Written by Wanda Baxter
Illustrated by Kat Frick Miller
If I had an old house on the East Coast I would fall in love at first sight.
It would grab me by the heart, and not let go.
With introspection and deep appreciation for the East Coast, this inspirational gift book shares a dream, in words and images, of falling in love with an old house and breathing new life into it. Exploring, with lyrical prose, everything from an old house’s foundation to its layers of antique wallpaper to its decades-old gardens bursting with wildflowers, this lyrical book is a love letter to a vanishing way of life. Fully illustrated with gentle watercolours from celebrated local artist Kat Frick Miller, If I Had an Old House on the East Coast also includes practical tips for the old-home-owner, from how to clear your home of ghosts to instructions for making rosehip jelly and maple syrup.
Kat Frick Miller is an artist and freelance illustrator based in Nova Scotia. Kat's imagery is cultivated through historical and first-hand research into the cultural history of a region. She collects reference material, primarily firsthand, sometimes drawing on historical documents available through research facilities.