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A Select Guide to Fixers Around New England

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Looking for someone who can repair a cherished possession? Use this guide to fixers around New England. QUILTS... Read More »

A Splash of Summer

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Artist Anne Bell Robb’s original paintings now inspire a wide selection of New England designs for the home.... Read More »

A Whole Month in Your Hands

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Here’s a thoughtful way to mark the passing of the months and years: a calendar sphere. Designed and... Read More »

Affordable Screened Porch | Home Project

Affordable Screened Porch | Home Project

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“In Maine, when the weather’s nice, everyone wants to be outside,” says Phil Kaplan, a successful Portland-based architect.... Read More »

African Violet Care | Grow Healthy African Violets

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When Baron Walter von Saint Paul first brought a flowering plant he called the Usambara violet from East... Read More »

Age Unfinished Wood | DIY

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When workers remodeled the kitchen of our town hall several years ago, they tossed out an old unfinished... Read More »

Antique Homes | New England’s Gifts

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Photo/Art by Annie Graves Light shines brightly on Zaccharias Walker’s house, built in 1691 in Woodbury, Connecticut. We... Read More »

Antique Shops for Vintage Housewares

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Antiques add richness to any home decor. Here are some of Matthew Mead’s favorite places to shop for... Read More »

Antiques & Collectibles | Costume Jewelry from Providence, RI

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Shakespeare warned that “all that glitters is not gold.” In fact, I’ve found that most of what glitters... Read More »

Antiques | Grandmother’s Stuff

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As an antiques appraiser, I consider myself something of an expert on grandmothers, and I’ve arrived at some... Read More »

Antiques: Buffalo Pottery

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Buffalo Pottery was established by the Larkin Soap Company, a soap manufacturer. It was the result of a... Read More »

Antiques: Cast-Iron Door Stops

Antiques: Cast-Iron Door Stops

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Most cast-iron door stops you’ll find today were likely made in America sometime between the turn of the... Read More »

Antiques: Chelsea Clocks

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To hear my punctual mother tell it, I was born two weeks early and that was the last... Read More »

Antiques: Creatures in Bronze

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Before my husband and I adopted two children, we adopted three dogs, a cat, and finally, a wonderful... Read More »

Antiques: Federal Furniture

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Americans are a loud bunch. We talk big. We act out. We don’t truly embrace the “less is... Read More »

Antiques: Hatboxes

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While growing up, I shared a room with my very neat and organized sister. I was the bane... Read More »

Antiques: Mochaware

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When I was young, my father had an ant farm. I was a little creeped out, and a... Read More »

Antiques: Mourning Pictures

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I recently attended the wake of a colleague’s husband. It was made bittersweet by the fact that his... Read More »

Antiques: Portraits by John Brewster Jr.

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I live in a house with two small boys, two large dogs, and one boisterous husband. Silence is... Read More »

Antiques: Sleds

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Edith Wharton got it all wrong in Ethan Frome. That tortured farmer from Starkfield, Massachusetts, took a suicidal... Read More »

Antiques: Store Signs

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Centuries before Nike introduced its signature swoosh, and Apple its nibbled pomme, the idea of branding — creating... Read More »

Antiques: William Grueby Pottery

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Organic — it’s a word we’re all familiar with. Or are we? In America’s quest to “go green,”... Read More »

Antiques: William Matthew Prior’s Paintings

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Flat. It’s a word not often associated with beauty or talent. Rather, it conjures up far less remarkable... Read More »

Are Burning Bushes Invasive? | Gardening Advice

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This year I tried to buy more burning bush for our yard because I like the fall color,... Read More »

Are Daylily Buds Edible | Gardening Question

Are Daylily Buds Edible | Gardening Question

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Are daylily buds edible? How do you cook them? — F.P., Berlin, NH The flower buds, flowers, leaves,... Read More »

Armchair Inspiration | Homesteading Books

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Two recent homesteading books from New England authors give you the 101 on all things homegrown, homemade, and... Read More »

Arnold Arboretum | New England’s Gifts

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No other arboretum in North America is so old. Few boast more trees and shrubs gathered from around... Read More »

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