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December 7, 2019

This is a photo of the doll that belonged to Lavadna's mother. We first thought this belonged to her when she was a child; but have since have learned just how precious it really is. This baby doll was actually her momma's comfort doll when she had Alzheimer's disease....

December 6, 2019

. . . about it!   

Everywhere you look in the bedroom, there are toys, toys, toys - from stacking blocks to books, and toy horses to dolls.

From the 1930s . . . let's cook!

Here's another view of the toy stove. Surely many children played "make believe" and cooked al...

December 5, 2019

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Here are close-ups of the small tree in living room parlor filled with candles, dried apple slices, pine cones, and garlands of cranberries and popcorn and a tiny basket.

Notice the dried hydrangeas, too.

The kitchen aglow from the December af...

December 5, 2019

. . . about it!   

A tree representing the late 1800s - early 1900s can be found in the living room parlor.  The tree is accented with garlands of popcorn and cranberries.  In days gone by the dried apples would have added the fragrance of Christmas and would have...

December 3, 2019

. . . about it!  

The Troy Times-Tribune reporter, Stephanie Malench, meets with Lavadna Hines at the Collins House to ask about the decorations for the Collins House for Christmas. 

The furniture in the dining room has been somewhat rearranged to make room for not...

November 21, 2019

Is up . . .  

Photo taken by Carolyn Welch November 21, 2019.

Be sure to attend the dedication on Saturday at 1:00.  Stay for refreshments and plan to check out the newly acquired antiques. 

Click here to read about the dedication ceremony.