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Here’s my recipe for the quickest holiday decoration ever, in three easy steps: Take your best, shapeliest pinecone and slap some gold paint on the ends of the petals Take the little bits of the bead curtain that you’ve been saving for just such an occasion Grab your glue gun and glue the little plastic jewels […]

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It’s sweet pea time! Sweet peas are amazing things. They were, according to Wikipedia, “the floral sensation of the late Victorian era” and they have the names to prove it; enchanting names like Bronze Prince, Black Knight, Mrs. Bernard Jones, and Lady Grisel Harrington. And the scented ones smell heavenly. But despite how carefully they’ve […]

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Snarfing means getting something for less – pouncing when you find something fabulous and outsmarting the market in the bargain. It is a hobby of mine and has been for a long time, starting back when I was totally broke, which I was for years, and shopped exclusively at Capwell’s basement and the Macy’s Clearance […]

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In addition to the cast iron bathtub that we turned into a planter for horsetail ferns, we also found ourselves with a double concrete laundry sink. It spent a year overturned in the yard, creating shelter for black widows and centipedes, but I’ve always had my eye on it for a planter. This week I […]

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When you buy a 120-year old building that’s in disrepair, chances are you’ll inherit some junk. Among the things we inherited were ancient single-paned windows. There’s not a lot you can do with these when it comes to construction. The ones in our shed were fragile, with failing glazing and broken panes. Even if you […]

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