This year actually started off with a public proclamation. As is tradition with many people come January 1, we put together a somewhat lengthy list of News Year’s Resolutions. The list included everything from run of the mill cleaning to lofty goals of whole room overhauls. It felt good to...
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The key to the success of a any good party is simple -- happy guests. It doesn't matter if we're talking about a backyard BBQ 4th of July event, a children's birthday, or a swanky New Year's Eve gathering -- one of the keys to having happy guests at your...
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Whew! I don't know about you, but the last several weeks of holiday preparation have left me feeling happy, yet a bit sluggish, overfed, and ready for a little downtime. But not so soon! We can't forget about welcoming in the new year, a notable holiday just a few days...
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Have you ever had one of those instances where you’re just sitting there watching television and you hear a loud noise or crash from the other room? It brings a moment of pause when you try to determine if what you just heard was on television or if it came...
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From our family to yours, Old Town Home would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas this holiday season. We hope you’re able to enjoy some festive and fun time with your friends, family, and loved ones.
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While most of you are enjoying your Christmas Eve, there are two very hard working individuals in Old Town Alexandria back on their proverbial perches. After a very lengthy hiatus (since last Christmas to be exact), the Old Town Llamas are back in their home's front window spreading some holiday...
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While the holiday season is nearing it's zenith, friends, family, and strangers alike are spreading their tidings and good cheer, but we'd be remiss if we didn't take a moment to mention an event that brings out a little bit of good natured competition and gamesmanship each year.  Last year we gave you...
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Each December, I rack my brain for new and interesting ways to create fresh floral arrangements to celebrate the season. In the past I've used fresh greens, as well as many varieties of fruit and nuts to create festive centerpieces. I've displayed pineapples and pomegranates, bowls of clementines, and trays...
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I think we're all familiar with the saying, "Waste not, want not." It doesn't matter if I'm working on a whole room renovation or a tiny little task, I hate throwing out things that I can classify as "perfectly good." Sure, construction tends to have its fair share of destruction...
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Cookies, candy, cakes and pie. It seems the holiday season has no shortage of an endless supply of sweet treats conveniently lurking around every corner. Each holiday season, I like to bake a few of my favorite recipes to share with friends and family as an expression of gratitude and friendship....
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After we completed the lengthy preparations to get Wendy's great-grandfather's chair to the point of finishing, then completed the tenuous finishing process using aniline dyes, we figured the hard part was fully behind us. All that was left was to affix the support webbing for the seat as well as...
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This Reader Reward is now closed. Congratulations Sarah, who had a premonition she might win and says she'll use the certificate to pick up a new pair of Hunter boots.On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...a certificate to The Shoe Hive to make my feet...
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The Reader Reward is now closed. Congratulations Anne, who says she'll have a difficult time choosing just one thing with her gift certificate!On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me...a Red Barn Mercantile certificate to decorate and make my home cozy. As part of our Twelve Days...
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This holiday season we've shared all of the various decorations that currently adorn our home. From the large living/dining room Christmas tree, to the smaller mercury glass kitchen tree, we've gone all out this year to ensure we're celebrating Christmas to the max from a decor standpoint. But there's one...
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This Reader Reward is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Nikki, who is planning to use the gift card to purchase a piece of furniture to replace an item her dog thought was a chew toy. :-)On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me...a European Country...
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