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Christine Frost
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A writer, dreamer, and would-be artist, if I had more time
A writer, dreamer, and would-be artist, if I had more time

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All hail the new queen! #Excalibur (well, sort of)
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Celebrating the release of my 4th novel with a summer sale of books! Check out some free historical fiction for the month of July:
http://bit.ly/2oQ7h9W

#amreading
#smashwords
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Library Loft at Fonthill Castle, Doylestown, (USA)

Fonthill, also known as Fonthill Castle, was the home of the American archaeologist and tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Built between 1908 and 1912, it is an early example of poured-in-place concrete and features 44 rooms, over 200 windows, 18 fireplaces and 10 bathrooms. The home was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

The interior was originally painted in pastel colors, but age and sunlight have all but eradicated any hint of the former hues. It contains much built-in furniture and is embellished with decorative tiles that Mercer made at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement.

It is filled with an extensive collection of ceramics embedded in the concrete of the house, as well as other artifacts from his world travels, including cuneiform tablets discovered in Mesopotamia dating back to over 2300 BCE. The home also contains around 1,000 prints from Mercer's extensive collection, as well as over six thousand books, almost all of which were annotated by Mercer himself.

The home was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and was later included in a National Historic Landmark District along with the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works and the Mercer Museum. These three structures are the only poured-in-place concrete structures built by Mercer.

The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is located on the same property as Fontill, and the Mercer Museum is located approximately one mile away. Water and pollution have caused damage to all of the structures, none more so than at Fonthill, where replacement of damaged windowsills is almost an annual event.

Fonthill Castle at 100
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_wzLZuOI3M

#fonthillhouse   #castle   #artsandcrafts   #tiles   #ceramics   #library #books   #booklovers   #handcrafted   #pennsylvania  

via/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fonthill_(house)
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Happy #StarWars40th! That night in 1977 brought together a family: a bittersweet tribute to my cool cat brother, Matthew, and the banged up Dodge Dart we came to call the Millennium Falcon.

http://www.herravendomain.com/2016/12/dinner-and-movie-1977.html

#StarWars40
Dinner and a Movie, 1977
Dinner and a Movie, 1977
herravendomain.com
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I recently rebooted by food blog, now called Savored Words, to connect food and literature. In the process, I've become a total Instrgram junkie, and Grateful Grazer is one of my favorites to follow!

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Little known fact: there is a Mini-Mirkwood on the 4th floor of the Federal Reserve Building in Boston. No hobbits or giant spiders spotted. Yet.

#TolkienNerd
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Got to work so early the coffee shops were still closed...But hey, it's pretty!

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[Fan Submission] - Beautiful painting of The Doctor and his TARDIS

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This is why aliens don't visit us.
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Cozy fireplace at the Watershed Tavern in Boothbay. Worthy of a hobbit's inebriated song!

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