Wednesday, October 10, 2012

An Experienced Old House

"I want a house that has got over all its troubles;
I don't want to spend the rest of my life bringing
up a young and inexperienced house."
~~ Jerome K. Jerome ~~
English Humorist, 1859 - 1927

"Build a fine house; and now you have a master,
and a task for life: to furnish, watch, show it,
and keep it in repair the rest of your life."

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~
American Essayist, 1803 - 1882

A strip of old wall paper -- a hundred years old? --
that Gerry discovered at the top of our stair case.


Just one more thing to love about our house!

Another find: wallpaper behind wallpaper
in our second Philadelphia renovation, 2001
(still there behind the drywall)

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