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Giving New Life to Old Treasures

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After removing most of the modern furnishings left by the prior owners, we were concerned about having empty rooms to display in the home. That concern was put to rest when we received donations of many gorgeous treasurers dating back from the 1900s.

We recently put out a call for volunteers to get the new furnishings ready for the home. Our “dust buster” squad answered the call, and spent a day at the home giving these treasures a little extra care, repairs, or just a good cleaning and a coat of polish. It was so exciting to watch the beauty of these pieces come alive with every additional coat of wax and polish that we applied. Imagining days long gone when these items were used, and by who, was a lot of fun. Thank you so much to all our enthusiastic helpers.

We would like to say a special thank you to Judi O’Neal of Buried Treasures, here in Estes Park. Judi priced all the furnishing from the house, took pictures, and put them on-line for a virtual sale. Having arranged everything carefully in the garage so all pieces could easily be seen, she scheduled individual appointments for potential buyers (with masks). With Judi’s experience and perseverance, we were able to sell every last piece. We could not have completed the sale without her.

There is still much to be done! If you are interested in donating your time and talents, please visit our volunteer page at

The community support for this project has been wonderful, and we are so grateful.

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