Quoth the Raven Dinner Party
Now that we are in October, the official Halloween countdown can begin. Hooray! As I mentioned, I nixed a plan to have a pre Halloween dinner party in favor of our usual trick or treating event on Halloween proper. However, I kind of loved the concept so I just couldn't resist showing you a little of what I would have done if we had gone ahead. What could be creepier than a dinner party hosted by (ok, inspired by the ever creepy Edgar Allan Poe and his famous poem, The Raven) I even was…
Lost in the Renaissance
Things that inspire me, amaze me, fascinate me, intrigue me, and delight me. This is my virtual scrapbook to keep them all in. Everything related to books and literature can be found on my other blog, For the Love of...
Margaret Shepherd, Author, Calligrapher, Transformer of Words Into Art
Margaret Shepherd is a renowned calligrapher, prolific author, and popular lecturer. For more than three decades, starting with the classic Learn Calligraphy, Ms. Shepherd has penned numerous instructional books that have helped legions of aspiring calligraphers discover their talent. She resides in Boston, Massachusetts.
FRANCE, early 18th c., legal papers, contracts mostly. My French is OK but the handwriting is difficult. Can’t see a place name, they appear to emanate from the domain of a noble. ~18x24cm (~7x9.5), some single page, some double, dates 1702-03, with tax inkstamp.
Fixer Upper: A Fresh Update for a 1962 "Shingle Shack"
Chip and Joanna help a couple with two kids find and create a family friendly home in the Western Hills neighborhood near Lake Waco.