By: Jaymie Leighton, from Victoria Hamilton's Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
Pub. Date: A Deadly Grind - Berkley Prime Crime - May 2012
I'm just joking. I don't want the house to look like an episode of that TV show 'The Hoarder Chronicles', but I do like it to look warm and lived in.
I love the kitchen most of all; it is original to the 1920s, the last time it was really renovated, and so I've lined the tops of the cupboards with vintage and antique tins from the time period, a unique set of scales that came out of the Queensville Emporium, and other odds and ends. Mom says it looks junky, and Becca agrees. I say, as long as I'm the one living here, and I keep it dusted (moderately) then it's my business. My dad tells me he agrees with me, but when my Mom confronted him, he said it was between us.