January 2013: Winter II| Notes Archive


We know that change is healthy; but also painful. We are making some monumental changes. I have decided to leave the NHADA Show after 8 years. I am not retiring. If anything I want to concentrate on my specialties and the loyal collectors who follow my inventory and "doings". The show has been absolutely wonderful and I will treasure the memories. It's time to move on. You will see more advertising and a story or two in some of the antiques trade papers. The NHADA experience has left indelible marks - many years on the board, 3 productive and challenging years as president, 8 shows, countless relationships and great times. I salute NHADA with a grateful heart and a rewarded spirit.

Even more monumental, we are selling our beloved Acworth house to "downsize" (hate that word) and meet new adventures as we move solidly into our dotage. At 72 and 75, we have opted to purchase a tiny house in Walpole Village, near everything one could want or need - yes, walking distance to everything. The house is a sweet old place, and we are challenged yet again to conform it to our unique lifestyle. Lots to do. It is so small and cozy that we will be condensing in a big way. (Watch for goodies coming on the market for the first time.) And leaving my dream house is very, very hard. This dear place has given us such happiness and we offer it reluctantly, hoping against hope to find kindred spirits to carry it on. Scroll down page for listing.
We will be keeping the barn and outbuildings next door to the house where both businesses will remain. We spend winters there and have grown to love it too. So Acworth will still be a major part of our lives and thank God for that.
Things will be pretty hectic around here, but I am buying and selling with a new perspective and great pleasure.


The dreaded ""downsizing" is behind our very reluctant offer of our "Sweet Home" for sale in the beautifully rural and truly iconic village of Acworth, NH.

Set on 2 acres of lovely borders , fields and woodlot in the historic district, the house is a puzzle of dates of origin with some evidence of the 18th c, but its engaging character owes much to the 19th.

Boasts a room of Moses Eaton stenciling on original, untouched plaster, 4 quirky bedrooms, cozy room, 2 full baths, and a restored, attached barn - now a great room - with 2 huge vintage, tiny-paned windows, rescued from a NH public building.There are beautiful beams, and a Jotul wood-burning stove. Up a sweet, winding staircase is a Carl Larsson-type room, with built-ins - 2 beds, desk and old bureau - with a southern exposure and windows overlooking the back field and woods beyond. There is a small but very serviceable kitchen created out of country pieces rather than commercial cabinets, with a vintage stone sink.

To all of this, add front and back porches, and a small 3 season . screened-in porch with custom made Lexan storm windows (you'd never know). Replaced 12 over 12 insulated windows throughout, new electrical service, new furnace in Spring 2012, water heater, septic installed in 2000 and new roofing everywhere.

Kathy has added beautiful gardens and there is a whimsy structure serving as a garden shed, with a wood shed behind it, along with a 2 car barn garage with 2nd floor built in 2001. We're looking for a person or family who will treasure it as we have.

The listing price for this home is $179,900.
The agent's contact info is:
Norma Couture
ReMax Town and Country
603/357-4100 Ext. 140
private: 603/209-4918
email: norma@normacouture.com