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African Violet Care | Grow Healthy African Violets

22 votes, 3.86 avg. rating (77% score)

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

Age Unfinished Wood | DIY

2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (72% score)

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

Anatomy of a Fix: Dean Schulefand

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

For the last 32 years, Dean Schulefand, a china and crystal repair expert, has stood as the last... 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

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

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

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

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

Antiques: Buffalo Pottery

2 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (66% score)

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

Antiques: Cast-Iron Doorstops

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Perhaps the only thing more welcoming than an open door is a brightly colored cast-iron doorstop holding it... Read More »

Antiques: Chelsea Clocks

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

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

Antiques: Creatures in Bronze

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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

Antiques: Federal Furniture

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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

Antiques: Hatboxes

1 vote, 3.00 avg. rating (69% score)

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

Antiques: Mochaware

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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

Antiques: Mourning Pictures

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

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

Antiques: Nantucket Lightship Baskets

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

I tip my hat to those plucky 19th-century seamen who first manned the lightships off the shores of... Read More »

Antiques: Portraits by John Brewster Jr.

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

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

Antiques: Sleds

9 votes, 3.56 avg. rating (71% score)

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

Antiques: Store Signs

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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

Antiques: William Grueby Pottery

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

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

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

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

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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

Arthur Stone Silverware | Antiques & Collectibles

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Great art requires talent and tenacity, but also time and space: time to learn and perfect, and to... Read More »

Asa Potter House in Kingston, Rhode Island | House For Sale

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

George Washington slept here. So did Marilyn Munro and her husband, Joe. No, not Joe DiMaggio. Sorry. We’re... Read More »

Ask Brewski: What’s the Best Bowl for a Puppy?

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

My puppy chewed up his plastic food bowl, so I have to get a new one. What kind... Read More »

Ask Garden Blogger, Shelley Wigglesworth, Your Gardening Questions

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Garden blogger, Shelley Wigglesworth offers a broad range of botanical advice to our readers. Whether you need tips... Read More »

Attract Birds to Your Yard | Gardening Advice

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

Our family enjoys watching birds from our windows, and we want to landscape with the best plants to... Read More »

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