Provenance Preservation

My passion is bringing new life to old homes and vintage objects.  I want to help you, by inspiring you with ideas to re-purpose living space and objects.  I will provide guidance on how to tackle each phase of the project so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor, relish the process, and avoid the potential pit-fall of project stress.





Laura Rice

I am the founder of Provenance Preservation.  I grew up in a suburb of Chicago filled with beautiful historic homes.  My mom was always decorating our home and my parents enjoyed entertaining family and friends.  What you will find on these pages has been inspired by decades of parties, antique store visits, and flea market scrounging in the hunt for treasures of old.  Even as a child, I loved touring historic homes, neighborhoods, cemeteries, and castles.  I was drawn to the mystery of opening doors and turning corners to see what I might find and imagining what life was like when these structures were built.

My husband and I have been married for nearly 23-years.  We developed a passion for antiques and architecture together over the years as we have lived in and renovated several historic homes.  I am a microbiologist, currently working as a research scientist.  I am a problem-solver, learner, builder, tinkerer, creator, and inventor.  I think these skills that have served me well in my scientific career are the same skills that inspire me to renovate and tackle projects related to adaptive reuse of historic spaces and objects.   I look forward to sharing my experiments with you.  Laura



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Provenance Preservation
7 East Main Street
Saint Charles, IL 60174 US