Bough and Dough Shop FAQs Updating

The Frequently Asked Questions section of the website is being updated for the new operating procedures at the Shop this year. If you’ve wondered about how the Shop will function, give the main Holiday House Tour page a look, and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, visit the FAQ page. If there’s still a question you’d like addressed that you don’t see there, be sure to contact PHW through any of our social media channels so we can add it to the page.

We also had new items dropped off at the Hexagon House for the Shop this week. Stop by our online storefront to see what’s new, including small original artworks by Sky Blue Pink by Phyllis. More will be added soon!

Friday Roundup: Bough and Dough Shop Artist Lineup

Things are coming together for 2020’s Bough and Dough Shop! All artist slots are filled this year. Thank you to the new and returning artists who are sharing their wonderful work with us. We are happy to announce our lineup:

  • Angel’s Roost Quilts
  • Baker Mountain Crafts
  • Basket Cases
  • Beading by Marilynn J.
  • Best in Glass Studio
  • Blackthorn Estates Nursery
  • Blooming Hill Lavender Farm and Gift Shop
  • Nina Burke
  • Lorraine Candell
  • Tom Cesnik
  • The Clowser Foundation
  • George S. Davis
  • Eugene B. Smith Gallery
  • Eye of the Needle Embroidery
  • Norma Fredrickson of Fibergig
  • Hailewatercolor
  • Heartsong Hill Designs
  • Hot Flash Pottery
  • J&W Farm
  • Karen’s Kollection
  • Susan Keenan
  • Klay Haus Pottery
  • Lighthouse Woodworking
  • The Merry Beader
  • Libba Pendleton
  • Ree’s Treats
  • Linda Quynn Ross
  • Donna L. Sheets
  • Shenandoah Acrylic Resin Art
  • Siler Country Store and Gifts
  • Sky Blue Pink by Phyllis
  • Stitchery Studio
  • TL Cards and Crafts
  • Jackie Tobin
  • Very Merry Mittens
  • Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

As you may have heard, we are preparing an online shop to complement the in-person shopping happening between November 27 and December 23. Some early drop off items have been listed in our store and are ready to purchase. If you are local and want to save yourself postage and time for shipping, remember to enter promo code “curbside” during checkout. PHW volunteers will contact you with more instructions when your order is ready for pickup.

For those who want to shop in person at the Hexagon House to see the items too unique, large, or fragile to ship, that option will be available. Shopping will be limited to ten guests inside the house at a time. Visitors will be asked to complete their shopping in half an hour. Because we anticipate more cleaning needs this year, the shop will close between 2:00 and 2:30 PM for a freshening up break Tuesdays through Saturdays. Remember to arrive before 4:30 PM to complete your shopping by closing time at 5 PM.

As the best-laid plans may still need to change, remember to watch our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Hexagon House after Thanksgiving!

Friday Photos: Limestone Covers and Our Instagram

While we were doing some filing this week, we found the selection of images taken for the 275th Anniversary Edition of Winchester: Limestone, Sycamores & Architecture. If you would like to see behind the curtain, check out the album on Flickr and see 17 larger and untouched images that were considered and used for the book.

Limestone cover
One of the cover images, and a recreation of a shot from the original Winchester: Limestone, Sycamores & Architecture book.

We are also happy to announce work on the Bough and Dough Shop for 2020 is progressing. In addition to the nuts and bolts changes to make the shop as safe as possible for visitors, we have been working behind the scenes with artists. You can also get more updates on our new Bough and Dough Shop Instagram. If you would like a sneak peek at our online ordering platform, visit our online store. You can use it now to order both the remaining limited quantity of the first edition and the 275th edition of the Limestone volume, as well as other books and prints. At least some portion of our Shop items will be added to the store for remote shopping from home this winter. If you want to use curbside pickup at the Hexagon House, remember to put in the promo code “Curbside” to get free shipping!

Friday Roundup: Events and Tidbits

Formal garden, Colonial Williamsburg
Thanks to commenter Sarah Yi on Flickr, this unmarked slide in PHW’s collection has been identified as most likely being a garden at Colonial Williamsburg. Learn more about the gardens of Williamsburg here.

