Family

(My mom and grandmothers. Photo of five generations from the Miami newspaper, 1953.) I come from a long line of women who loved antiques. For the past century, the first child of each generation was a girl, born when her mother was 20 years old. My mom and I broke that tradition when she had …

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If Oil Paintings Could Talk

I recently came into a collection of vintage oil paintings. At first glance, I’d probably think someone’s great aunt had a sweet painting hobby and think nothing more of it. But tell me the story behind it and I’m hooked! They mean so much more now…look more interesting somehow. You see, this collection came from …

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Budget Room Refresh: Master Bedroom

It’s finally REVEAL DAY for the #budgetroomrefresh we’ve been doing over on Instagram! The master bedroom has always been one of the most neglected rooms in my house. No one really sees it, so I’ve never bothered to put much time or money into it. It’s filled with hand-me-down, free, and thrifted furniture. The walls, …

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