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The Value of Maps

In the realm of history and genealogy, historical maps are invaluable. They provide locational context for research in different eras. Throughout time boundaries of counties, states and occasionally countries often change. 243 more words


master bedroom maps

Andrew and I recently (finally!) decorated (a.k.a. hung something other than a mirror) our bedroom.

Back in November, Andrew stumbled upon a website with some amazing prints of old city and country maps.   157 more words

Home & Garden

It's a Manly Floral

When we moved into Echo Hall over a year ago,  I let the kids pick their rooms,  knowing they would sort it out between them.  Much to my surprise,  Will chose the room closest to us,  that also happened to be the only room in the house that had wallpaper installed.   652 more words

Christmas Map Display

Remember a couple months ago, (Here) after I painted the living room walls grey, and I decided to switch my big, beautiful, antique map to a different wall? 377 more words


What to hang in a boy's bedroom

Of all the rooms in the house, decorating my sons’ shared bedroom might be trickiest. I’m not a big fan of “theme” rooms with matching character sheets, shams, and bedspread or a 1992 San Francisco 49ers poster tacked to the wall. 553 more words

Historic Homes

Eyemouth, No Sea

Eyemouth is of course a town in Berwickshire, Scotland. The trick in a single-sheet origami fold of a vintage map is to not only try and pick out the key place names but to ensure the folds correspond in some way to the cartography. 21 more words