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Confessions of a one-time wallpaper hanger

This column appeared in the first 2019 edition of Our Country Home, part of a larger story about wallpaper making a come back. I don’t hang wallpaper normally. In fact, I did it only once a …

The renewed joy of wallpaper

This story appeared in the first 2019 edition of Our Country Home. Wallpaper. The word strikes terror into the hearts of all who have watched that “I Love Lucy” episode. You know, the one …

Hidden roses

This story appeared in the first 2019 edition of Our Country Home. The history of the world is full of secret roses. They line roadsides, cover old graves, fill rural gardens. They don’t always …

Home as a gift from the past

This is the cover story of the first 2019 edition of Our Country Home. For 50 years, the Rock Valley Methodist Church wasn’t officially used, Bobbie Oliver explained. Sure, people went inside …