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Terrarium Supplies | Where to Shop

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Plants We sourced all our plants from Ballek’s Garden Center in East Haddam, Connecticut (balleksgardencenter.com). The folks here... Read More »

Thanksgiving Mantel | Gourds, Candles and Bottles

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Find bottle gourds at Michael’s, The Arts & Crafts Store, or a local farm stand. (This is the... Read More »

Thanksgiving Table Setting | Tradition with a Twist

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Say good-bye to the stiff floral arrangements of olden days for this Thanksgiving table setting. To achieve this... Read More »

The Restorers | Special Spring Home Guide 2015

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What was intriguing to you about this project? “When I looked at this house, there was no real... Read More »

The 241-Year-Old Colonial Home That’s Never Been Sold | House for Sale

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For details, contact Donna Carter of Donna Carter Real Estate, 98 Amesbury Road, Kensington, NH 03833. 603-770-0516; homefinder.com/agent/Donna-Carter-2752408d Read More »

The Big Question: We Ask Champion Rose Gardener Clarence Rhodes …

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Clarence Rhodes, celebrated rosarian and longtime judge for the American Rose Society, lives in Portland, Maine, where this... Read More »

The Clancy Way

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David and Jennifer offer these tips for designing a unique, creative space. Take your time, and you’ll find... Read More »

The Detail

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An interesting window configuration in the living room is one of Gretchen Dow Simpson’s pleasures. In this triple-fixed... Read More »

The Detail: Showcase Closets

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Because Gregory and Marilyn didn’t want to keep their treasures hidden in a drawer, or collecting dust on... Read More »

The Farm at Stone Acres

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That said, he does let himself experiment. Every winter, Chris leafs through seed catalogues and orders novelties like... Read More »

The Fixers

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The Learning Curve “There isn’t a lot of literature or guidance for repairing books,” Gray explains, noting that... Read More »

The Man Who Invented Nostalgia

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If necessity is the mother of invention, what gives birth to reinvention? Is it dire necessity? A quest... Read More »

The Meaning of Flowers

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When you learn the meaning of flowers, you can be thoughtful, mysterious, and creative all at once when... Read More »

The Migis Touch: Creating the Lodge Look

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Joan and Tim Porta have literally made a career of interior decorating. They travel to several gift shows... Read More »

The New New England Heirlooms

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Favorite Gibson Pewter piece: “Probably our Gleason bull’s-eye whale-oil lamp. It’s a reproduction of a 19th-century piece by... Read More »

The Upcycled Garden | Salvaged Materials in the Garden

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“What are you going to do with that?” I point to a small Gothic arch propped in the... Read More »

The Upcyclers at Todd Farm

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Keep an eye out for vendors who clean out houses and liquidate merchandise fast: “Some of the best... Read More »

The Way Things Work

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Know a student who might be your town’s next science fair award winner? For kids ages 5 to... Read More »

The Whole World in Your Hands

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Robert Forenza calls his Hugg-a-Planet stuffed Earth “the teddy bear of the 21st century.” You can hug it... Read More »

Three Rules for Transplanting Perennials

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Harry Harper grew perennials from the 1940s until 1965 in a windy spot in Eden, New York, where... Read More »

Tiny Trees

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Nothing is more festive than a Christmas tree. Matthew buys small live trees, wraps colorful textured fabric around... Read More »

Tips for Displaying Art

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“Art doesn’t need to be priceless or exotic to create warmth and personality. It just has to be... Read More »

Tips for Flower Arrangements

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Ever wonder how flower farmers and florists make their bouquets so pretty and full? If you have a... Read More »

Tips for Fresh-Cut Evergreens

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Joe Phelan, owner of Gulf Pond Trees in Perkinsville, Vermont (802-263-5458), offers these hints for keeping a fresh-cut... Read More »

Tips for Polishing Silverware

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Want to keep your silver in tip-top shape? The best way to clean silver is to use and... Read More »

Tips for Shopping at Garage Sales and Flea Markets

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Follow these tips to get the best deals at yard sales and flea markets. Keep Your Money in... Read More »

Tips to Make Old Houses Energy Efficient

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This historic-homes expert shares her tips for making old houses energy efficient.   No matter how much you... Read More »



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