Art galleries can be a bit intimidating. Do you think I go to Boston galleries? Nope. Why? Probably some misplaced sense of inferiority — wrong clothes, wrong paycheck, wrong address. NH is just so nice and comfortable. For better or worse, people wear fleeces to funerals. Perhaps that’s why I can saunter into a gallery […]

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  • Ellen Evett

    Great Subject Amy!

    Art is becoming more important in decorating the average home. Remember when country was in in the 80’s and every house needed baskets, tulips and ducks with ribbons? Now with modern clean lines, art has become the main accessory in a room.

    The problem for stand alone art galleries, is they need to make their rent on the high priced area the are in, soooo they only carry artist that can command a high price for their work. Many artist never even get their career started because of the high threshold.

    Hopefully it is a new era for art. Go to open studio shows when the are held, and collage art shows. Thanks for the tip of on line galleries.ReplyCancel

I’ve always decorated our homes, ever since our first apartment in New York. Not the glamorous Sex in the City side of New York. Washington Heights. Way north. Above Harlem. Where Rudy Giuliani, during his stint as a D.A., reputedly brought a reporter along to witness how easy it was to buy drugs on our […]

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  • Aunt Barbara

    I love your comments!! I’m wanting to redo our living room and SO wish you were closer to help me. You have wonderful thoughts and express them beautifully! Miss all of you and love you!ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      You are so sweet, Aunt B! Just so that you know, I work with remote clients all the time. There’s a little more work on their end — sending me measurements and pictures — but that means less time that I bill them for on my end. If you’re ever interested, just let me know. Love you, too!ReplyCancel

For my first article for New Hampshire Magazine (on news stands now or, if you aren’t local, here’s the link), I had the very general assignment of “The Shaker Style Kitchen.” I was given some pictures of various kitchens I might profile that all had Shaker style cabinetry (more on that later), but it was really up […]

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  • Hi Amy,

    Beautiful post! And thank you so much for linking to my post. Much appreciated. BTW, I read your bio and my sons live in Boston and are both musicians! The older one graduated from NEC. xoReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Thank you, and you are welcome! Boston is such a great music town. Now that I live nearer, I wish I’d done my grad school there rather than in New York. But I’m there a couple times a year for singing gigs, and I always enjoy it!ReplyCancel

No, it’s not a Saturday or January 7 when I said I would be back, so don’t think you’ve gone completely mad and lost track of what day of the week it is because I wrote a blog post today. I just wanted to write a little sumthin’-sumthin’ to assuage the January 2 post-holiday blues. Here […]

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  • Dianne Tolar

    Please send new posts from your blog.ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Hi Dianne! In the right hand side bar is a sign-up right below my picture is a sign up. Thanks so much for your interest!ReplyCancel

I said when I started writing this blog that it would be a design blog, not a lifestyle blog. I love those blogs — I really do — but I don’t know bumpkiss about makeup, or clothes, or shoes, or bags, or parenting, or crafts, or kids’ parties, or food photography, and I’m not going […]

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  • Doris Cote

    Lovely walk through Peterborough! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      You are most welcome! So glad you enjoyed it.ReplyCancel

  • I just published a novel, The Other Side of Everything, https://www.amazon.com/dp/0910291144/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482087875&sr=8-1&keywords=linda+r+spitzfaden, based in the idyllic town of Riverboro, New Hampshire–based on Peterborough. So nice to find your blog post, it shows an appreciation of the town worthy of the narrator, Piper Hammond.ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Thanks, Linda. I will have to check out your book!ReplyCancel

  • So happy to find you on Facebook, for two reasons!

    First, your performance in Rossini’s Petite Messe in Peterborough was my favorite part…you truly have a lovely and powerful voice!

    Second, I could use some house help. We downsized and moved three years ago, and I’ve never been able to get the “new” place looking right. I like the pictures you’ve posted on your website . I will get in touch with you after the holidays.

    With best wishes, Judith VanceReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Thank you for your kind words, Judith! Music always has been, and always will be, my first love. So glad that you enjoyed it.

      And I would love to help you with your house! I bet you have a very nice art collection. 🙂 I’ll look forward to hearing from you.ReplyCancel