An American in Wexford, Gardens, HOME N GARDEN, Ireland, Travel, Uncategorized

A Guide through the Garden- Garden Nemesis Japanese Knot-weed

THE BACK GARDEN Apparently, we missed the super summer in Ireland this year.  We returned to massive growth in the garden and comments from everyone on what a summer it was.  Indeed, the best summer ever! I am sure there is truth in that statement.  A great summer in Ireland usually means a rain-free week every three weeks… Read More A Guide through the Garden- Garden Nemesis Japanese Knot-weed

Bedroom, Decor, Decor & Design, Furniture, Tutorials and Information, Uncategorized, Wood

NEW IN OUR SHOP – TWO DRAWER WOOD STOAGE BOXES- How to make

THE INSPIRATION I posted about the antiques John worked on in Ireland. Specifically, the Victorian ladies dressing table side pieces he removed and made into storage boxes.here and here    We are now offering handmade storage boxes.  These boxes are made from solid wood….no particle board, masonite, MDF, or veneers.   The style will suit both men… Read More NEW IN OUR SHOP – TWO DRAWER WOOD STOAGE BOXES- How to make

ART, Decor, HOME N GARDEN, Tutorials and Information, Uncategorized, Whimsey

ONE WAY TO ORGANIZE SMALL CRAFT AREA ON A BUDGET

I  worked as a medical-legal researcher for years.  Sometimes called a nurse-paralegal.  I had my own consulting business and worked for hospital defense attorneys and also plaintiff attorneys.  Medical-legal cases are usually quite complicated and can require a great deal of research.  I used online sources, medical libraries and medical textbooks as my resources.  I also… Read More ONE WAY TO ORGANIZE SMALL CRAFT AREA ON A BUDGET

Antiques, Decor, Furniture, Uncategorized, Wood

VINTAGE SCHOOL DESK. NEW OXFORD NEEDS A NEW HOME

I always thought this old school desk was from Ohio. I found it in an Ohio thrift store.  However, after researching a bit about Oxford Ohio I found it was the home of Miami University but the schools and especially the grammar schools were never named NEW OXFORD. But I did find a town called  New Oxford in Philadelphia about 500… Read More VINTAGE SCHOOL DESK. NEW OXFORD NEEDS A NEW HOME

Antiques, Decor, Home, HOME N GARDEN, Tiles, Uncategorized, Vintage clothing, Whimsey

What is an Antique? OUR TILES- TREASURED CERAMICS AT LEAST 100 YEARS OLD

The standard train of thought is that an item must be 100 years old to be called an antique.  Now I know for a fact that most antique stores have items they call antiques that are about 50years old and some even consider items from the 1970s to be old enough to be in an… Read More What is an Antique? OUR TILES- TREASURED CERAMICS AT LEAST 100 YEARS OLD