Monday, April 18, 2016

Wicker thrift store find

I stopped in at my favorite thrift store last week, and happened upon a great wicker chair.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Kitchen before and after: the huge difference paint and accessories can make

When I put together my spring home tour a couple weeks back, I found some older photos of the kitchen and couldn't believe the difference. I wanted to share so you can see what a huge difference mostly paint and cosmetic changes can make in a space.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Monday, April 4, 2016

Isabelle's Pompano Beach house - then and now

I have shared so much about the property we live on now -- as well as the old house that my dad grew up in here, and I have also mentioned that my grandmother came here from Florida, where her father was a founder of Dade/Palm Beach County, but I have never had many photos to share. She owned several properties that I never got to see, but my mother stumbled across the real estate listing for her "yellow house" in Pompano Beach, and I could not be more excited to get a glimpse into the past. 

Her contractor/builder brother, George Porter, built the house in 1959, then Isabelle bought it as a vacation home. According to my grandfather's diary, they went down around the New Year in 1960 and enjoyed shopping and dining at the area's finest shops and restaurants-- including Miami's famous Fontainebleau. I can just imagine:-)  

This is the only photo I had, and I was very curious to see what it looks like now.

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