The door to nowhere at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, Ca. Sarah Winchester, widow of William Winchester, heir to the Winchester Arms fortune, moved from New Haven Conn, to San Jose, Ca., in 1884, after the deaths of both her baby daughter and husband. Some folks say that she made the move because … Continue reading A Brief History of Sarah Winchester (and why I am telling you about it).
When I was growing up, I learned about all the stuff I was supposed to have in my home, both inside and out. I was supposed to have a certain number of blankets and linens, a certain number of pots and pans and dishes. There were also extra fancy dishes for company. There were candy … Continue reading Only Cats Like Boxes
Purple Pincushion plants at the Wilbur D May Arboretum, Reno, Nevada A while back, I was writing about resetting my life. I was changing inside and a new season was starting. I started clearing out the cobwebs and unused items in my life. This isn’t that annual de-cluttering, it was more like closing out a … Continue reading Finding Lagom
Well, I think I have most of the yard art done. Probably. Maybe. There does come a time when you just have to stop shopping at the thrift store and put the can of spray paint down. And just walk away. I finally stopped after I spray painted the cyclone fence in front. But it … Continue reading Spray Paint and Yard Art -part 2