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Step by Step Instructions to Plant a Sunny Container Garden

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Stephen Willette | Artisan Profile

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Woodworker Stephen Willette doesn’t like things going to waste, but there’s another reason why he often builds with... Read More »

Steps to Repairing Objects

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1. The First Fit Schulefand begins with a dry fit, reassembling the item without any adhesive to see... Read More »

Steve Silk: Spring Bulbs

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“Create bold swaths of color by planting seven or more bulbs in each cluster,” advises Steve Silk. “It’s... Read More »

Stop Rocking Chairs from Walking

Stop Rocking Chairs from Walking

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You may have noticed that some rocking chairs will “walk” forward or move from side to side when... Read More »

Sudbury, MA: Hager House

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We arrived in South Sudbury, Massachusetts, about an hour before our appointment with Bill and Dottie Schirmer, current... Read More »

Summer Skin Soothers

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Sun, sand, and surf can wreak havoc on skin and tresses. Wearing plenty of sunscreen outdoors is key... Read More »

Sunny Garden Plants

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This sunny garden plan — about 300 square feet in area — is perfect for a site receiving... Read More »

Susan Branch | At Home with the Queen of Cozy

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  Artist and writer Susan Branch creates a real-life world of magic in her Martha’s Vineyard wonderland. Susan... Read More »

Sweeping Tips for the Kitchen Floor

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Sweeping a tile or linoleum kitchen floor can be a dust-swirling proposition, particularly if you’ve had a recent... Read More »

Tabletop Décor

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Designer Mary Wilson knows how you can liven up your eating space even on the darkest days —... Read More »

Terrarium Buildings | Vermont in Miniature

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While searching for terrarium accessories, we came across the work of Dave Camber of Creative Laser Design in... Read More »

Terrarium Scenes | New England Under Glass

Terrarium Scenes | New England Under Glass

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We took everything we love about our region’s varied landscapes and captured it all in these lovely terrarium... Read More »

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 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 Fixers

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Meet the folks whose specialties and expertise will give nearly anything you own a second or third life.... 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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Slide Show: New England Heirlooms Our six-state region is filled with talented artisans crafting beautiful (and functional) pieces... Read More »

The Upcycled Garden | Salvaged Materials in the Garden

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  An enormous “O” hangs in Jeff Soderbergh’s backyard, dangling from a cherry tree like a giant earring.... 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 »



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