Category Archives: House and Home

Help Habitat For Humanity in Portland, Connecticut

Join the movement! We are trying to raise $60,000 dollars in 60 days. We are building a new Habitat for Humanity home at 208 Summer Street Portland, CT. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need to raise $60,000 by September 6th, 2015 Please consider donating in increments of 6: $6, $16, $60, $66, $600, $6000 Go Read more…

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Homes For The Holidays

Homes for the Holidays House Tour of Old Lyme The Old Lyme Children’s Learning Center (OLCLC) presents “Homes for the Holidays” House Tour of Old Lyme on Saturday, December 6, 2014. The tour begins at Old Lyme Town Hall, located at 52 Lyme Street, and will feature a Holiday Boutique from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The self-guided Read more…

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Want To Buy A Connecticut Ghost Town?

What would you do with this village if you bought it? It’s for sale in a bucolic part of Connecticut in for $800,000.00 This is Johnsonville. Over the years it has seen a lot. It’s been a theme park, a textile mill, a movie set, and now it’s vacant and on the auction block. It Read more…

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water”

This is very cool. I grew up in South Bend, Indiana where Frank Lloyd Wright built a few homes so I learned all about this famed architect at an early age. Among the splendors he built was a work of art in Pennsylvania called “Falling Water.” Here is a 3-D tour of this amazing house Read more…

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Weston Garden Tour~ June 14

For more information go to Weston Garden Club. The first annual Weston Garden Club Spring Tour of six beautiful, private and historic Weston Gardens is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 14th from 11AM to 3PM, rain or shine. The tour begins at the lovely English-Style Gardens of 104 Norfield Road where tickets and Read more…

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Favorite Room Color~ Sea Salt

This is all you need to know: Beautiful, peaceful color, it’s green, blue, grey, soothing…and tons of people have painted rooms with this Sherwin Williams color. Get it. SW 6204 Sea Salt Interior / Exterior Color Collections Coastal Cool, PBteen – Spring/Summer 2014 Color Family Cool Neutrals Color Strip 30 RGB Value R-205 | G-211 | B-202 Read more…

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Antiques and Design Weekend in Harwinton

Get to the Harwinton fairgrounds on June 7th and 8th for the Antiques and Design Weekend in Harwinton in Litchfield County where you’ll find 200 vendors offering 18th and 19th century wares and 20th century design items. Hang out with designers who can help you find your direction. For more on this fabulous early summer Read more…

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Kloter Farms, Fun for The Whole Family!

Got kids, need furniture or a barn or a shed built? Pack up the family and head up north to Ellington, Connecticut  in Tolland County to Kloter Farms. Whoa…there is a huge main house full of outdoor furniture, just beautiful things, and there is a great big place that showcases indoor furniture too. There are Read more…

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Annie Lou’s Bungalow Chic

How cute is this? Annie Lou’s Bungalow Chic. A gal sent me this new shop and video on facebook thinking I would love this little place in the next state up, in Massachusetts. This would be a fun day trip with the gals. My boutique in Madison, Connecticut is called Annie Mame, and this shop Read more…

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The Gilded Age, Northeast America

A Long Island architect has found a niche, Gary Lawrance is making a living building tiny models of mansions which are in The Hamptons on Long Island. Lawrance’s love for the Gilded Age has also lead him to become an author of the book “Houses Of The Hamptons” and he is also a lecturer on Read more…

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