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Fresh Shop: Fine Craftsmanship from wookwoodworking

These woodworkers combine high and low, crafting both fine furniture and fun accessories from kiln-dried woods.

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Decorating Ideas for an Organized Home

About two weeks ago, my husband and I packed up everything we own and moved into a new house. We’re still dealing with the hefty task of unpacking all our worldly goods. Treasures that had a perfect spot in the old house are still safely cushioned in shredded paper inside cardboard boxes while we try…

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Decorating Ideas for the Living Room

Moving into a new home, or just thinking about adding some new touches to spruce up your already beautiful space? Look no further than Etsy! We’ve collected an assortment of decor and furniture options for your living room. Get comfy and imagine the possibilities of your new environment. What’s your favorite piece of living room…

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Handmade Kids: Bold Children’s Decor

Decorating a child’s room can prove quite the challenge. Traditional gender-based color schemes are pretty played out — why not try something bold and gender neutral? These bright picks would be cheerful and invigorating for any boy or girl, whether child or simply "child at heart."  Happy decorating!  Handmade Kids Series | Special Kids Showcase…

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The Sustainable Sounds of Cheese

Every summer, for over fifty years, Himalayan goji berries and truffled ham have come to the Javits Center in New York for a sympoisum of self-proclaimed “Fancy Food.”  In response to this elitist celebration of onion confit and Caribbean Reef sea salt, Sasha Davies of Cheese by Hand and Tom Mylan of Marlow & Sons…

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Featured Seller: matechuk

“Who am I kidding? Most nights I come home from work and go directly to the sewing room, computer or sandblaster!”

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Ceramics in Black and White

Look around your home. Surely, there are many things that most likely won’t stand the test of time: your computer, washer and dryer, probably the shoes you’re wearing! A lot of things in life are pretty ephemeral, so it seems. However, there are a token few items that will stand the test of time. These…

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Wine and Chocolate: Choosing The Perfect Match for Valentine’s Day

So it’s the evening of February 14th. You’ve worked hard and cooked your sweetheart a terrific dinner for Valentine’s Day. You chose a great wine for dinner that you both enjoyed and now the molten chocolate cake is in the oven.  Since there’s a little bit of wine left, you decide to have it with…

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Featured Seller: ASugarAffair

“I got tired of going to childrens’ birthday parties and seeing the same themed cakes. I wanted something different, something my son would remember.”

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Fresh Shop: NorthForge

Check out this terrific collection of furniture made from wrought iron and salvaged materials.

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Etsians Cook Book Project: ApolloHillsCrafts’s Browned Butter Potatoes Recipe

ApolloHillsCrafts shared this recipe with hamptons for the Etsians recipe project. My daughter runs a website and keeps adding recipes from both grandmother’s and also my recipes and finds others wherever she can.  Over Thanksgiving we were looking at old recipe books she found ones on-line that were printed in the late 1940’s and early…

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Etsy Recipes: Karen’s Apple Pie

Prepare for mouth-water! Here is the first recipe from hamptons‘ Etsian Cookbook project, courtesy of Karenssoaps. I know I’ll be making this pie tomorrow for Thanksgiving. See the original post to see how to get involved or get more recipes from Etsians. Karenssoaps‘ Apple Pie makes 8 servings Your Favorite Crust Recipe — need top…

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Etsians Cook Book Project: Call for Entries!

We found out about hamptons’ project and well, we’re already drooling.  Thanksgiving is coming up on us soon and for those of you not in the US, this is just an excuse to get recipes from around the world. What a mouth-watering project! Read below for hamptons’ details… I know so many times I have…

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Gift Ideas for Newlyweds: Today I For Real Got Really Married

It took us about a month and a half after our wedding ceremony to make it legal at City Hall here in Brooklyn. We were lazy and we felt already married, having spent all our money and our parents’ money getting hitched next to a waterfall at a park in Virginia last September.  This morning,…

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