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Lucinda and the Barn

  They say everyone who looks into their family history will find a secret sooner or later. My sister sat down with my grandfather shortly before he died and asked him about his life and relatives and anything he might … Continue reading

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His Cottage in the Woods

Let me tell you dear readers, about a man who lives in a cottage in the woods. He built most of the cottage himself and the lines are clear and strong, much like this man himself. He loves his life … Continue reading

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Mama’s Lemon Whippersnaps

A fast 4-ingredient recipe and a huge hit at our open house today at the shop! 1 package lemon cake mix 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed (one container) 1 egg 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted Grease cookie sheets.  Combine … Continue reading

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A Very Penelope Halloween

Sunday I was invited to view the home of one of my shop’s regular customers.  She was having a Halloween party that evening and wanted me to see how she decorated…especially since most of her decor came from Penelope’s Hope … Continue reading

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Sparkle up your Fourth at Penelopes!

Penelopes has everything you need to decorate for your Fourth of July celebrations!  We have the best selection of Lori Mitchell figures in the Portland area, as well as fun vintage American History books, silky flag scarves…and much more!  Add some … Continue reading

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Mom’s classic Cherry Cream Pie–recipe

  This recipe has been part of our family for many years.  It’s classic and easy and oh so good!  My mom always offered to make our favorite dessert for our birthday and many birthdays one of us requested this … Continue reading

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Woman, whose nature is to love

” Woman, whose nature is to love home and to cling to all home ties and associations, cannot be torn from that spot that is the little centre of joy and peace and comfort to her, without many painful regrets.  … Continue reading

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