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Ca’d’Zan

Bay side of Ca’d’Zan façade of the living room on the western elevation and marble terrace A Venetian Gothic Renaissance Revival Mansion. The personal estate of John and Mabel Ringling. The Ringlings were lovers of the Venetian aesthetic and chose the site overlooking Sarasota Bay for its vista, which reminded them of the lagoon of… Continue reading Ca’d’Zan

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Country Cottage Teen Room Makeover

My teen has graduated to a Boho room!This room has seen a lot of styles and this one is sticking around until she moves out! -I think. 😉 Embellished with a Modern Boho Style, this Gypsy or Hippie theme that has roots from Czechoslovakia has marked another generation! My daughter wanted something light and airy… Continue reading Country Cottage Teen Room Makeover

antiques, Cottages, Gilded Age, Historical buildings, Mansions, Newport,RI

The Servant Life Tour

After touring The Elms, we took the Servant Life Tour that showcases the servants that worked behind the scenes to make The Elms a successfully ran summer cottage. Pictured above right was Butler Ernest Birch and his wife, cook Grace Rhodes. The Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes of The Elms. They were married and worked… Continue reading The Servant Life Tour

antiques, Cottages, Educational, Historical buildings, Mansions, Newport,RI

The Elms

Remember when I asked you to guess which Newport mansion I planned on visiting this summer based on My favorite historical show? It was Downtown Abby!! My newfound tv show binge led me to tour The Elms of Newport and take the backstage Servant Life Tour. Come along with me as I take you on… Continue reading The Elms

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Country Cottage

Our New Location:Country Cottage now located on Harris Linville Rd, is almost a 100 yr old farmhouse that sits on about 20 acres of land here in Shopville Kentucky. We are minuets away from Rockcastle River and the Daniel Boone National Forest. So, from whichever direction you come from you will be greeted with rolling… Continue reading Country Cottage

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The Halloween Room

 Deep, Deep down in the basement of Biltmore Estates lies a room that is filled with eerie but colorful murals of gypsy's, bats, wooden soldiers, crazy creatures and folklore called... The Halloween Room!!! If you like hand painted art, this is the room for you and your kids! This room reminded me of something my… Continue reading The Halloween Room

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Lettered Sign

We all have our favorite bible verse in our favorite version of the bible. If Hobby Lobby doesn't have it, we can make it. Well, even if Hobby Lobby does have it, we still can make it 😉 And customize it for you! This is a weathered sign with a white out background. You pick… Continue reading Lettered Sign

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Scenic Design

We offer design services such as Scenic Design! These pallet wall units not only add to this coffee house inspired theme, but also add as a sound barrier for great acoustics! These raw oak pallet boards were a perfect pop to this sanctuary. We left them unfinished so that the different tones would bring intrest… Continue reading Scenic Design

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Be Still Sign

Be Still Sign $60.00 This Sign is 28in wide by 36 in tall. It Does Not come with the frame but can upon request at extra cost. This is just one example of how you can mix the old with the new! I found this antique frame at an estate sale. It had an ugly… Continue reading Be Still Sign

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Old Sturbridge Village

      Old Sturbridge Village   An 1830s New England Living History Museum This small village was created in the 30's by a family of antique collectors. Some of the buildings on this property date back to the 1700's. Over the years they were deconstructed and brought here to Sturbridge MA to be preserved for other… Continue reading Old Sturbridge Village