists and craftsmen?

    In regard to the comment you left on my blog:
    I only buy if I love, love, love it, or if I like it a lot and the price is cheap. It really surprises me sometimes how cheap somethings are at yard sales, and then the next one you hit the prices are almost as high as brand new items in the stores. I shop yard sales for great buys and quaint stuff. Sometimes I'll go almost all summer without finding anything, then I'll hit a sale that makes me dig deep in my purse, because everything is a treasure and it's priced right. Sometimes I can get Steve to do with me on a Saturday, but Friday's I'm on my own. Most of my friends, just don't get it . . . they like to travel out of town to the cities and shop the malls. Then they come to my house and ask, "Where did you find that?" I almost always answer, a yard sale or thrift shop. Thank you for your sweet comment on my bedroom, I'm happy that you like it. Connie :)

  4. Kerin, I hope you are feeling better by the time you read this... I love the idea of the mill being saved, how wonderful!

    I'll hop over to your friend's blogs, too, thanks for the pointer!

  5. Your friend is so good to buy the mill and work to save it. Her store in the photos is cute; old buildings have such charm.

  6. Hi Kerin!

    I love old buildings - so many of them just sit and deteriorate, when they have so much charm and so many wonderful possibilities! It reminds me of the old mill at Gardner's Village outside of SLC! What a fun adventure for your friends!!


    1. Hi Barb!
      It reminds me of Gardner's Village too!

      In fact... I am a huge fan of Gardner's Village, and it is the inspiration for our homestead. How great would it be if we could have our place end up looking so charming?!

  7. I am so sorry to learn that you have been sick. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the links and photos from Katie's blog.

  8. And I am grateful for you my friend I made last year. Hope you feel better soon. Your little note on my root beer post brightened my day to think of you driving around town with your sweetie.

  9. Thank goodness for people like your friend! They are a blessing to the history around this country! I told my hubby just the other day...if I had billions $, I would go around this great ole U.S.A-Main st and backroads and fix-up little buildings/towns and give them to people who have a vision and appreciation of what came before us. Those who would desire a little shop/store for the community..we need that again. LOVE these types of POSTINGS! They pull at my heart. Can't wait to see what is done with the mill....From one sweetie to another...Roxie

  10. Oh I hope you feel better soon- yuckky stomach bugs..:(
    Love to see an historical building brought back to life.

  11. Oh, how neat!! I love that they will be renovated it to use again!! That makes my heart happy!!! Have a great night Kerin!! xo Heather

  12. What a great old building. I love it when people restore old buildings.

  13. Oh wow! I love seeing these great old buildings being renovated!! This is quite an undertaking and I can't wait until it's done and hopefully we get to see the results. I just know it will be fabulous!
    Hope you are feeling better!

  14. I know this place I went to school in Fairview and was there last summer driving around looking at differ spots of town. When I saw the mill I asked my Dad who was with me if he has many memories of the old Mill and he does..I even said I wish I could buy the place and fix it up.. I was thrill to here this news - super thrilled.. Thanks for the info..

  15. Oh, Kerin, I hope you are feeling much better by now. There is nothing worse than a stomache bug to me. Sending well wishes!

    You know your friend, Katie will be a heroine of mine!! Oh, I cannot wait to go see what the grand old Mill has in store! You girls are wonderful!! I'm off to go see! blessings ~ tanna

  16. oh my gosh! congrats and good luck to your friend cool is that?!
    hope you are better!! we are at the beach on vacation now and 2 of our cousins are sick ...stinks!!!

  17. Bless your heart, honey~ I hope you're over that nasty bug by now! It's no fun living on Sprite and Saltines... *UGH*
    That is so awesome about your friend buying a mill! I can't wait to see what she does with it!

  18. Hi Kerin,
    I haven't visited you for so long. Looks like you are as busy as ever and making your corner of the world so beautiful!! Hope your summer has been wonderful. Hugs to you!

  19. Congrats to your friend, Katie! Can't wait to see what she does. Hope you're feeling better.


  20. What great news! I love to see these old building restored instead of torn down. I may turn out a little like the Gardner Mill in SLC. I tried to leave a comment over on the other blog but couldn't get past the comment moderator. Please pass on my best wishes to your friend!

  21. Thanks for your post, Kerin! I actually needed the "cheering up"! Hope to see you again soon - and LOVE your blog!

  22. What a neat old building and how very exciting that is getting a new lease on life!

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

  23. It will be fun to watch the progress. Hope you are feeling better!

  24. Wow!!!! That looks like such a huge undertaking, but it will be adorable!

    Get feeling better..........hope you are by now.

  25. Wow! I can't wait to see the renovation documentation! All the best to your friend on her purchase!

  26. Sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. Hope you are doing better soon.

    This renovation will be cool! Keep us posted.

    M :)

  27. How wonderful that the mill is going to be restored. I just hate it when beauties like this are torn down. I hope you are feeling better today.

  28. Wow! That is such a fun thing to buy. Hope you post pictures as she fixes it up. The gas station is pretty neat too.

  29. That is so cool! I love people fixing up the old places. My Uncle used to have an old gas station like that but when he died they torn it down. That mill is a beautiful old building inside and out and she did a great job on the gas station too. You live in a great community! I sure hope you feel's awful to be sick. Take care sweetie...sending you some chicken soup love!


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