June 2012 archive

Carriage House: Before


The tenant moved out this weekend and we were finally able to take a look at what we have to work with here. The idea is that we’ll set it up as a guest house & offer it on AirBnB when not in use. The main house isn’t big enough to have a guest room […]

Chair potential


Just picked 4 of these up (for a song!) Just kidding, I hate when people say “for a song” and also they were merely mildly¬†reasonable. Also I can’t sing. I’m thinking maybe guest cottage, or maybe for the house dining room – possibly painted black except for the seats. They made me think of this […]

weekend finds


Ok, so no major furniture, but some sweet little things (mostly for the cottage) from local antique shops. Shaker chair, $18. Moroccan side table, $30. Palm Beach 1940s light fixture, $40. English Ironstone teacups, set of 4 for $1. Vase, $6. Silver, $1 a piece.



Four months into home ownership = many many lists and floor plans drawn on the backs of scrap paper. We’ve decided that instead of redoing the kitchen / bathroom / closet addition (added to the house around 1900) we’re doing to tear it down and start anew. So that won’t happen for a couple years. […]

summer reading list


Summer! Time for escapist reading at the beach, rose geranium lemonade, soaking up as much sun as possible before the winter frosts creep back in. Some of these I’ve read and liked – I stayed up until 2 a.m. last night finishing The Flight of Gemma Hardy, others are just on my list for the […]