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Folded book shelf with steampunk bird and flowers

DIY Ideas: Make a Folded Bookshelf

Gather up old hardback textbooks or damaged novels to create page-turning decor that showcases your love of the printed word and gives the word bookshelf a whole new…

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Girlfriend Getaway: Shopping the Junk Bonanza

Grab your gal pals for the weekend (September 20-22) and head to Junk Bonanza, one of the Midwest’s premiere vintage markets.   Showcasing vintage finds, antiques and repurposed…

Food on tables

Entertaining Ideas: Rustic Party Food

It’s your turn to host the book club, and you want to be sure this fall gathering makes everyone’s top 10 list. Think beyond the living room and…

Barn party

Entertaining Ideas: Throw a Fall Outdoor Party

Conjure up an outdoor party that gives your fall get-together a breath of fresh air. Enchanting and informal, this  set-up makes the most of an underused space. Containers of plants and floral textiles bring the…

Blanket chest after painting

DIY Makeover: Renew an Old Blanket Chest

Give your room a storage boost while renewing an old hope or blanket chest with a posh paint finish.   Once upon a time, many homes had a…

Canning Peaches

Easy DIY Ideas: The Mighty Mason Jar

You just can’t beat the all-around usefulness and charm of the simple and humble Mason jar. Developed for home canning and pickling, they’re easy-to-find, affordable (expect to pay $2-3 for…

Wicker bar in front of a brick wall and botanical wall mural

DIY Garden Ideas: Create an Outdoor Bar

Vintage-inspired bars make an outdoor happy hour even happier. You can create a backyard libation station from old furnishings or architectural salvage. Here are a few easy ideas….

ice cream sign over a garden potting station

Easy Garden Ideas: Collecting Vintage Signs

Whether a handmade  motto for your border or a stamped metal antique, signs provide a graphic element that blends well with the surrounding organic forms of your yard.   Made to…

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Garden DIY: Outdoor lighting

There are plenty of reasons to be in the garden after sundown, whether cozying up on a porch swing with a soft blanket in May or dancing barefoot on the dewy…

Madison Bouckville Antiques Week

Weekend Getaway: Madison-Bouckville Flea Market

You’ve heard of Brimfield, the oldest outdoor antiques event, and Round Top, the Texas-size market, but Madison-Bouckville is another must-visit flea market to put on your list.   Oh,…

Porch living room

Outdoor Living: A 3-Season Porch Living Room

Transform a plain porch into a party-ready oasis with these easy, colorful decorating ideas.  Paint and a new floor played their part in refreshing this outdoor room. Now see what new furnishings…