EYE ON ANTIQUES: IMARI FROM PORCELAIN TO PATTERN
Collectors in the East and West call different ceramics Imari. We call it beautiful and the perfect collectible to accent a colonial (or later) home.
Karla Klein Albertson
WHERE THE STARS ALIGNED
Mark and Susan Schumann bought a Quaker meeting house in New Jersey, but had to wait eight years and restore it before they actually owned it.
Benjamin Moore, his brother, and sister lost the house their parents built. Two hundred years, a move, and a restoration later, the house found a home with Dean and Elizabeth Isabella.
THE EVOLUTION OF SHUTTERS
Always useful to keep out bad weather, bugs, and burglars, shutters are also stylish. We tell you how to match your home with the right shutter design.
SIDE BY SIDE: LIGHTING THE NIGHT
Our ancestors used torches (if anything) to light the night outside. Colonial-style exterior lights appeared less than a hundred years ago but can be the best compromise for around your home.
WORKING WOOD IN EARLY AMERICA
When the only building material available was wood, colonial carpenters expertly selected the best species for each job from subfloor to shingles.
LIFE IN EARLY AMERICA: LOAVES AND FISHES, MUGS AND WISHES
Colonial entrepreneur William Richards made America his land of opportunity, building a business not possible in the Old World.
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FROM THE EDITOR
Boards and Beams
First Catch a House
ON THE COVER
A characteristic Connecticut River Valley doorway graces the front of Dean and Elizabeth Isabella’s home in Windsor,
Connecticut. Photograph by J. David Bohl.