December Home With New Floors

Today I’m happy to share my December home and my new tile floors.  In November I had new wood-look tile installed in my kitchen, dining area, and living room.  Old carpet and tile were removed, the concrete was cleaned, and the floor was tiled.  Everything in those areas was removed including furniture, art work, and even my kitchen pantry.  You may not have noticed but previously I never took photos showing my old floors.  The blue berber carpet and tile were installed a year before I purchased my home. I hated it but didn’t have the money or time to redo the floors before I moved in.

 

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Pinewood Estate Garden & Mansion

Previously I shared spring at Bok Tower Garden at Lake Wales, Florida. Today we’ll tour Pinewood Estate garden and mansion which is nestled in the Bok Gardens.  A separate fee gains you entrance to Pinewood Estates, an enchanting 20-room Mediterranean-style mansion. Originally named “El Retiro,” meaning “retreat” in Spanish, the Estate was built in the early 1930s for Charles Austin Buck, a Bethlehem Steel vice president.  Now this historic Estate is open for tours throughout the year to visitors of Bok Tower Gardens.

Grounds of Pinewood Estate
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