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Front Entry Chandelier.

The chandeliers in our front entry and our dining room came with the home upon purchase. We do not know if they were the first and only chandeliers in the home, but based upon the cloth wiring, they certainly date to the same time period of our 1916 home. Due to the aforementioned cloth wiring,… Continue reading Front Entry Chandelier.

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Park Cities Historic and Preservation Landmark.

Our home was honored with a Park Cities Historic and Preservation Landmark! For my Christmas gift this year, my sweet, adorable, and thoughtful husband did all of the paperwork and research needed to submit our application for this award. We hope our 1916 home serves as an encouragement towards preservation throughout our community and beyond.… Continue reading Park Cities Historic and Preservation Landmark.

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Front Entry and Staircase.

Sorry for not writing recently. We just returned from a magical trip to Disney World, and then promptly got sick. We are finally healthy and the laundry from the trip is finally clean and put away. It was the most enchanting time together with my sweet little family, a time away we very much needed… Continue reading Front Entry and Staircase.

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Backyard…feels like home.

Sorry for the absence as of late; moving and life and such. We are finally home! We still have a bit of work to do; but we are home, and it feels deliciously warm and cozy. Today was cold. It has been cold (at least for Texans) for the past two weeks. But today, despite… Continue reading Backyard…feels like home.

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Laundry/Craft/Creative Room.

Our laundry room began as a bedroom with a fallen in chimney. It is now a buoyantly joyful spot in the home; perfectly functional for the daily task of laundry and ironing, but also delightfully inspiring for painting and creating. Please see this previous post for a more in depth look at the laundry room… Continue reading Laundry/Craft/Creative Room.

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Follow up on the Front Fireplace.

Tonight we will follow up upon my previous post: Front Room Fireplace. I wish we knew what the original fireplace looked like. We know the view below was never seen by the original home owners. Although this newer layout featured an attractive contemporary stone fireplace and handsome cabinetry, it lacked depth and character. This wall… Continue reading Follow up on the Front Fireplace.

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Kitchen Transom Window.

I still owe y’all a follow up post regarding the details of the front fireplace, but I couldn’t wait to share our newly installed kitchen transom window. We had this transom window hand crafted by a local artisan, Denise Feeney of Stained Glass Unlimited,¬†and she did a stunning job! This new window perfectly matches the… Continue reading Kitchen Transom Window.