October 2014

Take a peek… if you dare! Happy Halloween!

by Lauren Spinelli   All Hallows’ Eve is upon us, folks! It’s time to binge on fun size candy bars and listen for things to go bump in the night…at least that’s my plan ☺   As a treat for you (no tricks), I thought I’d share favorite pieces of vintage Halloween décor from my personal collection.   Take a peek… if you dare! Happy Halloween!...

House Crush: Queen Anne Victorian of Swampscott, MA

by Leona Jaeger Have you ever wanted to “have your cake and eat it, too”? Sure you have—and this time it’s do-able! Read about this gorgeous Queen Anne home and indulge yourself! The fact that it’s beachside is icing on the cake -- and it's for sale on CIRCA!  ...

She’s a Southern Sparkler: You Should Move to Eufaula, AL!

by Alix Adams (Credit: Lamar via tumblr Kendall Manor) Welcome to "You Should Move To...", in which we travel the country scoping out beautiful, under-the-radar old house towns where big charm can be had for little cost. Have a city, town or neighborhood to recommend? Send it along to [email protected]!   Eufaula sits on the Chattahoochee River in an area once inhabited by three creek tribes,...

OLD HOUSE 101: George Washington and Historic Preservation in the US

by Jon Valalik (Photo Credit: Library of Congress) Hello, and welcome to Old House 101! Today we're talking about the great influence that George Washington had on Historic Preservation in the United States.   The practice of active historic preservation hasn’t always existed in the United States. By luck or circumstance, we do have a few samples from very early in American history, but it wasn’t...

Antique Finds for Autumn Lovers

by Lauren Spinelli   Meshing vintage pieces with standard fall flair is a beautiful thing. Pumpkins and patina? YES PLEASE! If you’re looking to add vintage touches to your typical autumn décor, reap inspiration from my latest virtual pickin’ trip. Note: a hot cup of apple cider, pumpkin scone, and that oh-so-perfect sweatshirt are required before reading on.  ...

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