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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘glass’
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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Louise and Aziz Farnam have spent the past 13 years applying various tiles, plates and glass to their 1930s bungalow in Santa Monica. They have finally finished the exterior of the home.

Mosaics — they’ve been popular for years — in stained glass windows, mirror and picture frames and home accent pieces.  We’ve had multiple stories in House to Home about folks who hardscaped their yards by recycling bricks, ceramics and other items into showpiece patios. Read what one woman did here.

I made a table out of broken tile pieces at Claytopia. It’s pictured below. And yes, it’s had daffodils on it for a month now. A little bit of spring against that snowy yard brightens every day. mosaic table

And then there is a California couple who took it to a completely different level. Louise and Aziz Farnam have spent the past 13 years applying various tiles, plates and glass to their 1930s bungalow in Santa Monica. And it’s pretty impressive. They covered the interior and exterior of their home with broken tiles — but it’s art — they created scenes on every wall. Read it here in House to Home. Click here to see 19 More photos

If we keep getting snowstorms (the weather forecast is for more cold and snow), this looks like a nice bring-on-spring DIY project — some broken tiles — empty walls — cabin fever. Just saying. Looks like I could make about 10 more tables if it stays in single digits!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.


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Posted: January 5th, 2013
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Good news abounds in real estate this week in House to Home. If you have a house in the $200,000 to $300,000 range, now might be the time to list — the market is begging for more inventory in that range.
The Millcreek home at left listed at $369,900 and sold in a hurry after a feature in my real estate column. Jim McGoey of Pro Realtors listed it, and Karen Euliano of Sue Sutto Realtors sold it. More good news on the homefront in House to Home:
Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.
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Posted: February 13th, 2012

One of the most insightful and inspiring books I have ever read was “The Glass Castle,” by Jeannette Walls. It’s the true story of how Walls, an entertainment columnist for MSNBC.com, grew up in a family that basically wandered across the country in poverty, living in the family car and other odd spots. She will speak at Behrend Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Details are here.

One of the most insightful books (about 300 pages) I have ever read, “The Glass Castle,” will make you laugh, cry and stand up and cheer. After “The Glass Castle,” published in 2005, attained incredible success,Walls left her highly successful MSNBC career in 2007. Her second book, “Half Broke Horses,” is the true story of her grandmother’s life in the early 1900s.

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