Family Heirloom gets a makeover

About two years ago – just as we were finishing up our big renovation – I got a call from my father-in-law: Him: “Moo (he calls me Moo) do you want that big thing that was in the dining room in the old house?” Me:  (thinking – big thing big thing what’s the big thing) […]

Secrets of summer treasure hunting in New England

You loved that vintage vase when you bought it years ago, but now it doesn’t quite light up the room the way it used to and may be time to move on. Don’t get down on yourself.  Sometimes love isn’t meant to last.  Lucky for you, it is vintage-stuff-getting season (and it is ALWAYS vintage-selling-stuff season).  […]

The fabulous, terrific table assembled from parts found at the dump!

That’s right – the dump. Our town dump (the “transfer station” for those who are more politically correct) – has two great areas: one is the metal pile where people get rid of old file cabinets, broken fans and tire rims, and the other is the Take It or Leave It table, where you can […]

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