Looking for something to do this weekend? This Saturday is the 7th annual Chocolate Escape in Old Town Winchester. Look for red balloons at participating businesses between 2-5 p.m., or find more information at the Old Town Winchester site.

The French and Indian War Foundation invites you to celebrate George Washington’s 288th birthday with them on Friday, Feb. 21, 5:30-8:30 PM at the Half Note Lounge in the George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St. This free event is open to everyone. A cash bar and appetizers at $20/plate will be available.

A monument at the site where Turner Ashby was mortally wounded in the Civil War was vandalized recently in Harrisonburg. Regardless of your thoughts on the vandalism, cleaning and restoring historic structures and monuments from paint vandalism is especially laborious. If you find yourself in a similar situation, you may wish to investigate the technical briefs Removing Graffiti from Historic Masonry and Preserving Grave Markers in Historic Cemeteries. The National Center for Preservation Technology Training also has a few blog entries dedicated to graffiti removal and sacrificial coatings for stone monuments (marble specifically for the study linked in the blog).

The Trapezium House was an unusual find in our news feed this week. Similar to theories we’ve heard about the Hexagon House, the house in Petersburg was built without parallel walls in an attempt to make the building free of evil spirits who would become trapped in the corners. A bit more history and images are available at Clio.

The Board of Architectural Review will have multiple positions opening at the end of April this year. If you are interested in joining the board, or another city commission, the online application can be found at the city’s website.

The new cover for Limestone features the Hexagon House. Copies are available for purchase for $25 plus tax at the PHW office, Winchester Book Gallery, or the Gift Shop at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

Mark you calendars tentatively for April 3 and 4, when we hope to host a book launch party and sale weekend for the revised copy of Winchester: Limestone, Sycamores & Architecture. In addition to those books, we hope to have a small book sale of other new and used books (including copies of Why Old Places Matter) and magazines relevant to local history and architecture. If you have books or magazines in good condition to donate as you downsize your collections, stop by the Hexagon House between now and April. Sandra will be happy to look over your items and see what is suitable for the sale. More information will be finalized and available soon!

Friday Roundup: Photos and Weekend Events

600 Block S. Loudoun St.
The 600 block of South Loudoun Street, primarily the Conrad Crebs properties, shortly after purchase by the Revolving Fund. See the rest of the images at Flickr.

This week, we added 20 more photos from the Revolving Fund documentation files to our Flickr. All the houses in today’s batch are on South Loudoun Street in the 500-700 blocks. Be sure to see the large limestone block that used to be the front porch at the Crebs House!

Explore a unique mix of food, history, and architecture with Taste Winchester History! The Winchester Food Tour is tomorrow, and the Beer and Cider Tour is Sunday. The tours repeat every weekend with a variety of restaurants and cafes. Find more details and book a tour at www.tastewinchesterhistory.com.

Marker-Miller Orchards is also celebrating peach season on Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM. Stop by the orchard at 3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, for homemade peach cobbler, peach pie, peach turnovers, peach ice cream, fresh peaches in the market, and of course pick your own peaches. There will be scenic wagon rides around the farm, multiple vendors and crafters, and Misty Mountain Meadworks will be sampling their mead. Robbie Limon will be on hand for musical entertainment from 1-3 while sitting in the pavilion or on the porch. Learn more at their Facebook page.

Don’t forget tomorrow is the Rt. 11 Yard Crawl. It is probably NOT the best day to leisurely enjoy our scenic byway for sightseeing; however, if you are into shopping for unique and vintage items, this could be the event for you. The official crawl is from New Market to Stephens City. You may start your shopping adventure at any point. It will be held rain or shine. Expect traffic congestion along Route 11 most of the day and watch for pedestrians.

Stay safe this weekend, remember your sunscreen, and have fun!

Friday Roundup: Preservation Resources

ResourcesHappy Friday! As the weather gets warmer you might have some outdoor preservation projects on your to do list. You may want to consult a few online sources for information before diving in to your next project. Here’s a handy reminder of some of the sources of information you can access for free online!

