Sharing life on Cape Cod. Inspired by the New England landscape and architecture.

Home decor; mixing vintage and modern, and DIY from scratch. 

May 24, 2020

Building our home from scratch was no easy task. I am all about a project but this was a monster! It was the first home I had ever designed from the ground up, and working with your spouse on something this big can be challenging!

(European Home model HVF42.) 


March 22, 2020

Serve with a spoonful of fresh whipped cream.

Photos: Courtesy of Matthew Mead

As you all know my mother-in-law Oma comes from Regensburg, Germany. She met my father-in-law during World War II where he was a medic in the U.S. Army. They married in Germany after the war a...

March 20, 2020

My mom, Helen (originally Elena) with her mom in about 1937

in Yonkers, NY. She was a sassy one!

I come from an Italian family. My grandparents immigrated here from the Abruzzi region of Italy. My grandmother was six months pregnant with my mother when she arrived in Ell...

March 8, 2020

Our Center Hall Styling Details

Salt Marsh rug shown here available at Old Silver Shed SHOP. Click on image for more information. 

Living on Cape Cod in a house with a lot of windows, my natural instinct is to bring the beauty of outside inside. As you enter our home, yo...

February 23, 2020

 (photo courtesy of Matthew Mead)

So many of you ask about our paint colors! Here is a detailed, room-by-room guide (with photos of all the nooks and crannies!) for a better understanding of our Old Silver Shed color palette, and a clearer view of how our entire house f...

February 8, 2020

My dream of creating a Home Library began with a simple Brimfield find, beautiful glass bookcase doors. And at ten dollars for all four, not even Philly could complain! 

We had already dismantled the original cottage in preparation of building our new/old hous...

February 5, 2020

Old Silver Shed Amazon Valentine's Day Storefront  (Items below included!)

It's rare February 14th is warm here in the northeast so for us Valentine’s Day traditions are rooted in cozy, warm moments together. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for us to create a mem...

February 4, 2020

I get so many questions about the collection of wooden hearts displayed year round on our family room mantel. With Valentines Day just around the corner I thought it would be a good time to tell you more about them!

I started collecting the hearts when we lived in...

January 17, 2020

YouTube 'How to Make Philly's Pizza' Tutorial here!

There are three things I dread most:

1. Swimming underwater---Yes, I am an aquaphobe even though I live across the street from the beach.

2. Being cold----Seriously, I don’t take my winter coat off until July 4th, and...


January 6, 2020

Our Oma…

If you have been following along in my Instagram stories this month, you have seen my Mother-in-Law working away in my kitchen-baking with the twins, playing her “Zither” in the background or crocheting blankets! Oma, who has been here visiting us since early D...

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