The original mobile home

 This historical society (DRHS) in my hometown of Duxbury, Massachusetts posted this great old photo of “Halls Tavern” from 1908. This original Federal style house was built somewhere between 1790 and 1810 (1810 per DRHS and 1790 per Wikipedia referencing the National Registry of Historic places). The house was moved to Cambridge at 20 Gray … Read more

Decorating the Seats of Power

So, we’ve been all chewing over President Obama’s new Oval Office decor. It has been received with an overwhelming … eh… and that’s on the positive side. Some people, perhaps unwilling to publicly criticize Michael Smith, rumored to be the designer, have supported the decor as at least being satisfying to Mr. Obama. Because after … Read more

Historic homes, charming shops and a tragedy barely escaped in historic Newburyport

Sorry I’ve been so short on posts these last couple of weeks. I’ve been dealing with non-stop problems at my condo, including a broken water main and a resulting sink hole, an oil tank that needs to be moved and now an electrical problem. Every day, a new joy. So, I thought it was a … Read more

Road Trippin’: The New Hampshire Seacoast

Last week I was invited to a luncheon Jewett Farms Cabinetmakers, at a their showroom in Newburyport, MA.  Newburyport is on the north shore of Massachusetts, just south of New Hampshire, about 90 minutes (without traffic) from where I live on the South Shore.  Normally, I wouldn’t bother driving that far to visit a showroom, … Read more