Between the house(s) restoration, holidays, pet fiascoes, volunteer boards, crazy busy workload and everything else over the past years, I’ve really neglected this blog. So much restoration and work has happened on our houses, it will be nice to show off all we’ve finish, and share those disastrous projects that just didn’t work out very…

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2015 holiday party invitaion

My mother asked me to create an invitation for her staff holiday get-together. Not bad for an hour or so. Unfortunately I like it – a lot – so it’ll be tough to get it out of my head when I do our holiday greetings this year. 

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A nearby church has an annual garage sale and it’s HUGE. This is the second time I’ve been and I will definitely going back. Last year I think I found a few things, nothing I can remember specifically, but this year… this year I got something worth remembering! After a few historic home tours, Jeremiah…

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I decided to paint the office. This office has had several “I’m gonna….” moments. Each one is, to be honest, a stopgap until I can figure out what to do more permanently. About six months after we moved in I decided to assemble some cheap shelves to hold my processed vintage stuff… for now. About…

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After a year of hoarding them in the basement, I finally got all three sets of sconces cleaned, refurbished, rewired and installed!   I actually didn’t just hoard them. Shortly after buying the double-arm and rose sets, I attempted to rewire them but realized I was missing parts. Then I tried again a few months later…

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While my car is being repaired, I’ve been trying to be present to help when I can. Mostly I’m good as an extra set of hands, especially when those extra hands need to squeeze into tight spaces to retrieve dropped sockets or connect inconvenient plugs. Anyway, so to stay close to the action I’ve been…

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Several years ago I started an online vintage store. It was an excuse to vintage treasure hunt and allowed me a to buy the most ridiculous, awesome stuff I found. Though it slowed some when I started working at the university, I closed up shop completely in early 2013 when we started looking for a house. Unfortunately, that left me with…

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Like much of what I follow and read, I have no idea how I found Chateau de Gudanes but I’ve been following the progress for a while now. If you’re interested in preservation and architecture you should probably visit the chateau on Facebook or their website. From what I understand, a couple from Australia was looking for…

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