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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

This old house has seen the sunshine of many different years. This old house has seen some happiness This old house has seen some tears. ~ Edna Howard White My affair with antique houses started when I was a child. I grew up on the NJ shore in a town consisting of newer neighborhoods circling […]

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Thirty-Two

Thirty-Two

Where one door closes, another opens. ~ Don Quixote  Unlike McMansions or today’s designer trends to knock down walls and have one open shared space, the Fairfield House is true to its Victorian architecture and compartmentalized. Every room has it’s original door (thirty-two of them), door knob, lock and skeleton key. Imagine what fun it […]

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Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight

“Close you eyes and tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself, there’s no place like home.” – Glinda, the Good Witch of the North (Wizard of Oz ) I found the Fairfield House in the same manner I’ve located many things, on-line. I highly recommend Historic Properties to anyone buying or selling […]

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Lucky Thirteen

Lucky Thirteen

Don’t make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they’ll treat you like dogs. ~Martha Scott We had a birthday at The Fairfield House yesterday. The original devil dog, Buster the beast, turned lucky 13. Lucky, I say, because he’s still alive. I can hardly believe he’s been with me for over a […]

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Dear Diary

Dear Diary

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath I grew up in an era when one shared her thoughts on pages of a diary, which was then locked and hidden. […]

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