July/August RHome Clips

20130626-151504.jpgHere are a few clips from the July/August issue of RHome. (Pick up a copy of the mag to read my other eight stories.)

Fare Trade: RVA Swappers exchange food, philosophy and friendship
RVA Swappers is a monthly food swap where a group of people in town get together to trade items from freshly baked bread to roasted coffee. I wrote about the two women who started the group and how it’s grown in the past year. | Read the story.

Growing up: How to make a vertical pallet garden
I built a vertical garden out of an old wooden pallet and planted 45 annuals. This do-it-yourself instructional story follows that planting adventure. | Read the story.

Meditative crafter: Julie Janeczek shares her love for the loom
I did a Q&A with a fiber instructor at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, where she teaches kids and adults how to weave. | Read the story.

Stylistically speaking: Susan Victoria shares a few of her favorite things
I visited magazine stylist Susan Victoria’s home and she showed me all her favorite things, from a turquoise settee from Verve Home Furnishings to a green striped painting by Richmond artist Timothy McClellan. | Read the story.

Lyn Chapman’s Antiques & Fine Furnishings 
For RHome’s Where To Find It Guide I wrote a profile about shop owner Lyn Chapman who opened up an antiques store in Shockoe Bottom in March. | Read the story.

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