It has been a while since I shared some of my reading/research sources. Here are just a few that I wanted to pass along. I hope you enjoy.
I found a new source for room inspiration on Zillow.com real estate website. Click on the types of rooms you want to see, the color, floor finish, etc. It's all pictures. I could waste so much time here. :-) You may have to pace yourself. Truly a great resource if you are looking for decorating ideas.
Inspiration from Zillow
Benjamin Moore, Color Trends for 2016
We have a couple of old very old silver pieces from hubby's family, but they certainly don't date back to pioneer days.
From the Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts I found a wonderful discussion about "pioneer refinement." based on the early Kentucky Mitchum family
- See more at: http://www.mesdajournal.org/2014/pioneering-refinement-kentuckys-mitchum-family-silver-purchased-asa-blanchard/#sthash.4IRmOKpC.dpuf
Figure 1. Maple Hill Plantation, South of Versailles, KY
Home of the Mitchum family source
Old Lexington Newspaper Ad for Asa Blanchard
I have such a crush on old southern silver...and especially Kentucky silver.