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Welcome to our November 2018 newsletter!

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Nothing makes a holiday better than celebrating it in a vintage house like in a Hallmark movie.

Remember you can help save the character of other old homes by referring our website to friends, neighbors and your local historical society. Education is the best way to save history and to keep your neighborhood looking good! Follow us and do it right!

Hope you enjoy our stuff!
Ken, Dan & Lucypooh
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A young Lucy, looking innocent
Lucy is 4 years old now and still loves Santa.

Tasteful Christmas Lighting

tacky christmas lighting
Christmas lighting can add to the joyful holiday festivities with houses decorated in all their splendor. Christmas lighting with brightly colored lights can make a beautiful house much more beautiful but it needs to be done right. We have all seen houses decorated with Christmas lights in such a way that make a nice house look like an absolute mess. …
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Old Fashioned Christmas Tree - 1940's style

Old Fashioned Christmas Tree - 1940's style
Christmas is a holiday that inspires nostalgia to many. Having an old fashioned Christmas tree is one way families celebrate warm comforting memories of their earlier years. While the use of Christmas trees originated in Europe, by the 1880’s the custom was popular in the United States. Although what one thinks of as an old fashioned Christmas tree may vary …
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Repro's of Historic Catalogs.

The Holidays are almost here. The Sears catalog makes a terrific gift. It's not only interesting but a great resource for dating antiques. I have the 1897 catalog listed, but there are other years, 1926, Montgomery Wards etc listed once you click the link.d

Many of these old catalogs ended up in the out-house instead of a library.

Before & After Renderings

farmhouse renovation
Digital Camera
The above photos are first a makeover rendering of a house and then that photo rendered into a Christmas photo. I thought of offering this service but have been too busy doing paint color renderings and before you know it Christmas is here.

This house is actually located not far from Laura Ingles home where she actually lived as shown on the TV show "Little House on the Prairie".
asbestos siding
asbestos siding replaced with wood siding.
historic paint colors.
This house needed more than my paint colors. I added new siding, window casings, and shutters to this photo.
white victorian
sussex green victorian paint colors
historic paint colors

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Books and novelties that make a statement for the old house owner.
The first Christmas Card from the UK 1843.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and to those who do not celebrate Christmas a Happy Holiday!

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Previous Blog Articles

Interior Storm Windows

interior storm windows
What are Interior Storm Windows and why would anyone want to use them? Windows are the most important character defining feature of a home. Why hide them behind a storm window? With interior storm windows your beautiful original windows can shine in all their glory and still get the benefits of insulation and noise reduction. Interior storm windows are meant …
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EStorm Windows

WWII propaganda save energy
Aluminum storm windows are your best bet to not only save heat but protect your original windows from the elements. Protecting your window with a storm window also defers window maintenance. The secret to energy savings is to have storm windows with Low E glass. This is something that the older storm windows do not have. The secret to a …
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Ken & Dan & Lucypooh
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