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TRADITION/AL

  • December 3, 2019

I think I was born at the wrong time and the wrong place!  I’m the gal that loves pulling out the china, crystal, Aunt Do’s sterling silver and white lines for Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner–no problem!   It makes me sad to see that our modern society seems to have embraced an epidemic of casualness. One […]

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Good Design To Me

  • November 30, 2019

Beauty in design emits an emotional response for me.  Good design is NOT expected.  Good design provides alternatives to challenges.  Good design is functional with a twist and incorporates the home or building’s “Architectural Personality”.   All these qualities built upon each other produce a warm and comfortable address that’s memorable for all that enter. My […]

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Who Knew?

  • October 18, 2019

Buying our first house provided lots of unexpected life lessons.  We were young and had a lot to learn and I was eager and willing to get my hands dirty.  Well, how can that not happen when you’re a rehabber right?   After the black cat & skunk incident, my husband’s obsession was keeping those critters […]

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In the beginning………

  • October 18, 2019

Newly married — with little money–and a “handy man’s special” of a house to remodel, I had NO idea what type of adventure I was in for.  Our first house was not the “House Beautiful” dream I had envisioned.  Unfortunately, with interest rates through the roof, my darling husband informed me, “this is all we […]

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Decorating the White House

  • June 19, 2019

This is my first blog post and I couldn’t be happier telling you about the thrill of a life time opportunity I had decorating the White House for Christmas.  How I got there in the first place was a miraculous adventure (see video). As a lover of old homes and architecture, it has always been […]

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