Cherish and Keep


I have always enjoyed old things, people and places. The idea of cherishing and keeping – restoring not removing is built into my being.

heirloom fruitHeirloom fruits have been on my radar. I like the idea of fruit that has not been altered or spliced. I like that when I start to research fruits for my orchard I am completely learning new. Cherish the old fruits that may produce less but are intriguing.

knob and tube lighting

My house ( late 1800’s) had no evidence of knob and tube lighting. Many old homes do. I spent hours bidding on ebay. We are now installing our knob and tube system. All is exposed so you really feel like you know how your lights work. Knob and tube is low voltage and uses exposed copper wire. We have hooked ours up to a 12 volt battery and solar panel. We really cherish this old way of lighting.

historic hardware

Cherish & Keep all that old simple DIY hardware. It works and you can easily fix it yourself.

wild front yard

Cherish & Keep your little bit of wild yard. It is where the butterfly’s & bee’s hang out.

Painted front door

Always cherish your front door.

Old tools

Keep & Cherish your antique tools- always

Built ins

Most people cherish their old built-ins because they were made well, thought out and placed in corners or un utilized spaces. They also tend be hard to take out.

hand sewn clothing

Hand sewn clothes are always cherished. Check out this heart!

rustic beam bench

A cherished beam from this old whaling house made into an outside bench.

cherish the windAs sailors we always cherish the wind.






Published by Dana Carini

Sailing thru water. restoring and refinishing wooden boats and homes. Handcrafting a collection of last a lifetime- inheritable objects. ( worldsendny) Inspiration comes from the places we sail, the people we meet and the history of long ago.

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