A hint of romance, a touch of white on natural-coloured wood, beautiful fluting and charming iron handles – the Mediterranean rural look can be this simple and versatile. The Providence range exudes an untroubled feeling of lightness and vitality. And even if you do a spontaneous bit of rearranging, the light weight of the individual pieces of furniture means they will move exactly where you want them to. Here: a chest that can also be used as a bench.
A cool pic of Providence Square in Scranton, the main setting for my book, SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT. The Providence Bank Building is now Jay’s Office Equipment. The Palace Theater on the right is a now a sporting goods store (Bill Zingle’s when I was growing up). I’m not sure what the building on the left was, but it’s currently home to the Taurus Club. #scranton barbarajtaylor.com
RARE SILK EMBROIDERED PICTURE: THE OLD TESTAMENT STORY OF RACHEL, JACOB AND LEAH, AMY ANN TILLINGHAST, ATTRIBUTED TO THE MARY BALCH SCHOOL, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, CIRCA 1810 - painted and embroidered in silk threads and chenille, embellished with silver beads and threads. Retains label: Peter Grinnell and Son, Main-Street Providence, Opposite the Providence Bank. The label is inscribed, Amy Ann Tillinghast and $12.50, the cost for the reverse-painted glass and frame. 19 1/4 by 24 in.
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