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There’s No Place Like Here: Retro Renovation at Luxton Lake with Tina Spangler

Jul 29, 2009

by Tara Young

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(music by Melodium, animation by JuliaPott)

Tina Spangler, a.k.a LuxtonLake, uprooted herself from her hectic New York City lifestyle for the woods of Upstate New York five years ago. She found her home in a forgotten community of Narrowsburg, NY, called Luxton Lake. Once a thriving vacation destination for African-American New Yorkers, the area was mostly abandoned in the 1970s when the dam was removed and the lake was drained. Tina found a dilapidated 1950s cabin in foreclosure and with very little funds, decided to take the leap and fix it up.


With an eye for decor from the 1930s and ’40s, Tina loves to salvage old objects and give them new life. From her 1920s linoleum rug to her 1940s barkcloth curtains, this stylish abode has an air of practicality. Tina values the history of her possessions. Whether it’s the dishes her mother dumpster dived, the old medicine bottles she found in the yard of the schoolhouse in which she grew up, or the remnants from the Luxton Lake Clubhouse, each object has a story to tell.

This vintage linoleum rug from LuxtonLake is a rare find. I love the old-fashioned feel and the fact that older linoleum was made with all-natural materials such as pine sap and lindseed oil (unlike what we know as linoleum today, which is really just vinyl).

Tina is the local Luxton Lake historian of sorts. While researching for her short documentary Lucky Lake, she found many bits and pieces of the community’s past. From old signage on the Luxton Lake Clubhouse to forgotten relics from long abandoned houses, Tina has gathered a compelling narrative of New York’s yesteryears.



Tina collects Fire King Jadite‘s beautiful colors and sturdy design, though it was “made probably a little too popular by Martha Stewart,” Tina says. The green is most popular, but Tina’s great-grandparents collected the blue colored glasses.

This teacup from jaditekate is just one of the many wonderful pieces you can find from a variety of vintage jadite sellers on Etsy.


Tina grew up in an old schoolhouse in rural Wisconsin. As a child she would find evidence of the history of the place by the names carved into the bricks and old bottles she would dig up in the yard. Tina likes the things in her house to have a history that she can tell as well as a practical use. She utilizes her collection of old bottles as vases for the flowers she grows in her Narrowsburg garden.

This vintage glass bottle from opendoorstudio would make a lovely vase for your fresh-cut flowers.


Right after college, Tina moved into an apartment in Boston fully furnished with 1940s and ’50s decor left there by the previous elderly tenant. She has been adding to the collection ever since. One of the original treasures she found was an old figurine lamp that she still uses.

This porcelain figurine lamp from castleofcharm reminds me of the pretty lamp in Tina’s little cabin. It doesn’t take much to add a lot of color and style to your end table or bureau.


Tina discovered a wonderful collection of 1940s portrait paintings by Joseph Unger while living in New York. From what she could glean, these works were from a painting class that Unger attended and the subjects were various figure models. This lovely portrait by emberatia makes me think of Tina’s fantastic collection.

Looking for more styles and interiors? Check out our video series, There’s No Place Like Here, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. Get involved and show us your amazing space in this Flickr pool.

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  • clothpaperstitches

    clothpaperstitches said 8 years ago

    This makes me very eager to build and decorate my own home! Can't wait!! Thanks for sharing.

  • clothpaperstitches

    clothpaperstitches said 8 years ago

    I love all the colors and the cool curtains! Great house!

  • PrimaryRedux

    PrimaryRedux said 8 years ago

    Another great piece here weirdwolf! As I watched the video and saw the wonderful things in that sweet little house I was taken back to my grandparents house when I was a kid. They had a lot of old things pieces that, the colors and textures, I could almost smell my grandmas cooking. Tina you've got a great eye and a wonderful outlook on how things are or how they should be. very nice indeed!

  • VixVintage

    VixVintage said 8 years ago

    I love it all, some of this stuff is making me weak in the knees...

  • VixVintage

    VixVintage said 8 years ago

    Great house Tina, love your style.

  • blossomnbird

    blossomnbird said 8 years ago

    so cosy and sweet. Lovely to that old house loved again and all of the treasures that fill it.

  • shagginapuppet

    shagginapuppet said 8 years ago

    so cute...i love all of the flowers she has tucked in everywhere...

  • JoannasPhotography

    JoannasPhotography said 8 years ago

    love old things, they can make everything around so pretty.I have a lot of appreciation and sentiment for everything that comes from past.

  • onecreativegirl

    onecreativegirl said 8 years ago

    wow! great stuff - i collect jadeite and i LOVE LOVE LOVE linoleum.

  • sandali

    sandali said 8 years ago

    AWESOME ~~ what an inspiring article filled with sooooo many amazing fun finds for our home -- Happy Days ;)

  • enhabiten

    enhabiten said 8 years ago

    double awesome weirdwolf! imperfection plus vintage equals a great interior space.

  • UglyBaby

    UglyBaby said 8 years ago

    That vintage linoleum rug is spectacular. I had no idea that older linoleum was made with natural materials. I learned something on the Storque!

  • aprilmist

    aprilmist said 8 years ago

    What beautiful vintage finds! Love your photography and lovely story, thanks for sharing

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop said 8 years ago

    So much great stuff! Personally, milk glass gets me :)

  • polkadotHOME

    polkadotHOME said 8 years ago

    Go Tina! So cool, love it all :)

  • janellelile

    janellelile said 8 years ago

    Great finds and I really get a sense of Tina's personality through the video. Thanks for sharing!

  • MagnetGames

    MagnetGames said 8 years ago

    you did a beautiful job on your house. <3 susan.

  • livingstonandporter

    livingstonandporter said 8 years ago

    So neat! There's no place like home...Especially when it's decked out with goods like this!

  • aggieray

    aggieray said 8 years ago

    Brings back memories!

  • southernladysvintage

    southernladysvintage said 8 years ago

    You did a beautiful job!! Love all of these great finds too!!

  • shabbyvintagehome

    shabbyvintagehome said 8 years ago

    LOVE what you've done, your home looks so cozy & homey!! Thank You for sharing your video :)

  • BlueToad

    BlueToad said 8 years ago

    such a great article! Selections are amazing and nothing beats found treasures, especially when they've been amongst ruins. Place sounds beautiful!

  • missbatch

    missbatch said 8 years ago

    What an incredibly charming home! You can really see the love that has gone into it. All the textures and colors, those portraits (!) and the linoleum rug are awesome. Great video too!

  • blueberryshoes

    blueberryshoes said 8 years ago

    i just drooled a little

  • bijougirldesigns

    bijougirldesigns said 8 years ago

    Great video! I love her cute little house and her charming style!

  • CoquelicotSalon

    CoquelicotSalon said 8 years ago

    Beautiful! Love the style...

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion said 8 years ago

    Well done home & video. Handmade & vintage furnishings bring comfort & warmth to a home that simply can't be duplicated. I adore linoleum rugs! When I was a teen, I worked at a store that had oodles of 1920s, 30s linoleum rugs rolled up and stacked on end in the warehouse. I so wanted to buy the room size rose decorated black rug but had no where to store it. To this day I regret not buying it. It cost ten dollars.

  • PipocaHandmade

    PipocaHandmade said 8 years ago

    Such a charming home! Those linoleum rugs are fantastic!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 8 years ago

    Beautiful colors! I love the jadite and barkcloth picks!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 8 years ago

    Enjoyed this video thank you for opening your home to all of us. Love the pictures of the ladies on your walls, the bark cloth covering the closet such pretty colors. Jadite is such a pretty color and looks fabulous showing off in open cupboards. Learned something as well, recall my great grandparents house with the vinyl linoleum, had no clue why they would have covered wood floors. I was just a kid who loved grandma's cookies. Thanks again for sharing your home with us tina and weirdwolf for the story.

  • whichgoose

    whichgoose said 8 years ago

    I collect jadite too!!!!!!! :)

  • BlueRoseRetro

    BlueRoseRetro said 8 years ago

    That Linoleum rug is fabulous! I have real linoleum (cork, linseed...the whole deal) in my bathroom and I love it. What a treasured life Tina Spangler leads. It is fun to take a peek into her creative genius. It looks like she has a great eye for color as well as giving history a new life in her cabin-home. Nice article.

  • somethingshidinghere

    somethingshidinghere said 8 years ago

    so sweet! we just love it! shauna & stephen

  • thirteeneightyfive

    thirteeneightyfive said 8 years ago

    oh!!! ohh!! this is exactly the little cottage that I've been daydreaming about lately!! Tara you did such a beautiful job with this! Tina has so many beautiful things it's lovely to be able to peek inside her world!

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar said 8 years ago

    Very cool! Such a romantic lifestyle.

  • Morado

    Morado said 8 years ago

    I have a fun fun Retro canvas...hope you like!

  • SecondHandNews

    SecondHandNews said 8 years ago

    Gorgeous House and wonderful choices

  • ravenwren

    ravenwren said 8 years ago

    This made me sad. People discard everything, even houses. I'm a huge vintage lover and my office is all 1930's and 40's as well. Love your style!!!

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 8 years ago

    pretty house!!!

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 8 years ago

    could not wait to watch the video WHICH WAS AWESOME!and right up my alley I might add!!!...then i decided to scroll down... and much to my delight glass bottle listing is featured... double your pleasure! Thank you for including my in this wonderful compilation. I am honored!!!

  • Lunatiger

    Lunatiger said 8 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL! Classy, elegant, who wouldn't want home decor like that?

  • kbdowry

    kbdowry said 8 years ago

    Love it! Cudoos to you :)

  • gertuine

    gertuine said 8 years ago

    I was really inspired by that house and appreciated the curtains... the monitor top refrigerator makes me wish I had one! Thanks for the tour.

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 8 years ago

    Enjoy watching the video. Warm and special home full of lovely things. I want to have them all!!

  • PinkKittyCrafts

    PinkKittyCrafts said 8 years ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed watching this video...what a great little place she has!

  • contrary

    contrary said 8 years ago

    So unique, I always look forward to the new no place like here releases! xoxo

  • junkyjunk

    junkyjunk said 8 years ago

    How exciting, to fix it all up and make it 'new' and loved again! What a great job Tina did in decorating as well! I love hearing other 'fix it' stories!

  • RetroLane

    RetroLane said 8 years ago

    so subtle and beautiful!

  • LisaFerinDesigns

    LisaFerinDesigns said 8 years ago


  • missmaisy

    missmaisy said 8 years ago

    oooh, tina, swap?!!! what an adorable, happy, fun home :)

  • galit

    galit said 8 years ago


  • evihan

    evihan said 8 years ago

    such a great house...thanx for shaing with us:-)

  • spacejam

    spacejam said 8 years ago

    very elegant and stylish!! love it

  • PookieLovesOlives

    PookieLovesOlives said 8 years ago

    Wow! what a beautiful house and interior!

  • riorita

    riorita said 8 years ago

    I have always dreamed of renovating an old dilapidated house... Until I do so, I am collecting old vintage items from flea markets and antique shops. My favorite items in this article are the portrait by Emberatia and the Vintage glass bottle!

  • kaylovesvintage

    kaylovesvintage said 8 years ago

    Tina, I love your house and now need some Fire King mugs

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 8 years ago

    all the items are fabulous! cottage hutch would fit nicely in my cabin by the lake!

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 8 years ago

    So lovely, thank you very much!

  • irisschwarz

    irisschwarz said 8 years ago

    Love your story and your house, Tina. Thank you!

  • herefido

    herefido said 8 years ago

    Very well done! Nice place too! Thank you for sharing.

  • MooBeeTees

    MooBeeTees said 8 years ago

    I enjoyed your story so much - thank you for sharing with us and allowing us a peek inside :-)

  • HereAndNowAntiques

    HereAndNowAntiques said 8 years ago

    Wow, Tina! You did a great job on renovating your little house...thanks so much for sharing it with us through the video tour. Isn't it comforting to be welcomed home and to be surrounded by things you love! And the simplest the lilies in soda bottles...make the clearest statements about you and your chosen "place". I had to smile when I looked at your hoosier cupboard shelves. Shelf paper with the drop edge...what a classic! (I have some vintage shelf lining paper listed now.) Thanks so much for the video...Good Luck to you on etsy!

  • SpiritedWoodland

    SpiritedWoodland said 8 years ago

    Bravo! What a great vision... You did a fantastic job. Whenever I pass an abandoned place, I've always wondered how it got that way. Thank you for sharing your story - and for breathing life back into that place.

  • TheNebulousKingdom

    TheNebulousKingdom said 8 years ago

    I love this article, and I love the way Tina sees decoration in her house! This is so true, we don't have to follow a special decade, we can arrange beautiful stuff from the 20' mixed with things from the 50', and even the 80'. So cool :) Thank you for this!

  • jpgallery

    jpgallery said 8 years ago

    The eclectic style is wonderful. And I'm a sucker for any renovation. Keep up the great work!

  • abbyfroman

    abbyfroman said 8 years ago

    Oh I looove the teacup. If I were really going retro I'd want some cool paintings, like this Elvis portrait:

  • PawPawsWorkshop

    PawPawsWorkshop said 8 years ago

    Great article

  • amoronia

    amoronia said 8 years ago

    Eclectic is all about personality! Fabulous!!!

  • 2ndcoming

    2ndcoming said 8 years ago

    I'm crazy about that vintage glass bottle

  • vintagebutterfly94

    vintagebutterfly94 said 8 years ago

    Wait. Has she been shopping my store???? That stuff looks crazy familiar.... I just need some of those portraits. LOVE them!

  • JAdamsDesigns

    JAdamsDesigns said 8 years ago

    Just awesome! And I LOVE that vintage 1940's pastel painting!!!

  • LeelaBijou

    LeelaBijou said 8 years ago

    Very beautiful! Great article!

  • chARiTyelise

    chARiTyelise said 8 years ago

    this makes me smile. i love to see old and forgotten places and things loved into new life. what a sweet cottage!

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 8 years ago

    Tina, I love adventurous and proactive chicks like you! Your style is beautiful, and your cottage renovation and the work you are doing to bring "Lucky Lake" back is inspiring. Fantastic documentary. My husband and I renovate older homes and if I lived anywhere near you, we would jump in and help bring some love back to Luxton Lake. It would be fun to follow Luxton Lake's progress on a blog, hint hint ;). The barkcloth deer curtain panel on your closet my favorite barkcloth ever, and I just love your collection of 1940's portraits!

  • beachhouseblues

    beachhouseblues said 8 years ago

    Wonderful details!

  • funkeyfinds

    funkeyfinds said 8 years ago

    le sigh. I LOVE vintage paint by numbers, I found my favorite one at a yard sale for .25! great finds!

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 8 years ago

    Simply lovely!

  • thebestvintage

    thebestvintage said 8 years ago

    I love cottage life surrounded by vintage items!

  • SimpleTraditions

    SimpleTraditions said 8 years ago

    It makes me want to go back home (also upstate NY)!

  • lizjewelry

    lizjewelry said 8 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your home with us! A mixture of things you love! That's how I like to decorate too... keep it simple!

  • mtraub

    mtraub said 8 years ago

    What an inspiring home and video! One of my greatest passions is knowing the history of our objects.

  • ForVagabonds

    ForVagabonds said 8 years ago

    A girl after my own heart...ahh I love the 30s and 40s

  • weirdwolf Admin

    weirdwolf said 8 years ago

    That linoleum rug is AMAZING! Would go perfectly with the grandma decor in my turn of the century Brooklyn apartment. I am all about getting Tina's look! Such an inspiration.

  • incoldstorage

    incoldstorage said 8 years ago

    What a gorgeous house and gorgeous finds!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 8 years ago

    truly amazing and isnpiring! this is the ultimate craft project!!!

  • Beadymonkey

    Beadymonkey said 8 years ago

    What a sweet little video and such a wonderfully bright and cozy home, Bravo Etsy for sharing this!

  • EarthenTreasures

    EarthenTreasures said 8 years ago

    this cottage reminds me of going to Gramma's house...the jadite, rugs, and beautiful curtains...thanks for the tour!

  • heartcity

    heartcity said 8 years ago

    what a wonderful home, she has done great stuff with color in there!

  • Luncheonettevintage

    Luncheonettevintage said 8 years ago

    adorable and what a great story. I think I might have sold her that barkcloth she has up in the kitchen! Could it be?

  • okaysee

    okaysee said 8 years ago

    what a great space! like other folks here - gotta say that the linoleum rug is awesome!

  • babook

    babook said 8 years ago

    I like flower print with that all colour . my style shop Joying : )

  • LuxtonLake

    LuxtonLake said 8 years ago

    Love reading all your comments. Weirdwolf and the Etsy crew did a great job on the video! Will be adding more items to my Etsy shop, but for now check out my linoleum rug. Would love to hear tell of other linoleum rugs, if you have an experience to share! I made a short documentary about Luxton Lake, you can watch on YouTube:

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite said 8 years ago

    Beautiful picks! I love the quality of real linoleum. My kitchen floors and counters as well as bathroom are all marbled linoleum and I love it!

  • MilkGlassVintage

    MilkGlassVintage said 8 years ago

    Thanks so much for including my Jadite cup & saucer! So many great finds in this article, and that cabin is absolutely adorable!!!

  • lynnrhodadates

    lynnrhodadates said 8 years ago

    Tina, I saw your video when you presented at Minnowbrook this past Spring - for the NYSCA Decentralization Coordinators - - great job! It looks like you are up to good things and it is good to see you featured here! Best, Lynn Dates The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

  • TheBeesWrists

    TheBeesWrists said 8 years ago

    What a lovely home!

  • niTeBecOmEsdAy

    niTeBecOmEsdAy said 8 years ago


  • norakaren

    norakaren said 8 years ago

    lovely retro combination for deco.

  • HerenciaVintage

    HerenciaVintage said 8 years ago

    Unbelievable to put together the old with the new...

  • SmallEarthVintage

    SmallEarthVintage said 8 years ago

    Fabulous video--this really spoke to me! I left NYC 10 years ago and now live on a lake in a semi-rural area. I can't say I've fixed up a house like Tina has (so admirable and inspiring!), but her aesthetic and philosophy (things don't need to be perfect, or all from the same era) is very similar to mine. I had never heard of linoleum rugs! Wonderful. Can't wait to watch the Lucky Lake documentary. Cheers to you, Tina and weirdwolf!

  • ReactionSB1

    ReactionSB1 said 8 years ago

    New illustrations in my shop!!! Give e'm a look!!!!!!!!

  • valdo

    valdo said 8 years ago

    Adorable video and adorable house! i really enjoyed the tour. Lots of great pieces and many conversation pieces. thanks...

  • OwlandMouse

    OwlandMouse said 8 years ago

    I love the history of this house and community! It's so lovely that people are going in and reviving it again!

  • larzebub

    larzebub said 8 years ago

    I love it! You've done a beautiful job.

  • Fondue

    Fondue said 8 years ago

    One of the coolest things I've seen on Etsy. Love it!

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 8 years ago

    This was really enjoyable. The lamp in your house looks like one my grandma had. I always admired it. Very nice vintage house Tina!

  • lolaminch

    lolaminch said 8 years ago

    I love the little house and that you have kept so many of the original items. Thanks for the video!

  • thecraftykid

    thecraftykid said 8 years ago

    I love it it looks so cute

  • lauratrevey

    lauratrevey said 8 years ago

    just lovely!!

  • lalalatootoot

    lalalatootoot said 8 years ago

    I thought this was just beautiful. What a cozy home with so much history. Bravo on the renovations! The paintings of the ladies are absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • TheAntiquePalette

    TheAntiquePalette said 8 years ago

    Woohoo, I have a breadbox similar to yours! I've never seen another like it..... I love your cottage, takes me years back, thanks for inviting us inside!

  • BayMoonDesign

    BayMoonDesign said 8 years ago

    Really enjoyable and informative piece!

  • Zabba

    Zabba said 8 years ago

    Great comment on how when people decorate it's not just from one year. That is how it so true. I love an ecclectic house that tells a story about a person.

  • jensingh

    jensingh said 8 years ago

    I REALLY love this, thanks for sharing!!

  • DreamyIsabel

    DreamyIsabel said 8 years ago


  • violavintage

    violavintage said 8 years ago

    I think Tina would look great in some of my dresses!! Love the cottage and it looks very cosy and comfortable.

  • richmade

    richmade said 8 years ago


  • ladylunacyvintage

    ladylunacyvintage said 8 years ago

    Aw, I love this little house and am so pleased I was able to vicariously visit it! Amazing job decorating, it really does have a nice lived in and loved in feel!

  • TheShabbyPinkCottage

    TheShabbyPinkCottage said 8 years ago

    very stylish. Love it

  • emilybidwell Admin

    emilybidwell said 8 years ago

    this house is so cute! i really like learning about linoleum rugs.

  • foofoogal

    foofoogal said 8 years ago

    I love vintage as you can so create with unique items. Great treasury. Over 130 vintage items in my shop and 1800 to go.

  • GoodEye

    GoodEye said 8 years ago

    Wonderful and inspiring video the cabin renew and the history behind it all.

  • go2girl

    go2girl said 8 years ago

    Lovely video, great style. Decorating is all about making a house a home, your home.

  • dayslonggone

    dayslonggone said 8 years ago

    Love this cabin! Thanks for sharing this tour with us!

  • thevintageholicfrog

    thevintageholicfrog said 8 years ago

    this is such a gorgeous house! thank you so much for letting us in :)

  • BellaVintageANDmore

    BellaVintageANDmore said 8 years ago

    I enjoyed the video and love gaining any new knowledge of vintage. Thanks!

  • TuttiFruittiDesigns

    TuttiFruittiDesigns said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the peek into your home, I love having things that make me smile around my home too:)

  • anothertimeantiques

    anothertimeantiques said 8 years ago

    Love her sense of style. Boy this little video takes me back! I once decorated a farm house walls (lath actually) completely with all barkcloth when we were re-doing the house. Best fabric on earth! Any body see Harold & Maud lately?? :)

  • LittlePinkHouse

    LittlePinkHouse said 8 years ago

    She's just darling. I want to hang out with her!

  • StudioZen

    StudioZen said 8 years ago

    She's living the dream!

  • smalltownartist

    smalltownartist said 8 years ago

    Inspirational, educational, motivational - thank you, Tina, for the tour of your charming cottage! I want to start looking for Upstate NY property NOW!!

  • danielabesso

    danielabesso said 8 years ago

    Great video and article I love the concept, just be surrounded by things of love and like great well done!!

  • softboiled

    softboiled said 8 years ago

    I really enjoyed this video! The house is darling.

  • luckylife

    luckylife said 8 years ago

    What a beautiful home, filled with so many treasures. I loved hearing about the history of this area and of the things in Tina's home. This is such a great series! Thanks so much for sharing! xo Melissa

  • twokidsstudio

    twokidsstudio said 8 years ago

    what a lovely house!

  • beachcombing

    beachcombing said 8 years ago

    such a dream!

  • Frankenkitty

    Frankenkitty said 8 years ago

    What a sweet and charming place! I can believe I haven't seen this yet. Tina used to be my upstairs neighbor here on Brooklyn. Small friggin world!

  • AtlasSigns

    AtlasSigns said 7 years ago

    Tina, I think it is interesting how our tastes are influenced by unsuspecting people and places. Beautiful job and great information.

  • ripstylebanners

    ripstylebanners said 7 years ago

    Love the house! And I had never seen the jadeite in blue before. will have to start looking around... Jan

  • JeansVintageCloset

    JeansVintageCloset said 7 years ago

    This quaint refurbished in the 1920s, 1930s beauty reminds me of my grandmothers duplex. She had one bathroom and it held a clawfoot tub, She had the metal fans, and shelves with items that my grandfather had treasured that originated from his native land Kiruna, Sweeden

  • humboldthoney

    humboldthoney said 6 years ago

    I live in a 1932 cottage and I really appreciate your unique finds. It definitely makes me regret selling my Jadeite at a yard sale, though.

  • SissymFairy

    SissymFairy said 6 years ago

    It is amazing! Everything is so beautiful. I like the colours! I appreciate to look the transformation of the place!

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