How History Screams Into The Present Bringing Fascinating Discovery

History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again. – Kurt Vonnegut Much of the time history runs like an operating system in the background silently influencing our lives. Yet, there are moments when history screams into the front room!  With it comes windows of insight and delight.  […]

How Legacy Story Touches Generations Through Honesty, Smiles, & Conversation

“Deep under our feet the Earth holds its molten breath, while the bones of countless generations watch us and wait.”  ― Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies When we became the owners and stewards of a historic landmark home, we knew it was special, but we had no idea of the generations of connections that would come with it […]

Why Maison Steinbüchel? The Revealing Details Of The Unpretentious Name!

“And those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; you will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the streets in which to dwell.”   Isaiah 58:12 I am putting together a group of posts about how the families, for whom our historic home […]

Research Is What I’m Doing While Figuring What Out What Inspires Others

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing – Wernher von Braun The research required in assembling a BLOG post on the various family members who lived in our historic home always takes more time than anticipated.  This is due in part to unanticipated obstacles, both in the process and the […]

Patina – An Inspiring Powerful Revealing Of Life Story Indicator

Over time patina can appear as a green, a brown or a glaze on the surface of an object but it does much more than reveal Age – Patina  shows us the story of a life – magnolia journal spring 2021 I enjoy vintage and the character patina gives to an object.  Those of you who […]

Delightful Treasures Out Of Old And New

“Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.” Matthew 13:52 (KJV) Blending the old and new into attractive functional spaces can be a challenge, but when done […]

August Is A Flying Flower Dance Party At This Beautiful Home Garden

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly. –  Barbara Haines Howett Robert Frost called the butterfly a Flying Flower.  The why is on full display late summer at Maison Steinbuchel:  it is Butterfly Season.  I confess I cultivate plants that make these beauties happy, but they are not fussy:  […]