I’m a “keeper.” Not a hoarder, mind you, but a keeper. I hang on to those small things that remind me of someone special. A wedding ring, a thimble, a hospital baby bracelet. Little objects that take me on a memory journey of things they’d told me about their lives, stories I’ve heard about them, or moments we shared.
Everything Old is New Again
We can finally see the light at the end of the renovation tunnel. Sounds like we’re moving in before the end of the year! Enjoy these pics of the journey and stay tuned for The Grand Finale.
Three BIG projects in Madison are taking center stage, and they’re happening from one end of town to the other. This past weekend, local preservation group Cornerstone Society offered a free “Trio Tour” of these examples of adaptive reuse of historic properties.
Needlepoint thread hoarder, you say? Nope. It’s all a work in progress. Right now, I have plenty of room for the remnants/beginnings of creative projects. The problem is future storage.
Mad Paddle Brewery celebrated it’s Grand Opening this evening, complete with a ribbon cutting, welcoming words from the City of Madison, and a host of well-wishers both local and visiting. And the reason we are super excited about this? Mad Paddle Brewery is only two blocks east of our fixer upper! I dare say, their …
If you drove by the 1876 Fixer Upper, you wouldn’t notice any changes since we closed on the property in early November. Don’t let that fool you. We’re busy getting our ducks in a row. Ken met with the City Planner/Preservation Coordinator with Madison, Indiana’s Office of Historic Preservation to determine what steps we needed …
I created a vintage-inspired Christmas tree that featured “my angels” — my mother and all of my grandmothers over time for whom I had photographs — and included Victorian scrap angels, and vintage glass ornaments and garland. It is lovely and a wonderful reminder of love and family during the holidays.
Use leftovers for two new time-saver soups – Corn Chowder and Potato Leek Soup – delicious accompaniments to the post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich.
Life has a way of intervening and changing what you need, and that has led us, yet again, to another house project. Let the downsizing – and this blog – begin! Today we closed on an 1876 fixer upper we bought last month at auction in Madison, Indiana. It promises to be a wonderful home – once the to-do list is completed!