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Behind the Scenes Winter Tour at Thomas Cole House

While we are all eagerly looking forward to spring, there are still two more winter tours scheduled at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. These tours, give visitors a sneak preview into the behind-the-scenes installation of the Parlors Project, which … Continue reading

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My Country Home: Dining Area

I have an obsession with rearranging rooms. In an effort to chronicle and hopefully curb this obsession, I’m going to post pics of my rooms after every shuffle. Here is how the dining area of the kitchen currently looks: The … Continue reading

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Sunlight in a jar?

Yes! Check it out on one of my new favorite sites for all things funky: charlesandmarie.com

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Façade Vase From Orcadesign

Going green is more than just a buzz word or marketing gimmick. It’s a practice that we should all try integrating into our lives and homes. A simple way of living a greener life is to try finding new uses … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: CC’s Bargain Queen alert

I love a sale! Check out Pottery Barn’s latest 75% off sale. This is one of my favorite finds: Natural cork is the perfect material for our new candle pot. Sustainable, easy to recycle and environmentally friendly, it’s also naturally … Continue reading

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Our Country Home: Dining Area Before & After

As I’ve mentioned here before, the better half and I recently purchased our first home. Our house, BeachWood, was a flip and while the sellers did a great job gutting and modernizing the house, it was way too white and … Continue reading

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Pointless But Pretty, Hand-Blown Light Bulbs

Sculptor, Dylan Kehde Roelofs, is rebelling against the cold light of CFC bulbs with a new line of hand-blown light bulbs that are more interesting to look at than functional to use. Each bulb, which ranges in price from $195 … Continue reading

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