Category Archives: Talk of The Toile

Talk of the Tile

I visited the Androscoggin Historical Society last week, located in the County Building in Auburn.  I had so much fun I ended up becoming a member. I was tired when I left and found myself staring at the front entrance’s … Continue reading

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The Medallion

Did you ever Google “oriental rug?”  Take my advice, if you’re trying to discern styles and patterns of Oriental and Persian rugs, go to the library. I finally took down the Christmas tree on the screen porch.  I have a … Continue reading

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The Calming Balance

In a nation going collectively insane, building elaborations of the Neoclassical style are comforting.  There is a beautiful balance, a stylish symmetry, and a sense of purpose to them. This is the side door of the Davenport Memorial in Bath, … Continue reading

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Take Mom’s Advice

I’m still sick.  I drafted a blog post last night while I was waiting for my cold medicine to kick in, but it was ugly and snarky.  It was all about…Ballghazi. I tucked myself in next to the vaporizer and … Continue reading

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The Drapery Date

This morning’s post will be jotted quickly.  There’s a lot going on here at the house.  Yep, I’m digging around, looking for my Patriot’s pink hat, getting ready to jump on this year’s Super Bowl bandwagon.  My radio blares those … Continue reading

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A Message from the Burning Bush

According to weather experts, New England had a Nor’easter this week.  Some areas received as much as 5 inches of rain and the Mount Washington Observatory recorded winds of up to 84 miles per hour on Wednesday evening.  It’s been … Continue reading

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We Saw the Harbor Lights

I’ve written extensively about decorator show houses on this blog and I’ve even bragged that one day I will write the ultimate tome on the topic. Who loves decorator show houses more than me? I’m sorry to say there is … Continue reading

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