Category: Restoration

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Hearts, Home, and Hope

One of the first slides I scanned is this image of our grandparent’s home.  Built in about 1948, this is the home that served to connect our family members to one another. Cousins, aunts,...

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Christmas Surprise #2

Christmas Surprise #2 was crazy-fun!  For years, the framed original had been displayed on a table-top, along with other photos.  One of the other photos had blocked the sun, which is what caused both...

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Christmas Surprise #1

I’ve been eager to post the before/after of Christmas projects I was working on, but have had to wait until after all Christmas celebrations have passed since each of these was a surprise!! Pictures...

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Perfectly Framed

I always appreciate the thoughtfulness of the folks I get to work with, and this was certainly no exception.  The project was brought to me by this gentleman’s great-great-(great?)-granddaughter-in-law. She is a librarian, so ...

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Once Upon a Time in Canada

Once Upon a Time, in the faraway land of Canada, this baby boy and his family went camping.  His father comes from a long line of hearty camping folk.  His mother – not so...

Love Is… 0

Love Is…

It was 1933 and he was 24 when they got married.  That is young by today’s standards when marriages are delayed until we graduate from college, begin our careers, and check a variety of...

Katrina 1

Katrina

2005.  Hurricane Katrina was one of the five deadliest hurricanes in our nation’s history.  It caused over $80 billion in property damage. This wedding photograph was just one piece of history, severely damaged during...

Little Picture – Big Job 0

Little Picture – Big Job

Some projects are easier than others.  And some that don’t seem to be big are actually huge.  That’s the case here.   The original is only 2″ x 1.5″.  The size, along with the amount...

Soulful Eyes 0

Soulful Eyes

Some stories are happy.  Some are sad.   Some are silly.  Some  are completely make-believe.  And unfortunately, sometimes, the stories are nothing short of tragic.  So it is with this young boy with the deep,...

Home on the Range 0

Home on the Range

I wanted to be a cowgirl.  You already knew that.  But my time as a cowgirl was, in reality, just dressing like a cowgirl.  It was make believe. You see, I lived in town. ...