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Houseplant Watering Tips | Avoid Common Mistakes

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Watering mistakes kill plants sooner than nearly any other factor, and letting plants sit in standing water is... Read More »

How to Repair Torn Upholstery

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Sending an upholstered couch or chair to be recovered when the fabric gets torn can sometimes cost as... Read More »

Inspired Ideas: Vintage Glow

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I love poking through antiques shops and flea markets in search of old postcards, fabrics, and lamps–they’re great... Read More »

Instruction to Make String Eggs

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STEP 1: Cover your workspace with sheets of kraft paper. STEP 2: Make your wheat paste: Put the... Read More »

Isle Au Haut, ME: Linda Greenlaw’s Retreat

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At first approach, Linda Greenlaw’s home on Isle au Haut, a brawny island seven miles off the coast... Read More »

Landscape Paintings from A. T. Hibbard | Antiques & Collectibles

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I know many New Englanders who despise this time of year, but I’m not one of them. Even... Read More »

Make a Rain Barrel

Make a Rain Barrel

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Keeping your garden well-watered through the summer months is easier when you make a rain barrel to use... Read More »

Make Acorn Refrigerator Magnets

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Materials to Make Acorn Refrigerator Magnets: Magnets: acorns, X-Acto knife, nut pick, wooden toothpick, hot-glue gun, magnets (such... Read More »

Make Spices Last Longer

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Herbs and spices add so much the essence of a savory dish, but they can be a bit... Read More »

Mary-Alice Dalton | Artisan Spotlight

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Though one could easily describe the handcrafted children’s clothing Mary-Alice Dalton produces as art , she’d prefer not... Read More »

New England Paint Colors: Put New England in Your Home

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Boldly, I’m going to say that one of our region’s most significant gifts to America is a palette... Read More »

New Hampshire Post and Beam House

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Build on the heights; raise it to the sky. As any good cathedral builder from the Middle Ages... Read More »

Old Fashioned Ways to Clean Brass

Old Fashioned Ways to Clean Brass

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Earl Proulx received a lot of letters after he ran a tip in his “Plain Talk” column in... Read More »

Planting Buddies for Your Crops

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Companion planting is a time-honored, if not always scientifically proven, technique for combining certain plants with others to... Read More »

Remove Candle Wax from Fabric

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It happens. You’re having a dinner party and fail to notice the wax from your taper candles dripping... Read More »

Rustic Lakefront Home in Maine | A 400-Square-Foot Getaway

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Some people like their vacation houses big–equipped with every convenience and luxury. But photographer Lynn Karlin has a... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: Bernstrom Home in Middletown, RI

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Maaike and Erik Bernstrom found the home of their dreams in Middletown, Rhode Island. Or, rather, they found... 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 »

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 »

Tomato Plants

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VIDEO: Farmer Tracie’s Tomato Plant Tips Tips for growing tomatoes: A good tomato crop calls for sturdy stakes... Read More »

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purses | Antiques & Collectibles

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I could never be a nomad. It’s not the thought of traversing distant lands that turns me off;... Read More »

Wisteria Vine and Grapevine | Gardening Advice

Wisteria Vine and Grapevine | Gardening Advice

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We recently bought a new home with a thriving grapevine, but we’re not sure about the upkeep, care,... Read More »