• What a Difference a Door Makes…

    Though I’m a lover of older homes, I’m not a lover of out-dated, ugly doors. So it was a happy day last Tuesday when the Jeld-wen truck pulled into the driveway and work began to replace all...

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  • Lemon-Poppy Seed Biscotti

    Since 1996, I’ve been holding onto a recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti that I tore out of the September issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. We all do it, don’t we? We casually flip through...

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  • Seasons Change

    September has always seemed like a transitional month to me. I’m still wearing sandals but today I needed a sweater. I’m still wearing my summer nightgowns but now I need an extra blanket. I’ve switched from white...

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  • School Street Table

    Late in the day last week, I decided to dash into an estate sale in our village and I was glad I did. This little table was sitting forlornly at the end of an upstairs hallway just...

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  • Ten Things…

    My cup and my heart overflow with thanksgiving today for more reasons than I have time or space to share. But I thought I’d cite my Top Ten on this Thursday morning as a way to thank...

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  • Nature’s Bounty…

    “Nature is the living, visible garment of God.” ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe     It’s easy to see God’s handiwork in a juicy peach or the mesmerizing glow of a setting sun. I can easily meditate on...

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  • Little Shop Good-bye…

    The doors had been closed for over six years, I heard. The little shop was still full of merchandise, old and new. Antiques played nicely with made-in-China “primitives” while barely-there cobwebs danced in the summer breeze. As...

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  • Threads in My Tapestry

    All sunny skies would be too bright, All morning hours mean too much light, All laughing days too gay a strain; There must be clouds, and night, and rain, And shut-in days, to make us see The...

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  • Red, Ripe, and Delicious!

    In my book, tomatoes are right up there with watermelon, corn-on-the-cob, and juicy peaches as my most anticipated summertime foods. So I was pretty happy when I checked on my lone tomato plant this morning and saw...

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  • Five Things…

    One of the things I love most about my local thrift stores is how reasonably they sell books. I love books, don’t you? I can’t seem to resist them, though I’ve been trying to show restraint as...

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  • Garden Whimsy

    Last summer I snapped up this vintage bicycle at a garage sale for $5.00. You can read about it here. I was determined to “plant” it in my front garden to add a touch of whimsy to...

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  • Unexpected Rain

    I set out on an adventure today. I ventured into the city in search of vintage goodies. I planned ahead and wore my boots. I emptied my car and prayed God would fill it. I brought a...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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Lynn Minter