From the National Park Service:
Preservation Briefs (common preservation issues and how to resolve them, often used as a supplement for tax credit projects)
Preservation Tech Notes (case studies of preservation techniques)
Preservation by Topic (alphabetical list by preservation topic, useful if you have an issue but you are not sure where to look for an answer)

From the Virginia Department of Historic Resources:
Historic Trades Directory
Publications (a mix of both hard copy only and PDF publications on various preservation and archeology topics, including New Dominion Style Guide for help identifying architecture styles of the recent past, and How to Research Your Historic Virginia Property)
Technical Reports (a Virginia-level companion to the NPS Preservation Briefs and Tech Notes)

The Historic Preservation Education Foundation has provided digital versions of some hard to find print publications generated from conference proceedings, including:
Roofing
Windows
Interiors
Preserving the Recent Past

If you are looking for some period materials in catalogs in your research into house parts and appliances, check out:
Building Technology Heritage Library
Winterthur Museum Library

If you are looking for in-person training opportunities, check out:
Traditional Trades Youth Initiative pilot program, looking to provide youth (age range 18-30) with exposure and experience in the fields of Historic Preservation, Cultural Resources and Facility Maintenance
Historic Real Estate Finance Training Program May 8-12 in Fairmont, WV, an intense, interactive workshop in the real estate development process including underwriting, appraisals, cash flow, depreciation, passive income/loss, syndication, tax credits and more

And if you are in need of some actual architectural salvage pieces for a project, the PHW office has a selection of window sashes with historic glass (two, six, and nine light sashes) ready to go back out into the world. Drop us a line at 540-667-3577 or phwinc.org@gmail.com for more information.



PHW Membership Dues Reminder

It is time for the bulk of PHW members to renew your dues! Snail mail letters have been going out this week and will continue into next week to about 2/3rds of our members. If you have questions about your membership status, please feel free to contact the PHW office at 540-667-3577 or phwinc.org@gmail.com.

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Around the Internet: Shopping, Holiday Hours, and More!

Around the Internet PHW will be taking a winter vacation from midday on Wednesday, December 21 through the New Year, opening as usual on Monday, January 2.

Still looking for a present for an architecture-aficionado in your your life? The Clowser House Committee is selling matted, signed and numbered prints of the Shawneeland Clowser House with the water wheel house in the foreground. These were done by artist Michael Martin (www.michaelmartinart.com) and sell for $30 each. A limited number are framed, as well, for $40. Buy one now in the Handley Regional Library Archives. Proceeds from the sale of the prints is going back to the ongoing efforts to save the Clowser House. The print and more information about the fundraising efforts can be found on their Facebook page.

Have you ever wondered what a country store around 1840 might have had for sale? JF Ptak Science Books found a pocket sized guide published in 1836 that lists all the staples you were likely find, from tea and coffee, pork and beef, fabrics, shoes, pails and kettles, and even a few books. Find the full post, with the full list of items, at the JF Ptak Science Books blog “What Things Cost in the U.S. in 1836.”

As we alluded to in some of our 2016 Holiday House Tour stops this year, Midcentury Modern is gaining traction in historic preservation circles. Relax after Christmas with a new PBS documentary on Eero Saarinen, architect of St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch, Dulles International Airport, and the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. The documentary will premier on Dec. 27, 8 PM on WETA and is 1 hour in length.

Last, if you have not done so yet, there may be enough time to check a few more winter maintenance issues off your to-do list. Take a look at the Northern Virginia Magazine’s To-Do List to see if you are ready for winter.



Shopping for Apple Blossom Time

Apple Blossom is approaching, and in that spirit PHW has created a curated collection of apple blossom themed products on Zazzle with an eye toward finding note cards, postcards, stamps, and stickers related to Winchester’s springtime celebration. For full disclosure, if you shop through any links to Zazzle in this post, PHW will earn a small referral fee on anything you buy in that shopping session.

Don’t forget to visit the official website for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival for their online store and information about the retail store location and other important updates regarding the Bloom.

Apple Blossom Time
Apple Blossom Time
by Preservation of Historic Winchester