(A clandestine photo I took of the ceiling of the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, in 2008. Photos are not allowed, so I shot this with my camera sitting on my lap. Shh…) … and your New Year be filled with high notes! See you in 2010 and thank you so much for all your … Read more
The Joseph Story House is located in the heart of downtown Salem, Massachusetts near the Common. It was built in 1811 for Joseph Story, an accomplished lawyer, who that same year was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court at the age of 32. He is most remembered for his opinions in Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee … Read more
One of my annual holiday traditions is to bake up several batches of decorated sugar cookies. And not just any old cookie – Martha Stewart’s sugar cookies. Several years ago, I purchased a cookie baking kit from the website. It included a recipe book, sanding sugars, icing bags and perhaps also some coloring. I also … Read more
It was a beautiful – although very cold – day out yesterday and I did a little drive-by shooting in my town of pretty holiday house decorating. Enjoy! I’m thinking ice rink? Seems a tad cold for a dance floor. Decking the docks as well. The historic King … Read more
Once upon a time, my kitchen was a dated, tiny space with nasty knotty pine cabinets and twenty-five year old appliances. As a featured piece of my blogging relationship with New England Home magazine, my planned kitchen facelift took on a larger scale. Instead of just painting the cabinets and walls, the popcorn ceiling was … Read more
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