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Retro Summer!

Free and easy is the way we like to live in the summer. All the windows are open and the breeze blows through the house. It almost feels like living outside. Lightness and energy are the feelings we look for. It’s a time for living with what you love and being comfortable in your home. …

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We’re Back!

Some of you may have noticed that you haven’t heard from us in a while. If you’ve ever had a project that stretched from 6 weeks to 6 months (remodeling anyone?) you’ll understand why. We hired a web designer to update our website, which we originally built ourselves in 2014, and which was woefully out-of-date. Well, …

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Let’s Go Camping!

Summertime! Kids are out of school and parents are gearing up for that all important family vacation. If you’re of a certain age, you may have fond memories of packing the station wagon to the brim for that road trip or camping adventure. Maybe you went to the lake, or to a state park, or …

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Feeling Blue

There’s something mysteriously energizing about cobalt blue, and it feels just right now that spring has finally arrived. This is our new Vintage Adirondack display at our retail location at Beach Town Antiques in Ridgeway, Ontario. The cobalt blue and yellow combination feel fresh and joyful, and the simple white daisies add just the right light natural …

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The Essence of Spring

When springtime finally rolls around, many of us are anxious to replace our cozy and comfy winter decor with light pastel colors, natural found objects and fresh flowers. Granted, you can go to the big box stores and buy colorful spring decor by the bucketful, but we prefer to hunt around flea markets and antique shops and …

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Christmas in the Youth of the Baby Boomers

It may be because I was a kid at the time … but it seems to me no era captured the true essence of Christmas quite like the 1950s. Christmas in the post-war years (1946-1964), was a time of prosperity, when Americans were raising young families, moving to the suburbs and spending newly disposable income …

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5 Easy Steps for Mastering the Art of Mantel Decorating

It’s easy to get intimidated by the wide expanse of a fireplace mantel and stymied as to how to decorate it to make it the focal point of a room. But the truth is that mantel decorating is painless if you follow if you follow these 5 simple steps: 1. Start with a color scheme. Since …

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