Classic Garden Tools: Design and Functionality

Elaborately manicured gardens of sprawling estates may have gone the way of the dinosaurs. The gardens of the super-rich today are likely to be...

How to Heat Your House with a Wood-burning Stove

During the 1970s, and into the 80s, the United States went through what is known today as the Gas Crisis or the Oil Crisis of 1973. The...

The Well-Appointed Antique Desk: 11 Essential Items

I’ve always been a sucker for stationary stores. So is my Mother. I grew up in a small town in northeast Ohio near Oberlin,...

6 Proven Ways to Start and Keep a Journal

Keeping a journal was an important part of life in the 19th century. And it is still a great habit to develop in our hectic modern lives. Here are some proven tips to start the habit and keep it going on a daily basis.

The History of the Diary, the Original Blog

Diaries, the from the Latin word dies for ‘day’, are records of daily life and opinions organized by date. The art of diary-keeping became...