Sunflower Living Magazine Winter 2011

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‘Someplace I can go’ Patricia Burse saw potential, then crafted a new home in north Salina


atricia Burse has a knack for interior design. And if you step into her house, it shows big time. But let her tell the story about how her home came into place, then you’ll realize the TV catchphrase “Move that bus!” would apply. The only difference is that Patricia and her husband, James, didn’t have a fancy-schmancy reality show crew ascend on their house and transform it into a showplace. They didn’t need it. They were resourceful, creative and determined enough to turn this homely little duckling into an elegant swan by themselves, with some help from family and friends.



Winter 2011

story by Melinda Briscoe

photography by Larry Harwood