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Buoy Bells – Wind Bells for a Coastal Sound

Do you love the enchanting sounds of wind chimes on the porch as they sway in the breeze? I found out they are not the only ‘musical instruments’ that turn the breeze into a delightful sound. A couple of years ago I stumbled upon another type of ‘musical’ wind bell with quite a unique shape. […]

Discovering Vintage Outdoor Decor

The many decor styles that we all use for decorating our outdoor spaces are no different than those that are used for decorating the inside of your home. Take the vintage style. Now, I never really thought ‘vintage’ was my style for decorating, at least not my over all style. When I started thinking about […]

Tudor Revival Front Doors

Do you own a Tudor Revival style house? If it was built in the early 1900’s, it probably has an abundance of authentic architectural detailing and features. Unfortunately, over time as houses have become more and more expensive, much of that beautiful detailing has gone by the wayside. The craftsmen of old would build houses […]

Your Tudor Revival Yard

Perhaps the most recognizable Tudor Revival house style is the front-facing gable with its brown half-timbers and stucco or brick infill. As you discover various other identifying features of the Tudor, you’ll begin to recognize this style in its many different forms, especially in some of our country’s older neighborhoods. The Tudor Revival style  occurred […]

Your Dutch Colonial Revival Yard

Add authenticity to your Dutch Colonial Revival yard and house with the period elements and features that were used in the revival era of the early 1900’s.   The Dutch Colonial Revival style is one of the many revival styles that occurred at the end of the Victorian era. The renewed interest in original period […]

Garden Hose Holders

Storing your garden hose doesn’t have to be bland. We selected some beautiful garden hose holders to store it in style.   We all know how great we feel when things are tidy and organized. Storage systems of various styles and designs help immensely with keeping everything from the garage to the closets inside the […]

Your Victorian Yard

While there are a number of different Victorian house styles (Shingle, Second Empire, Richardson Romanesque, and Stick), the Queen Anne was, and is, the most popular. We have to stop here to say that there is so much to talk about when it comes to this style! So brace yourself! Grab a cup of coffee […]

The Adirondack Chair

What a unique shape for a chair, and so very relaxing. It is at home on a porch, patio, and even in the lawn. It seems that one of our country’s favorite outdoor chairs is the Adirondack chair. It is an American summer and fall icon that signals a relaxing ‘landing place’. The original, known […]

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