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10 Favorite Antiques Sores, Flea Markets & Salvage Shops

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Lynn filled her house with items from all of these Maine stores. Her best advice: Take your time.... Read More »

A Fresh Coat

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One of Lynn Karlin’s best strategies for decorating on a dime was to use a palette of white,... Read More »

A Place Built for Sharing on Sebago Lake

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Sebago anchors Maine’s Lakes Region. The state’s second-largest lake (after Moosehead), its shoreline is dotted with summer camps... 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 »

Anatomy of a Fix: Dean Schulefand

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

Anatomy of a Mouthful

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Peter Martin built 3-foot-high raised wooden beds for vegetables, to minimize bending. The bonus is that they warm... 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: Bradford Washburn Photographs

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“Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature”: Cicero said it, and Bradford Washburn lived it.... 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 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

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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: Dolls

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When I was 8 years old, my grandmother gave me a cloth doll for Christmas. Neither pretty nor... 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: Folk Artist Peter Hunt

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Lately I’ve taken to wearing a curious adornment: my husband’s high-school ID bracelet, given to him by an... 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: Historical Staffordshire

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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: 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 »

Artisans: Furniture, Pottery and Rugs in Northwest Connecticut

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Northwestern Connecticut’s quiet beauty has long drawn some of the region’s most creative artisans. There we found a... Read More »

Backyard Ice Rink Tips

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1. Pick a shady site so the ice doesn’t soften under the sun. Avoid building directly under overhanging... Read More »

Bedrooms: New England’s Finest

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1. Lay your head on super-healthy organic pillows (standard size $55-$114; European $50-$132; shams and cases $30-$38). HEART... Read More »

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