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What NOT to Do at an Online Auction

Today was my first online auction, and I am afraid I made a few mistakes and lost out on my favorite item. I noticed an auction sign at the entry to my allotment a few weeks ago. Initially, I thought the local country club was being updated and selling off the older furniture left after

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The Ceiling Medallion Project

My newest architectural salvage project involves the ceiling in my dining area off the kitchen in the Ohio condo.  For the past two years, I have been redecorating the Ohio condo. We kept debating whether we should sell the big condo and go to a small house with land for a double workshop. In the

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Groutless Shower Remodel Part Two

A few days ago, I posted about the demolition of my old master bath shower. HERE My old shower grouting failed, and I wanted to avoid grout in the new shower, so I opted for a cultured marble shower. I used Hartville Hardware Remodel as my contractor for the remodel and I a pleased with

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My Shower Remodel to a Groutless System

We always had a walk-in shower.  Last year when we remodeled the house, I decided to let the shower go until a later time because we had done so much on the upper level already.  So the only change in the master bath was new granite countertops, set-in sinks, and a commode. However, the gods

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Our New Online Webstore

Even though we kept ourselves busy traveling back and forth to Ireland, John and I still looked for creative things to do. John had been a full-time woodworker and I played around with antiques and crafts. To continue with our hobbies, we decided to sell antiques and handmade furniture. When John and I were first

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Climate Change- Caring for Roses in Extreme Heat

I have always had a rose garden in every home we purchased.  I moved to Ohio in the mid-seventies and planted roses which I thoroughly enjoyed. Roses do take a bit of work, and I am not the most caregiving rose owner. But I never experienced the problems with my roses that occurred this Summer.

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Ever Wonder if You’re Going Crazy?

This post will be a bit unusual compared to the regular posts I write. But, I wanted to share this past week’s odd moments with you. As you know, I live in a country suburb in Ohio. Right now we have a condo in a small homeowners association. Having the maintenance outsourced makes traveling back

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Vintage Sewing Machines Who Wants?

I am not a seamstress. All my clothing gets sent out for alteration.  I do have a modern sewing machine because I wanted to be able to hem my pants and skirts.  I am a short person, you know vertically challenged? I also wanted to use the machine for crafts but have never been able

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New Wax Salve

A Review of Wise Owl Wax Salve John and I have been painting furniture for a good eight years now. In those eight years, we have used a multitude of products and settled into a few favorites. Lately, I’ve noticed an increase in a variety of products on the market for furniture detailing. New paints

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Dog Sitting my Grand-Dog

My son and his family have been vacationing in South Carolina- an area about an hour north of Myrtle Beach somewhere around Cherry Grove.  Every time they go on vacation, I have watched their dog, Indiana.   My boys grew up with pets.  I wasn’t allowed to have a pet growing up, so as soon as

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Garden Tour Update

Update on May Garden Projects Blog Last May I wrote a blog on the state of the garden here in the Ohio condo.  If you remember, we had gone through a rough winter and I had lost some roses and other plantings.  Also found out some of the bulbs I planted were not chipmunk safe.

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