Monthly Archives: December 2017

Timber to Table: The Best of 2017

Beth Rice 28/12/2017

Thank you for reading along with us throughout the year. We hope you were entertained, informed, and intrigued. Here’s a look back at some of our most popular posts from 2017. __ Serving as the earliest refrigerators, the charm of the pie safe endures. We take a look at the evolution of its design in The History of the Pie Safe. We always have room for Amish chocolate cake. Kevin Williams of Amish356.com let us… Timber to Table: The Best of 2017

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‘Twas the Reclaimed Night Before Christmas

Beth Rice 21/12/2017

Characters: Pinot: A sensible and upbeat Sliding Barn Door Buffet. Barney: A somewhat cranky Timber Ridge Reclaimed Barn Wood Dining Table. Eave: An Amish Reclaimed Wood Ladderback Chair and Laura Ingalls fanatic. Gable: An Amish Reclaimed Barnwood Bristol Hutch prone to breaking out in song.   The Scene: A Rustic Style Dining Room. Christmas Eve 2017. 11:15 pm. A light snow is falling as a reclaimed dining room set awaits the dawn of Christmas morning.… ‘Twas the Reclaimed Night Before Christmas

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When the English Fall: A Book Review

Beth Rice 14/12/2017

If the power went out and stayed out everywhere, but you knew how to sustain yourself and your family by living off the land, then you’d be ahead of the game, wouldn’t you? The Setting An Amish community in Pennsylvania. Photo from workman.com The Situation In David William’s debut novel When the English Fall, we meet Jacob, an Amish farmer who keeps a journal. Troubled by his daughter Sadie’s seizures and “funny ways” but relying on his… When the English Fall: A Book Review

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Devoted to Design: A Morning with Lorraine Blais

Beth Rice 06/12/2017

When Lorraine Blais of Blais Interiors turns a house into a home, magic happens. Lorraine Blais Photo credit: blaisinteriors.com Meeting with us at a home she fully decorated in Citrus County, FL, the interior designer and general contractor with more than 30 years of experience, identified what it takes to make that magic happen. “Turning a house into a home means adding the personal touches that mean something to the people who live there,” she… Devoted to Design: A Morning with Lorraine Blais

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