Adventure at The Antique House – Part 1

The setting is Small Town, USA.  The main characters are Mr. and Mrs. W.  The plot begins with Mr. and Mrs. W selling their old house and moving to a new one.  Well, not really a new one, but new-to-them.  As it turns out, this house probably qualifies to be on the National Register of Historic Homes.  As it also turns out, the previous owners operated an antique store in the building.  Mr. and Mrs. W purchased the house WITH all of the antiques included.  And…as it also turns out, Mr. and Mrs. W are related to me. Continue reading

March Faves

For March Faves, I decided to choose a style of art that is recognized for having a “global visual language”.  Art Deco first appeared in the 1920’s, lost its popularity after World War II, and made a comeback in the 1960’s.  You might ask what are the true characteristics of an Art Deco piece? Continue reading

Vintage 1982

How old does something have to be to be considered Vintage?  I think most vintage sellers would agree that you have Vintage, then you have Antiques, and then you have Older Than Dirt.  For an item to be considered vintage on Etsy, it must be at least 20 years old.  So 1982 is most definitely Vintage! Continue reading

White Oak Manor – Part 2

In my last post, White Oak Manor – Part 1, I told you about the wonderful respite we found at a Bed and Breakfast in Jefferson, Texas.  I’ll continue the trip with a few memories of the lovely town of Jefferson.  Called by some a pedestrian community, Jefferson is located in East Texas about 44 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.  It’s population of almost 2100 swells each weekend as the city comes to life with antique shoppers and local events. Continue reading

White Oak Manor — Part 1

Was it the antiques?  Was it the Bed & Breakfast?  Perhaps it was the quaint, sleepy little town of Jefferson, Texas.  Or maybe, it was the much needed respite after a long and difficult struggle that comes after experiencing the death of a parent. Whatever it was, White Oak Manor in Jefferson, Texas, will always hold a special place in our hearts. Continue reading

February Faves

I decided to start a new monthly blog post featuring just a few of my “faves” from Etsy.  This month I am featuring very talented artisans from three of my favorite shops…Laura of RecycleRoom, Brenda of PorcelainChinaArt and Liz of LHStudioDesigns. Grab yourself a coke or pour yourself some hot tea and take a look around these shops.  Hopefully you’ll find some new “faves” for yourself along the way.  I hope you enjoy my new monthly feature.  Here are my February Faves: Continue reading

Three Ways To Preserve Vintage Recipes

Grandma’s handwritten recipes were sometimes written on index cards, but might just as easily been written on the back of an envelope or anything else that was handy at the time.  Most of the recipes were written in pencil and some of the papers have become tattered and fragile. Continue reading

SunButter Cookie Recipe — Food Allergies Part 3

In my previous Food Allergy post, I mentioned that I use SunButter.  SunButter is made from sunflower seeds and can be used as a substitute for peanut butter and other nut butters.  In my house, peanuts and tree nuts are strictly avoided.   Continue reading

Just Installed CommentLuv — Try it!!

I am really excited about using a new-to-me WordPress plugin…CommentLuv.  It’s just a way to thank you for commenting on my blog.  IF I installed this plugin properly, you will be able to choose one of your blog posts to highlight along with the comment you leave on my post.  So do me a favor and leave a comment below.  I’d like to see if this works.

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