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The Mystery Corner Cupboard

Philadelphia Chippendale Corner Cupboard of Mahogany

ca. 1790

Somewhere in the Philadelphia area, near the close of the Revolutionary War, in the heady early days of the United States of America, a cabinetmaker was commissioned to make a Mahogany corner cupboard in the style of Thomas Chippendale. 232 more words


A treasured (if slightly tarnished) family heirloom. This silver (plated) tea service was a wedding gift to my great, great aunt. I cherish it for it’s beauty and for sentimental reasons, but I’ve never had a cup of tea from it. 7 more words


the patina of age

Patina (/ˈpætɨnə/ or /pəˈtiːnə/) is a thin layer that variously forms on the surface of stone; on copper, bronze and similar metals (tarnish produced by oxidation or other chemical processes);[1] on wooden furniture (sheen produced by age, wear, and polishing); or any such acquired change of a surface through age and exposure. 182 more words


Kenilworth Ivy

A patch of Kenilworth ivy (Cymbalaria aequitriloba) grows by the door on the north side of our house. It’s a family heirloom handed down from my great grandmother, who lived in New York. 35 more words


Warmth: Sprite Cake

Ok, I might have given myself a project.  I am worried about calling it a project because I am notorious for starting but not finishing projects. 142 more words

Blogging 101/Photo 101

Family Brace Refurb

I used Monica’s grandfather’s brace to drill the holes in her yarn swift.  It worked well, and I felt it needed a cleanup.  I have been picking up a few things from ebay recently, and am falling into an old tool refurbishment tear.   426 more words


800+ words - Short Story involving an heirloom

**An impromptu short story I put together today**

Gina’s last wish was to be at her grandmother’s dust-riddled apartment a full hour away from work.  Her boss had okayed her absence under these circumstances, but she knew he had to say that and most likely did not mean it.   1,038 more words