Monthly Archives: December 2007
To try to make myself feel better about yesterday’s broken glass, I’m posting this photo of me working on a window I did not break (but did reglaze in place).This was in October, and it was brutally cold with a … Continue reading
Our Xmas visits were happy and indulgent, and we’re looking forward to more for New Year’s—but here at home today I am having a very hard time. I finally checked on the four sashes I’d stowed in the back bedroom … Continue reading
More from my parents’ 1915 house—the clock nook in the bathroom. While I relied on this General Electric timepiece while growing up, I don’t think it was until I became an old house nut that I noticed the clock pulls … Continue reading
Happy holidays to everyone with some inspiration to preserve old house details like these from my parents’ 1915 house in Cleveland: I’m pretty sure this is why I was obsessed with having marble in my bathroom renovation here.
It’s the seasonal rituals that fill me with joy—hanging the wreath, gathering photos to send with the holiday cards, cramming caulk into every cranny so I don’t feel like I’m skiing every time I walk by one of the vinyl … Continue reading
Yes, snow has fallen and the porch isn’t quite done yet. Well, the porch is—the decking and posts and whatzit, sorta—but the stair railings are not. Please accept this in the spirit of full disclosure. I’m thinking by solstice, or … Continue reading