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2019 Buckets & Spades

2019 Buckets & Spades

How is it possible we are already in the month of November?  One way is that I spent the month of October in Florida closing on and initiating the move-in process for Buckets & Spades. Our 15th real estate investment since 1985. As my son used to say, “I know what the prolly is.” It has been another year of buying and flipping.  We sold Spanish Oaks in May. And we sent much of the furnishings to the kids. Lucky for us Holly’s family moved to Texas in June. That property will be missed but if I have learned anything in buying...

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2014 Applehead Island

2014 Applehead Island

Applehead Island on Lake LBJ, 6000sf, built in 2008

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2018 Shopping in London...

Althorp Antique knobs Antiques Blenheim Palace Cliveden London Sterling Silver The Goring Hotel

2018 Shopping in London...

London, Althorp, Blenheim Palace and Cliveden Fall 2018

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2017 Anniversary Haus...is on the Market

Anniversary Haus Billingsley Calvert Home Children's Rooms Colorado Dash & Albert Fixer-Upper Flipper Majolica Makeover Before After Man Cave Mountain Design Mountain Living Mountain Rustic Musings Nancy Billingsley Calvert Interiors Nest Vail Parkhill Collection Remodels Shiplap Slifer Real Estate Staghorn Designs Sugar Boo Designs Traditions Linens

2017 Anniversary Haus...is on the Market

In a perfect world, I would be a fixer-upper/flipper. Nothing. Nothing gets my creative juices flowing like a new nest waiting to be feathered. And in Colorado Mike and I have now purchased and flipped 6 homes since 1996. The market is like a swinging door with Buyers and Sellers constantly moving and shaking. Plus, it is an International market which means your field of draw is even larger than most. The other thing that makes flipping in the Rockies so much fun is that there is a new store in town. Not brand new but new to me as...

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2017 Moving Forward...

Musings

2017 Moving Forward...

Never looking back, we turn another page in the story of our business. We three have enjoyed every minute of our time as a retail storefront but in May we will close our doors to what is now admittedly going the way of the dinosaur...retail storefront shopping. Pressing Events was the store HOME & PAPER is the business. Sadly, we will bid adieu to MacKenzie-Childs to focus on a limited and supremely currated assortment of online offerings...those tried and true accoutrements that Nancy simply must have in her home...Blue and White chinoiserie, antique Flow Blue, Majolica, EMMA BRIDGEWATER, ST. NICOLAS ornaments, both...

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