Lindenwood is this year's HSO 'showhouse'
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I was rolling my rain-jacket into my backpack when she came up to me, clutching them in her rosy palm — tiny metal pieces that had once been on her tiny ivory teeth. “Cricket,” she said, “they've been loose for a while. I think we need to call my ...
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MECHANICSBURG >. >. If you're in the mood to do something a little different while supporting a good cause, you have until June 14 to tour Lindenwood, an historic country estate located at 210 East Lisburn Road in Mechanicsburg. Every three years, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra offers area landscapers and interior designers the opportunity to share their talents and support the organization through the "showhouse" project. This year's showhouse project features Lindenwood, a 5,600 square foot, three-story Limestone house dating back to the 1860s. The house was once rented to Dr. Clyde King, Secretary of the Commonwealth and owned by Hershey Creamery President George... Newlyweds Jerry and Hilary Simpson fell in love with the property and purchased the estate in 1962 naming it Lindenwood for the Linden trees that line the picturesque drive leading up to the family home. Visitors will be given a booklet detailing the history of the property and the designers' visions for each room, starting with the foyer, decorated by Cordier Auctions and featuring a tall case clock made in the county seat of Carlisle. Guests will stroll through each unique room and if a particular item catches their fancy, they will be permitted to purchase the room accessories from the individual designers, with 20 percent of the monies going towards the symphony. Mine, oddly enough, is the "Masculine Retreat," decorated in shades of gray and polished nickel.
Anna’s braces fell off after breakfast on the fifth day. I was rolling my rain-jacket into my backpack when she came up to me, clutching them in her rosy palm — tiny metal pieces that had once been on her tiny ivory teeth. ” Part of the chain was still in her mouth, and she cocked her head at me, smiling through wire and chapped lips, her cheeks a sunburned topography of mosquito bites. My camp name, Cricket, was also the name of the miniature Australian shepherd my parents owned back home. We were hoping it wasn’t Hantavirus: There were mouse droppings in the cowboy yurt we had cooked in a day before. I was facing a world where 13 12- and 13- and 14-year-old girls were chirping my dog’s name, looking for me, and I had to respond with a smile. The previous night, after stringing up bear bags of lotion, tampons, pots, granola and trash in the trees, I let myself cry. A pair of alien hands rummaged through my pack: Dirty fingernails, swollen knuckles, bug-bitten palms, branch-scratched wrists, a rainbow of friendship bracelets. I put Anna’s braces in a Ziploc bag, telling her we would sort it out when we got back to the van. I told her I had once accidentally thrown my retainer into the trash with a paper plate, and it required a dive through a dumpsterful of crusts and cores to recover it. “Just think, this will be a great story one day.
Furniture often has unexpected names that honor the maker or a connection to a famous person. Larkin desks are named for the company that gave them away. The Wooten desk was named for the maker, Mr. Wooten. But the Recamier sofa is named for the woman who posed for a portrait on the lopsided bench. For many centuries there had been armless benches and window seats — small benches with arms at each end that did not block the view from the window. By the 1800s, there were long chairs with the French name “chaise longue,” made so your feet were kept as high as the chair seat. But by 1800, the seats included the “meridienne,” a bench with arms but no back made for lounging, not sitting. Madame Juliette Recamier had her portrait painted while stretched out on one of these. The portrait, by Jacques-Louis David, became so famous the Directoire piece of furniture was called a Recamier by the public and the name stuck. When the portrait was almost finished, she hired another artist to do another portrait. Q: I have a heavy metal sign that reads “Railway Express Agency.
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