December 2, 2014

American Hearths

The story of the hearth in America reveals the evolution from a crude and primitive society to one reflecting the warmth, comfort and practicality of advanced domesticity. This is one of my favorite types of article to research and write ~ a peek beneath the comfortable image we too often hold of the lives of our inventive ancestors.

Winter 2014

December 1, 2014

Creating a Showcase

Marti and Ron Diederich are a creative, delightful couple who've built a saltbox in western Illinois perfect for displaying their exceptional original-finish furniture ~ much of it collected across their beloved Midwest. Theirs is a enduring story of various houses and years of collecting primitive treasures, including even the drama of a major house fire.

Winter 2014