An American in Wexford, Ireland, Ireland, IRELAND SITES AND SOUNDS, Places of Interest, Travel

SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS

Ireland calls itself the land of saints and scholars.  Many categories come under scholars, including artists and writers.  As I travel looking for gates and doors to photograph, I have also taken a few pix of the roadway sculptures. I recently learned that Ireland has a law that took 1% of the cost of building a… Read More SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS

Bathroom, Bathrooom, Home, HOME N GARDEN, Tutorials and Information

Shower dilemma continues. The house remodeling project that never ends

Now for the continuing story of my house remodel project.  We started two years ago after deciding not to sell the place. It needed upgrading and we started with new paint, new carpet, kitchen remodel, mini bath redo, upgrading lighting, garden redos.  We have been working at it for over two years now and we thought we were… Read More Shower dilemma continues. The house remodeling project that never ends

About, Decor, Home, Tutorials and Information

Shower Dilemma…Need Help. Cultured Marble vs Porcelain Tiles

Got a shout from John yesterday to come downstairs.  He saw water staining on the downstairs bedroom drop ceiling tile. When he removed the tile water just poured out, and the insulation was soaking.  After testing various scenarios,,, leaking pipe, where is it coming from?  We determined the master bathroom shower was leaking.  This shower is a large… Read More Shower Dilemma…Need Help. Cultured Marble vs Porcelain Tiles

Decor, Home, HOME N GARDEN

Something Lovely…Perhaps a new trend in 2018 decor I can live with. BUT NOT THE MAIN CONCEPT -WALLPAPER

Yesterday I was going thru my emails and came upon a post by a very creative person. You might well be familiar with the name Marian Parsons- the creator of Miss Mustard Seed.  I have been following her for about ten years now, and she has been one of the most influential persons in my blog… Read More Something Lovely…Perhaps a new trend in 2018 decor I can live with. BUT NOT THE MAIN CONCEPT -WALLPAPER

About, Antiques, Treadle Sewing Machine furiture

VINTAGE SEWING MACHINES, Quilters, Fabric Stitchers, Seamstresses, Antiquers – Want a great decor item?

Give us an old vintage sewing machine and watch what we can do!     Our Redesign Antiques Department has been taking these old beauties and restoring them to new items of elegance.   THE MACHINE HEAD We have taken a few of the old machines that had pretty decal still on them and cleans and polished.  John put then… Read More VINTAGE SEWING MACHINES, Quilters, Fabric Stitchers, Seamstresses, Antiquers – Want a great decor item?

Gardens, HOME N GARDEN

SIDE GARDEN COMPLETED

A couple of years ago our home association began to experience problems with water drainage in our allotment.  Homes that never had water or damp issues began to experience water in basements, buckling of basement walls, dampness, and mold problems.  I had some minor dampness problems but also had some soil erosion issues and buckling of the front garden… Read More SIDE GARDEN COMPLETED