The Reality of the Situation

I realized that I haven’t really shown you guys a completed room in a while. My goal was to show you one completed room at a time. I would begin by showing you how the room might have looked at various time periods, then explain my way through the design process, show you progress photos […]

The types of Old Home Owners

I have found that there are many types of Historic Home Owners and that they usually fall into groups that often have to do with their approach to historic home restoration and preservation. I will say that there is no exact wrong way to go about a restoration aside from ripping out original features just […]

Week 4 of Quarantine

It has been a difficult two weeks for me. I think I was hoping for joy and laughter with Easter, then Sara’s Birthday, followed by the anniversary of the day we met. Instead I got confinement and frankly a bit of loneliness. I think isolation has gotten to me because I admit to feeling a […]

The Style of the 1890s

So I’m doing an architectural history lesson with a bit of social economics thrown in. If your bored by this then maybe skip this post but I think it’s important to understand the house. The Crow’s Nest was built in 1893, rather late in the Victorian age. The Victorian age being the reign of Queen […]

Stay at Home Week 2

This is the end of second week of the stay in place order and Sara has not killed me yet. You are probably as surprised as I am (what a test for the first year of marriage). I am working from home and thus some projects are getting done but at the same time other […]

Why no Fireplace?

Some of you maybe wondering in a house this old why there is no fireplace. This to has eluded me for a long time. Because as I have looked around the house I have found almost no sign of radiators (except possibly in the library), no sign of a fireplace that may have been removed, […]

Since we are stuck inside

So the Corona Virus is in full swing and we are stuck on the property. Sara is busy knitting a new blanket and I have about 10 million projects in need of work. It’s only day 2 of 18 and I’ve already checked some stuff off my list. I have written and photographed my weekly […]

The Library on a Budget

If any of you know Sara and I, you will know we love to read. When we first started dating, when I was a mere pup of 14, we would have book dates. We would sit toe to toe on the couch and read for hours. Many parents would never leave their young teenagers alone […]