June 25, 2020

The Summer Solstice is extra special for us on Cape Cod, our spring is basically an extension of winter! So, Summer Solstice is the light at the end of the tunnel-it begins the countdown of our precious summer days.

There is a constant flow of summer guests at...

June 10, 2020

Phil and I moved to Zurich, Switzerland shortly after we got married for his work. I was able to commute once a month to my work as a stylist for a company in NJ. In the Fall of 1996, I caught a lingering cold, and suffered for a few weeks in Zurich, waiting until I wa...

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.) 

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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...

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