There are things I have a hard time passing by.  I go to thrift stores frequently.  Usually I walk in and out empty handed, but always ready for something to jump out and beg to be rescued.  Needlepoint is one of them.  I know, hanging cross stich or embroidery on a wall is completely outdated.  But I still look at …

About five years ago, I found it. I was scrolling through the antique section on Craigslist and landed on a reasonably priced settee.  Accompanied by a racing heart, I showed my husband the photo of the settee that was begging to become mine. One I could remake and restore and become a little more French-country than heavy Victorian. So my …

Normally, I try not to schedule posts that are so similar back to back.  I know, you just saw The Round Farmhouse Table last week.  But as I hinted, I found a pedestal table a couple of weeks ago at a thrift store.  It was originally what I was looking for and therefore decided to bring it home, give it …

In the first year of blogging, I shared my adventure in remaking our dining room table.  It was quite the journey, and as most learning journeys go, this one took longer than I had anticipated.  Honestly, I have been on the look out since then for an even larger table.  Though it accommodates our family comfortably, having more than three …

In review, 2018 was the most unconventional year of my life.  The first third was spent planning a four month long sabbatical, the next third consisted of a mobile lifestyle and embarking on the journey of a lifetime, and the last third was recognizing the paradigm shift that emerged as a result of the sabbatical and how to integrate that …

Before our sabbatical, I found this discarded rocking horse at a thrift store.  The raw wood, and the fact that it was a rocking horse beckoned me.  Despite the puppy chew marks, I couldn’t resist.  Another challenge to make something beautiful.  I couldn’t resist.  So I purchased it and hid it under my table in the creative studio, until we …

As you might imagine, there were a lot of things that surprised me on our four months away on sabbatical.  The first one, was that I didn’t miss home almost at all.  One thing I did miss however, were opportunities to be creative.  I didn’t pine away about it, but when we got home in August, all I wanted to …

It was something I had mused about before our epic summer vacation, something I thought I might do when we got back.  I had been imagining a little furniture shuffle of sorts.  The first on my list was moving the secretary desk from the corner of the dining room to my bedroom, in hopes that I could hideaway to write …

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