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December 16, 2019

Thank you to Judy and Terry Falline for the “new” antique rope tightener (also known as a bed key) for the rope beds at the D.D. Collins House.  We will not only use the tightener, but the story of how it was used will be fun to share.  

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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

. . . about it!   

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...