I must confess to a blatant bias against manufactured homes. I have my reasons.
A woman I know is an amazing entertainer. When she throws a dinner party, it’s performance art with an apron. For one gathering, she was excited to put to use a recently inherited antique family dining table. It was a long, narrow rustic carved wood thing rumored to have come from a castle.
The toboggan was rarely put to use. Probably because the 6-foot long sled was approximately the same length as the only hill around. So when my mother pulled it through the snowy backyard when I was a kid, I watched from the kitchen window, curious. Did she develop a sudden urge to go sledding?
With focus on the future, we sometimes forget to appreciate where we've been. This seems an auspicious time to look back at some of our favorite homes, design and decor featured on the pages of Oregon Home 2012 issues.
You say you want a resolution? Well, you know, we all want to change the world. Just don’t expect everyone in the household to like it.
In the dreariest, gloomiest, darkest days of winter, it’s nice to spread a bit of good cheer and have a socially acceptable excuse to give my home a thoroughly merry makeover.