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Linens and Laurel
Riverside, CA
New Yorker, writing from SoCal about home arts and family history.
Interests: I live in So-Cal and sell vintage items and supplies.Follow our blog to see what is happening in the 1935 bungalow renovation.
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...can help heal the world. This past weekend I had a question from a potential customer in Canada. "Would you ship to me and how much?" My policy after more than 20,000 positive experiences, and only a couple negative ones,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Linens and Laurel
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Our Citrus Trees, August 2015 During my continuous search for anything mentioning my great-grandmother, Leoria Wilbur Meeker, I started reading Binghamton, New York newspapers published in 1900. She died at 21 in 1903 which makes it challenging to get results given such a short life when relying on solely internet searches. Scanning old pages is tedious, but yesterday I found an interesting man along the way who at one time worked with her father, S. D. Wilbur, and lived just down the street from where I am now. On August 4, 1900, George L. Farnham died in the home of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ancestry
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To quote Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, this is a "big ole' " BEFORE! Structure is lacking here as summer ends and the anticipation for fall and the holidays begins. I am definitely unfocused. The kids are in New... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Linens and Laurel
Yesterday morning I checked my Facebook page while drinking my first cup of coffee. The first thing I saw was an asinine pic being circulated saying a current presidential candidate was only popular due to his charisma. And, implying this... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Linens and Laurel
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I need this dress. Justification comes from an unlikely source, Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham. As a bonus, I can forgive myself for the time wasted on a silly book. The book itself was a disjointed mess... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Ancestry
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We finished the family room basic updates in May. As we filter in more decor items from our stash, it will continue to evolve. The goal was to lighten the mood in a long narrow area with sun room style... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
Grace and Frankie, Episode 3, embodies that feeling many of us share. For the characters in Grace and Frankie, it highlights the last straw after life altering revelations from their husbands. (Click on the first title link to watch just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
Last week was my best version of catch up after the wedding trip. The to do list length was shortened speedily until I blithely installed the touted Windows 10 upgrade. Who doesn't want to rid themselves of the awkward Windows... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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... is the most delicious coffee I have ever tasted. Order it just like that at Starbucks. I rarely visit Starbucks, as a matter of fact, I do not remember the previous time. It may have been on a trip... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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I have thousands of old transfer patterns that I would like to share in a way that would allow others to create their own heirlooms. Although some research has been done, Seth Godin's blog on August 7, 2014 was extremely... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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We have used the chicken crate in our decor for 26 years. That long ago, we found it in a barn in central New York and filled it with dried wild flowers to hang over the mantel of our Pennsylvania... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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My niece's wedding is this weekend in San Francisco where the weather is unpredictable and sure to be cold at some point in the day. It is an afternoon wedding in a park. Yesterday while my husband was at work,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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I am not sure I had a specific goal for July, other than to continue to rid ourselves of all items that are no longer useful. A majority of my time was spent listing a few things for sale on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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We are located a nice mile and half walk to downtown, nice when the heat is below 90 degrees. The modern architecture of the main library in Riverside sits within sight of the historic Mission Inn. The sunsets with palm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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This morning has been a mind hop from subject to subject. Surely it is an avoidance tactic...I must decide which of my vintage patterns to sell, whether to group them and take the pictures. All mind numbing tasks for me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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The same pic below should be a full size template to print This week has been dedicated to sorting of vintage patterns. I've chosen less than twenty to keep out of hundreds. (yay, me!) Some are being sold alone, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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The same pic below should be a full size template to print This week has been dedicated to sorting of vintage patterns. I've chosen less than twenty to keep out of hundreds. (yay, me!) Some are being sold alone, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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It's been almost a month since I worked on my book which is amazing because I was pretty diligent from January until I stopped. About 250 pages need to be printed, and I tell myself that the ink cartridge will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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Picture from Food Network Cabinet space for food storage in the little bungalow is precious. Saturday we pulled everything out of the one cabinet we use for just that to check expiration dates and do a little organizing. Thankfully, only... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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Sometimes I feel like we are living on the set of a 1930s Hollywood movie. This happened. We were sitting across from our home, far right crop, watching the fireworks' display at Mt. Rubidoux. The kids walked to the mountain... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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Full on "use it or lose it" mode prevails in the little bungalow. I have lots of original canning labels from a turn of the 20th century Central New York factory. Also, years ago my mother gave me a 1952... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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My infatuation with exquisite raw materials began the day I gained access to my 2nd great grandmother's sewing treasures. During the 1870s, Lovina worked as a self-employed dressmaker in Owego, New York, in the same shop as her watchmaker father.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Linens and Laurel
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I have been avoiding this post because it feels like the task for June was a fail. The object was to dispose of 30 boxes of items; one box per day. As soon as I reached the "felt boxes" it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Linens and Laurel