Lang House Rebuilds to Face Future Floods Marian and Bruce Langhus July 2018 In the 138 year history of the original Weston House, flood waters have never reached inside the structure. The 2018 Spring Freshet changed this secure notion as six inches of Saint John River sat in the house for many days. The resultant … More Preparing for the next flood!
Crinoline Girl – A rather unique variation of this fantasy lady. Beautifully quilted, thick cotton quilt in lavender and cream color. This quilt is suitable for a single bed and possibly a double bed, depending on your style. Edges are embroidered all around the dress, top, hat, and parasol! This lovely quilt is destined to … More Crinoline Girl – Quilts of the 1960s
We wore crimplene in the sixties and seventies but the look and touch of bring back memories of when moms sewed pant suits and dresses. For the most part it was a forgiving fabric, it didn’t unravel, it was resistant, the color never faded. Materials were plain or patterned. It was easy to sew but … More Crimplene: The fabric we love to hate!
Imagine a time when women worked as farm wives and their husband and hired hand came in for “dinner” at noon. The husband would often have a sleep after dinner, the main meal of the day, and the hired hand would settle down for a snooze on a cot in the kitchen. This was common … More Hired Man Heavy Wool Quilt
Lang House Bed and Breakfast offers comfort year round. You get the feel that you are getting into bed in a 1950s grandparents’ house as you slip into soft, flannel sheets that protect you from the itchy but beautiful wool blankets with their satin borders. The heavy wool quilt, pieced together from a collection of … More Flannel Sheets, Wool Blankets, and a Heavy Wool Quilt
Fixing antique quilts has become my winter activity here in Lang House Bed and Breakfast in the Village of Gagetown in New Brunswick, Canada. This year I am working my way through a stack of “Pinkies” from the mid 1800s. It seems like a fitting activity as Lang House was built in 1880 by a … More When I mend a quilt, I always think other things can be fixed.
The winter months are long here in New Brunswick and it seems like the rest of the time we are “going right out straight” preparing and executing one tourist event after another. It seems that the “off season” is the only time we stop and take time for ourselves and others. This winter, Lang House … More Lang House Hosts “Aging for Amateurs”
Snapshots of Everyday People: By Margaret Rowney and Marian Langhus I was invited to drop into Marian Langhus’s workshop, Old Quilts: Cut or Keep on Saturday morning, November 5. She was upstairs in the Captain’s Room when I arrived. It seems that quilts were everywhere; on the dining room table, in the Queen Room, on … More Old Quilts: Cut or Keep
I grew up in New Brunswick with French Toast and Ketchup but we called it “Egg Toast.” I was doing field work near Baker, Montana, and I instructed the cook at the restaurant how to do the French Toast with ketchup on the side instead of syrup or powdered sugar. One day I left my … More French Toast with Ketchup – One Option
July 13, 2016 What a day! Yesterday I had the very serious examination of every nook and cranny of our 6 bathroom, 5 bathroom bed and breakfast. The Canada Select representative was extremely thorough examining each and every mattress and guest space. I went along giving the detail of each room, telling my little anecdotes. … More Milestone in a B and B keeper’s life!