Shabby chic decor & genealogy, a great combination!

Genealogy & Ward, WV

Information, photos and shared files related to my genealogy research and the coal mining community of Ward, West Virginia

Shabby Chic Decor

Shabby Chic Decor offers a great way to bring the past into the present & bring family treasures out in the open instead of keeping them shut up in closets and boxes. 

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Temporarily Offline. For now, I’m too busy with my “day job” to properly run this little venture but I fully intend to bring it back someday.  Just the blog for now.


" Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget, you can never retell ~ Loisa May Alcott"

Recent Blog Posts

Ad Libetum = as it pleases. Writing about anything that comes to mind.

May 25, 2012

Celebrate or Mourn

Glancing over my Facebook at the start of the Memorial Day weekend I saw the pictures...

Oct 7, 2011

It’s not just leaves changing around here

Fall is a good time for sprucing up, isn’t it?  Ironically, I find myself in the...

Sep 27, 2011

Meet my staff

My efforts here are largely an outlet for my own busy imagination.  My husband Mark...


Recent Work

See our most recent creations from start to finish.

Oct 19, 2010

Sep 18, 2010

Sep 11, 2010

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