Wow. It’s been a long time, since Eric and I posted on our blog. When I last wrote a blog post for 2 Travel Everywhere, our life plans, dreams, and goals were (just slightly!) different from what they are today. That is one of the reasons I stopped writing. Part of me felt creatively adrift, causing me to lose all motivation to write.
See, since 2014, our lives have Ben a crazy, wild, roller coaster ride. The lowest points of the past few years have shown me, you simply have to go with the flow of life. Not everything is going to happen the way you want; not everything is going to happen the way you plan. When you take a step back and accept, that you need to allow yourself to follow the ebbs and flows of life’s river, you might just end up where you need to be. And where life wants you to be is usually, where you need to be. This is a lesson, that first began sinking in, while we hiked El Camino de Santiago de Compostela. And the past four years have solidified these lessons for me, even as I continually learn (and re-learn) them. ⛪
Click link in bio to read the full blog post to find out what we’ve been up to and how/why we bought a church!
Mount Eliza's iconic and grand 'Greenshades' property at 2 Freemans Road is for sale. Generous in Melbourne history, location and proportion, this historic four (4) bedroom, three (3) bathroom home has been sensitively updated over time to meet the needs of life in 2018.
Full property details are available here - bit.ly/2FreemansRoad.
Discover the history of the seaside serenity that is 'Greenshades' - bit.ly/historyofgreenshades. The wedding photo features 'Mr Alan and Mrs Inga Syme' past owners of Greenshades.
Bayleaf Farmstead - Weald & Downland Museum, West Sussex.
Bayleaf Farmstead is a timber-framed hall-house dating mainly from the early 15th century. The central hall, heated by an open fire, is flanked at one end by service rooms and at the other by rooms for the owner and his family.
Yesterday we got curious about what was under the carpet in the rooms upstairs. We discovered beautiful hardwood floors in every room. Hidden under the green carpet in the ladies parlor were the floors in their original pristine polished finish ✨
Join preservationists on Saturday, June 9th for an Open House Talk at “Restmore” at 375 Warner Hill Rd in Southport from 10:00-1:00. Formerly the summer home of Dr. Ira DeVer Warner, part owner of the Warner Corset Company in Bridgeport, this house has been through a multi-year restoration. It was designed by renowned architect, Ehrick Rossiter, and has unique architecture for Southport and Connecticut as a whole. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009 and is now for sale. RSVP at www.cttrust.org
LINCRUSTA was the ingenious invention of Frederick Walton, who had pioneered the development of linoleum floor coverings in the 1860’s. Heralded as the first washable wallcovering, Lincrusta was an instant success, replacing painstaking artisan plasterwork and appealing to Victorian England’s tastes because of its sanitary properties as well as its beauty, practicality and durability.
Originally patented as Linoleum Muralis (Linoleum for walls), its name soon changed to Lincrusta-Walton – Lin for Linum (flax, from which linseed oil is made) and Crusta (Relief), with the inventor’s name being added to prevent others using the same title.
It's Thursday, so I am throwing it back to our previous home that we renovated. As much as I love living in our cozy little bungalow, there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about our big victorian beauty. I miss the grand design of that home. Lots of blood sweat and tears shed there. Just to get a feel of it, here's a few foyer pictures😊Swipe to see what it looked like before. The biggest surprise we found in this home was the grand fireplace in the foyer🤗the only original remains left was the tile but it had all been broken up to help fill the space in 😔BUT It was so fun to use our imagination and put our touch on it to bring it back. This home will always be very near and dear to my heart ♥️ @chrisofalltrades53 #crownmolding#wood#woodwork#woodworking#lighting#wallpaper
Experience a true Charleston lifestyle in our newest listing at 9 Limehouse St! Also know as the William Pinckney Shingler House, Baker after its original owner in 1856, it’s nestled in the prestigious South of Broad neighborhood on a spacious .43 acre lot. This well-preserved and authentic piece of Charleston history is sure to captivate with its grand porches and elaborate custom molding!