Spring/Summer mantelscape

Here is our Spring/Summer mantelscape. Actually, it was decorated back in March. Simple and minimal is the idea. Soft pastels with the eggshell white are welcoming and calming. Mother’s children and grandchildren are in the white photo frames. A mixture of antique crystal and modern decor makes this mantel a beautiful feature of our living…

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Our front door

Good morning friends. Pictured above is our front door, original to the house that was built in 1947. The rounded architecture is reminiscent of the Roman era. This door received a new coat of paint, as well as a new brass security lock and door knob. The arched lintel area is definitely a design feature…

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Autumn mantelscape

Hoping that all of you are having a wonderful autumn. This is my favorite season of all. Well, Autumn and Spring. Pictured above is our refinished antique mantel. It is original to the house, built in 1947. We recently had the living room, bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen repaired/refinished. The candelabras and vase are crystal, and…

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Gothic architecture

The study of architecture has always interested me. While an undergrad, a course in Gothic history was very educational. Gothic architecture evolved during the 12th through the 16th century in France. We commonly refer to this era as medieval, and it was before the Renaissance period. Many buildings were constructed with Gothic style elements, one…

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