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Drum roll please! 

And without further ado…here is my absolutely favorite part of this home. What could be behind this door located at the stair landing? And what could be behind these cabinet doors (furthest left floor to ceiling cabinets) in the kitchen too? We recently removed the door from the stair landing (and stored the door for… Continue reading Drum roll please! 

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Images of the past.

We adore our home, but we do not adore all of the changes that were made over the past several years. Here is a photographic tour of the most wonderful aspects of our home, and those changes we are most excited to erase. Living room: We love and adore the large original windows and floral… Continue reading Images of the past.

1916 · Dallas · family · historic home · home · home restoration · J. Peterman · neighborhood · preservation · renovation · Sears, Roebuck · Seinfeld · Texas · Uncategorized

An Inspirational Catalog

So, I am not sure how I managed to stumble upon this wonderful publication. I think Amazon led me there through some intricate sequence of recommendation clicks. Anyways, each page of this catalog is a step back in time, to 1910 to be specific. It is the 1910 Sears, Roebuck Home Builder’s Catalog reprinted in… Continue reading An Inspirational Catalog

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Resting windows

We discovered three more slightly dirty, but gloriously sunny windows. Interestingly, all four of the thus far revealed windows face the East. Morning sunlight is my favorite, and so I look forward to adding more naturally bright and fresh light into the home. The latest discovery was made in the girls future playroom. These three… Continue reading Resting windows

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Living room window update

So, one of my dear friends from college, Katie (a kindred historian soul), asked a wonderful question in response to my post yesterday; is the bookcased/shuttered window in the living room recessed into a nook? I had noticed the gap, but I had not fully explored the reason. So this morning, after Bridget (my 4… Continue reading Living room window update

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A few windows into the past

My apologies for the rather long absence. The holiday season was filled with many events, precious memories, delicious food and wine, family gatherings, gifts, missed naps, late bedtimes, small tantrums, carols, and twinkling lights. We then spent a much needed slow and unplugged week at the lake house filled with rest, play, walks, yummy food… Continue reading A few windows into the past