Perhaps you remember, a couple posts back that was a couple of months back where I started telling a story of a settee.  You can read the beginning of the story here. This is in all fairness, Part 2.  It’s the part of the story we all like where the hero overcomes adversity and the climax is finally resolved, resulting …

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 …

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 …

I had way too much fun this Christmas, creating more gifts than I ever have to date.  I worked my heart and soul out, much to my delight, enjoying the process of creating and imagining how perfect each gift was crafted for each receiver.  It literally made me giddy.  I shared early in January the gift I made for my …

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