Fun and relaxation are synonymous with Happy Hill! Just thinking of the lake brings back so many fond childhood memories and now that we have our own lake place, we are making many more new ones with our sons and their friends. (and our future grandchildren!)
The house was named Happy Hill by the original owner and builder, Mr. E. He carved the name in concrete in the foundation. It seems fitting. His children told us at closing that this house was filled with good vibes and love. We feel it too.
We loved the name of the house so we bought a life preserver for the dock and had it personalized. (from Overton’s Catalog) It is a certified life ring so it can be used if necessary. But mostly it’s just for fun.
I found some cute wooden fish shape serving trays. The largest one I bought on eBay but the others I found at an antique store for $2 each! Great find! I just washed them and rubbed them with conditioning oil that I use on our butcher blocks. They are fun to use to serve snacks and appetizers. Last summer my son made some delicious guacamole and we served it on one of the fish trays. (maybe I can get him to share his recipe!)
It was a fun surprise to find this poster on the inside of the shop door. I wonder what the story is behind it? Maybe if one of Mr. E’s children stop back by we can find out! “Even if you are on the right track you have to prove the possible is practical.” Meanwhile, it’s just another quirky piece of history for this house. I’m almost tempted to frame it.
We added some fun nautical light fixtures too. Even though they are not original to the house, I think they fit right in. I believe this type of fixture was popular in the 60’s and 70’s. Around the time this house was built. More happy eBay finds!
The fisherman lamps are another Happy Hill staple. (In case you missed it you can read about these boys on my blog, Fisherman Lamp Love.
These guys would look perfect at a beach house too, but they add a fun nautical vibe to the lake house and make me smile when I see their sweet faces! (you can search eBay under Fisherman Lamps or Sea Captain Lamps, trust me I know!)
And what would Happy Hill be without a vintage truck? It still needs a little work, but it is a classic! My husband LOVES this truck. He would love nothing more than to have Lacey ride in the back, but it would make me too nervous! So, she rides in the middle between us. But when we’re at the lake, she much prefers the boat! Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday!