I have a fancy picture of this group — Retro Renovation readers who got together between my talks at the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show in Charlotte last Friday. But I like this photo better. Because you all know how we feel kind of … *unique*? Like no one quite understands our excess of enthusiasm for renovating our mid-century modern and modest homes? Well, the tribe came together for real, here. That’s us all sitting around talking about cabinets and kitchens and landscaping and trials and tribulations. Oh my, we could have gone on forever.Heck yeah there is more →
When I originally discussed using knotty pine in kitchens, there were comments expressing concern about the wood’s appropriateness in the relatively humid kitchen environment. When I was at the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show last week, I ran into this company, Union Church Millworks of Covington, Virginia. They had some really gorgeous woods on display including “vintage knotty pine,” so I asked Kim Bennett Powers, the sales and consulting manager on hand, the knotty knotty pine question. Heck yeah there is more →
While I’m away speaking at the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show, I won’t be posting. Expect me back online Sunday, March 7. If you want a little dose between now and then be sure to sign up for my Thursday newsletter, which is ready to go. Meanwhile: Astro the wonder dog is taking care of the house and keeping DH company. And, courtesy Mel Kolstad and her wondeful monthly collage Astro reminds us all to: Love the House You’re In. Last week a reader over on the Facebook Fan page also chimed in, “Happiness is wanting what you have.” Yes, that about sums it up. Woof woof.
One of the really cool things about my participation in the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show in Charlotte, N.C., which starts Wednesday, is that this marks the 50th anniversary of the show — and under the ownership and direction of the same family: First, Robert and Joan Zimmerman and continuing now into the next generation with their son David. What a wonderful opportunity to ask a few questions about 50 years of change. Heck yeah there is more →