Monthly Archives: July 2016

Knotty pine paneling has long been a staple of summer cottage/cabin construction and, the 1950s-1970s, was completely ubiquitous in even primary residences. Look around the web, and you’ll find tons of blog posts about why and how to paint over pine, but today we’ll go through when it’s appropriate to keep it and 3 ways to […]

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Recently, we vacationed with my husband’s family in Hilton Head. The company was fantastic, the shore gorgeous, the water warm, and my kids emerged sans the blue lips they usually sport while swimming up here. Then, one night while we were eating some ice cream before bed, a TV special about the beauties of New Hampshire […]

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Last week, I talked about those items that you can consistently find fantastic deals on at auction. Today, let’s go through how you can find those items and potential additional costs you need to consider before heading to your first sale. Fewer pretty pictures, more nitty-gritty but necessary stuff like: Finding what you want locally and online Sneaky […]

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So, last weekend was the holiday weekend, and while many of you were grilling, cruising the lakes on your boats, hanging out at the beach, I was … trolling auction websites for deals. Yes, I’m obsessed, and I drive my husband crazy with it. It’s not like I’m even looking for things for our own home […]

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And I mean literally. In its May issue, the ever-au courant Vogue magazine actually gives nine tips on why and how you should “Steal Your Grandma’s Style.” So, while I have always loved traditional Granny Chic and have incorporated a number of style elements in my own rooms, now, at last, it is a cool thing to do. […]

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