‘Old Photos’ Category
July 18, 2014 by kristin
When I was 10 or 11, one of my favorite books was The Last Silk Dress by Ann Rinaldi. It …
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March 5, 2014 by kristin
A few years ago, some friends, my hubby and I spent a beautiful September weekend in Mentone, Alabama, a tiny …
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July 25, 2013 by kristin
During my most recent revision of my novel, I realized I had a failure of imagination when it came to …
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May 9, 2013 by kristin
Once upon a time when I still lived in my Victorian house, I coveted the gorgeous antique portraits decorating several …
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April 20, 2013 by kristin
I have a Victorian house. This isn’t it. This one actually burned down in 1914 (major sad face) and was replaced with a Prairie style. Prairie style houses are okay and all, but is there anything better on earth than a turret?
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March 6, 2013 by kristin
I have long been an old house lover. It happened some time in childhood, when I devoured everything L.M. Montgomery at the local bookstore and wanted to live in a slanty-ceilinged nook of a room like Anne Shirley.
Several years ago, I convinced my husband we should buy a Victorian house in a tiny town off the beaten path. We lived there happily for several years, bashing out 70’s-era bathroom tile on the weekends.