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Antique Valentines

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Each year as Valentine’s Day approaches, I say to my husband, “Please don’t send me roses.” Don’t get... 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

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% 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

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

Antiques: Chelsea Clocks

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% 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

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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

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: Heywood-Wakefield Furniture

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Sometimes I fear that modern-day Americans are like hothouse flowers: big, bold, beautiful, yet too fragile to survive... Read More »

Antiques: Historical Staffordshire

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

As the old saying goes, “Everyone loves a winner.” In America, that’s doubly so: Our love affair with... 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: Nantucket Lightship Baskets

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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 (93% score)

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

Antiques: Sleds

4 votes, 3.25 avg. rating (67% score)

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

2 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (73% score)

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

Autumn Serving Tray | Autumn Crafts

Autumn Serving Tray | Autumn Crafts

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This fall-foliage-theme tray is perfect for serving coffee, cider, or breakfast in bed. You will need: 2 sheet... Read More »

Baby Lettuce is Better

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It’s true, says Coleman: Small really is better when it comes to winter gardening. Baby leaf greens are... Read More »