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Above the blue mantle.

I'm trying not to return to my days of clutter.
Recent posts

Silhouettes and Miniature portraits in my front room. Never Enough.

I filled the space on the left wall between the plantation cupboard and the green stepback.

Jacquard coverlets, pottery, a hog-killing bench, and some mortars.

Some of my jacquard coverlets on a pastry cooling stand at the foot of the downstairs bed; MY OWN hog dressing bench ! , and some mortars on a Pennsylvania bucket bench, with a bit of local pottery. Photo taken in this morning's light. Skies are blue today with highs in the mid-60's in Alabama.

The house I didn't purchase is for sale again.

I looked at about ten houses for sale in Marion in 1992. This was one of them, Mrytle Hill, built in 1840 with the side entry door, Charleston Style. I decided it was just too much house for me and bought an 1835 cottage instead. This house is for sale again. It is a beauty.

A recent purchase

THE COLONIAL PORTRAIT I purchased has arrived and he is in great condition. The size is 22" x 28" . He will be fine in a black frame.

Benjamin Wilson and Hannah Harless Wilson.

This shows some quilts being aired out on the porch of my house in Shelby County, Alabama. The house is log and was built by my ancestors Benjamin and Hannah ( Harless ) Wilson in 1816. I am generation 7 from them.

Mary Ellen Roebuck ( Mrs. Benjamin F. Cunningham Sr. ) 1843-1891

This is my great great grandmother Mary Ellen Roebuck Cunningham. Her father and grandfather owned 5,000 acres of what is now Birmingham, Alabama. The Yankee Carpetbaggers purchased the plantations ca. 1870 and built the city of Birmingham on them and ( according to my family ) "destroyed the best cotton land in central Alabama ."