Welcome to All,

I bid you, Dear Friends, come across my threshold with a light heart and a listening ear. Please join me with a cup of tea, enjoy my needle work and listen to my tales of Blackstone. The cottage is 300years old and is now part of the main house, it is my favorite place. The studio is above the stables and dear Kip, my black cat, keeps me company as I dream and sew. I am truly a lover of past times, you will see this as I add pictures of my work. Please visit often, you are always welcome.

Saturday, February 20

Redoing the 18th century

Today we start tearing off the stonework added to our open hearth fireplace in the 1970's. A huge oak beam was added as a mantel as their version of "rustic". Wood work in the 18th century was not rustic but fine, there were skilled craftsmen and all but the very poor had mantels with details. Well all in all, here is the fireplace as it exists now. More pictures to come.

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