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Timeless Styles and Traditions

Vintage White Sewing Machine In a Martha Washington Cabinet – Updated after Reader Input

Martha Washington Cabinet Sewing Machine lettering

I recently received an inquiry from a research editor about a post I wrote last year and referenced below. John had refurbished a Martha Washington sewing machine cabinet and I provided a little information about that Vintage White sewing machine and cabinet in the post. The reader, from Jen Reviews, also sent me a link … Read more

St Patrick’s Day and The Wearing of the Green

Many traditions exist in Ireland and outside of Ireland revolving around the “idea of being Irish.” AS the saying goes, on March 17, “Everbody is a little Irish.” Now I know that To be Irish on this day is mainly an excuse to join in the local celebrations, and there is no harm in that. … Read more

Treadle Sewing Machine Delights

Hi everyone! I finally have the new workshop up and running, but before I start on any new projects, I want to review my in house inventory. I am amazed to find so many treadle machine parts, furniture, and pieces John redesigned in the cupboards. A Tale of Three Tables Today I am doing a … Read more

BOXWOOD TABLE AND A COLOR LESSON

Hi guys, I told you I would show you the finished coffee table and picture frames I painted in Boxwood green.  In a past posting, I shared with you the old yellow oak oversized coffee table in the downstairs family room that needed a makeover. I loved the look of the table but hated that … Read more

ANTIQUE PICKING IN OHIO

A few months ago I shared our favorite antique/junk picking site in Ireland.  In Ireland it is not called picking, it’s called have a root around :). I will have to show you that post but sadly, I was just told that the entire barn of antiques burned down in mid June.  Such a tragedy. … Read more

Sorrel and Gray | New Fall Colors

Sorrel and Gray | New Fall Colors

I was reading blogs on my iPad this morning and noticed a call out on new colors for Fall, black and brown, tans and grays.  I found the combination attractive; especially the tan and gray combination. Before bed last night, I was reading a historical fiction mystery: a very light series set in late 1800 … Read more