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Off the Grid

Cate Fitt remembers a Maine winter spent off the grid and assembles a collection of Etsy finds inspired by self-sufficiency.

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French Connection

Cate Fitt indulges her love for France with an eclectic array of Etsy finds.

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Tiny Friends: Dolls

Some of us have vivid memories of a special doll and times spent together. Do you?

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An Indulgent Aunt

Cate Fitt reflects on the special joys of being a loving aunt.

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Pomp and Circumstance

Graduations mark important turning points in our lives, and are the perfect occasion to find that special something that shows you care.

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Sit and Stay a While

Our favorite chairs tell the stories of our personalities and prerogatives.

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Game Time

Rediscover the joys of sitting down with friends or family for a night of friendly competition with this assortment of vintage and handmade games.

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Precious Boxes

Ditch the shoe box and stash your tiny treasures in a home that celebrates their importance to your life.

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The Company of Cats

Celebrate the mysterious, inscrutable and endlessly appealing charm of felines with these purrfect picks.

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My Grandfather, Moose Hewitt

Cate Fitt remembers a remarkable man who loved to fish, had a way with babies, made miniatures and carved decoys — her grandfather.

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My Ella Valentine

As a teenager, Cate Fitt learned about love from her parents’ collection of Ella Fitzgerald records, sparking a lifelong romance.

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Please Mr. Postman

Letters and postcards are tangible connections to people and times in our lives.

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Becoming Modern

Reflections on the cataclysmic artistic and social shifts of the early 20th century raise the question: what will our legacy be?

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Looking for Light

In the northern hemisphere, the short dark days of the year are giving way to increasing light.

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A Gift of Creativity: Crafty Kits

Thoughtfully assembled kits give their recipients something more than a mere object — they offer the experience of making something yourself.

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Horse Crazy

“Horses are subtle teachers and quiet therapists. They can elicit love from a wounded heart and share legs with a damaged body.”

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Votes for Women

For Cate Fitt, the right to vote is a treasured privilege tied to a piece of her family history.

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Finding Ways Forward: Inspiring Books

Like old friends, certain books are a source of endless strength, inspiration, stimulation and comfort.

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The Daily Five

Eating seasonally and locally transformed Cate Fitt’s relationship to fruits and vegetables.

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An Autumn Reverie

For Cate Fitt, autumn is the season for reflection, renewal and revelry.

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Swimming, Breathing, Writing

Inspired by a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Cate Fitt ponders the similarities between learning to write and learning to swim.

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