Category Archives: Antiques

My Inner Writer Geek Has Been Unleashed!

A couple of weekends ago, I went to an estate sale. A former cleaning client is moving to California and selling an enormous amount of their belongings. Among the cool collectibles? A manual Underwood typewriter. And I got it, of … Continue reading

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Yessssss…My Precioussss…

It started before we ever moved into this house. The longing. I wanted the versatility, the instant response, I was ready to “go pro.” I wanted…. A gas stove. But I didn’t want a new one. Oh no. Not me. … Continue reading

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The Old Made New

I’ve been rather busy on house decor projects this month. Here is a rundown of what I’ve started: Portieres In the Victorian era, there were often decorative draperies in the wide transition doorways and pocket door frames. The looked something … Continue reading

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My Haunting Of Craig’s List Pays Off

Yesterday was a phenomenal day of great finds on Craig’s List! FREE Couch! The evening before I had seen this amazing piece on Craig’s List, posted for only 34 minutes… I nearly cried when the woman responded and told me … Continue reading

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Curtains, Chairs and Other Ongoing Projects

Disclaimer…some of the photos are sideways in this post. At this point, I cannot fix them (thank you so much Windows 10, you just really know how to make my day go smoother…NOT) until I upload my digital image software … Continue reading

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Desk Chair, Door Rebuild and Other Fun Stuff

Craig’s List Finds My haunting of Craig’s List continues. I found this cute little needlepoint chair for $20 on Craig’s List last Thursday. And then on Sunday we hit the jackpot with a HUGE IKEA wardrobe. Two pieces in chocolate … Continue reading

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Cottage Work – Week 4

I am exhausted yet again. I’m not a stranger to hard work. And while I am a fan of many things, including modern devices like air conditioning, ice makers, computers, and so much more, I know that sometimes what you … Continue reading

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Great Class Yesterday … and …

Great Class Yesterday   I can’t express how neat it was to see so many people show up for my Keeping Backyard Chickens class yesterday. We had over 20 folks show up! I had worried that parking might be an … Continue reading

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My First Antique Purchase for Our House!

When I moved into our 1893 Victorian last year, I solemnly declared that I would only buy antique furniture from here on out. And, not having a lot of money, buying much of anything antique-wise was simply not an option … Continue reading

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