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Archive for March, 2011

Among our several collections is an impressive stack of vintage Vernon Kilns souvenir “plates of the states.”   We used to have a huge collection of plates of the states and we ate off all of them, and served our friends. We had glasses too. We put the glasses in the dishwasher (note to self: […]

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One of the things I did to relieve my frustration last year when my ankle was broken and I couldn’t work on the Schoolhouse was buy things on Craigslist, eBay, and Etsy for the Schoolhouse. It worked. It relieved my frustration (because even though I couldn’t work on the Schoolhouse I found a way to work […]

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Most of the landscaping has to wait for warmer, drier weather, but we’ve had a couple of nice days and a few more that weren’t TOO wet, so I’ve been nibbling around the edges of the yard. First off, I trellised the underside of the deck. The deck is pretty high above the yard, and […]

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We were planning to move ourselves. In a lot of ways it made sense: in our academic years we moved ourselves several times, we’d already moved the beds, we have a truck, and it wasn’t THAT much stuff. On the other hand, there are some really heavy pieces – the dining room table (made of […]

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My second couch lust, after leather, was mid-century bentwood. I found this set at Elray of Delray in Delray Beach, Florida, where we go each year to visit my mother in law. Delray and the surrounding area are a treasure trove for mid-century furnishings. I don’t know anything about the previous owners but I’m guessing […]

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