Hello PN Friends,

Home Sweet Home. What makes your home special?

My home is full of our collections of books, vintage games, ancient Chinese checkerboards and cool old gumball machines. One of my favorite pieces of furniture is an antique Chinese trousseau cabinet we picked up when we lived in Hong Kong. The merchant explained that the bride’s family would pack her personal items and collected home furnishings in this cabinet and her brothers would carry it to the happy couple’s new home.  We use our as a bar cabinet storing glassware and booze…perhaps my own personal trousseau? Repurposing furniture is a smart way to renovate, with dropping a ton of cash. I’m no whiz, and that’s why we turn to professionals like those in this issue.  I hope you find inspiration!

Enjoy November and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

on the cover

Victoria Bryant State Park in northeast Georgia is a little-known gem with beautiful scenery, challenging hiking trails, fishing ponds and a small campground. A shallow stream flows through the park, providing the perfect setting for a picnic. Golfers can tee off affordably at Highland Walk Golf Course inside the park. Photo courtesy of Georgia Department of Natural Resources