Friday, July 27, 2018

Country Roads, Take Me Home


Pre-S: This post includes an exciting announcement! Don't miss the big news!

As I was driving home the other day, I watched the farmers bailing hay in the hot summer sun and started to feel that familiar sense of small town pride bubbling up in my heart. I love our small, quiet community. I'm grateful for friendly neighbors that wave when they see you drive by. I have always found so much joy in the ordinariness and simplicity of rural life.

And so, I thought it was about time to give you all an introduction to the place we call home.
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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Open for Business!


Refinishing old furniture has been a passion of mine for many years. I love saving a piece of history and preserving the type of craftsmanship that you can rarely find these days. And I find true joy in giving new life to something that someone else discarded. There is certainly a theme of redemption and grace in this hobby of mine.
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Crushing On: Old Books


One of my earliest memories is of sitting on my grandfather's lap in his big old rocking chair and reading books together. As soon as we'd finish the book, I'd immediately want to start it over again. I couldn't get enough!

I still consume books voraciously as an adult, and even when I'm not in the middle of a good read, I just love books. Especially old ones! I love the smell, the way their covers feel, the weight of the paper, and if I can find ones with heartfelt inscriptions in the covers, that's a special bonus. I like the idea of being close to that special piece of history that meant so much to someone decades before.
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Crushing On: Clocks


Keeping time has been of interest to people throughout history, and the inventions to manage this activity are every bit as fascinating as history that accompanies them. Among others, there were sundials, hourglasses, clocks that kept time with dripping water and even burning candles. It's hard to believe that the pendulum clock that we're most familiar with wasn't even invented until 1656, and it was used as the most accurate timekeeping device until the 1930s!

What I love most about vintage and antique clocks is learning about their past. Collecting these pieces of history is something I enjoy because it's not only beautiful, but it's also a humbling way to stay connected to our roots. If you love clocks as much as I do, here are several ideas for how to style them into your home decor.
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