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Showing posts from October, 2012

Hidden Gem on Nobility Hill

A few Sundays ago I went to an open house at this home at 26 Chestnut St, Stoneham. The home was for sale by the owners and I wanted to go in and introduce myself as a mortgage lender. I figured the owners would probably need a mortgage for their next home.

I had a nice conversation with one of the owners, the husband is an electrician and he had done most of the work on the house himself. He encouraged me to look around. I'm glad I did because it is spectacular! The asking price is $599,000.

I asked the owner if I could take photos of his home and then blog about it.  It wouldbe a treat for my blog readers and it would help spread the word about this beautiful home for sale.  The next time I toured the home I met the wife and daughter.  The wife has exquisite taste and the home is decorated beautifully. I think I have a similar decorating style. In fact, I asked  the couple to call me before they sell any furniture or home items because I am definitely interested.

The home was b…

I like Pottery Barn but ...

I've been looking for a dresser for my bedroom for ages. I liked a few from Pottery Barn.  The Hudson Tallboy Dresser in the photo above was priced at $1,299. I was looking for a simple look and the piece needed to be in a darker wood.

I also liked this dresser from Pottery Barn. The model is Ashby and it was priced at $1,099. I liked this one better than the first one.  The size was more to my liking but it was more than I wanted to pay.

Recently, I went to an estate sale in Reading, Massachusetts and I spied this beauty in one of the second floor bedrooms. I didn't have a tape measure with me but the dresser looked like it would fit in the small corner of my bedroom.

The estate sale was packed and the house was filled with lots of people and treasures. After, I saw the dresser I bolted down the stairs to find someone to tell me the price. It was $200. I was thrilled and I paid cash for it.  It cost me another $70 for delivery but I was fine with that.

I love these two littl…

FOUND - a real find

I had the day off from work today and after I had breakfast with my Sister, we parted ways and I headed to Somerville. First stop, the Goodwill store and then to an upscale consignment shop called Found.

I really liked the jackets and coats for sale. In a variety of fabrics and textures, there were some very high end designer clothes and others at a more reasonable price point. All of them lovingly cared for and beautifully displayed.

When I first enter a shop, I need to see something that intrigues me. Otherwise, I am not spending time in the store. I also like to be acknowledged right away. Found scored big on both points.

Eric, who was standing behind the counter, greeted me right away even though he had a customer at the register. I appreciate it when someone on staff recognizes me as a customer.

This man obviously found something that intrigued him too. His girlfriend had this equestrian hat on first then he decided to give it a try. They were having fun looking at all the fashi…