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10 Favorite Antiques Stores, 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 »

12 Painting Tips

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

1. Don’t wait for the cool days of fall to start your outside paint job. There may be... Read More »

16 Fall Cleaning Tips

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Home Tips: Fall Chore Shortcuts 1. Clean painted woodwork with a solution of 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1... Read More »

5 Things You Can Clean with Toothpaste

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Sure, toothpaste gives you fresh breath and sparkling teeth, but did you know that it also works on... 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 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 »

Age Unfinished Wood | DIY

3 votes, 3.33 avg. rating (69% 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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 (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

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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

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 »

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