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Bavarian Porcelain & Snow

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Tirschenreuth Porcelain, Bavaria Normally, I probably wouldn’t even attempt to post so late, but since signing up for Holidailies I feel compelled to follow through with a daily post. We just returned from a road trip where we acquired the last of four armoire/tv cabinets for the guest rooms. It has taken about six months […]

Angel Tree Topper

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Angel Tree Topper We finally retrieved the Christmas tree from the carriage house. Three years ago we bought an artificial tree, though at the time it was a struggle to do so. After years of real trees, it was hard to deal with abandoning a tradition. On the other hand, dealing with acquiring a real […]

Guest Room Wallpaper & Decor

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

There are two rooms in the house that will be wallpapered soon. I had pretty much decided upon what paper to buy — and one of those decisions still holds. But there are issues with the other paper because we bought a carpet. The room in question is decorated with an arts & crafts theme. […]

Village Life in America

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

An eBay listing caught my attention recently. The seller was auctioning off the book “Village Life in America” by Caroline Cowles Richards (New York : Henry Holt & Co., 1913). I searched and found this book elsewhere for less money and bought it, USPS delivered it yesterday. The book spans 1852-1872 and is comprised of […]