Our Special Issue 2016 is filled to the brim with wonderful homes! There is something in this issue for every antique collector and any style of decorator. I’m so grateful to our wonderful homeowners for opening up their world for us to see!
On our cover is the Ohio home of Lee and Jo Erdman. A stunning replica of a home in Deerfield that Jo fell in love with many years ago – it is a testament to what you can do with a little patience and perseverance. The Erdman’s also have the most incredible gardens that will give you a lot of inspiration!
My friend Bea Sparrow from Olde Glory Antiques in Waynesville, Ohio turned me on to some wonderful homes in her area – including this historic property, “Old Dominion Farm,” circa 1855, home to Chris Smith.
You’ll want to read this article about Chris and his interesting ideas about collecting and how he has filled this early home with unique American antiques.
Jeff and Karissa Acred purchased their Ohio home in 2010, and it had not been touched since the 1970’s – complete with shag carpeting, wallpaper and marble! See the amazing transformation that has occured under this industrious couple’s ownership.
Our very own Helen Pringle (Contributing Editor of A Simple Life) shares her Texas home with us in this issue. It took a little persuading to get her to agree but you will see why I pushed so hard. I knew our readers would love it and Helen has been collecting early American antiques for over 50 years. She is by far one of the most knowledgeable collectors I know.
And there’s STILL MORE! Our friend Debbie Campbell whose home was featured in the Summer 2011 issue of “A Simple Life,” is constantly changing her home and collections, so I wanted to share with you some before and after photos of what’s been happening at her Illinois home since our first visit.
WOW! You aren’t going to want to miss this issue! And there is also lots of wonderful articles included too – Mountain Dulcimers, an original early diary from New Hampshire, a summer inspired article on our Nation’s Flag, and an interesting article about Shaped Note Singing. We all remember Shaped Note Singing from the popular movie, “On Cold Mountain.” Now you can learn the roots behind this early form of singing.
This issue will be shipping approximately June 20th so be waiting by your mailbox! If you aren’t a subscriber, or your subscription has lapsed – be sure and call or email Kay right away to get on our ship list! 806-748-0700 or email@example.com Or support a local shop near you who carries A Simple Life !