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Welcome to our December newsletter.

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!

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Ken, Dan & Lucypooh
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To those who celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas. To those who don't have a Happy Holiday!

vintage christmas

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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Recommended Book

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT BOOK! You get an entirely new perspective of daily life in the old days for things you would not find in any other book.

Well written. Easy to read. You will have a hard time putting this book down.

Buy one as a gift but keep one for yourself.

Before & After Renderings

farmhouse renovation
farmhouse christmas scene
folk victorian
bunglebouse gray paint
brookline beige victorian paint

Why Old Buildings Should be Respected

john ruskin
Do your guests ever question why you are so concerned with restoring your house back to the past? Do they ever laugh at what you think of as your labor of love? Why don't you like the latest trends of home improvement? John Ruskin, a Victorian era critic, wrote on many subjects including architecture. In 1849 he wrote "The Seven …

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This 28 room Victorian is a real Addams Family House in San Francisco

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Previous Blog Articles.

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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Storm 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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