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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

White Austin Stone

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Is it Christmas? 
Something I have been wanting for years 
is about to happen. 

Summer 2014 
has turned into the year of projects, 
BIG projects that have been a long time coming. 

Maintenance, refresh, update projects 
required to qualify for house insurance renewal... 
No, the house has not gotten that run down, 
but maintenance does have to be done or eventually, 
a house will not qualify for insurance. 

Most of the Summer 2014 projects fall into the 
maintenance category, but one project falls into the 
a-dream-come-true project. 

One of those projects that fosters afternoons whiled away 
with wistful dreams of beautiful spaces in wooded surroundings. 
Of a place that could be a photograph in Victoria magazine 
or could be an artist's retreat in France.  
A place made from old-world materials with substance  
and quality to last a lifetime, no, to last several lifetimes.  
While this project may never be in Victoria, and it 
is in Texas, not France, it is the fulfillment of 
years of daydreams inspired by those lovely places.
Another fulfillment of my dream house. 

Here are just a couple of peeks at what is coming. 

White Austin Stone is in the yard. 

When the project is finished, super glossy 8x10s 
will show up here. 
You can count on it. 
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