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Yes please Joséphine!

Yes please Joséphine!
I remember hearing as a child, "Shut the door, were you born in a barn"? The answer was NO but I sure wish I could havelived in one like this! Of course then, no one would have thought of remaking one to live .... This is just beautiful! You arevery lucky and talented to have created this wonderful place!

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To settle on the perfect shape for this simple detail, follow your heart — or diamond, or maple leaf Last winter my shutters started to peel and rot at an alarming rate. By early summer, my home's exterior was looking a lot like Grey Gardens. Though I earmarked money for new ones back in the spring, I'm paralyzed with commitmentphobia. You see, I've always wanted shutters with cute little cutouts. Up in Maine you see pine tree cutouts, on Cape Cod you see starfish and scallop shells, and in my Atlanta neighborhood you tend to see a lot of card suits, mostly diamonds with the occasional heart or club thrown in. I've decided I don't want a shape that shows off too much of the siding behind it, because who knows what condition that's in or if the color will match after being covered up by a solid shutter for so long.

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